Well, it's a rainy Sunday here in CT. David got himself a new Xbox360 game and he is way gone. The kids got themselves some new toys thanks to Mamaw Neda (my mother) and they are way gone as well. Which adds up to me getting some precious uninterrupted time to do a little paper crafting. So, here's another pass at a Mother's Day card. Wait, before I go into all that I have to share something. As you may know the children came to be with us a year and a half ago and when they often play with their toys there would be great peril for the toys that could only be saved by repeated cries for "Mommy" and "Daddy". In the past two weeks that has subsided and Mommy has been replaced by their nickname for me "Bebee." Now I am not sure what this means and am trying not to read alot into it, but I hope that it means on some level that they feel safe and know that they are and will be protected. Then again, they could be calling out something all together different ... and I could be hearing what I want OR need to hear.
Okay, back to the project at hand. This card went much easier than the other I last posted. I suppose it's more my style or something. I wonder if that's how one determines their creative style, does the project go easy? Probably not, life is not suppose to be easy, right? Anyway, the design is from Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty blog AGAIN, she really does some wonderful things over there. I spent far too much time on the ribbon. The ribbon is SU's Whisper White Satin ribbon that I hand dyed Ruby Red - I wish I could say that it was an easy to do. But that would be a huge freakin' lie. This certainly wasn't my first time dying ribbon but I wanted a easier way to accomplish it and read some obscure blog posting about using a marker instead of a reinker - let me just say that it was blotchy and looked awful. Luckily I was able to simple wash the ribbon (after heat setting, not sure how that worked) and start over. Take it from me using a reinker will save yourself a big mess of wasted time.
A Ruby Red Mother's Day
Paper: Close to my Heart Topstich
Cardstock: Close to my Heart White Daisy, Chocolate, Stampin' UP! Ruby Red
Stamps: Close to my Heart Delight in Everything, Stampin' UP! Well Scripted
Ink: Close to my Heart Chocolate, Stampin' UP! Ruby Red
Fibers: Stampin' UP! Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Punch: Stampin' UP! Scallop Edge Punch
Design: Mary Fish, Stampin Pretty Blog
As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!