Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flowers for You

Childhood Portraits_Jan 2011

Tonight’s card was inspired by the Graphic 45 patterned paper I used. If you look closely, you will notice the hat pin embellishment I added to dress up my ribbon. It’s one of Close To My Heart’s Pretty Pins. I changed out its pink bead for a neutral-colored heart-shaped bead, adding a tiny drop of Liquid Glass to cement it in place.

Materials & Tools: Vanilla Cream cardstock; Graphic 45 En Vogue paper from the Fashionista Collection; Black and Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen Distressing Ink ink pads; Childhood Portraits stamp set; Colonial White chiffon ribbon; Pretty Pins; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; Piercing tool; Sponge texture tool.

A Slice of Life: Although my days off were not quite what I envisioned, all is well, and I am ready to go back to work tomorrow evening. Between now and then I have a few things to do, too. Tomorrow morning, I need to run some errands, and in the afternoon, Grandpa and I will be watching little Mari while her mom goes to her appointment at the clinic. Sweet! If she is happy and awake, you can be sure my camera will be in her little face. For all I know, Bjorn and Mathias will be here for a couple of hours in the morning, too. They were this morning, because school started two hours late due to the frigid temperatures. Evidently, -20° is worse at 8 am than it is at 10 am. LOL. With no wind, it really isn’t all that bad outside.

Did you have a good day? I hope so. I hope, too, that I will have the chance to stamp and post over the course of the next few days. Regardless of whether or not I get anything done, I do have something very special to share. I’ve just been waiting for a photo op. Maybe tomorrow … You will have to check back to see what I am talking about. For now, goodnight and thanks for stopping by!


Laurel said...

Love the silhouettes how fun!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. So classy and timeles.

I'm definitely looking forward to see what the something special is that you have to share.

Jeanne said...

Wow, Kathi! This card is a stunner! That image is so sweet and the paper you chose goes perfectly with it. Love the ribbon and that beautiful pin that is the perfect finishing touch.

Glad to hear you are feeling better and thrilled to hear you will be watching Miss Mari for a bit. What a joy that will be.

Looking forward to seeing your special something that you have to share, although I personally think everything you share is something special. *Ü*


Sparkle said...

This is just so cute and sweet!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card!

Hope Mari was happy and awake for you. Looking forward to more pics.