Sunday, February 14, 2010

Simple Sunday, too!

Field of Blooms_Feb 2010

I came across this little flower image this morning while looking for a different stamp and could resist making a card with it. The image looks like it was drawn by a child and reminds me of Bjorn.

It’s probably been a couple of years since I taught him how to draw flowers, trees, the sun, etc. He was one who always wanted me to do his drawing for him, and I obliged until one day when I told him, “You can do this, Bjorn.” I had him copy what I was doing and praised his every stroke of the marker. When he was done, he was so proud. And while his drawing has improved significantly, he’s still doing things the way I showed him. His sun always has a smiley face. So sweet.

About my card, I stamped my image on textured cardstock and colored it with markers. I used foam tape to mount the image to the card base. Simple. Sweet.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Black cardstock; Black ink pad; Holiday Red, Topiary, Dutch Blue, Sunflower, and Chocolate markers; Stampendous Field of Blooms Cling stamp and CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Black mini brads; 3M foam mounting tape.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m busy today doing all the stuff I didn’t do yesterday. I think it’s just going to be Grandpa and me celebrating, and I think he’s about given up with regard to “doing” something. He mentioned a half a dozen or so different places to go out to eat with none of them causing me to jump up and down with excitement. After 32 years, he should know food is not the way to my heart. I eat to live (as opposed to live to eat) and am just as happy with a peanut butter sandwich as I am with steak and lobster. Now, if he’d go out and get me a box of chocolates … LOL.

No, I’d better get back with the program. I hope your day is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!


mE said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love this card. I think I love that it's so, what's the word? I dunno.. lol however, I love all the white space and then that neat POP of color wiht the flowers. It reminds me of a framed piece of art at a gallery.

It's so fun teaching kids to be creative, or rather, helping them hone their creative skills! :)

Happy Valentines Day, my friend!


Barb said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Kathi! I hope you had a great day. Love your's very clean and simple. Sometimes it's nice to treat the eye to things like this, since we are bombarded all day with fast moving colorful images. My eyes...thank you. :-)

Sharli said...

Love your card and the story about helping Bjorn unleash his artistic talents! I think most of us just need a little encouragement to "try". It's a very fun card! Happy!

Your comment about "eating to live" makes me jealous. In a way, I wish that was me - but I'm afraid I live to eat and that means I'm always thinking about what I'd like to eat, what my favorite foods are, how long untill . . . well, you get it. It makes it really really hard to lose weight! The only thing I've found that works is to get so involved in something (usually stamping) that I don't think about food for awhile! ;-)

Happy Valentines Day!

Laurel said...

Oh this is so fun, love the cheery colors and the cute little flowers.

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful, whimsical card, Kathi! I love that you help Bjorn to find his creative side, too. You're the bestest grandma ever!

I love your philosophy of eat to live. Something I'm striving for, but definitely not there yet. LOL

Happy Monday to you! Hope it will be a great week for you!

Carolyn Christie said...

Gorgeous card!! I hope you got to do something special with your hunny! Sometimes i live to eat.. depends what i'm craving... Chocolate mostly!

Sarah said...

LOVE ti Kathi...soooo cute. (And the smiley face in the sun...priceless)