Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Replacement, Sort Of ...

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I've been bemoaning the fact that the yellow cups in my Libbey dinnerware set were failing. In fact, I ditched one that was leaking coffee all over me earlier in the year. The remaining cup was developing fault lines on the interior. And, as it turns out, the exterior around the handle. Now there is an accident waiting to happen.

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Last week while visiting younger daughter for her 29th birthday, we stopped in at the Corning outlet store in Howell and I picked up a replacement for my 2+ quart casserole dish and found replacements for my yellow cups. The new cup is on the right. It actually holds the same amount as the old cup, it's just a little wider. It also has a brick reddish striation that runs through it. Now if I can just avoid any more breakage.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Someone's Having a Birthday!

Today is Younger Daughter's 29th Birthday! How did that happen? It seems like just yesterday she was getting her driver's license.

If you have been reading my blogs for a while (see me also at Gene Notes), you will know that my younger daughter is still a resident of Michigan, although we hope to see that change really soon. I don't know why but it seems that the week of her birthday is always her busiest week. In an attempt to spend more time with her, we are celebrating it just a couple days early this year.

I thought I would share pictures of the card I made for her. Andrea and I used to have girls' night. One memorable evening we had Margaritas. For the life of me I can't remember the movie at all. So this birthday card reminds me of that night.

I used white cardstock for the backing, 8.5 x 11" scored and folded. The paper on front is from Paper Studio's All Seasons stack. The Margarita glass is an image I found online that I converted to an SVG and created my own cut file from it. I used red glitter to make the strawberry Margarita, white glitter for the salt. I used a scrap of the paper on front and Amy Chomas' glitter pens & holder to write Happy Birthday.

Be sure to hop on over to Gene Notes to see what else I have to say about her!

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