Girl's Nite Out!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Way back before marriage and before kids, I had some amazing and down right funny Friday nights out with my girlfriend, Melanie. During our college years, we lived out in the burbs and she worked in the city (I played the 'starving artist' role) and we would meet up after she got out of work to hit the clubs and bar scene until around midnight when we'd do our 'Cinderella dash' and catch the last train home! Some of those train rides home were hilarious!! (Imagine two tipsie girls in fits of laughter or one offering the other her handbag to puke in! TMI maybe??) Even though we're in our thirties now, I think when I get home, we're going to have to do a 'one night only' performance just for old times sake!

Nowadays, my 'girls night out' entails staying home in my jammies watching a good movie or stamping. A lack of girlfriends around me as well as living in a small country town has impacted my lack of entertainment opportunities, but in the dead of winter, it's not such a bad thing!

This great image was given to me again by my funny friend Paola. I sent me a stack of Stamping Bella images and this is quite appropriate since it's her birthday this week! Happy Birthday Paola honey! This is also my second attempt at coloring with pencils and goo gone. It's definitely a skill that I need to work on. I should invest in the better (Taiwan made) blending stumps and some Gamsol, but with Christmas coming up, I'm pausing on shopping for myself.

It took me forever to pick out some patterned paper to go with this image! Everything I picked out kept clashing with the colors I used. Then I pulled this black and cream patterned paper out of my scraps and had a brainwave - if there's lots of color going on in an image, keep the background neutral! I think it all came together very nicely, don't you? This card is heading Paola's way!

I'll be stamping up a storm this weekend getting ready for the Hanna Stamps release party next Thursday. Mark it down on your calendars - you DON'T want to miss this one! :D

Supplies:
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'PMSabella', Studio G 'Mini Alphabet' set
Inks: StazOn, Prismacolor pencils + Goo Gone
Paper: Whisper White, Bazzil cs, PP - Crate Paper 'Avenue Collection - Style'
Access: Ribbon, brads, dimensionals, Micron pen

9 Comments:

Lauri said...

Oh too bad you do not live here in Connecticut! I have some friends that get together for crafting weekends every few months. We start on Saturday afternoon, then get pizza and watch movies Saturday night...get up to a big brunch and craft the day away on Sunday! If you ever want to come, you are more than welcome!!

karen said...

Oh this is too fantastic for words! I love black and white/cream with color!

you know.. Canada is a great place to live too....
*wink*

Judy aka jam123 said...

Sandra, love the color combo! Looks smashing!!! Paola is going to love this especially as she seems to really like color and drama! LOL I love this image

Even though you and your friend can't get together right now at least you have some terrific memories that probably bring a smile to your sweet face!

I'm so glad I checked your blog 'cause I was wondering when we might be getting some sneak previews of what's coming up for Hanna. Looking forward to it. Although I shouldn't because I just spent some money on the great Hanna discounts today! Hey, it's all your fault! I don't think I would have been so drawn to these if it hadn't been for your gorgeous cards! LOL

Kim said...

This is adorable and your coloring is perfect!

Michelle W. said...

I wanted you to know I really enjoy your blog. I have left an award for you on my blog!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is fabulous - love the colors, and that image is too cute!! Enjoyed your story... hmmm...I remember a few nights like that in my past too :)
hugs, Jami

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I think you did a great job using your pencils. Paola will love this! It matches her colorful personality and posts ;P

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a fun card!!! I know Paola will treasure this beauty!!! I think your coloring would be perfect if you used fingerpaint!!! You just have that fabulous artistic touch. I just love to look at your gorgeous creations:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Michelle said...

This is so great! I love the neutrals with the color - always a great choice...

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