So turning 40 is it really that bad? No...I really dont think so. I was happy when I turned 40 cause at 39, I had set a goal to reach by the time I turned 40 and I made it...so I was focused on that versus the number of birthdays. I had a very wise friend tell me that this time in my life is the best because I should have a better idea now of who I am versus in the past. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that, but for the most part it is true.
So one of my bestest friends, Tricia, recently turned 40 and I thought I would make a little something for her. This was the perfect opportunity to use the "40 Sucks" ideas I had seen online. That is my disclainer, this is not my idea and I dont know whose original idea it was...so if it was you...cheers to you!
My first creation was the card. Now, as many of you will note, I dont do the collage style well, pretty much everything you see from me is clean and simple. So this was a little out of my box, but I think the tickets are just adorable!
Lastly, I used a "repuprosed" candle can for the sucker "vase". I put floral foam in the bottom and added some pink grass over it. Then I counted suckers and stuck them in.
Warning: Keep out of the reach of dogs. My birdie dog decided to snatch 2 suckers out of here when I was not looking. It took my husband and I FOREVER to count and re-count to make sure I had 40. The dog ate the sticks and all so there was no evidence and I would not have known had it not been for the loud crunch I heard!
Happy Birthday Tricia!! It will be a GREAT year!
Stamps: PTI (Up,Up and Away, Just the Ticket, Library Card, Fillable Frame 4, BB Tin Types and Enjoy The Ride) TAC (Needed Numbers)
Paper: SU! Regal Rose and Patterned Paper (?)
Ink: Snow White(PTI), Momento Black, SU! Regal Rose, Palette Charcoal Greay
Misc: Ticket Border from PTI, Ribbon