Hello! This card was made for the Ways To Use It Challenge: Sweet Treats, and for this week's Stampin' B's Challenge to use Flower Soft, Liquid Applique or Glitter.
I'm sure only a few people missed me this week. And, if you did, then you may not have known about our new place to go....LOL
And, well, Markie has had some severe blows when it comes to his school work. The child had his ENTIRE Science Fair project on his computer. OMGosh...it CRASHED! So, after over $400 at the local computer chain, we were able to get his files onto his FATHER's lap top. All was PERFECT. Well, so we thought. Mark got a call and was sent out of the country to "work." Well, he took his lap top with him. He had just a few hours to get packed and it NEVER occured to me to ask about the project, as I thought he had transferred everything to Markie's NEW computer...NO, he did not! So, after a very heated 2 minute call, I found out that Mark could not email, fax, etc, anything to us from where HE was. Now, I have to admit this...I wished I could run away from home. Normally, in this situation, I'd call my mother and scream and rant about how much a selfish, immature, self serving, ADD person my husband REALLY is....And, of course, she would have told me, "Grow up and put your VERY BIG girl panties on and get the job done." Of course, I can't call her anymore. I almost lost it, right in front of my son. Instead, I looked at him and said, "Let's do a Science Fair project!" He looked at me and broke down in tears just like I wanted to shed. Poor child.
So, from Friday at 5:02PM until Wednesday morning at 8:15AM, we were Science Fair nuts. We set up 5 trials, made so many notes that his fingers got blisters, and I helped him put together a term paper, from the note cards to the completed paper. I'm talking DAYS of work, work that the child had already done! (I didn't DO the work, I just TYPED it. And, I didn't spell or grammer check. He had to!) Oh, and we had to purchase books via the Nook, so that he had the references! He had already turned in all the books to the library! And, the teacher had the notecards and the rough draft so he didn't have access to them!
Wednesday morning the teacher was very pleased, as this project is his ENTIRE Science grade, and 1/2 of his English grade. She let me know that he was supposed to turn some of the work on Friday morning, but since we didn't have access to the work, she gave him an extension, as long as he started from the BEGINNING!!!! Oh, what fun...it is to have a gifted child....LOL
I used the Tacky Glitter Background technique on this card. To make the background, I used 1/4" and 1/2" Tacky Tape. I adhered the lines of Tacky Tape on a piece of 120lb White Storm card stock. Then, I peeled away the liners for the 1/4" and poured Speedy the Cat Red Glitter, and pressed it into the tape. I had to use a brush, then a Swiffer Cloth, then the brush again to get the "clinging" glitter off the paper. I repeated the process with the pink.
I colored in the cupcake with Copics. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and embossed in White. I added in the hat pins and this fits Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge to use a hat pin.
Finished card size: 5 1/2" square
Totatl time to complete: over an hour...I'm out of practice... LOL
Registered: July 1, 2007 Location: small town near montreal, quebec Posts: 26810
Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 1:52 AM
Faith, your story sounds so extraordinarily sad at first, but gee, you showed how all is in the attitude right! Well done for Markie and you. I did not think this "blow" would keep you down though. You're a fighter obviously and have another one in the making too. He, he, he! BRAVO to you both! And your mom, she must be very proud from where she is.
Your card is such a bright and happy one. I'm sure this is kind of like a reward for all that you have accomplished. I wasn't here this week either, but would have noticed you had I been, I always look for you in my gallery. TFS and let us know how he gets graded on it, should not be under and A+.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32051
Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 3:37 AM
Faith, how do you have any energy left to create such a cute, yummy, and VERY pretty card after all that work and frustration!! Well done to both of you, and I'm sure Markie has learned a huge life lesson about no mountain being too big to climb!! Love your cupcake!!
Registered: January 11, 2010 Location: Miamisburg, OH Posts: 7242
Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 4:26 AM
Faith, I have missed your cards!! I remember when I left my science project in my locker and my mom and I did everything we could to get into the school, but it was locked! We had to try to remember where I left off, and got from there. I think it was the latest I had ever stayed up on a school night! (No matter how many times I've heard my mom tell me, "Don't wait till the last minute!" I STILL do this day!!) How lucky for Markie to have a mother who will go that extra mile!! Loved your story Faith, and thanks for filling us in on where you've been!!
As for your card:
I LOVE it!! It totally POPS out of the gallery!! The colors are so bright! I love the layer and all those DOTS!! You created a fantastic SWEET card!!~
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 13327
Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 4:49 AM
I missed you and was hoping that nothing serious (illness) had happened to you. I was relieved to learn the real reason. So sorry that you and your son had to experience that uneventful circumstance, but I'm sure that it grew character in both of you. Your card is so bright and wonderfully delicious! Perfect as usual! ((Hugs))
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
― Lou Holtz