Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Pure Innocence_Girl with Heart_May 2010

Here is my take on Mojo Monday 137. The card also meets the criteria for this week’s challenge on the OCC blog, “Mother’s Day – Look Ma! No Flowers!” Well, maybe not. It’s just dawning on me that the patterned paper is floral. I was thinking of flower embellishments. Floral stamps. Oh, no. Am I disqualified? LOL. I don’t care.

The image is a Heather Ellis Pure Innocence digital image from her Etsy shop. I love her. I paper-pieced her dress and the hearts and colored the rest of the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Olive cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck; Olive, Bamboo, and Juniper ink pads; Pure Innocence Girl with Heart digital image; CTMH Stay it in Style stamp set; Cranberry Mini Brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; Piercing tool; Sponge dauber; Dove blending pen.

I’m yawning tonight, the result of having stuffed myself to the gills at a Chinese buffet this evening. We got raises at work today, so it was a celebratory dinner. Two years ago, the raise was meager due to rising health care costs. Last year, we didn’t get one due to the recession. After seven months of record sales, we were kind of expecting one this year. We weren’t disappointed. Nice. Particularly when one remembers that unemployment is still so high and actually rising in other parts of the country.

The sun peeked out from behind the clouds on and off throughout the day, which was nice, too. I’m still hoping not to see any of the fluffy white stuff tomorrow. As for the 30 degree temperatures they are forecasting, I may have to don a winter jacket one more time.

Did you have a good day, too? I hope so. With husband wanting to go to Wal-Mart, I’ll sign off. With a few things to throw in the cart myself, he’ll probably end up wishing he’d left me at home. Enjoy your Friday! I’ll “see” you again then.


Sharli said...

Great card!!! AND great news about the raise at work - congratulations Kathi! It's always nice to be appreciated and valued.

Laurel said...

What a darling card!

Jeanne said...

This card is too dang sweet to be disqualified for any challenge in my humble opinion! I love the papers and colors you chose. Love it!

Congrats on the raise at work! That's awesome. It may not make your job anymore fun to do, but it sure helps to know that "they" are acknowledging the employees' efforts that contribute to their growth!

Hope you and husband didn't clash carts at the Wal-mart!

Alanna said...

This is so sweet and adorable. I love everything about it and I've got to get me some of those images.

Did you manage to get your goodies into the cart? Were any craft related? Hopefully so. :)

Barb said...

Your card is adorable! You've done an outstanding job! I love the papers you've used and how cute to paper piece her little dress. So sweet!

Carolyn Christie said...

Such a cute card/image!
Wal Mart is always fun when i go by myself. When honey goes with me, there's always way to much in the cart.