MAN where did the day go ... or the week for that matter! It's been a blur of no-schedule-what-so-ever, playdates, waterslides and sprayparks! Today I was DETERMINED to clean the house ... alas the beautiful weather beckoned and off to the spray park we went ... again! I finally finished my cleaning at 7:00 pm!! Oh well ... it will all get done eventually, right? Heck, here in Alberta we have 6 months of winter to clean house *lol*
Sooo ... it was technically bedtime for the girls 2 minutes ago but since they are still outside playing I guess THAT schedule is in the bin as well ... and that buys me a few minutes to post a card I made Tuesday. Yes ... it was my mom's 72nd birthday on Tuesday so I figured I better make her a card! Lucky for me she was busy and we weren't going to see her until Wednesday ... buying me more time to design something really special.
I love when I get to create a card for some one in particular. Generic cards are nice but when it's for one person thw cards really are easier for me mentally. My mom is a perfect example. She loves vintage. Her house is full of old furniture and nic-nacs from days gone by. She has the old gramaphone, spinning wheel, pots, soap boxes, wash boards .. all sorts of treasures she has found at antique sales over the years. Naturally I had to make her a "vintage"card. The card took me about 2 hours to design. I took my time and really enjoyed searchig through my papers, sets, inks an embellishments to find just what I wanted. I really like how it turned out. Here it is:
Along the bottom of the card I added 3 flowers from the flower trim that was in the last (retired) catalogue. Yes, once again I never actually USED this product until it was retired (oh I TRIED a number of times but it never quite made it!) I lightly sponged the flowers with Baked Brown Sugar and a little PInk Pirouette in the centre. The highlight of the card is the butterfly. I squealed when I made this little guy!!! It's made from 6 layers of the Creped Filter Paper (page 156 - $3.95). Again ... HAD it since January but it's never made it on a card until now!!! I inked my butterfly from Papillon Potpouri )page 90 - $17.9 clear; $22.95 wood) in the new Smoky Slate ink. I stamped it off on scrap paper TWICE to make it REALLY faint, and then stamped it on the crepe filter paper:
I gave the card to mom and yes, she loved it. It took a long time to make but it was very relaxing and enjoyable ... of course then there was the mess to clean up afterwards: