I Love to Create: Ode to Betty White Cards
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.
What a great idea! I know a few gals I’ll have to give them to…
Those are great! Thank you for doing such a wonderful homage to a great woman. Betty White’s always been an idol for me since she lost her husband Allen Ludden. She kept her head up and still remained strong in her work and her help with animals, not to mention she’s funny as all get out!
Whew, your blog headline scared me. I thought something had happened to Betty. Glad to hear she’s still kickin’ butt. This is a sweet idea! I love the Golden Girls–still watch re-runs all the time.
I old enough to remember the romance she and Allen Luden had on Pass Word. When he passed away I was so heart broken for her.
She is an amazing women.
Hope you feel better.
Betty is also going to be part of a new series on cable. What a woman!
Cute prize – love it!
Gretchen–No silly, I would’ve put “In memory of” if something happened to her. 😉
Hey, I just had an idea. Clover, Penelope, Tallulah & Sylvia should be the Golden Girls for Halloween! I call Sophia for Clo since that’s where her middle name came from…well, and she’s the tiniest. 😉
That is so cool! Now that would be a great image for a t shirt too!! Love Betty!! I also remember back in the day before Allen Luden passed away. My mom and I felt so sad for Betty.
Her commercial is hysterical! I’ve seen the followup with Aretha and Liza, but Betty’s is the best. Way to represent a great lady!
I love Betty White too. She is a gem!
I’ll be linking to this post at my blog: www:intentionsandinspirations.blogspot.com
and hoping to someday get more adapt at adding visuals to my blog. Alas, my co-writer is off on an adventure at the moment and so my print will be posted unembellished.
In any event, thanks for the inspiration!
This is a fun cardmaking idea. A tribute for someone.