Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yee-Haw! Western Bday card w/a sketch!

Very windy day here in Northern VA.  You'd be hard pressed keeping your cowboy hat on today, that's fer sure!  Had the thought for this card in my head once I woke up this morning.  Was able to whip it up quickly.  I swear, the design part is what takes me so long.  I have to admit, though that sketch challenges are really difficult to me.  I guess cause I am a rule follower but in my craft room I let myself create without boundaries.  Once you introduce a sketch it baffles me.  I start asking, 'well, what if I want to do this, or that---is it okay?'  Funny story about me and rules, but more on that later in this post (scroll down after supply this if you are interested).  For this card I am using the sketch provided at Order of the Opus Gluei blog challenge.  I am also entering this in the Outlawz Western Party--Birthday Challenge.

**Distress Ink:  Tea Dye
**Provo Craft Paisley Embossing folder
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
**Celebrate rub-on by Stampin' Up!
**snaps from Tim Holtz Idea-olgy line
**patterned paper, white and blue cs

Okay, and now for my story.  Learned/realized a little something about myself this week, well maybe a couple of things.  Anyway, went downtown to join a friend for a cup of coffee.  Had to park along the curb with meter parking.  It's not like I have never put money in a meter before, but somehow my head wasn't really thinking.  I saw that there was 7 minutes left on the meter.  Reached into my wallet and grabbed a bunch of change.  Started randomly feeding the meter while reading that there was a two hour limit.  Just then, thinking in minutes, I saw that I was up to 1:20.  Now, I thought, 120 mintues=2 hours, and 2 hours was the limit.  I didn't want it to appear that I was going to stay longer than two hours so stopped feeding the machine coins.  Went on about my business, visiting, chatting and sharing.  The first meter man came by, didn't think anything of it, cause I had two hours, right???  Then the second meter guy came past the coffee shop when it dawned on me, 1:20 means 1 hour twenty minutes!!  Went running to my car, yup, a ticket---my first ever, cause, well, I am a rule follower!  I was so insensed.  I always follow the rules.  In my mind I had done the right thing and still got into trouble.  While I realized it was my error in thinking, it just bruised my integrity.  I, 'miss do everything by the book', was in trouble.  Brought me to tears---must have been a funny site, a 47 year old women crying about a $10 ticket--ha!  Guess I never realized how much I prided myself on following rules until now.  And, how ditzy I can be---well, I KNEW that!!!!

Hope you can laugh along with me on this one!  Have a great weekend all!


Jana said...

I love your card. It's western beauty at it's finest. Marvelous take on the sketch. As for the ticket, so sorry to hear that. I would have cried too. Cuz I am a rule follower too. LOL Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLEUI.

Deena said...

gorgeous card...just love it! and there is something about paisley that just gets me going...totally get the rule thing...i am the same and what happened to you would have set me into a frenzy! yikes....

Rosemary said...

Aw, I'm so sorry about the ticket. I would have thought the same thing - 120 was 2 hours not 1 hour and 20 minutes. In my daily life I'm not a rule breaker either.

Also, about Opus Gluei - we're not really um rules fixated - we want you to be INSPIRED by the sketch and if your idea fits exactly with it then okay, but if not then that is okay too.

Now, about this card - what an elegant western card you've made. It's got beautiful colors and I love the texture and embellishments!

Thanks so much for continuing to play along with us at Opus Gluei!