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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Dapper Dog! :)

Coffee of the Day - still drinking tea cause I'm not quite done with the flu yet. today's flavor has been both the Earl Grey with Lavender and Constant Comment

Hello! Flu bug is still hanging around - I seem to be doing better and then wham-o - down for the count again. but its an upward trend, so that is a VERY good thing. thank you muchly for the kind thoughts and prayers!

Today's card is an interesting one. Yes, it qualifies for a BUNCH of challenges. It is for my oldest son Tyler to send to a family friend, Emily. Emily has worked out at Camp Burton with everyone for several years now. She even introduced her younger sister, Lara, to Camp last summer - who ended up being Ryan's (our youngest) date for Homecoming this fall. their older sister has also voluntered out at Camp. yep, once a family starts out there, it gets in the blood! :)

Anyway, Tyler and Emily have been keeping in touch since Emily left for college in Washington. So he is sending her a Valentine's card. Now understand that there is a lonnnnnnnnnnnng list of criteria attached to this card for the girl who is a friend but not a 'girlfriend', but could be maybe someday..........
  1. can't be too mushy
  2. can't be too girly
  3. can't be too gushy
  4. can't suggest he has 'certain feelings' for her (I don't know if he does or doesn't - so no one read anything into this, inlcluding you, Tyler. )
  5. has to look like its coming from a guy
  6. has to meet with his approval
  7. has to still look a 'little girly'
  8. if posted on the blog, can't mention that they are in a relationship because that ruins any relationship the boys have ever had, plus, gosh, it's embarassing Mom........
  9. and "do people really read your blog anyway?"

So there was a weeee bit of pressure on my while I began this adventure today...... so are you ready for the unveiling yet?

Here we go -

Here is the final product. He looked at it while lying on the couch and on his compy, quickly gave it the once over, and said, "okay." immediately he put back on his headphones and went back to his computer. entire discussion was over. okaaaaaaaaay.

So now y'all are gonna get all of the deets that I know he was really dying to know, but was just too shy to ask! :D

The image is from Shirleys 2 Girls. (make sure you play in the Twisted Thursday challenge this week!!!). This precious pup has been paper pieced. His spots were then painted in coal shimmerz because after all, he is going on a long trip to a special girl and needs to look his very best! The papers are Basic Grey Recess. The glitter heart is Prima. Button is a vintage one. Ruffled ribbon is May Arts, while the crochet trim is a JoAnn's find. I accidentally cut off the left edge of teh sentiment in my editing of the scan - sorry. Added a few little frosted stickles dots to add more glitter.


Creative Belli - hearts

Sweet Stop - sketch

Cupcake Crafts - 4 legged & Furry

No Time To Stamp - Heart & Red

Secret Crafter - Hearts

Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle - Open

Little Red Wagon - Hearts

Fussy & Fancy Friday - Hearts

Paper Sundaes - Valentines


Blankiefinder said...

Very cute! That was quite the list of requirements he had! lol... typical boy!

Avril Tanner said...

so adorable... love the lace with the pin!

Maria Matter said...

It's PERFECT Jennifer!!!
So glad you came to play with us at Creative Belli!
Hugs & blessings, Maria

I'll keep praying that nasty sickness leaves your house!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh what a list, typical boys! lol I love the card, I think its perfect!

Deb said...

I love this, so funny, I too have been given specific rules for making 'girlfriend cards'!
hope you are better soon! hugs Debx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

I think you did a great job! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Girl you are hilarious!! And can you ever tell a story! So sorry to read that you have been under the weather - my Nick (13) swears by peppermint tea with honey. He SAYS that the mint clears your sinuses and that the honey coats your throat and is full of natural stuff that helps you heal faster. I'm wondering if he is going to go in to medicine? Or just be really bossy LOL (so unlike his Mom giggle).

Love your little nonmushygushyfrillyloveydoveyguytoagirl"friend" card!!!

Anita said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. At least your son shows some interest in your cards. My son doesn't care at all. I think this card fits perfect all the "guidelines" LOL!

Mel X said...

Hi Jennifer LOL - love the brief your son gave you, and to finally get an "Okaaay" - guess that makes his approval then! LOL! Boys are funny aren't they!

Fabulous card, well worth the effort.

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC.

Mel X

JazzyH said...

Great card!

{Jane} said...

so sweet

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Tanya said...

Your card is great!!!Those were hard criteria to meet but you did it!!

raindropecho said...

This is so sweet! Love your combination of colors! Wonderful card :)
- Ann

Holly said...

Wow Jennifer, after the challenge your son issued you I would think all challenges would be a piece of cake from here on out! LOL!

Fabulous card though, and I think the girl will love it!

Ellie said...

OMG Jennifer, this is so perfect! Lots of requirements from your son, can't wait until my son is at that age LOL.
Love the heart and the pin. Everything is put together really well. The recepient will love it.

Shelly said...

Great card... you've definately met the strict criteria!!! Such a lovely Valentine or Unvalentine? Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge!
Hugs Shelly ;)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jennifer, what a perfect card for our challenge! The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Super sweet little card and beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake & SCSC this week :) Donna x

Yvette said...

This is the PERFECT card!!! I LOVE it!

Hope you get to feeling better real soon!

southernscraps said...

LOL! You did a great job meeting all those "requirements".

CreaRenata said...

Really great! What a cute image is that. Thanks for joining The Sweet Stop. Hope to see you again!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fun card! And I LOVE your story -- I have 3 boys -- 1 gives me similar instructions -- the other 2 are happy with whatever I make -- they just ask me if its *appropriate* and I say *absolutely* -- LOL!!! Gotta love 'em! Thanks much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge this week! So glad to have you join us!

Biscuitlid said...

well done on fulfilling his list of requests!!!Great card.

Fab to see you at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

adorable card and hope your son's friend likes it! Too cute reading the details :)

BananaStamper said...

Fun card and funny story! Thanks for sharing and for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!
Shanna :)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work and a great design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

HappyCrafter said...

ha ha! talk about a custom made card. I hope he appreciates you LOL! This is a really nice card. And thank you too for playing with the Paper Sundaes challenge :-)

Anonymous said...

Cute card--love the story! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!