Last week I was dragging–just feeling tired. You know, kids, juggling several jobs, life obligations; the same things we all go through. Before I could start feeling sorry for myself though, I thought about Betty White. I know, random, but stick with me. Here this legendary woman is, 88 years old and with a career stronger than ever. She’s working the talk show circuit (including playing beer pong on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a few months back), she’s a regular on Comedy Central “Roasts”, she’s in a football-themed Snickers commercial and, much to my utter delight, will be hosting Saturday Night Live (for the first time ever ) on May 8th. If anyone should need a nap, it’s Betty!
- This 1st version has a blank card stock base, layered (using the Acid Free Tacky Glue Stick) with Traci Bautista’s Collage Paper and my PhotoShop pop art “Be A Betty” image (printed on resume paper). The card’s embellished with a Paint Tagger heart, sequin trim, Glitter Paint, sewn on ric-rac and hand embroidery.
- For this 2nd version, I began by laying out pieces of some of my favorite fabrics and color copying them to make my own, customized card stock. Using decorative scissors, I cut that card down as well as a piece of gold glitter paper (another nod to our Golden Girl) and layered them together. Next, I spread a layer of Acid Free Tacky Glue over the back of the “Bow to Betty” image and added it to the mix. Lastly, I glued on some trimming and added some machine-stitched lines.