Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I've Been Replaced by a Middle-Aged Bald Man

Yes, it is true. I have been replaced by a middle-aged bald man. No, I haven't started cross dressing. However, maybe I need to do so. Nah...that's just not my thing. My niece has had a crush on her neighbor for years. She's six, so when I say for years it has been most her life. Maybe the entirity of her life. I should have seen the signs of him taking over when at the age of two she would see him, get riled up and scream with delight...hiiiiiii Douuggggie. The flirt. It was cute. I wasn't threatened. That is...until now. On Friday she called me at work...her usual call to me asking for a special day. Sure Em. I'll pick you up after work. Then came the stipulation...I need to be home by 7:00. Huh? You don't want to be with me for hours and whine when you have to go home. Nope...Dougie is having a bonfire. Dang...I've been replaced by a middle-aged bald man. I'm not going down easy. Game on, Dougie! Game on.
Enough pouting and whining. Let's talk craft.
The following are the ATCs I made for the Studio Calico challenge - In Memory of Alisa. I had a hard time doing this. I was overthinking and wanting it perfect. I always get like that when I make something for someone else. It's far from perfect, but I think it turned out pretty good. The cards are based on a posting Alisa made on Studio Calico on July 17, 2008 titled Happiness is. Pretty cool things to be happy about. She will be missed by the entire SC community.

Just a note...I know that flower on the water lily portion is not a water lily. There is a method behind my madness. The flower was in a Studio Calico kit and was a tribute to Aleida after her death. I have been holding on to it to use it on something special. This seemed like the right moment. The music sheet even fits Alisa's quote. Hmmm...just realized that. :o)
Well, back to work. Gotta earn my keep. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!


Davinie said...

Wow. You crack me up and move me at the same time. Those ATC's are so great.

Mia said...

Love your ATCs for Alisa!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

your ATCs are perfect, Denise. absolutely perfect.

sorry about the bald dude. but don't shave your head to try to get ahead. ha! get it? a-head???

vtpuggirl said...

Love your cards! I want to do this, but I'm stumped at the moment.

Zorina said...

loving those ATC cards, sister!

Erin said...

Love your ATC's. gorgeous!

Michele H. said...

Beautiful ATC's for Alisa!! Such a wonderful tribute :)

dawn said...

Your ATC's are beautiful!