Happy Wednesday everyone!!
I know I have been gone for awhile now and I am sorry! One reason is because my parents and my nieces were in town over the weekend and we were super busy just hanging out and catching up! We had so much fun and Izzy had a wonderful time hanging out with her cousins. They went to the park and climbed all over the jungle gym. They played in Izzy's play kitchen making us all sorts of creations to eat! They also read to each other and held hands! It was just so, so sweet! The girls were all so great together! I wish that we could all live closer so she could hang out with them more!
Well the other big thing that happened to disrupt my stamping time, sheesh, was we woke up Monday morning to vandalism on our car, garage door and fence. (We live across the street from a park and have green space behind us with access down the side of our house so people are always walking by). Let me tell you we were a little shocked to say the least! Of course in one respect this is horrible and sad (we weren't the only house hit) but in reality it is also a little amusing. The girls that did this (they fortunately stopped them the night before for breaking curfew without knowing they had done all this damage) were not exactly the brightest bulbs in the box! First they wrote all sorts of slurs against women on Jason's car, spelling several of them wrong, they actually wrote their initials on our fence in spray paint and the best part is they left the can of spray paint in the walkway!! LOL!! And one of my neighbors said they wrote a derogatory slur about being white on her mailbox, which would have been pretty upsetting except my neighbor is a beautiful African American woman! LOL! I have to tell you too, I have never seen so many people slow down in front of our house before! It actually became a little amusing! I started to keep a tally!
Well, as my dad said you can't cry over spilled milk and luckily we have a very good insurance company so hopefully this incident will be behind us soon! I think Izzy has actually enjoyed it a little bit because we have been spending so much time outside! She has been having the time of her life, pushing her stroller around, dragging her little stuffed animals everywhere. It is so cute! I have to say my favorite part though is that after she has spent a day outside she smells so good! I call it her baby sunshine smell. So much fun!
Now onto my Twinkling Tuesday card that is of course a day late! Yikes! And the sad part is I have had this idea since the weekend! Oh well, I finally got it completed and I used my new labels two nesties!!!! Yay!!! So this week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge was actually issued by a guest Twinkie Miss Ava Grace, our DT member Taylor's daughter! In honor of St. Patty's Day she wanted to include a little green and of course brown much to my friend Heather's dismay who seems to be "allergic" to it! LOL!
I just couldn't' help myself with this little Ian. That little plaid hat and the coat and short pants just screamed little Irish lad to me! So, I started my card off by stamping Hello Ian by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored him in with my copics. Before I stamped him I masked off his flower with some tape so it wouldn't stamp. I then punched out 4 tiny hearts from green card stock using my Martha Stewart Punch and then placed them around to make them look like a clover. To create the card itself. I layered on brown and green card stock along with some DP from DCWV. I used my argyle embossing folder to create the texture on my green piece of card stock. Next I cut out my colored image along with a brown piece of card stock using my nesties and added white dots reminiscent of Marky's Mom using my white gel pen. To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment from Blarney Stone by SUINK on white card stock and mounted it on a ribbon tag I punched out with my nesties and threaded through some brown ribbon. I hope, a fun and festive St. Patty's day card!
Now onto the wonderful DT's creations!! They will surely blow you away!!!
MTTSC14 when uploading to SCS or PCP! Lots of smiles!