Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Doh! Moment

Today started off pretty well, at least better than yesterday did when I overslept and started out my day an hour behind. (I hate when that happens!) So today I left the house with my Son's birthday card, all written, sealed and ready for mailing. I also had two packages to mail (thank you for buying my stuff!!!), so I stopped at the PO on the way home.

That was when I had the DOH moment. I was so proud of myself for getting the card out and thinking how it might not even embarrass him when he opened it, when right after I slipped it into the ole slot, I realized I'd forgotten to include the little something I always send with my b'day cards. Can you say, "DOH!" So all the way home I had the Mom Recovery Card in the works within my brain.

I checked the mail on the way into the house, most anxious to get the card out of my brain and into reality, and look what I found in the mailbox:

My first thought was, "Wha?!?! A milk carton?!" until I checked and saw it was from Creative Mode, LLC. Remembering I had just purchased some stamps from there, I was soooo excited. Yes, about the stamps, mostly because they are all irreverant, but I was so impressed with the unique shipping container, I had to share!

Okay, done sharing. The idea I had for the Mom Recovery Card was to re-create my initial reaction in ... a card! The cool thing about making your own cards is you can make them say anything you want them to. AND, the creation became a Stash Dive card, to boot, because I used some of the must-have Target Dollar Spot chipboard letters I have never opened. This is what came out:

Recipe: Stamps - Pick A Petal; Paper - Certainly Celery, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Celery DS paper, Whisper White; Ink - Real Red; Other - Bashful Blue gg ribbon, Basic Gray marker, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-O-Dile, Mini Glue Dots, Target Dollar Spot chipboard letters.

I think this says it all. :-) I started with the letters, and that drove the color choices for the card stock. There was no exclamation point in the chipboard stack (hey - they were a buck!) so I made one using one of the petals from Pick A Petal. I originally had used the Pick A Petal circle for the dot, but changed my mind at the last minute and kicked it up with the Jumbo Eyelet. The blue ribbon on the 'd' covers a scratch in the chipboard, and it really does match the blue stripe in the 'h'. I added the blue layer to make the whole thing look less Christmas-like, then went a little over-board and put ribbon through the eyelet, too.

What can I say? Not my best work (yes, it is a little crooked), but I love it, and it only took about 10 minutes to execute. Gotta appreciate that! Not a bad Mom Recovery, if I do say so myself. :-)

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