Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Sweet Little Boy

So many challenges, so little time:) That's how I've been feeling lately. Not enough time to stamp for me for some reason. Last week I was blog hopping and found the Bubble Bin over at My Favorite Things. The Bubble Bin changes each week so check it out. Gotta tell ya' that I got some really great deals. When I was perusing the stamps I saw this one called Cuddle Up Carter. He reminds me of my son. Dalton has hair that sticks up like that when it gets too long. We call it his "cock-a-doodle-doo." It is usually untameable. Dalton also has a blue pair of Star Wars PJ's that he got for Christmas. They are definitely his favorite. AND.. I love frogs...not REAL frogs...just cute frogs....that don't move. So I had to get this set. This sketch is for Jen Del Muro's SFYTT. She has blog candy this week. Try it out!

I am not happy with my coloring. Still trying to work on that. I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Practice is definitely what I need. Plus a few tutorials wouldn't hurt. I have to say that acrylic stamps are becoming very fun for me. I was able to create the wording around that oval with my acrylic block. I could also slightly curve the sentiments onto the block. So cool. Not such a great job on spacing, but Dalton won't care. He's been having a rough time lately and I think cuddling up is just what he needs.

Recipe:
Stamps: Cuddle Up Carter
Ink: Brilliance Black, Tango Tangerine, Cert Celery
Paper: DCWV Citrus Pack, So Saffron, Whisper White
Other: Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer, Inksentials White Gel Pen, Oval punch, brads, button (Walmart), White taffetta ribbon, dimensionals, watercolor pencils, blender pen, embroidery floss

Have a great Tuesday!

5 comments:

Randee E said...

Cute card! Love that big green button!

Sprytebyrd said...

Very cute card! Love the little froggie slippers and the big button is a perfect touch!

KatieTurtle said...

I think your coloring is just beautiful. The froggie slippers are the best touch!

Crafting Joanne said...

This is so cute and lovely Nikki, great wording.

Joanne x

Lilsweetpea said...

I love that the stamp reminds you of your son. I hope this card cheered him up!