Thursday, January 15, 2009

Simple Elegance

Ok, before we get to all the details, I have to first say Super Fantabulous Happy Birthday to my Aunt Brenda. She's the bestest aunt ever. Wanna know why? First, because she comes here & comments on every single card I post, and you would think after a while, she'd run out of stuff to say. But no, she's an awesome cheerleader. Right up there with my mom, who happens to be her sister. But that's neither here nor there. And also, because for Christmas, she made me my very own quilt and it's fabulous. It's a really big deal cuz she made baby blankets for all my girls and pretty much everybody else, and I didn't have one. And I felt so left out. But then, surprise! I got mine and I'm sure it's way better than the ones she made for everyone else. Cuz we got it like that! So Happy Birthday Aunt Brenda!

Ok, so let's get to it. See, I get all those crazy ads & flyers in the mail, like pretty much everybody else. And in those flyers, I get the Michael's ads with the coupon. Well, for some reason, my mom doesn't get the Michael's ads. (I think her mailman secretly doesn't like her. I know a conspiracy when I smell one a mile away.) Anyway, this week, they had this weird *15% off Fine Art Supplies* coupon. Ok, now I may love the things I make, but they, by no means, are considered "Fine Art". Well, it just so happens that my mom paints. Fabulous paintings. Horses. Unbelievable stuff. Don't believe me? Well, have a look-see. {Oh, surprise, mom. I didn't actually know I was going to do this, or I woulda warned ya.}

This is one of my favorites. Anyway, the point is, THIS is "Fine Art" stuff that uses "Fine Art Supplies". Ok, now. My mom lives about 45 minutes away. Not that big of a deal, but trust me when I say, my schedule is ridiculous. Getting out there before Saturday is not as easy as one would think. So, I thought it would be easier if I just mailed the coupon to her. But I couldn't just stick it in an envelope and mail it. That would be lame. So, I whipped up a card and stuck it in there and here we are. Phew! And she will actually use it, cuz she's runnin' low on paint. Yay! Not yay that she's running out of paint, but yay, what good timing! Oh, and feel free to comment on the painting. I am aware that it's awesome and I don't mind at all.

Stamps: Dream a Little & Best Yet (SU!), Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink (SU!), Versafine Onyx Black, Paper: Watercolor paper, Sweet Blush (PTI), Accessories: Sweet Blush ribbon (PTI)


Anonymous said...

It's Brenda's birthday, not mine! But I feel like it's mine, too, because I got this gorgeous, elegant card in the mail (which also has lovely pale images of the flowers on the white background which you can barely see in the photo; trust me, it's there and adds even more to the elegance), AND I got a Michael's coupon so I can buy more paint!! AND, silly girl, using your blog to post a picture of one of my paintings. Thanks for all! And Happy Birthday to my sister, Brenda!
Bestest Mom Ever

Dana said...

So Love this card, I got all excited because I didn't recall that stamp in the new catalog. I looked it up and to my sadness - its a hostess one. I don't think I will be spending $500. anytime soon, so perhaps I may borrow it in a couple of months Please....., I am so inspired by your cards - hopefully in a month I too can start making cards again.

Stephanie said...

I want that card for my birthday. You will have to whip out another one. Tulips are my favorite flower. I love them.
What an amazing painting. My Grandpa used tp draw horses. I miss him.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the great birthday wishes, and for the wonderful group of cards you sent me. I truly love them. One day I will come out and see your whole collection.

And, this card is just adorable. The tulips are just the perfect color to be considered "precious".

Your Favorite Aunt


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