Hi all! Hope you have had a Good Friday! Today I am thankful that my savior died on the cross for me, and for you! Here in Canada (or at least where I live) Good Friday and Easter are holidays where no one works and businesses are closed! And even monday is a holiday for some (lucky gov't workers!) We celebrated Easter with Chad's parents and siblings and children. It was nice. I made my famous white chocolate brownie! Chad's mom made turkey which is my favorite and there was A LOT of good food! Ariel had a great time with her cousins and Carter of course found a lot to get into!
Today's card started with me just making the flowers and than the card came along. The flowers took a bit for me to master them but they were quite fun to make! I am entering this card into the Card Patterns sketch 57 and Kim Wilson's current challenge (make sure to check it out!) And also the current challenge at Hero Arts for home and mother's day, I reversed the sentiment, rather than Happy Mother's Day outside I did what I think is a wonderful sentiment for a mother on the outside and stamped the Happy Mother's Day inside! Anyways here is the card:
I saw on another blog this link for how to make these flowers here but I made my different. After cutting out the swirl I curved it around a wooden skiewer to make it more curly and than loosened it but not the middle and than made the flower the same way and than I found it wouldn't stay shut so I put glossy accents on the bottom and held it down for a bit until it was almost dry. I did this all while watching lost! Let me know if I explained this properly! I did mine different as I found the paper ripped or bent I found wrapping it around a pen didn't make it small enough so I used the skiwer. I stamped the kraft with HA cling dots and the middle panel with a light pink chalk ink with another one of my HA background's.
From Kim's challenge photo I was inpsired by the circles on the cake for the actual flowers, the colors light pink and fuscia and of course the blue, and the damask I did in the light pink in the middle panel! I like reading what inspires other people so I thought it would be fun to share also with you!
Here is a photo of all the kids from tonight, these are all my neices and nephews along with my kids also! I had bought Ariel and Carter those outfits to have for church as I got different ones for Easter. Than my Sister in law came into the store and also got her girls the dress before I told her that I had also, and than my other Sister in law came into the store when I was working and also picked them out! I wasn't planning on wearing it but thought I should today so that they could match! Funny how it works, eh? I won't wear it on sunday as my kids wore it last week!
Hope you have a great weekend, I will be back with more cute easter photo's of the kids in the next bit!