Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
For tonight's Addicted to CAS challenge I decided to make a card for my bestie. So... because of that - and because she hasn't received it yet - I will not be showing you the inside - and the sentiment :-)
When Pammie was a little girl, I was always jealous of her pink tutu and ballet shoes. She also did tap and can still do a mean Charleston :-) Me.... nah... I was the athletic type, never the elegant ballet type.
When I saw the Hero Arts April card kit, I knew that I absolutely had to buy it. Not just because I could make a card for Pammie - but also for the Cards for Hospitalized Kids charity. I thought I would be able to make some fabulous cards from this amazing set.
Back to my card tonight. I stamped the tutu three times vertically and colored them with three colors of pink Copic markers. I framed them with the cross-stitch frame and, although you can't see it, I did add a little shimmer and shine to the bodice :-)
So.. have you guessed what our code word is for tonight? Yep, PINK!
Before I get to my card - I wanted to let you know that, if you play along with us this week - and are chosen as the winner - the fabulous Kylie has donated a great prize for us:
It's hard to tell in this photo - but the little bows of the tutu are actually hearts and I colored them red with a gel pen. I hope that Pammie will like her card when she gets it in the post.
On a personal note:
Oh..... YES.... not only have the Orioles arrived - but the Redbreasted Grosbeak has too! Spring is here in the Minneapolis suburbs :-) That makes me SOOOOOO happy.
Tonight, Lou and I were sitting on the porch talking about how we needed to put out the Hummingbird feeder - because they are generally very close behind. Not 3 or 4 minutes later Lou exclaimed - there's the hummer! Sadly, we didn't have the feeder out for him - but I quickly ran into the kitchen and made up my proven humming bird mixture. NO pre-packaged red-colored hummingbird mixes allowed in our house. The recipe is REALLY easy.
One part normal sugar to 4 parts boiled water. We used filtered water. I boil the water - mix it up - very well - with the sugar - and leave it to cool. It's ready to put into my favorite humming bird feeder - and is easily replaced every couple of days.
Why this feeder? It's incredibly easy to clean - really easy to clean - and doesn't attract mold like so many of the hummer feeders I have seen - and used in the past. Mold is a major killer of humming birds - along with detergents that are not rinsed. All they need is a good sugar water mixture and a clean food bowl. Easy - and cheap and it keeps them fed for the whole time they are here.
In keeping with the PINK theme tonight - here's a photo of my favorite Grosbeak - isn't he incredibly handsome?
I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.