Monday, September 19, 2011

Gymnast Tilda Card

Happy Monday Everyone,

Here's a bit of Monday morning humor. I pride myself on my cooking ability. It is one of the things I do easily. However, did I do the stupidest thing ever! Sit back and enjoy this, The Tale of the Orange Package.

I love macaroni and cheese! I bet I've prepared it less than ten times in the 37 years DH and I have been married. It's something I know isn't good for me, so I avoid. I had such a craving for it, though, that I had to break down and make some. I just craved that ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness! I was pulling an assortment of cheese from the fridge when I spotted a clear package of orange colored goodness tucked away on a shelf on the door. I thought, "Oh, good, I'll use that up, too!" I assumed that I had a product that came with a package of cheese sauce which I hadn't used and tucked on the shelf.

I grated my cheeses, cooked the pasta, and added the shredded cheese to the warm pasta. Next, I decided to add the package of orange stuff to the pasta/cheese mix. After squeezing it all into the pot, I nonchalantly licked my fingers. GASP! IT WASN'T CHEESE SAUCE!!!!! IT WAS ORANGE FROSTING!!!! I had this huge blob of orange frosting (the kind that comes with frozen breakfast rolls) right there on the top of my once wonderful mac and cheese!

I burst into peals of laughter! I couldn't stop! I wished I was wearing Depends! I quickly began scooping up the frosting to get it off the pasta before it melted into the pasta/cheese mixture! I got about 97% of the frosting out. But, as we ate the mac and cheese, I thought I would, every once in a while, taste a slight orange flavor. I figured that is probably where it did melt into the mix. *sigh* LESSON LEARNED: Mark what is contained in those little packages you don't toss but want to keep around! LOL

Did that brighten your day? If not, maybe my new little Tilda card will! Here she is:

Isn't she just the cutest? The colors of the card are burgundy and pale blue. I used my Copics to color her. I also did some inking, distressing, and machine stitching with and without thread. I added some Kindy Glitz to the ribbon which adds nice sparkle. Here are the interiors:

This was a perfect opportunity to use up some older Prima flowers.

Well, there she is! I love how the stamped image has a sense of movement rather than a posed stance. I can almost see Tilda dancing her routine.

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for visiting. Leave a comment if you wish. It would be so very much appreciated!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Order of the Opus Gluei#113 (ends 9/24) - Dancing

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog #85 (ends 9/25) - Layers

Lexi's Creations #49 (ends 10/1) - A card for a child

Make It Monday#55 (ends 9/25) - Anything Goes

Ooh-La-La Creations (ends 10/1) - punches or dies

Stamp with Fun#129 (ends 9/26) - Anything Goes

There She Goes Clear Stamps #123 (ends 9/25) - Birthdaiy with Pizzaz

The Ribbon Reel #11 (ends 10/2) - photo inspiration/happy birthday

Addicted to Stamps #13 (ends 10/1) - Stitching

Corrosive Challenges #133 - Punches or Dies


Barb Hardeman said...

I LOVE you cooking story! What an eye opener that must have been! Your card is adorable, I love how you've colored Tilda and I love the burgundy and light blue! So pretty inside too! Hugs, Barb

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card, I like your flowers and colors. Tilda so cute.
Hugs Renate

Karen said...

This is so very adorable! Great job! : )

Rosie said...

LOL, LOL! That is something I would totally do, ahahahaha! Love your card girl! The heart die is perfect and the burgundy and blue together is stunning. You Tilda is adorable too. Love everything about it! Hugs, Rosie

Rene said...

Super pretty Chris!!!! Love the inside too! You're such a professional "inside decorator" whereas I always leave mine blank :( I need to get with it! ;D
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! How gorgeous!! What an amazing layout!! Beautiful colors and design too!! LOL!! Great story!! ;)

Myrna said...

Adorable card Chris! Love that heart die!! Tilda is so sweet.
Always love your stories!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Chris!!!! This is exquisite, inside and out!!! You created quite the little masterpiece....beautiful job!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ROFL! That is so funny and I think I laughed more because that's so something I would do. Thanks for making my day a happy one. Love your ribbon Tilda card, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Wow what a stunning card!!!!! The colors are gorgeous and Tilda is so very very cute!!!!!! Love it!!!!

Karen said...

Your card is adorable. I love the colors you used. Your cooking story was very funny. At least you realized it before you mixed the whole container into your macaroni!


cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely attention to details all over this card. Great thing that you added the right things on your card (not like your cooking, lol)

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, Wow, Tilda is soooo petty, and your card is very lovely. Love the colors and the inside is just so beautiful. Love those flower grapes, the are awesome.

Kelly said...

She is full of joy and I love the heart behind her

Kathy Gerace said...

What a gorgeous card! Burgundy is one of my favorite colors to work with. Just love all the embellies. I love your mac and cheese story too!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I would do the same thing :) I fully understand about the Depends too!!

Unknown said...

What an beautiful card!!
Thanks for joining in The Corrosive Challenge.

Unknown said...

Lovely card, the stamp is beautiful and colored very well. I love the hearts embellishments and the frame inside the card.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cordine said...

She is cute!!

Jean said...

Oh Christine, your card is so beautiful, colors and all and your opening story is so great got me in the mood for your card.. That is why I do not cook.. I do things like that and the things are marked, just don't read them.. anyway Tilda is so lovely and your layout is the most gorgeous and fun.. Love the colors and the heart.. a truly work of art..
Hugs, Jean

Dawn said...

Great Tilda Card!
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Elle said...

Had any cheese lately? lol
Your card is super sweet!

Sandy said...

hmmmm- orange macaroni and cheese. I bought some orange salad dressing at the store today and I can assure you it will be better in the trash than it was on our salad. Your card, fortunately is a winner - not a mistake is sight!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Great story Chris! ;)

OMG what a beautiful card you have created! I love the heart die cut you have used here - I have to get that one! Tilda is so pretty and I love how you colored her and all the pretty embellishing! Beautiful job hunny! hugs, Angela

Oscar said...

Sweet card, beautiful colouring, such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Christa said...

Very beautiful card and stitching. Thanks for joining us at ATS. Christa.

Helle said...

I saw card at MIM and believe you deserve a comment for your lovely card!!

Regan said...

Haha! What a great story! And coincidentally I had mac & cheese for lunch today! Yum!
Fabulous card! Such a cute Tilda image, and I love all your embellishment choices, especially the lovely flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)

Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous card colours are so pretty beautiful flower
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL! That's awesome....the post AND the card. Wonderful giggles and beautiful inspiration. Thanks for both. :D
Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday!
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, your cooking story did make me smile - and think of how you'll laugh about this in the future. Good for you to try to get the orange frosting off, sorry you still got the essence of it.

Your Tilda card also made me smile, I love the coloring and the sense of movement. Your embellishments are also perfect and make this such a happy card. Thank you for thinking of us at Opus Gluei and our dance challenge, I hope you keep returning to play with us some more!

chilli pip said...

A friend of mine had a similar "mix up" when she used icing sager instead of flour to thicken her white sauce.
No mistakes with you card however it is beautiful . Lovely colour contrast s.
Thanks for playing at ooh-la-la

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love the image and your wonderful colouring! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Kerrie said...

What a fun story... think we have all learnt a lesson like that in the past!... gorgeous card, love your colours chosen and what a great heart!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Jana said...

Oh my goodness. You cook like I do. What a fun story. It DID make me smile. So did your adorable little dancer. She's colored perfectly. I also love all the wonderful details you added. A gorgeous card. Thanks so much for dancing with the Poobahs at OPUS GLUEI.

Jackie Thomas said...

this story most definitely made me smile. What a hoot you are. Love your card. Beautiful inside and out.
Hugs to you my dear friend.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow this is so sweet,love the Tilda image and the heart in the background is super! Love your colours too.
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.

Clare said...

Very pretty. love the details! thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!