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Friday, July 17, 2009

Shaped Card and Lessons Learned

I absolutely love this stamp, for several reasons. One, that song cracks me up, every time I hear it or sing it, I laugh a lot. I just imagine these carolers showing up and singing their little songs and then launching into this song asking for figgy pudding and then refusing to leave if they don't get it! I mean what if you are fresh out of figgy pudding?  Another reason that I like it is because it is just too cute! We have three cats in our house and  this stamp makes me think of them too. I won this stamp in the challenge this week with my first digi stamp that I did and posted last week. I had so much fun playing along with the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge last week that I decided to play again. The challenge is to make a shaped card. Those are challenges I normally skip, but I decided to make a scalloped circle card using my Nestabilities. I went through a couple of pieces of card stock before I was able to get one that I lined up correctly. The image was colored to look like our cats using Copic and Prisma markers. Paper is DCWV and I am not sure about the snowflake brad. This is my third stamp from Shirley's 2 Girls, and I know there will be more! They stamp great straight out of the package and they have so many cute and funny designs.

So what lessons did I learn today? Jeep tires are very heavy and if you have had back surgery in the past then your probably shouldn't try to change your own tire. I was driving home this afternoon and heard a loud bang and then the car was driving weird. I pulled over into a parking lot and called Kip and told him but he was stuck at home because his car is in the shop. I did manage to get the car jacked up, the tire off the back of the Jeep and the flat off. But no matter how hard I tried, I could not lift that tire to get it back on. I hate asking for help too, but since I wasn't too far from our church, I called the office to see if anyone was there that could help me. Our youth minister sent over a couple of volunteers and they had me ready to go in just a few minutes. A million thanks to Adam and Lester for helping me out. The other lesson I learned? Don't be so stubborn and ask for help when you need it!

21 comments:

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is tooo cute!!! Love the shape and the colors on this!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

I love this stamp... I really want to get it and may need to succumb to temptation. Love your card.

Grace

Scrapping Julie said...

first of all, i am glad you were in a safe place and that help was just around the corner. second your card is adorable!

Jackie said...

Fabulous card and I'm glad you asked for help!!

The Mama Monkey said...

I am so glad you were OK!

Darling card! My DD loves cats as well!! Great colors for a winter scene.

Samantha's card is postal. :)

Becky said...

You did a great job with this challenge, and love these carolers

I am so glad you did not get hurt, and everything worked out ok.

Debbie said...

Your card is adorable! Glad you didn't hurt yourself changing that tire. Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday with us over a shirleys2girls! Don't forget to check back next week for some groovy times!

One Creative Life said...

Well kudos to you for trying and knowing when to call for help. I am glad everything worked out and you didnt hurt your back. Love the card and image too!

Cindy said...

Very nice card. I like the shape. Is it round because you were still thinking of your tire? I'm so sorry you got stranded but I'm glad you had some sweet volunteers from your church to help you out of your jam.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is such a cute image! I'm proud of you for at least trying to change your tire.

Diane said...

Oh, so cute a card. Love the shape. So glad someone reliable was nearby to help...we are all glad you are safe. We thank Adam and Lester too!!!

Adorable project!

Stephanie said...

That's impressive that you got the card jacked up and the tire off! I'd be calling someone right away :)

Cute card! Love the colors you used!

laos348 said...

Super cute card - you did a great job with the shape challenge.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry about your experience. I can see me going through the same thing!

Your shaped card is gorgeous!! Love that song and that adorable image! Great coloring and design!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers Gina! This is spectacular. I love everything about it! Girl, you really do magic with S2G images. Sure hope you'll be back again next week, so I can see more of your beautiful work!

Barb said...

This is adorable, Gina... love the shape the kitties are too cute! And I'm so glad you were able to find help for your tire :)

The Wired Angel said...

see that! there are good samaritans in the world! Great card Gina~

Mary said...

I love this card and the image is so cute! Great entry for the Twisted challenge -

Scrubbysue said...

This is really cute! my mom and dad would love this as they have six cats! and they are all their babies. LOL I'm glad you got the help you needed. I know what you mean about asking for help when you need it. I was that way alot (not asking I mean) when I was still married to a man that had problems. I really could have used it then. *sigh*...oh well.

Kay said...

Gosh, you caught me fresh out of figgy pudding........ (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Love that image and you did such a great job with it. What a neat card!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Gina! This is FANTASTIC!! Your coloring of this image just blows me away - the cats look so realistic and your shading is perfect!! Sorry about the Jeep tire incident - but it sounds like some kind souls took pity on you and helped you out. I'm glad. Thanks so much for playing this week, Gina! Your work is beautiful and we're thrilled that you continue to play with us!!