Sunday, May 13, 2012
While the Big Boys are Away
While the big boys are away, the little one and I get to play. When asked what he wanted to do while my husband and the oldest were out fishing, he responded "Let's make some cards for Grandma!" When he makes cards he gets free rein of the typing paper and a bag of wooden stamps that I no longer use. He is so careful now to wipe off the stamps with a baby wipe before inking with another color. He ended up with thirteen cards, I think, which he was so proud to present to my Grandmother who is recuperating from a recent surgery. He stood their with his chest out and eyes wide as she looked at each and every one and had a few nice words for each as well.
Moxie Fab World has a pretty fun challenge called Spectacular Spectacles. I drew out some old style glasses and for the lenses filled one side with plain acetate and the other I used the cracked glass technique over another piece of acetate. Since I had the broken lenses situation, I knew I wanted to make the card into some sort of encouragement card (for Gallery Idol)...things will be better soon, you've got to just get past the bad bout first... My husband helped with the sentiments-he's good like that sometimes, and was close by to make sure I executed them in the way he had imagined.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful seasoned mothers, new mothers and expectant mothers today!
(Sue Speck if you are reading today: To answer your question on my post the other day, the three window die is from Papertrey Ink, you can find it here.)
Cardstock: (Teal) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!, (White) Office Max
Stamps: (Alphadots) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Acetate), (Pen) Pilot