Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jazzy Birthday

I had just picked up the Oldest Kiddo early from school on Wednesday, as he did not have to take his last final. He had maintained a high enough grade again this last quarter for that extra little perk from that particular teacher. Yes, that is a mother bragging!  As he was loading up all the "junk" from his now clean locker, I heard that lovely "DING", indicating that I had a text message.

From work.

It would seem that the front office gal and I had forgotten that the office was going to be celebrating the new gal's  birthday on Thursday.

Did I mention that we were the ones who were in charge of getting the present and card?!!

Now, being the Queen of Procrastination, I normally would have gone home and hemmed and hawed over a layout all evening and then jammed to get something put together right before I had to walk out the door to the lunch.  BUT!  No such luxury this time!  I had to book it home and bust out a card so that I could drop it by the office, before it closed for the day, as my Thursday is booked with the job of accompanying four boys to Disneyland for the day.  

It was about then that Mojo took one look at my panicked face and RAN.

Sigh.  So, now I'm having to produce a card, in a very short amount of time, for a person I've only worked with a couple of times, with NO MOJO.

Thank goodness for the world wide web!!  I pulled out some Graphic45 papers and went to their DT gallery to get some ideas.  This card from Gloria Stengel was my inspiration.  Here is my version of her incredible card.

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Card Basics:  Base is 5 1/2" square of Pure Luxury Ivory.  All the design paper is from Graphic 45's Curtain Call.  Spellbinder's Lacey Squares was used behind the main image and  Peony dies  were used for the flower.  Accessories:  Distress Antique Linen was sponged on the Lacey square and the Louis Armstrong "announcement" and Pearl Glimmer Mist on the flower.  The bling was from my "left over" stash.

I really have no idea if this is the new gal's  "style", but I rather like how it turned out despite no Mojo and thinking time! Thank you Gloria Stengel!  

One more day to get through before summer vacation begins!  YES!!

'Till next time....................... remember that there is inspiration everywhere, just make sure you give credit, where credit is due!!


Rea' said...

ok, finally got the right place...WOW, I like your card ! I had not seen Gloria's card but I created a B-Day card using that same paper ... must be that G45 "Bug" ... LOL !

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Poor Starla, always losing your mojo at the worst times! lol I love what you did here. Reminds me of New Orleans. Very festive. I'm sure she'll love it.

Congrats to the Oldest Kiddo! I'd be braggin' too!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Well, if she doesn't like it, you can send it to me. I think it's fabulous! Love your version of Gloria's card just as much as the original!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well it sure doesn't look like mojo took a hike!!! this is fabulous. and kudos to son for the wonderful grades. hope your summer is busy and fun. pretty boring here... same old, same old. but hey! that's what keeps me happy!

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

What a great card, Starla, love your choice of papers! Funtastic card! Yeah for vacations! I know you need one. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Carolyn King said...

Congrats to your son---that is a cool perk! LOVE your fun card you whipped up. Fabulous! You do well under pressure :)