Sunday, June 17, 2012

How Harvey saved Fathers' Day...

I am the master of procrastination. And sometimes it gets me in trouble. But things always seem to work out. Maybe I have a mischievous 6 ft. tall pooka (in the form of a rabbit) named Harvey watching out for me. I should explain.

I was able to scramble this week and get a card off to my dad to arrive in time for Fathers' Day but I kinda forgot about my father-in-law. Suddenly it was Saturday and I realized that even if I made a card, I'd have to get hubby to fill it with heartfelt wishes and get it to the post office by 12 noon... and it would still be late. Sigh. Not gonna happen. Now all I could do was put one together that would be mailed on Monday. Oh the shame of it.

For months, the plan for this Saturday was to take dear son #2 to see Jim Parsons in the Broadway revival of Harvey, the movie made famous by Jimmy Stewart. We are all Big Bang Theory fans (of which Jim has won numerous awards for his character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.) In addition, because of an invite to a Sunday wedding, that meant that we wouldn't be seeing my father-in-law for Fathers' Day. (My dad is 1000 miles away... not seeing him either.) Suddenly, as if Harvey intervened, dear son's friend couldn't go to the show and dear son deferred his ticket so that we could invite another couple to go with us. Eureka! Invite the in-laws, make a card to take with us and there you have a gift and the card delivered on time! Lol.

Now I still didn't have a lot of time to make a card so when I spied this card that I made for hubby a few years back (and he's nice enough to keep it in his bureau), I realized I had a very easy design to copy. I had used a Stampin Up set called In the Wild and one of their designer series papers.

In less than half an hour, I was able to dig up a Stampin Up set called The Back Nine (and found that I had stamped an extra image for future use), pull a few SU papers from my stash, stamp sentiments from Paper Smooches Word Up and Qwick Quips and call it done. (I tried to put a decorative clip on it but it didn't work.)

I had just enough time left to run upstairs, hand the card and a pen to hubby and dash off to get ready to leave for our dinner and that wonderful show with the in-laws.

Whew, thanks Harvey.


Leslie Hanna said...

Perfect!!! I remember that paper, and that fold! :) Great cards!

Queen Lightwell said...

It's the only bad thing about being a cardmaker, huh? When you accidentally forget a holiday or person or occasion that must be marked with a card! :) Done it more than a few times myself. lol I'm really starting to see the wisdom in keeping back a bit of a stash of mostly completed cards for just those times. But yours turned out really well for such a quick card! Thanks for sharing the story of how it came to be with us! :)

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