I hope you are having a great week so far. Mine has been a little bit frustrating. Nothing major or anything. Just little things that have been irritating have been going wrong. I think the main thing is that I just need to let them go and don't let them get to me. So from today forward I am going to be positive. So cross your fingers that my photo software will work this morning! LOL!
So, yesterday the wonderfully talented Maria Bell left me the sweetest comment and made the best suggestion!! She said that she was starting a feature on her blog called The Photo of The Day and suggested that I take a picture of Izzy everyday to go along with my Izzy stories!!! Isn't that the best idea ever! I can hardly wait to get started. Of course I don't have one for today, bad mommy, bad mommy, but I am hoping I will for tomorrow. The only thing is, if I had taken a picture of her on Tuesday she would have been wearing a pink and blue shirt with shorts, her pink striped leg warmers and pink and white checkered flip flops. Not sure if I want to capture this look for all eternity! LOL!
Okay so onto my real Izzy story for today. Yeah, I have a snitch in my midst here! I don't understand it, you raise them, you love them, you tell them to not tell Daddy when you buy things (so kidding here!), and then they rat you out the first chance they get! It all started Monday night when Jason had to go to Target to get some tennis balls. He was so sweet and offered to take Izzy since I had been babysitting all day. Well, according to Jason, when they pulled into the strip mall where Target is (we are not even talking the parking lot of Target), she started yelling, "Target, Target, Target!" OMG!!! That little stinker! We haven't even been there in a couple of weeks and she is basically telling Daddy that we go there every day! Oh boy! What will I do with this girl! LOL! Luckily, Jason has no reason to go to Michaels or the stamping store so I think I am still safe!
Alright onto the cards! I am really trying to be more diligent about playing my weekly sketch challenges. You know how much I love them and I feel like the last couple of weeks I have really been missing some of them. So it was with great relief that I was able to play in this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I decided to make a Get Well Card for a friend.
Aren't these Anyas the best and they are so, so much fun to color!! I started this card by stamping Nurse Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and then colored her in using my copics. Following the sketch, I layered on blue and brown card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. Gosh I love that stuff! I then popped of my little nurse and added a red ribbon behind her with a metal brad I had from Making Memories. I finished the card off by printing my sentiment on the computer, mounting it on some brown and placing it on the side of my nurse. I really hope my friend likes it despite all the brown! (wink, wink)
For my second card of the day, I was finally able to participate in the SCS Sketch Challenge again. You miss one week and it seems like forever. Well, my poor Rachelle Anne Miller stamps have been neglected recently so I decided to ink one up for this sketch.
I really hope I am not jinxing myself by making a winter card. It has been so nice this week that I would be sad to be back in freezing temps again! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping the Lily and Milo from Skating by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and then colored them in with my copics, silver pen and glitter pen. I distressed the edges with a sponge and some bordering blue ink. Following the sketch, I layered on two different blue card stocks and three different pieces of Heidi Grace DP. To finish the card off, I added two white and silver ribbons and tied little bows. A pretty simple card, but I love the overall look.
Well, that is it for me! A winner for my first Pink Cat challenge has been selected and is now up on the Pink Cat blog and the Pink Cat discussion group on PCP. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your creations were amazing!! Thanks as always for stopping by! Smiles!