Do you ever feel like you're a jinx? I love to watch hockey, but when there's a special game that I really want my team to win, I sometimes hesitate to watch because I'm afraid that if I do, they will lose. I feel like I'm a jinx! I know that it's pure superstition, but it's been proven so often in my experience that I can't help but believe it.
Last night, the World Junior Hockey Championships were finishing up with the Gold Medal Game. It was between arch rivals, the USA and Canada! Both teams had fought hard to be there and they were pretty evenly matched. I really wanted to watch the game, but, once again, was afraid my jinx would affect the outcome for Canada. This year is Canada's 150th birthday and I thought it was fitting that Canada should win the Gold Medal in such an auspicious year. Finally, I gave in and turned on the TV. I told myself that my superstition was ridiculous and that I had every right to watch the game! When I turned it on Canada was ahead by one goal and shortly after, scored again! I relaxed. They had a comfortable lead. Maybe I wouldn't jinx them this time. But before much time had elapsed, the US team came back and evened the score and held on to win the game in a shoot out! I did it again!
I'm sorry, boys!
Let's change the subject! I got out two of my new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets to make a birthday card for a friend yesterday!
- One is called Delicate Details and consists of five different lace edging stamps. Here I used one of them to emboss a lace edging on my card beside my center panel using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. The stamp was a little short for the 5 1/4" long panel so I had to join up the ends for a bit, but it wasn't too difficult.
- The second stamp set is called Avant Garden which has a variety of floral stamps and lovely sentiments. I used it here to create a bouquet using some collage stamping techniques in Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Tip Top Taupe. I love how it looks!
- I used the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon from the Annual Catalogue to create a little fork bow and add it to a band of the same ribbon along the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel.
- The sentiment, from the Avant Garden stamp set was stamped on a 3/4" strip of Very Vanilla, which was glued onto a 1" wide piece of Peekaboo Peach. The two were then oriented on a slanted line on the card and the ends were trimmed to be parallel with the vertical edges of the card. I added this strip with dimensionals.
Overall, the card makes me think of Spring, which is very welcome since it's really cold here right now!
Let me know if you would be interested in some paper or ribbon or embellishment shares for the new Occasions Catalogue and I'll get them together. Have a great weekend!
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