Friday, July 18, 2008

A Delicious Margarita!

A month or so ago, I found this cute, cute, cute Impression Obsession margarita clear stamp set at Stamper's Dream and just had to have it! It measures only 3x4", but it packs a big wallop....

The layout I used was actually a sketch from Jen del Muro way back in December. I added her sketch to my inspiration journal so I had it on hand to use at any moment my personal mojo faltered. I adapted it a bit, as Jen used 3 squares on the right, and I used circles instead.

I colored the margarita and all it's supporting characters (the orange slice, the lemon, and the flower) using my Copic markers. I actually stamped the glass twice and then popped it up on the main image so it looks somewhat 3-dimensional.

If you look closely at this closeup shot, you can see the sparkle of "salt" around the rim of the margarita's actually Diamond Dust! It sure looks like salt to me! I used two different patterned papers; K & Co Berry Sweet Collection and I have no clue who makes the pink polka dot paper. I have full sheets of it in my stash, but the manufacturers name is no where to be found on either side! Very, very strange. I'm wondering if it's Fancy Pants, but usually they write their name on their papers.....does anyone out there know?

We've got a busy weekend on tap! Today I'm golfing in a scramble with three guys--yikes! And even worse, I don't know all of them very well. They are from a local radio station here in town. I'm their guest. It's cloudy right now, but the high is expected to be in the low 80's. It's been really humid here lately, so I'm praying the humidity goes away for the day, LOL. Tonight we've got Youngest Son's 2nd playoff game, but I'm pretty sure I won't be going to that, as it's at 615p, and I'll be just finishing up golf halfway across town. Not sure it's a wise decision to drive all the way over there and waste the gas. I'll have to count on the coach (my hubby) to cheer him on!

Tomorrow our friends are hosting a pig roast. We'll go to that in the early afternoon, and then I've got a hot "date" with Neil Diamond! That's right. I'm going to see Neil Diamond in concert for like the 10th time in my life (that's a slight exaggeration, but not by much:)). I got tickets from my reps at WLTE/WCCO! My wonderful friend Sue was going to go with me, but she ended up having gallbladder surgery Monday, and most likely won't be feeling well enough to go. Then I was going to bring the Hubster (he likes Neil too), but he's not really gung-ho on seeing Neil again. So I think I'm going to call my girlfriend Sharon. I told her the other day I was going and she told me that she had wanted to buy tickets but decided against it. Maybe I can surprise her with an invite! Whatever happens, I'm going, and if I have to go by myself, I'll do it!!!!

Have a fabulous weekend! I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with a Simple Saturday card for you!



  1. Simply adorable! Love your layout and those yummy colors! :-)

  2. Just adorable, Amy! I LOVE it!

  3. Such a cute card! I love the bright colors and the sparkly salt around the top of the glass! Great idea... :)

  4. Oh wow Amy! This card is so bright and fun! I love the paper you used! Your stamps are fabulous too! Such a wonderful creation! :D

  5. Oh this is a fun card! I love the bright colors you chose! I only recently purchased some copics, and it's been fun seeing how quickly you picked up on how to use me some

  6. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Yippee on the Neil Diamond concert. We are going on the 31st with friends (only 5th time for me:). Have a fun weekend. Thanks for your sharing.

  7. I love that your cards are always so bright and cheery! Great margarita stamp!


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