Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 1956

That was the day that my baby sister, Valda was born. Which by the way made me the MIDDLE CHILD!!. But it turned out Okay. This picture is of her first birthday. I'm on the left, and our older sister, Rita is on her right. Happy, Happy Birthday Dear Valda.

I also need to post Pat's Challenge. This is not Valda's birthday card, she looks at my blog, therefore I had better not post it or her gift yet. Pat suggested that we try something NEW for the first challenge of 2010. I have to confess, I have another obsession, that I have not shared with you. I love pretty paper napkins. I have bunches. But I do not use them, I know that is awful, but I always think I'll need them for something special someday and I won't have them. So you gals that know me, make sure that if something happens to me you are suppose to have a big party, and Please use the pretty paper napkins. ;). I did break into one of the packages for this challenge. I had to use 3 of them (faint) to get the effect I wanted. I saw on a blog where they used your basic plastic wrap to seal 1 ply of the napkin to card stock. Just separate the plys, then position the napkin on top of a piece of card stock that you have put a piece of plastic wrap on top of. Cover with some old papers or the such, and iron, using medium heat, till the design is adhered to the card stock. I then cut some different layers out of the other two napkins, to give the design some depth. Attached a ribbon, and I was good to go.

Another picture I want to share tonight is one of what my DH did special for me today. This is a pic of MY basic food groups. He went to an indoor farmers market, and brought me back some of my favorite, fresh veggies and a special little treat. Chocolate covered almonds. I guess I'll keep him. *wink*


Pat said...

Love the picture, love the story, love the card (which I do plan on trying) but I REALLY love those green beans!! Where on earth did he find such beautiful beans this time of year??

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Robyn said...

Well aren't you just the creative one! This sounds like a fun technique! Your card came out so always!
How sweet of Allan to bring you those veggies...and almonds! Yum!

Enfys said...

I love the way your napkin card looks, I have only ever done it with waxed paper which is quite difficult to find, I will have a go at this.. thanks for sharing,
big hugs
En xx

Karen said...

So Valda and Elvis share the same birthday!!! I am still trying to understand how the plastic wrap is used in this awesome creation. Love the 3-d effect.

pam said...

love napkins....and your card is stunning !

you can also peel the layers of a napkin down to one thin one, use glue stick to adhere it to cardstock and then run through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder. cutting to fit whatever card size you want.

i'll have to send one to you....they are also addicting !

Anonymous said...

Great picture of the "girls".....and you need to be using those napkins....NOT saving them for us to use when you are gone...Merle has a brother and sister who share same BD....PYT

Carolyn King said...

lol! yes, he is a keeper!

Your card is amazing!!! wow...beautiful. Happy birthday to your sister. Great photo!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh wow yopu know I am going to try this out just as soon as I get my laundry going! LOL Have a great day and thank you for sharing such a beautiful card !!!!! Hugs!Donna