Saturday, July 18, 2009

Box of Kisses


I have about a dozen Paper Trey Ink stamp set boxes. I always knew I could turn around and reuse them but I wasn't sure for what. Until today.

Last week was my daughter's birthday. We went to Walmart and she picked out a cake and we ordered it well in advance. When I went back to pick it up there was nobody at the Bakery counter. We waited five minutes. Finally I walked over to an employee and asked them to page someone to Bakery. Another five minutes goes by. Now you may be thinking, oh what's a few minutes. Well, it's an eternity with two energetic little kids anxious to get the cake and eat it! So a man that was sweeping the floor comes by to help me. He looks and looks for the cake. Nothing. After a few minutes he goes to get some more help. I was starting to get a bit impatient. The assistant manager shows up with the bakery girl. She was outside on her break. They had nobody else working at the Bakery. She too looks for the cake. Nothing. Seems that they never made our cake. So here we are, waited 20 minutes to find out it's not even made!!! She was so sweet and apologetic and said she could make it in 10 minutes. So I told the assistant manager, in so many words, that this was very disappointing. He profusely apologized and told me that he would give us the cake for free. He asked if I had any more shopping to do and I said, "No, just these candles." So he takes them and pays for them himself!!

The poor Bakery girl was sweating trying to whip out our cake. She was so nice and kept apologizing. I knew it wasn't her fault because the cake should have been ready 6 hours prior. She did a fantastic job. And she was sweet all the while. So I decided to show my gratitude by making a quick little gift box of chocolate. Because everybody likes chocolate, right?

Stamps: Verve Grateful Elegant, Hero Arts Butterfly
Ink: SU White Craft Ink, versafine sepia
Paper: PTI DSP, Bazill cardstock, SU Regal Rose
Misc: Empty PTI Stamp set box, SU Top Note Die, misc ribbon, EP, dimensionals, Stickles, Hershey Kisses

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Anniversary card and a Toot


I made this Anniversary for my parents. They just celebrated 47 years!!! I can't believe they will be celebrating their silver Wedding Anniversary in 3 shorts years. They have an incredible marriage and believe me I do take notes! ;-)

Stamps: SU Summer by the Sea & Calm Seas, PTI Garden of Life (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Memento Black, Palette Brown
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist & Summer Sunrise
Misc: Copics, PTI Summer Sunrise Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Flat back pearls, SU Top Note Die, Nestabilities Circle

And on another note...I made the Top 20 on last week's Mojo Monday!!! {Scroll down to the slideshow} I can't believe it!!! Out of 500 entries Julee noticed my card. I am so honored! She is an incredible artist that I greatly admire. I signed up for Verve's Blog Hop that they are holding on August 1st. I sure hope I can come up with something decent. Stay tuned...
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