Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday Wishes, Lauren

Yesterday, we had a fun get together with a lot of friends plus a birthday party for Lauren, who turned 7. Lauren is the daughter of our best friends that are visiting us from Texas. Here's a card I made for her.

The card fits my theme for the week, which is to use scraps and items already on my desk. I didn't have to cut any paper for this card. The pieces were already sized. The So Saffron patterned paper was already scalloped. I used my Silhouette to cut out this Hero Arts design from a scrap of Melon Mambo textured paper.
I glued a piece of ribbon behind the "i". The tiny pieces of cardstock were trimmed to fit behind the letters.

By coincidence, the gift bag I found in my stash for her presents matched the card; I didn't plan it.

One of the salads I made for the party was Pioneer Woman's Asian Noodle Salad or as she calls it "my most favorite salad, ever, ever, ever, ever". My friends and I give it a huge thumbs up! But speaking of thumbs, I was reminded to RESPECT THE Jalapeño Pepper! I normally wearing a sandwich bag on my hand if I'm chopping anything spicy, like a habanero, serrano, or chile de arbol. I didn't when I finely diced only 2 jalapeños for this salad. Boy did I regret that choice! Several fingers on my right hand suffered a chemical burn from the capsaicin. I tried every treatment I could find on Google and treatments helped temporarily, but it was bad! I had burning for about 24 hours. Anytime my hands would touch warm or hot water, it would reignite the burning. Taking a shower was agony. I didn't dare put contacts on yesterday. My right hand is back to normal today, but I will never underestimate the heat that a jalapeño can have.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Alphabet stamps (Hero Arts),  Clear Toy Transportation (Martha Stewart)
Paper: white kromekote, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie designer paper, So Saffron designer paper (SU!)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry
Tools: Silhouette digital cutter with birthday wishes by Hero Arts (birthday_wishes_C00264_23067)
Other: ribbon scrap, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, foam tape (3M)


Two Happy Stampers said...

What a bright and cheery card. I'm sure it put smile on Lauren's face. Yikes about your jalapeno incident.

Angie Tieman said...

How cute and fun!! She must have loved this! Nice of you to help make her day special while she was visiting!

And your life-threatening burn just affirmed for me why I don't cook! Scary!! I had no idea that could happen!

claudia shadler said...

oh my goodness, what a cute card! I bet Lauren really liked it, so girly and full of color :) And thanks for the heads up on the jalepenos, not a big fan of them but will keep it in mind when a recipe calls for it, poor you! hope you recovered from the burns :)


Winter said...

Cute card! I love that die cut! And WOW about the burn! That is Crazy, I hope it's better! :)

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