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>> Friday, August 17, 2012

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
TGIF! Right?? For many, this was the first week back to school. I know that's usually harder on the parents than the kids. For the moms & dads that means huge schedule rearranging and timing becomes an art form. The kids just have to be kids. And do what kids do. And maybe learn something new at school.

Did I ever tell y'all about the time my two little green "kids" (no, they're not recycled, lol, they are actually green, as in parrots) had a really bad day. Which translates into mom had a really bad day (yes, they call me mama). I mentioned to The Man (aka: hubby) that sometimes I wish they could go off to school, like regular kids. That night I dreamed we sent them away to boarding school. Ahhhh..if only. Can't you just see these two green birds packing their little suitcases?

Anyway, I have a fairly simple Christmas card today, featuring this wonderful French Horn and part of the Christmas Multi Greeting. It was colored with markers and I added some highlights with a gold gel pen. I inked just part of the greeting and stamped it, then die cut with a rectangle die. I had a little punched strip left over from yesterday so tacked it on the bottom after adding a narrow red layer. The poinsettia is also a die cut. It looked a little plain on the bottom so I added an embossed strip and my 5.50 x 4.25 card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: white, red, dk green
ink: Ancient Page coal
accessories: Tombow markers, gold gel pen, Spellbinders rectangle & poinsettia dies, Martha Stewart zigzag border punch, Mery's embossing stencil


Shelia said...

Your coloring is so pretty & I love all the borders!!

Pam said...

You are too funny. Thanks for making me smile!!! Beautiful french horn!

Karin said...

I love hearing about your green "kids"...LOL! Lovely card with an amazing poinsettia embellishment!

Sue said...

Great card and story! Your layered poinsettia really pops! and I love all the embossing. It may be simple (for you :) but it's oh so festive!

I'm picturing your boys waiting for the bus :) with their little suitcases in beak.

Janett said...

Love the story,we have a umbrella cockatoo that I would love to send to school with them.Your card is lovely.

Samantha said...

Excellent card and an excellent story - thanks Julie!!

However, you've got me wondering just what a recycled kid would be like. Would they know more the second time around??

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