Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Butterflies!

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope your having a great day!  Today has been a nice day at home.  Ariel actually stayed home sick from school, she has a fever!  She's been spending the day on the couch!  I really hope she feels better soon!  :>  And Carter gave me quite a scare today, he was walking down the steps to go outside and managed to start falling head first!  His head just missed the concrete step as his body flipped and he landed sitting up on the grass!  My MIL was over too and it was like watching in slow motion and I felt glued in my spot!  He cried for a bit and has been fine!  Praise God!

Yesterday I worked the federal election here in Canada.  I enjoyed it!  I didn't work with the ballots but instead registering people.  I like that job better!  I took my book to study and got a lot done but after a while I couldn't read that any more!  Since we were in a baptist church I asked another election worker who was also a custodian at the church to find me a parenting book.  He brought me back James Dobson's Strong Willed Child!  I laughed!  As well that's Carter! I actually managed to read most of the book, I can read fast, it was slow and I read what applied to Carter's age due to my limited time!  And I got paid for it all!  But over 12 hours is one long day!

I've been busy making Mother's Day cards!  My friend asked me to make her 5!  This one is very girly:

I am going to enter this into this month's Hero Arts contest one of the challenges is Colored Pencils!  I colored the butterflies with prisma pencils and blended it with mineral spirits (odorless paint thinner!) I've been playing around with my ruffling with ribbon and tried this way this time....

Well that's it!  I think I am going to go and take the kids for a walk as it's beautiful and I think Ariel could use some time outside!  :>

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh...so glad Carter is okay. That is terrifying to watch your children fall and not be able to stop them. I love this card...WOW on the ribbon treatment! Beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hope Ariel is feeling better and so glad Carter didn't get hurt!! Love your pretty butterfly card, Anita!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! Poor Ariel, I hope she feels much better in the morning! And thank goodness Carter is fine! I think I would have had reaction failure as well! Kids! And your card is beautiful, all this colouring in with pencils is making me want to get mine out too! I just love your butterflies!

Emily Leiphart said...

Poor Ariel! I hope she's feeling better soon. I know how scary it is to watch a fall like Carter's. Your heart stops and you can't breathe. Thank goodness he's okay!

Your card is stunning, Anita! I love the bright pinks. I need to get some pencils so I can colour for this month's challenge!!

Jenny said...

aww I hope shes feeling better soon, big hugs!!! gorgeous card!! have a wonderful week sweetie :D :D

Dawn said...

Hope your little one is better.... and what can I say about that card.... the ribbon is totally stunning. Your colouring is also very very pretty.

joy said...

Kis are so resilient, aren't they? Glad Carter's okay and hope Ariel will be better soon!

Those butterflies are so pretty, Anita!

Isha said...

Lovely card. I love butterflies and Pink is my favorite color too.

Anette said...

Gorgeous girly-card!! Love the ruffles, how did you adhere them?

Tiffany said...

Super gorgeous, really love the boldness of the ribbon! It really packs a punch on this beautiful design! I have not even made my Mother's Day card yet, yikes! Hope Ariel feels better soon and glad your son is ok, how scary!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my that is quite a scare and I hope Ariel is better soon. How neat to work your elections! Love this Gorgeous Mother's Day card! A real stunner. I know your friend will be pleased! I am to be a new follower. Sad to say I thought I was already eek. Hope you have a good evening! :-)

Judy1223 said...

Lovely Mother's Day card, Anita! Great coloring on the butterflies, and that ribbon is gorgeous!

Amy said...

Holy Cow Anita!!! This butterfly card is utterly amazing! Great job with the pencils and OMS! My eyes go right to that gorgeous ribbon treatment!!! Glad to hear Carter is ok!

 

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