Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Dose of reality...

altered ambitions

Gotta love family for bringing you back to reality. I received my Cardmakers'Yearbook this week that contains 17 of my cards and was feeling pretty good about myself. It's a fabulous book with lots of incredible designs and it is awesome to be a part of it. Natalie, you did a great job on it.

So, last night, DH asked me to make his mom a birthday card. Let me preface this by saying that very few members of my family actually ever get cards from me anymore...something about the fact that this is now my job, I just don't do it for fun anymore. So I thought, hey, there are 17 fabulous cards in there (see, I needed a good dose of reality) and kindly ear-marked the ones that were my designs so that he could choose just the perfect one for his mom. Now in his defense, I did tell him when I handed him the book, that he could choose any of them...I had just marked mine so that he would know which ones they were. He perused the book for a while and handed it back to me with his choice...you know where this is going don't you??
HE
CHOSE
SOMEONE
ELSE'S
CARD
DESIGN!?!?!

Now I am thinking that this should be right up there in lessons for having a wife...
*when she says, "Do I look fat?"...the answer is NO!
*when it comes time for any gift occassion...jewelry/yes...appliances/NO
*when given the option to choose her designs or someone else's...you always choose hers!

LOL! So that was my dose of reality and here is my card for my MIL. The card design is from the super-talented Zoe Peirson (page 43 in the book). My husband really likes your work!

BTW, the book has a US price on it ($14.95) so I am thinking that it is available here somewhere, but I haven't been able to locate it yet. If you see it somewhere, give me a shout-out so that I can pick up a copy for my mom!

Now off to go work on Day 9 of my art journal!
smiles,
Christi

11 comments:

Missy said...

First of all CONGRATS on the book!!! What a major accomplishment. I seriously hope this book is going to be available over here. I have seen TSBM and SC&P at Barnes and Nobel so maybe they will carry this book

I got a good chuckle out of the story about your DH....but the card you lifted is amazing - as I'm sure all of yours are as well.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the book and all your entries. WTG!!!
Isn't there a saying *Reality Bites*?
I agree with the lesson of having a wife. Yes Dear is always the right answer. I do like the card he picked.
BTW, my husbands classic answer for do I look fat? Is...get this...
Was that the look you are going for? (a joke)
Be Blessed!
?

Rita said...

I want that book -- and congrats on having so many cards in it! And I got such a good laugh out of your story -- I can so relate. Sounds just like something my DH would do! But your newly created card is gorgeous -- as your work always is!

Gretchen said...

oh that CARD is so PRETTY!!!!!!!!! love it! :)

Julia said...

Wow Christi! Congrats on the book and gesh girl 17 cards! I can't even imagine!

But I can imagine my dh doing just what yours did!LOL

Randell said...

Beautiful card! That is so cool that you have 17 designs in this book!!

Heather M. said...

Congrats on having all those cards in the book! I had to LOL at your story about your DH! The card you created is beautiful though!

Jacque said...

Oh boy, I want that book! The card he chose is great -- I can't wait to see your cards! Does DH ever read your blog?

LisaS said...

first, wow, congrats!

second, husbands, pffttt!

p.s. gorgeous card!

Belle (Mallory) said...

christi this is adorable
you are soooo awe inspiring
and an amazing talent
i just loving seeing all your fantastic work... keep it up girl..
and thanks for the visit to my blog today perked my day up...
HUGS

Tracey Amend said...

I bought the book last weekend at a Borders Bookstore in Colorado. Let me know if you'd like me to send you a copy!!

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