The days I spent recovering from back surgery and two fractured knees, I always felt a little perkier when I attempted to dress in a fresh, crisp blouse and put on my make-up... especially my mascara. I remember days of visiting an elderly friend in a nursing home....she had her blanket pulled up to her waist. You wouldn't had known she had nothing on but panties under that lovely blanket for she looked radiant with all her make up on, hair styled and nails painted to the nines. I know it is all "psyche" but trying to look pretty helps lift my spirits on sickly days...it's also helps me not be in such a Bit@#$$% mood... (my husband can contest).
So that is how I came to creating these cards. I made 5, each being a tad different. I'm joining the HMFMC Challenge #229: Christmas or Anything Goes
|A2, hook punch for holding mugs, old punches for sentiment|
|vellum for steam, snowy background in window, added several faces for added dimension|
|sentiment from Paper Smooches|
|Simon Says Stamp Smile die|
|Old Fiskar border punch...made all faces several times for added dimension|
I used Lots of Pops and Cup Pop Stand dies from Elizabeth Craft as the bases, HM from the Triple CD set, window from Memory Box and mascara shape from Silhouette Store. I made matching mugs for the front of the cards using my Cameo 3.