Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Red Hat Girl

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday, my day to post at One Crazy Stamper.  Two things inspired the card I have to show you today ~ 1) I have a birthday coming up this weekend (on which I have to work an 8 hr day.....you think I would have thought to book it off....LOL!) and 2) the stamp from the new line of My Besties looked like a red hat lady.  I did a little research about the Red Hat Society and this is what I found:

The founder of the Society is artist Sue Ellen Cooper, who lives in Fullerton, Orange County, California. In 1997, Cooper gave a friend a 55th birthday gift consisting of a red bowler purchased at an antique store along with a copy of Jenny Joseph's poem "Warning". The opening lines of the poem read:



"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
 With a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me."



 Originally, the society was open to women over 50 (in which category I fit) but is now open to women of all ages.  It was interesting to find out facts about how and why it started and what they do.

Here is the card that my research inspired:


Inside:

RECIPE:
(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories, Close to My Heart, American Crafts
Punch ~ Fiskars Apron Lace
Sentiments ~ Whimsy Stamps Birthday Greetings
Flowers ~ "Use it Up" Inventory
Rhinestones ~ Kaisercraft Silver
Stickles ~ Purple 
Silver

A close up of the image:


Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E55, Y21, YR23; Clothes ~ 0, BV02, BV04, BV08, R32, R35, R37, W1, W3; Hat ~ BV02, BV04, BV08, G29,R32, R35, R37; Shoes ~ E40, E42, E43

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
An Inky Situation ~ Anything Goes
My Besties ~ Use a Flourish
My Besties UK Challenge ~ Anything Goes Using a Bestie stamp
Make It Monday ~ Always Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by today.  Don't forget to join our July "Kraft Challenge" (use the colour kraft on your project) for a chance to win a pack of High Hopes stamps HERE.

Enjoy your day and keep crafting.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

9 comments:

  1. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful layout.
    Spellbinders

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  2. Heatehr, this card is so pretty (even with the purple on it lol). Love the design you did on the card and the inside is just wonderful too! Great colouring!

    Socks!
    Shari

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  3. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge for the UK besties blog. Good luck. Gill DT

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  4. Gorgeous card and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at My Bestiers UK. Abbie DT xx

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  5. So lovely Thank you for joining us in the first ever Bestie UK Challenge i do hope you will come back for future challenges. x

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  6. This is so sweet and i love the Keep Calm Verse . Thank you for joining in the UK Besties Challenge and good luck . Caroline DT xx

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  7. Happy Birthday. thanks for sharing this cutie with us at Make It Monday this week.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  8. She is so cute!! Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    An Inky Situation Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

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