Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's never to early to think about your Mother!

Had a great lesson today - NEVER, EVER walk away from your stampin' table without first putting your markers or your projects UP!

Not even for a second.

Not even to wipe your 4 year old's butt.

Not with a two year old in the house.

Who is awake.

And naughty.

It won't have a good outcome, and you'll end up regretting it. And here is proof:

See that nicely colored image underneath the scribbling? Yep, I'd been working on that....and got called away. I'd put the lids on my markers, got up from my table, and attended to my 4 year old to come back to that! Alex managed to pull the lids off my markers and have some fun coloring in his own fashion. I couldn't even say a whole lot to him, because when I got back in the room his first words were, "See...niiiicccce!" And I hate to discourage creativity....This is why I generally work only during nap time and bed time!
Yep - I'd stamped 4 of them on a page and my intentions were to die cut them after I had them colored....Needless to say - I just started all over at a later time.
When the 2 year old was sleeping.

It all worked out in the end, and I really {heart} my end result:
Yes, yes, that's PURPLE that you see, well, Perfect Plum to be exact. But it's in the purple family. Can you believe it??? I used my Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, (Big Shot - see, you just gotta have one!) to do the embossing. The floral image I colored (twice!), then die cut with the Big Shot (what did I tell you??) and used some Nestabilities - oval and scalloped oval. The sentiment is from All Holidays. There is a "Happy Mother's Day" Sentiment in the Messages for Mom set (where the floral image came from) but it's pretty simple, and I thought this card needed something with a little more. Oh yeah, that would be Old Olive ribbon behind the floral image - using my new favorite ribbon tying technique - just tie an end off with some linen thread. Easy!
So, what do you think? Was it worth the effort of redoing??? Leave me a comment - let me know!


JulieG said...

I feel for ya's always the second one that is the trouble maker :D It was TOTALLY worth redoing...very cute card!

Erna said...

Hi Jen,

I can really understand how you were feeling when you saw this...
But it's a great story to reed.
Your finished card turned out very well!! Love it!