Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A New Do For Me

Every once in awhile, I feel like looking my age; I shed my long hair  Smiley from millan.net and pretend to be a grown up.  Hee, hee, it doesn't last long and I ultimately grow my hair back, but it feels good to lighten the load, shall we say.

So, off to the hair stylist's I go, picture in hand, anxiously anticipating the outcome of my decision to "go short".  Sometimes, I feel like crying before I even get out of the salon chair.  Have you ever had that feeling?  The one where the stylist and your vision missed by a longshot and now you have bangs! 
Smiley from millan.net

Well this time was a pleasant experience.  My friend Hope referred me to her stylist, Christina.  What a great gal! I walked out of her salon feeling young and stylish with a brand new do.  Of course, I'm not able to do the little flippy things she accomplished with my straight as a stick hair, but this will be a fun summer fling.

Here's the card I created for Christina.  I think we should take the time to thank the people in our lives that make us feel good.

I used an old stamp set from Stampin' Up called "Sassy Susie", mainly because of the flippy hairdo.  I stamped "Susie" twice in Stazon black (colored with Prisma Pencils) and cut out "Susie" to pop-up in front of the table and chair.  I used Nestabilities and an SU punch to create the scalloped edges.  The sentiment is computer-generated.  I was so happy to be able to use some eyelets on this card.  I hardly ever find a need for eyelets anymore.  Oh, and the flower is an SU punch as well.

Here's the inside of the card:

I almost always coordinate the inside of the card with the outside.  I think it makes the card more unique, plus I hate the looke of all that white paper to fill up with writing.  I used a strip of the same paper (from DCWV) and then punched out some flowers with punched flower centers popped up.  The sentiment is computer-generated and printed on a punched label.

On to a stamp giveaway..... I have these sets I would like to pass on to someone who would appreciate them.  They are retired SU sets called "I Like Your Style" and "Fresh Fillers".  They are gently used and are cushion mounted and stored in CD cases.  If you are interested in these sets, please leave a comment on this post.  I will be drawing a winner this weekend.

Have a great day today!

Til Next Time,


  1. Oh my goodness sooooo cute!!! I'm talking about your do and the card!!! Very creative with the card. I like how you used the printed paper inside and out! Have a great rest of the week and a fabulous weekend!


  2. The new haircut is great - it makes you look years younger! Sometimes we think that long hair does this, but not always! :<) Keep that hair stylist!

    Wishing you fun with the new style!

    Barbara Diane