So along those lines of use your stuff..I had a small pile of papers lying on my table in my room and decided to work with those and nothing else. They weren't used together before but were just piled together after other projects with them were completed. I decided to challenge myself to use what I had literally right in front of me! Here's the card:
I used a really cute October Afternoon stamp and added the Amuse Art "A Little Birdie" stamp. Some Stickles and Perfect Pearls add touches of glitter to the bird and branch. My fun Fiskars Threading Water punch makes the adorable scallop edge and Bo Bunny papers and ribbon finish it off. Oh and the inside says.."that it's your birthday!" Simple, sweet and I used my stuff!!! Even better!
Since it seems I am often posting movie thoughts..I did get to watch The Golden Compass this weekend.
Let me first say that I did jump the gun and read the books before the movie. I realize now in doing that I've set myself up for a bit of disappointment. By doing that I've read all the wonderful details forgetting that most movies can never go as far as a book can. And I really enjoyed the books. I do realize that there are some issues regarding the topic..but to me..what book doesn't normally have a topic some might disagree with. It's a book. About the movie..I did like it..but it lacked so much info..that for Scott I had to fill him in on all sorts of things so that he understood why things were happening. They also changed the order around of some of the events which bugs me too. The ending left you hanging..Scott yelled out too aaahhh. He said it was like a Lord of the Rings ending..leaving you waiting for the next. And maybe so given there are three books. I guess it was just not quite as I hope..and well I'm not a huge fan of Nicole Kidman. So..it's a C+ for me. Maybe if Daniel Craig would have had a bigger part..I'd have thought it deserving of a B-!LOL
Last today...a few weeks ago I kicked the gears going for my summer reading. Last summer I read almost 40 books I believe. I'll have to check as I kept the library receipts. But I've already read 5 with a really good one..John Grisham's "The Appeal" rising to the top as a great read! I so love him!
The next book I just started is the "Book of the Dead" by Patricia Cornwell..love her too! Love that CSI type of style book and she does it well along with Kathy Reichs! Then next on the list..Eat, Pray Love and some other fun light books that I will share as I get to them! We'll see how many I can read this summer! I'm going for 50!
Happy Wednesday..American Idol Season Finale! Go David Cook..I think you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And are my Idol regardless of what happens tonight!