Monday, April 15, 2013

New Hair & CAS(E) this Sketch!

So, I teased you a bit on Friday about getting a new dramatic cut, but a bit of a dramatic colour: I had the ends dyed pink, as a shout-out to my friend who is battling breast cancer.

I love how it turned out - this is also a permanent dye, so it will last a good long while. It's awesome in a ponytail. Best part? My friend loves it :) Hard to cheer someone up from across the country, but I do what I can. Her surgery was last week, and although she is still in a lot of pain she's healing well.

Another personal update - today I am the mother of two teenagers. Riley turns 13 today!! I am not old enough to be the mother of two teenage boys, I'm just not. No big plans - we always do a 'birthday boy's choice' supper, and Riley wants an ice cream cake. Otherwise, opening presents & taking it easy (other than going to school - that little man has missed too much school being sick lately to miss another day!)

Alrighty, how about the card? Dark blue doesn't seem to be a colour I play with often, so I made a point of using it.

Supplies: washi tape from Jen! ; Spellbinders butterfly die; Mrs. Grossman's sticker sentiment; Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Sapphire, Blue Skies, and Turquoise Blue

The butterfly was cut out of white card stock, and sprayed thoroughly with the Sapphire mist. So shimmery!

 And now to go & wake up the birthday boy....have a great day, even if it *is* Monday ;)


newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this CAS card the butterfly is beautiful . The love the new hair color looks really nice on you. Happy Birthday to your son and enjoy the day years go by so quickly.

Annette Allen said...

yay for fun new hair.. i was wondering when you were going to share a picture of it..

Happy Birthday to your son..

walchowDesign said...

Love your funky hair colour, Jessi!

Happy Birthday to Riley and also to you!

Beautiful splatter of colours on the card!

Dawn said...

Your hair is so fun! I bet you can do lots of neat looking updo's with it and I couldn't think of a better way to cheer your friend up from across the miles.

Happy birthday to Riley!!

Love your card - beautiful colour and shimmer and gorgeous design.

Hugs, Dawn

Chris Dring said...

You go girl! Love love love the pink in your hair! What a great way to cheer up your friend from across the miles! Happy Birthday to Riley! I hope he has a great day! Your card ROCKS! Love the splatters and that shimmery butterfly! Awesome job!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool! Groovy hair!! And what a fun and very original way to cheer someone up who can really use it!! Good luck for your friend and happy birthday to your son! Love the bright blue card, what a pretty color that is!!! Great!!
Hugs, Wendy

jimlynn said...

Fun hair (and you're so sweet to be thinking of your friend) the color you went with!
Gorgeous card!! I really like that blue and the way you did the background. So lovely.

Ardyth said...

Love all the shine and shimmer on this (and what a good friend you are - I'm sure she appreciates your show of support!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Jen W. said...

Awesome hair and I bet it really does look cool in a ponytail. You are the bestest friend a girl could have. :)

Happy birthday to Riley although bummer that it's on a Monday and he has to go to school!

Your card rocks. That washi looks really cool with the sentiment sticker over it and that shimmery butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Lindsey said...

The hair looks great! What an awesome way to support your friend.
TWO teenagers! Good luck.
And the card. A beauty! Looks great in blue.

Linda Pekrul said...

Love your hair, and LOVE what you've done for your friend. Support like that is PRICELESS!

Lisa Arana said...

LOVE the hair!!! It is such a great way to support your friend. AND Riley is a teen??? Gosh, hope he has a fabulous birthday.

Stunner of a card my dear. LOVE the splatter look and great use of the sketch.

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE the new color, Jessi!! You are such a dedicated and supportive friend. Way to go!! Great card (love how you used the sticker sentiment over the washi tape!). And a HUGE happy birthday to Riley!! You DEFINITELY are not old enough to be the parent of 2 teenagers. No way, no how . . . Hope you had a fun day of celebrating!

Greta said...

You're an amazing friend, Jessi! You must have really lifted her spirits. Happy Birthday to the new teenager (just wait until you have a great grandchild--of course, it's by marriage--I'm not old enough either--LOL!) Love your blue & white card--great use of the sketch!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Belated happy birthday to your boy, Jessi. :)

Love how you dyed your hair, and even more so knowing the reason why. You are such a good friend.

Unknown said...

this is awesome! i love the washi tape strips and that gorgeous butterfly!

Jenny said...

Seriously love the hair, what a great shout out to your friend :0) happy belated birthday to Riley too, hope he had an awesome day.
Fun card, love all those splats of ink in the bkgd :0)