Happy Thursday everyone!
Today is just beautiful out!! Slightly colder than earlier in the week, but very sunny and nice. Izzy and I have been outside for a little bit, we had to take the car in for its estimate then we made a pit stop at Michaels. That was a lot of fun. I got another new EK Success border punch that I will hopefully be trying out in the next couple of days. I am really looking forward to that. Poor Izzy is slightly under the weather again though. She has the sniffles and a runny nose but hasn't let it slow her down. I think she is just enjoying soaking up the sun! However, poor baby, yesterday she basically went until she just couldn't go anymore. She finally grabbed one of my chair pillows and the arm rest cover and laid down in the middle of the kitchen floor! It was so, so cute!! She kept saying, "Izzy night night. Izzy night night." She is just too cute! Here is a picture of her just before I put her down for a real nap! LOL!
So I am still trying to slowly play catchup this week. Hence the late post and only one card. I will be glad when everything gets back to normal and I can get back on my regular routine again!! Well, yesterday I was going through my stack of prestamped images that I have been lucky to received from my wonderful friends when I came across this adorable Sarah Kay image. Izzy has been really into babies lately and pretending to take care of them so it just struck me as the perfect little mother's day card image. I decided to use this week's SCS Sketch Challenge for the layout.
Isn't this the sweetest image ever!!!! Izzy loves to pretend feed her little babies although it was a tough go there for awhile trying to convince her that they didn't need real food to eat! LOL! Anywhoo, I started this card by coloring in Picnic Time by Sarah Kay for Stampavie that my friend Jessica stamped for me and colored her in using my copics. I then mounted her on some red, teal and black card stock. Following this week's sketch challenge layout, I layered on red, black and teal card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie. I know you were supposed to use two different kinds of paper for the stripes but I tried that and I didn't feel it looked as good! Next I distressed everything with a sponge and some Close to Cocoa ink. I added some buttons to the top corner that I just received in the mail from my good friend Jacquie and finished the card off by punching out a teal ribbon tag using my nesties and stamping "mother" and some flowers in the middle. I really hope my mom will like it. It reminds me so much of my Izzy!
Well that is it for me today. If I haven't been by your blog this week yet, I promise I will be there! My google reader is insane right now! LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging in there with me! Have a great rest of the day and lots of smiles!