Friday, September 12, 2008


I am so glad that today is Friday. We had a rough homework night last night with my oldest child (exciting was a hard spelling word and we all felt it by the end of the night). After the kids climbed into bed I had to study for a test today of my own, but I was too tired after trying to ger Andrew to spell exciting (Me: Andrew there is no "s" in exciting. Andrew: Yes there is (exsiting) because when you spell "sigh" it starts with a "s" and the word is ex-si(gh)-ting). I think a lot of this is just getting back into a routine with school. Plus, Andrew is like his Dad, more into math than words and reading. I will be overrun in this house if the "math" brains continue on in the form of our children.

We have a busy weekend. Swimming lessons, a family birthday party, Church and all the normal weekend activities of cleaning and grocery shopping. I have a test to take and a paper to write too, so if you do not hear from me check back on Monday.

Here is my card for today. I love this card. This card, like so many others, is not what I had in mind when I started out. I originally had a base of 4.25 x 5.5, but quickly changed that when I messed up on coloring the image. The image is from Fresh Cuts. I stamped it in Basic Brown so I could water color.
To color the image I used a very fine water color brush and used the new Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point Classic Ink Refills. Once done coloring I used a very wet, broad watercolor brush and inked it up with a So Saffron. I brushed this over the entire image to age it just a little.

Once the image was dry I inked the whole piece up with Versa Mark. I then used the clear embossing powder over the image and heat set.
I mounted the image on Kiwi Kiss and then onto Chocolate Chip (shocker I know). I cut the Chocolate Chip larger than I intented so I just pierced the edges.

The saying comes from the Fresh Cuts set also. I inked "for you" up with Basic Bown and stamped it on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla. I used the small oval punch to cut it out. To give a little something to the "for you" tag I used another image from the Fresh Cuts set, inked it up in Tangerine Tango, stamped it off onto scrap paper then stamped it onto the oval. I added the Chocolate Taffeta ribbon by first punching a hole on one side of the oval and tying it on.
Have a good weekend everyone!