Saturday, August 6, 2011

Michelle Perkett & All That Scraps

Happy Birthday to me!  LOL  Today I turn (gasp!) 40 years old!  I don't mind a bit, I still feel like I'm 25.  OK maybe 30... hee hee  I'll be spending the day with my family and then tonight Jeremy and I are going out with my sister and some of our friends, I'm really looking forward to having some fun.

For today, I have a card from the Spotlight Saturday post at Michelle Perkett Studio:

And I also have a card for the:

I used a digital image, which I LOVE to use for this very reason:  you can print them as tiny or as big as you want.  I wanted to focus on her head and hands doing the peace sign, so I printed her really big and then cut off the rest of her body.  This was the first time I've used paint on a card.  I used Gesso all over a piece of cardstock and kept it kind of thick and goopy, then I dropped little bits of acrylic paint in purple, blue, and green into it and swirled it around and let it dry.  It created this cool tie-dye effect.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added a sticker from SRM.  Simple but so cute!

I looked up my horoscope today and here's what it said:

Think of this as the beginning of something great, because it surely will be. Your job is to make room for new people, things and opportunities by doing some serious housecleaning -- figuratively and literally.

I think it's quite appropriate, I've actually already started the process and I feel 100 times better than I did a few months ago.  Sometimes we let people stay in our lives even when they are hurting us, sucking the life and energy out of us, just because they've been part of our lives for a long time or because we WISH things were different.  I realized that length of time for knowing someone doesn't mean a damn thing if they treat you with anything other than love and respect.  And WISHING doesn't make things happen.  So today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I plan to make the most of it.  Of today, and of the rest of my life.  Glad that so many of you are a part of it.  xoxo


  1. Jenn, that is so pretty. I love the beautiful colors.

  2. Happy B'day Jenn!!!!!!
    Love your cards - as always you've been busy!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday Jenn, hope you have a wonderful day!
    Your cards are great, I love blowing up digi's's such a change from the whole image. Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

  4. Happy Birthday! Love the big headed version of the stamp (I like digitals too).Happy Birthday. Thank you for joining the ATS challenge.

  5. Totally Cool!
    Thank You so very much for taking part in our Challenge at All That Scraps!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  6. Lovely cards :) Happy belated birthday for saturday :)
    Many thanks for joining us over at ALL THAT SCRAPS!
    Shaz x