Stampin’ Up! Thanks So Much Card & A Grandpa StoryPosted on: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Thank you so much for all the suggestions on what to do with my hoards of extra cards. I leave tomorrow EARLY for CHA, but when I’m back I think I’m going to start tackling some of your suggestions.
So I have another Grandpa story for you. Many of you know that my 92 year old grandpa lives with us, and you’ve read some of the stories I have shared with you about what a character he is. Well, he made me laugh again today. Albeit in exasperation.
Right now here in Cambridge there is an unclaimed $50 Million dollar lottery prize, that was drawn on November 30th. So this morning, my grandfather, all serious, calls me into his living room and has me sit down. He hands me the article he cut from the newspaper that talks about this unclaimed prize. Here I think he’s about to tell me that he’s won. Well he proceeds to tell me that he needs me to go online to the OLG website (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) and find out what the numbers were and where the winning ticket was bought. Just as I’m about to ask him to see the ticket, he tells me that he doesn’t have it any more because he tore it up!…….WHAT?!!!!!!!!
After my heart resumed beating at a normal pace I tasked him why in heavens name he would do that. He said, he thought the ticket was expired – to which I told him that we have 1 year before the ticket expires. Anyways, it then sounded like he played the same numbers every week, and he had list of all the locations in the city he typically bought his tickets from (there’s a bit of language barrier – while I speak quite fluent Hungarian, I don’t understand everything, and he can’t always express himself completely in English). At that point I didn’t even want to look up the numbers because what if he HAD won and couldn’t claim the prize because he had no ticket? Wouldn’t THAT have been awful?
He insisted though so I looked it up for him.
After taking a look online I wrote out the numbers, but couldn’t find information beyond the fact that the ticket was purchased here in Cambridge. As he’s looking at the numbers, I ask him if I can see some of his past tickets as he had a few on hand. Well the numbers weren’t remotely similar to the winning numbers, but beyond that, the numbers on each ticket were TOTALLY different. When I asked him about that he said, well in November he had won a free play, and maybe the free play ticket was the winning ticket (keep in mind that now not only do we not know what numbers were played, we also don’t have a ticket).
At that point I told him that if he didn’t have a ticket, he didn’t have a receipt, and he didn’t even know the numbers that were played, there was NO chance in heck that OLG would simply hand over $50 Million.
His response?…….BAH! What do you know? I’ll talk to Todd.
Sometimes you just have to laugh. It’s like the time he got sent a letter in the mail from a supposed “long lost relative” he had never heard of about a million dollar inheritance he may have received……but that’s another story for another time.
Anways, today I thought I’d share with you a simple card I created using Stampin’ Up!’s new Oh Hello stamp set from the 2013 Spring Mini Catalogue. I started by creating a glitter border all around the perimeter of a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Crumb Cake CS – using Sticky Strip (red liner tape) and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I then stamped the flower image in Calypso Coral directly onto a smaller piece of Crumb Cake CS. Beside the image I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Classic ink. I found that in order to get a nice dark image I had to double stamp the sentiment using my Stamp-a-ma jig for placement. I popped up the stamped Crumb Cake CS in the center of the glitter border using Stampin’ Dimensionals and then embellished with a few rhinestones. The whole thing was then mounted onto a Calypso Coral card front.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I’m off to pack now as Soph and I are heading to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show) in Anaheim bright and early tomorrow.