Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am sorry I haven't posted since the blog hop.  :(  I have really been meaning to, but I just haven't quite gotten to it, but today is the day!  (Every time I say today is the day, I want to finish it off my a Finding Nemo quote..."Today is the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean and were going to get out of....(GASP) the tanks is clean.  The tank is clean!"  I know, I know, I have watched that movie WAY to many times...)

But before we get to that, I just wanted to share some funny little things my daughter says just for fun.  I like to call them Sophisms.  There are so many I can't remember most of them, but here are some recent ones:
1) "lightsaver"= little yellow glow stick
2) "m'nees"= M&M's
3) "mingos or mangos"= flamingos
And last but not least, my most recetn favorite:
4) "band-aid head" = headband

So the card I am showing you today was inspired by the colors I used.  I wanted to use a couple of different shades of orange (Peach Parfait and Tangerine Tango), brown (Choc Chip), bright blue (Bermuda) and a neutral (White or vanilla).  This is how it turned out, not quite as I'd imagined and it took me about 25 minutes just to figure out the right placement of the ribbon and flower (no really, I was having a hard time with this!!!).  So it isn't perfect, but I like how the blue stands out and that the birds symbolize moving upward "in the direction of your dreams".  I stamped both birds with Bermuda Bay ink, one on BB paper and the other on Bashful Blue so they would stand apart from one another.  I enjoyed using my sewing machine to stitch the different orange peices together.  What are your thoughts?  What could make this better (other than a better picture)?  What would you use it for, a graduation, becoming an entrepeneur?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Lovely card - I really like your color choices, Katie! And the "band-aid" head CRACKS ME UP!

sucor said...

Great card and colors! I love the "Sophisms"! Thanks for sharing them.

pigs cricut said...

love the idea.