Saturday, January 9, 2010

butterfly thank you

Hello!  Happy weekend! This week it's been freezing over here!  Absolutely freezing!  I have spent more time at home with days of not going anywhere than I have in maybe a year?  Probably this time of year last time?  And actually I have quite enjoyed it and avoided going out!  The idea of dressing two children all in there snowpants, jackets, hats, gloves, boots, and all the other fun stuff and freezing has kept me home.  Actually two weeks ago at church two older woman laughed while I struggled to dress Carter up in his snowpants.  They told me how they went through it too!  It reminded me how quickly this time passes and I want to enjoy it even if Carter twists and turns and cries to get away from mommy with the snowpants!

I am currently working on Valetines Day cards for Winter's  card drive.  If you havent' heard of it yet please check it out!  I hope to be back in a few days to share a bunch of the ones I have made. Although today I have a thank you card to share:

I love this card so much that I want to keep it all for me! I used two HA stamps for this card, the striped circle and the thank you very much. I die cut the butterflies with my SU Butterfly die.  For the biggest butterfly I used an old history text book than I took liquid glass (glossy accents) and lined the edges and than covered in glitter.  I like the look and using the liquid glass it's super strong and the glitter doesn't come off, it does take a while to harden and I did it before putting the butterfly all together and assembled it after it dried.  For the pink and the blue butterflies I stamped them with the striped circle as on the kraft card with white pigment ink.  The ribbon is a American Crafts one and I based me colors all around it!

I recieved a blog award!  Thank you so much Jill!

The rules are as follows:

1. Copy the award to your blog.

2. Link to the person who gave you the award.

3. Identify 7 interesting facts about yourself.

4. Choose seven other bloggers to pass this award on to.

5. Link to their blogs.

6. Leave them a comment to let them know about this award
My 7 Interesting Facts:
1.  My mother is a professional taylor.  She trained in Europe and is absoultely amazing.  When I was young she was offered an amazing job with a designer but never took it since she didn't want to travel.  She alters my clothes all the time and when I was a teenager I would draw outfits that I wanted and she would make them.  Sadly I can hardly sew!  When I see sewing done on cards I think to myself I really should do that. Never want to do it, I should!  My mom has offered me a machine and I keep meaning to get it!  I remember when I was in my early 20's and I told her I wanted to learn she quickly talked about sending me across the country to the place that had the best course in Canada.  I had been thinking of taking a small course through the lesure guide!
2.  I love breastfeeding!  My brother is 5 years younger than me and I remember my mother nursing him.  I always knew I would too.  I always wanted babies and when Ariel came I never had any problems nursing! (I did read A LOT before she was born on it)  My son Carter wasn't as easy but I am still nursing him in the mornings, I don't know when I will stop.  Breast is best! 
3. I have a sweet tooth!  I love desserts, and candy!  I used to eat it daily but have gotten better.
4.  I enjoy baking!  I love hunting for great recipes! 
5.  I am a first generation Canadian.  My parents are both from Croatia and immigrated to Canada seperatly and met and fell in love here!  I was born here and actually didn't speak English until I was 4! I can still understand Croation quite well and can speak okay.  I have been to Croatia twice, the last was 5 1/2 years ago already!
6.  I was robbed at gunpoint when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my first child Ariel. It was as terrifying as you can imagine! This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me, and I pray that it stays that way.  My coworkers all told me that they thought they would become midwives that day!  Thankfully Ariel didn't arrive for 8 weeks!
7.  When I was a child/teenager I imagined my family.  I don't know why I did this but I did.  Here is what I saw:  A Girl and a boy both blonde with a blondish husband (I am not in it as I am looking at them if that makes sense)  we are all standing on a bridge looking at water.  I have that family now, how cool is that?  When my son Carter was born I remembered this, for some reason I hadn't before.  It was quite interesting to remember that!  I look forward to the point in my life where we are standing on a bridge and I can know that it's what I had in my heart.

So the 7 bloggers I am giving this award to is as follows (and sorry if you received it already....)








What a long post!  Hope you enjoy my 7 interesting things!  (BTW I cannot find the spellchecker on this new setting I have! )


Virginia L. said...

Wow! Anita! I SO enjoy reading about YOU! What a SWEETIE you are! I admire your nuturing and loving attitude toward people (& babies!!!) and how "visionary" you are in foreseeing your future family. I am also shocked that you had that horrible ordeal when you were pregnant! Thank God that you are FINE and you must have a guarding angel with remember that! Thank you SO much for thinking of me as I'm honored to get this award PS:I didn't have this one till now!

Virginia L. said...

Since you enjoy baking... well, food really, do check out this post of mine about Crepes! Enjoy!

Dawn T said...

Anita...thanks for sending the award my way.... I'm definitely not as interesting as you... will have think about what I can share that might be interesting. You are quite amazing... I bet you were terrified... luckily in NZ there are not many armed robberies...
Loved your thoughts of a family and now it's true... how lucky is that.

Pajalu said...

Hi Anita, I just want to say I love your butterfly card :D. I also liked reading more about you. What a wonderful blog you have xoxoxox

Vanessa said...

Thank you so much, Anita!! I hope to find 7 interesting things about me - topping your frightening robbing story will be impossible! Your card is adorable - I would keep it, too!


Sanne said...

Lovely design and colors - and you used kraft, too - yummy yum!!!!

Lin said...

Anita, you put alot of thought into your 7 interesting things, and they were (interesting)! I loved reading all about you. Love your card today too!

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing Anita! Love the layers of this butterfly!

Jill said...

Love your butterfly card! Great colors! So fun to read about you, Anita! Your warmth and love of family is beautiful. Thank you for all you share on your blog! (ps- I think you should take that sewing class! If you sew as beautifully as you make cards we are all in for a treat!)

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Jessica said...

Hi Anita!! Thanks for the blog award :) I really enjoyed reading a little about you. Number 6 was pretty scary and oh and 7 was super-what a blessing :) Have you seen my recent post on key lime/white chocolate chip tea cookies. I think you'd love them check them out here:

Now for the card... I think this it is lovely. The butterfly is such a stunner and the colors are great. TFS!!

Alice said...

gorgeous butterfly card, Anita!! Congrats on the blog award and thank you so much for giving it to me!! I am so happy and honored to receive from you!! =) You are so sweet! I really enjoyed reading those fun facts about you!

Char Dobson said...

Love the card, Anita. Glittering the edges of the butterfly is a great idea. I bet it looks even more beautiful in person. A great way to use the HA cling stamp too.


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