Monday, June 11, 2012

You Asked for It!

OK Angie, Jen, LeAnne and Nance - you asked for it!  Had to go in the attic and dig but I found a faded old snapshot of me my first year of teaching - long hair, mini skirt,and platform shoes.  Interesting that we couldn't wear pants to school but miniskirts were perfectly ok! Some guy must have made that rule!  This shot was taken toward the end of the school year at "not yet my husband's" college graduation.  Ahhh the 70's............



It wasn't long before we were all in maxi skirts and boots!


There is a bit of stamping to report in this post.  I have been 4 days working on my daughter's baby shower invites.  She liked a recent thank you card I made for her so I modeled them after this card.  All I have left to do is address the envelopes.  Mass production makes me crazy - each card required 7 trips through the Big Shot - times 40 cards - yikes!  


After all of that talk about bedazzled bunnies Erin decided simple flowers with button centers worked best so we are doing a "Cute as a Button" theme.

23 comments:

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda your cards are fabulous and love all the details.. but I'm way too lazy for seven trips through the BS. I would have stacked some stuff and cut 6,7, 8 at a time!

Now about those legs!!! whoo hoo girlfriend. Don't you wish we could go back ....hugs

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Those cards are cute, Linda!!! But, wow - 7 trips through the Big Shot for each? Well worth the effort, I say!!!

And wow.... look at the trip back in time! So funny about the dress code, no pants allowed for women, but mini skirts are A-OK!!! LOL

Jen said...

Whoo hoo you sexy girl!

Nancy said...

Look at you, hot stuff and that hubby (to be)looks pretty cute too. I do remember when women couldn't wear pants to work.
Oh, love the cards and wow such a labor of love,
beautiful!

Dawn Tidd said...

Your arm should be tired from all that cranking!! They are cute and well worth it!

Your pix brings back memories. Everything repeats itself!

LeAnne said...

WOW, you were some foxy chick! LOVE those white platform shoes!!! I do not think I have a single picture of me in any such thing---mini OR platforms!!!
Your invites are quite cute, but I have a mantra for invites: "simple, simple, simple"! We know now just how much you love your DD, don't we! SO sweet, and what a great theme!

jaydee said...

OK... cards first! LOVE them, I can see why she fell in love with them and, they really were worth the trip to the Big Shot so often!
Now..... oh... those were the days. Mini skirts. Long hair. Platform shoes. Youth. You have taken me on a trip back and I think I need to go dig out my old photographs. This shows the foxy, sexy lady in you - and we know she's still there!
Hugs
Jaydee

Pam~ said...

Darling invitations and sure to be loved by all! Who says you don't get exercise while making cards?

Great picture of the good 'ole days!

Amy Gehman said...

Linda, love your picture! :) These cute as a button cards are totally cute as a button! Love them!! Love the baby shower theme, too. Just precious!

Kara Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing the pic! So funny about no pants for women. I'm amazed by these invites, and forty! They are so summer fresh, I would be ultra excited if I received an invite like that!

Mary Fish said...

the cards are fabulous . . . as are those youthful legs! hugs, m

Patti MacLeith said...

Woo WOo!! Love those cards, too!! Thanks, Linda for a flashback!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza....major hottie!!! I knew it! Thanks for posting the pic, it's awesome to see! I just love old photos. Now you have to scrap it! *wink*

On to other business, you shower invites turned out fabulous! Cute as a button, great theme, so fun and classic! I know your daughter must be thrilled!

Heather M said...

Hot for teacher! LOL And the cards are adorable, too ;)

Nance Leedy said...

Holy half skirts Batman!! No wonder your soon-to-be hubs is sporting that big 'ole grin! You are smokin' Linda! I knew it! LOVE seeing that pic--thank you for sharing with us!

Now, those invites certainly are a "labor" of love and definitely cute as a button!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, those cards are gorgeous, but I can imagine so very time consuming, considering how many you need to make.

You look ADORABLE in that 70s shot, Linda! So stylish!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great flashback; and look at those happy smiles! Great cards too. So special for a special occasion.

Mikki said...

Linda, I loved when you did the card the first time I saw it. No wonder why your daughter wanted more....I know I would. Fabulous colors you used for them and the picture..."WOW" very nice.

Kerry Willard Bray said...

These are beautiful! What pretty invites for the shower...no doubt every recipient will be happy to receive these!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous cards, Linda! I love the assortment of colors! And I absolutely LOVE the picture from back in the day! Yowza!

Gisela said...

This is one card I will create myself... great inspiration.

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the invitations - so pretty with so many great details!
Love the pic from the 70s. Great legs ;)

Cindy Beah said...

Woohoo, Linda!
I've been spending time here this evening on your blog loving your designs and had to stop on this one. The invitations are gorgeous!!
I've enjoyed following your progress as Grandma to be and will keep checking back.

The flash back photo shows you were and are a knock out! Yes, I wore mini skirts and platforms just like yours but doubt I looked as good. I remember well the first day we could wear jeans to school.

As alway, I LOVE visiting your blog. Your work is always amazing.