Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Wrong With Mermaids? Or Sombreros?

Over in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards on SCS, Roxie picked the fabulous theme of non-traditional holidays for October's swap. After poring over the amazingly long lists of unknown quirky holidays, I decided on National Tell A Fairy Tale Day, which is celebrated on February 26.

I just love this Mermaid Anya from The Greeting Farm! She was a gift from the sweet Kadie and I can't believe this is the first time she has seen ink! And no, the colors are not very sea-like, but it IS Tell a Fairy Tale Day, so my little mermaid can be pink and flowery instead of blue and watery, right?

I colored the Anyas with Copics when I met up with Catherine a few weeks ago at the Archiver's crop. Yes, that's right. I drove 3 hours round trip to color with Catherine, and I'd do it again! (It also helped me keep my crop tab under $50.)

I wish you could see the shimmery paper IRL that I embossed - it's gorgeous! I couldn't decide where to put ribbon, so I made a little sentiment tag instead. I added the rhinestones to the flowers & her hair, and finished with a sparkly dot border.

So, have you ever Googled "obscure holidays" and looked through the results? Here's just a teeny-tiny sampling of what's out there:
National Peach Cobbler Day Yummy!
Hug an Australian Day {HUGS} to Sandra!
Measure Your Feet Day Uh, why?
Beercan Appreciation Day There's one for The Man!
Clams on the Halfshell Day What???

Not only are they inspirations for cards, they're also reasons to throw a party every day! WOO-HOO! I still cannot believe there is not National Mermaid Day or Wear a Sombrero Day. Oh well, I could always dress like a mermaid with a sombrero on Wear Something Gaudy Day!

I'll leave you with a fun "tidbits about me" quiz that I found over on Sandra's blog, where the catch is to use only one-word answers. If you decide to take the quiz on your blog, post a comment here so I can hop over and check it out!

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Layered
3. Your mother? *Missed*
4. Your father? Wise
5. Your favorite food? Pasta
6. Your dream last night? Nonsensical
7. Your favorite drink? Tonics!
8. Your dream/goal? Evolving
9. What room are you in? Craftin'
10. Your hobby? Hello?!
11. Your fear? Blindness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Recliner
14. Something that you aren’t? Active
15. Muffins? Croissants!
16. Wish list item? Housekeeper
17. Where did you grow up? Pennsylvania
18. Last thing you did? Texted
19. What are you wearing? Sweats
20. Your TV? Selective
21. Your pets? Felines
22. Friends? Priceless
23. Your life? Blessed
24. Your mood? Neutral
25. Missing someone? Several
26. Vehicle? Pontiac
27. Something you’re not wearing? Makeup
28. Your favorite store? LSS
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Rosie
33. One place that you go to over and over? Market
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mary {my sister}
35. Favorite place to eat? OliveGarden

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Mermaid Anya', Studio G sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Bazzill, Stampin Up, The Paper Company
Copics: E00, E000, E11, R20, R22, RV000, Y21, Y23
Accessories: Sakura Gelly Roll, Primas, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Dimensionals


Sandra MacLean said...

Aww! What a cutie of a card Susan! And I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers too! I cracked up laughing at the wish list one - I think we all need one of those! Hehehe

Hug an Aussie day?!? How cool is that?!?? I'll make sure to tell The Man that one! Hahaha

Catherine said...

OMGoodness, Susan! The mermaid looks amazing!!!! I absolutely love the layout, and of course mermaids can be pink and yellow! This card turned out fabulously, and I know all the Sisters will love it!
The list is a hoot! I wonder if there is beer bottle day for BIL (he brews his own and we're always saving bottles for him).
So, when is our next coloring date??? :D
Obviously, good things come out of them.

MiamiKel said...

Just the cutest, cutest, cutest - isn't Mermaid Anya just the dreamiest! This is such a fun and beautifully designed card, Sus! Such fun colors and just brings a big ol smile to my face to see it! WTG on the "50 bucks and under" - well done, you two! Your list is hilarious ..... thanks for the chuckle today! :) Hugs!!

Xazmin said...

CUTE, cute CUTE! I loved reading your quiz answers too! Thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes.

Lorie said...

What a great post, Susan! Your card is beautiful, and that shimmery paper is GORGEOUS! Love your quiz and answers. Thanks for sharing!!

Love ya!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I love this pink lemonade color combo! What a gorgeous card. You really have a great balance of layers and layout.