Friday, April 15, 2011

I Could Use One of These About Now!

After yesterday's uplifting and positive post, I found it rather ironic that I had such a terrible day! As I was driving to school yesterday, my van kept getting louder and louder......my exhaust pipe was coming off underneath my van! Many of you who visit me often know how many problems I've had with this van. It is constant.....and draining......and extremely frustrating! So a teacher I work with followed me to the auto shop and they were able to replace my catalytic converter and mid pipe for a mere four hundred bucks! And on top of that? My air conditioning has a hole in it. The mechanic told me he couldn't fix it because of the way the van was converted, he can't "get to it." So now I will have to take it to the mobility place.....which takes forever! They don't rush to get you your van back. I had this very same problem 3 years ago and they had my van for a week! Grrrrrr!

Anyway, enough of my griping...... I created a card that brings me back to Jamaica.....warm, sunny, no worries........

I made this fruity little drink with my Gypsy and the Pack Your Bags cartridge. It was welded together and cut at 5". I used papers from Pink Paislee and Imaginisce. The little lemons were cut directly from the Imaginisce paper, glossy accented, and sprinkled with glitter. I cut the flower using the Mother's Day Bouquet. The tag was cut from the Sentimental's cartridge and stamped on with a Papertrey Stamp. I cut a piece of transparency and inked and glittered the edges a bit. I placed a piece of yellow vellum behind it. : )

I think me needs one of these fruity numbers this weekend......if not maybe an ice cold beer will do the trick! ; ) Today is a new day......a better day. (knock on wood!) ; )

Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

June Houck said...

This is beautiful! I love all the patterned paper…such a happy and fun creation, Michele :)

LEEANN said...

Beautiful card. It looks good enough to drink. Hope your day gets better.

DonnaMundinger said...

I'll be right OVER! Sure looks yummy! Gorgeous papers. So sorry you had such a bad day. Happy to visit, my friend. xxD

Mrs Ham said...

I'v had those kind of days. It will get better is what I keep telling myself. Your card is wonderful.

jan said...

Very cute drink card! Go for it!

Margie H said...

Warm hugs to you, Michele!! So sorry that van is giving you trouble. UGH! Thinking positive thoughts that you'll get that van back soon and in good working order (fingers crossed!!).j

Love this card - yummy! Donna and I will be over for happy hour! LOL!

Hang in there!! xo

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible problems with your van!! Your card is sure to quench your thirst!! Thank you for visiting my blog, AND having your donor card signed!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

:-( So sad to hear all the trouble you are having with your van.. I hope they fix it quickly for you..
Love love the card... you are so create Michele... hope you have a better day. hugs from Ukiah

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Allison said...

Me too! Car problems suck. I have a loose fan belt so everyone hears me coming nowadays! This is a perfect summery creation!

Rose Ann said...

I love shaped cards, and this one is totally fabulous, Michele!! I love every single little detail!!

Sorry about the trouble with your van! I hope everything is fixed soon!

Jocelyn @ eyeARTyou said...

Hi Michelle,

Hardly anyone says no to a drink like this on spring/summer ;) Like the effect you made with the vellum and the glitter edge. Nice inviting looking drink!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable and clever creation. Love it. Hope your day got better. :)

lindaduke said...

I love this Michele. I think I will have one with you LOL! I really hope things work out with regard to your van...

Something Special said...

From a one "l"ed Michele to another, greetings! I love finding other Micheles with that spelling as I am one too! I have found a few in blog land. Thankyou for your comment and visiting me, your cardmaking skills are suberb! I hope you will visit my other papercrafting blog too. That is my lonely blog at. . . . . . . . askmichelespecialpaperprojects.
blogspot.com

Saskia said...

So yummy! I can feel the sun!! :)

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I adore this...I need one of those..could you please send it over!!!

So sorry that you are having plans with the van again!!!

Sheri said...

Just adorable! I think we were all better off when we rode horses instead of cars! They don't have mufflers or catalitic converters!

Robin Marshall Clark said...

No one should drink alone so make me one of those! It is just adorable. Your projects always come together so well. I just love it! Here's to things looking up!!!

flapril said...

This card is great!! TFS and hang in there girl.

flapril

Diane said...

Oh I know what you mean by wanting to be in Jamaica right now!!
I've been there 3 times and will go back again & again!
That card looks delicious!So neat!
Hope your day is better than yesterday Michele!!!