Friday, April 23, 2010

Bigger & Better Things

Hi legionnaires...feelin' a bit less weird. And some of that has to do with taking a beginers Copic class this Saturday. There won't be any certification, but I have no desire to teach so I probably won't need it. Since there's no certy, the price of $30 is right up my alley. I just want to be proficient with the 30 or so markers I own. I will be with a stampin' friend and that will make it all the more fun.
One of the weird things that happened yesterday, was that a car salesman was supposed to bring a handicapped accessible vehicle to our home for us to consider buying. We felt fortunte to find this company since they would come to us. It's a real hassle for me to get dh into my old van by myself. He never showed up. After 3 hours of no phone call, I called his office and was told, "John is no longer with us." Me..what? Uh, did he get sick or somthing? I just spoke to him on Monday and we set this up. He sounded OK." Company..."Let's just say, he's moved on to bigger & better things." Sooo, I think John was unceremoniously fired! His name was given to me by another car dealer salesman who assured me that he was very knowledgeable and reliable. We talked several times on the phone. Weird, I tell ya. Anywho, a new salesman took our account and we did see the vehicle today and have put a "hold" as in cash down on it pending the success of our loan....and that's another weird story for another day.
And my card uses those Sizzix leaves again and for the first time I incorporated a crocheted flower from CTMH, and a button & flax bow. I used re-inkers and died it to match the chalk that is used on the Nestie oval. That's SU's plaid BG stamp behind the leaves. I love how I used just a piece as a mat. The larger mat is CB's victorian folder. The kind of zany font used in the sentiment is from a clear set called Printworks Clearly Defined and I'm not sure it works here, but I got tired of seeing it lying unused.
Hugs & Blessings,
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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your card! And yes, I think your sentiment works beautifully, the font looks like a free hand script and that goes with the hand crocheted flower so there you have it. You did well my friend, and I love the Sizix leaves, they are so in right now (but even if they weren't I would still love them). My prayers will be with you and Ed to get the new van, you two deserve it. When you get it tell Ed he has to go on a joy ride with us to show off his new wheels!

Deb Neerman said...

I LOVE this card, Erica!

All the elements work so perfectly together ... that embossing folder is da bomb ... and I love your adorable flower!

Is that the SU "Little Leaves" die? It's gorgeous here!!

Hope your van comes through with no further problems, Kiddo! Enjoy your Sunday!

Janine said...

Love your card Erica~!~