Good morning! I have my card for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch to share with you today. Tonight (or tomorrow morning) I will have the beginnings over some Verve Release Challenges to share with you! I'm so excited for the release this weekend. But yesterday, before the madness began, I sat down to make this card.
My card was heavily influenced by the fact that my cousin and her husband just had their third baby, Ezekiel James, on Thursday. They live in Texas currently while her husband attends Dallas Theological Seminary, so it will be a little while before I actually get to meet the little guy, but I'm excited none-the-less! I went shopping and got the most adorable little boy outfit to mail to them, and this card is going to accompany it.
I stuck to some boyish colors, stayed away from bows, snuck one little flower button on there, and kept it as simple as I could. It is a baby card, so it can be a little girly, right?! I stamped the branch in Kiwi Kiss, then rock and rolled it in Old Olive to add some darker color to the edges. My tea dye stains tamed the white a bit, and then I tried a new technique: ribbon pleating. LOVE! Though, I would image it would be a whole lot easier with a sewing machine. Someday... *sigh*
I have a sub in my classroom today so that I can attend the RIF hearings at our district office. It should be a thrilling day. I'm taking some papers with me to grade. :) But, it's good that everyone is making sure everything is being done properly and according to the law. It just makes for a long, legal (like a court room, but in the district building) day. I did grab some pork chops to make for dinner tonight, so at least I have something to look forward to when I get home! :) Pork with an apple-cherry glaze. And I think I'm going to try some couscous as my side dish. I have some scallions and pine nuts lying around... I think I can whip something up with that. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies- Stamps- PTI: Blooming Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper- Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss, In Bloom dp, Bitty Dots dp, Whisper White
Ink- Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Enchanted Evening
Accessories- buttons, glue dots, tea dye stain