Thursday, February 9, 2012

PTI anniversary, day 5 + "things my kids said" thursdays

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I thought I'd reverse the order today - kids stuff first, card second ;)  Time for my 2nd thursday installment - my 20-month-old Maia woke up with CRAZY hair the other day (I'd love to say it was an unusual sight, but no), and 2 tufts stood straight up on either side of her head.  Sofia, (she's 6), took one look at her, and yelled: "it's like a helicopter!"  I whispered a quick something into Maia's ear, and she gave a hearty "go, GADGET!" hee hee.  The things we teach our kids.  We were all in stitches - it was the most pleasant hurry-up-and-get-to-the-bus morning of the week :)  Don't forget to share your own kid-funniness in the comments section - I love hearing them!

Now, back to business/play time: today is Pinterest inspiration over at PTI.  Love it.  I pinned the print (above) this morning, and got busy.


My full-disclosure for today is that this is the 3rd take on the same card.  Some inking-problems, a few layout issues, but I'm happy to say I think I worked them out :)  I embossed my card base with an SU folder first. THEN I SET IT ASIDE (no red ink on this one, lol!).  Next, I stamped my aqua mist mat with polka dots in versamark ink.  The "you" was selectively inked from a "think big favorites" sentiment, and then flanked on either side with part of a picket fence die-cut.  The sentiment banner was created as per last week's MIM tutorial - I love the look!  I stamped the back-side of the banner with an image from the "mat stack 4" set.


I stamped the bird (from "happy trails") in aqua mist ink and then, with a sponge dauber, inked up his little belly in red ink.


Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Elena,

    Love your card - Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy are a match made in heaven (IMHO)!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog - have now found you and added you to my lit!

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  2. One of my fave colour combos (the poppy more than the brick from your inspiration image, to boot). What did my kid say this week? I had to send her to school with non-conformist gray gym-shorts today. WAY behind on laundry over here. So I told Eva to explain to her teacher, "My mom is not so great at laundry." Her 6 year old reply to me: "Mommy, that's not a very nice thing for me to say about you to my teacher." *swoon* She IS learning values. :D

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    1. swooning!!! that is the sweetest thing :)

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  3. So, the aqua background is stamped?
    Very sweet and fresh color combo.

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    1. yes, I did stamp the background - with "polka dot basics II". Thanks for your nice comment!

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  4. Love the colors! Great job with the challenge! Great job!

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  5. Gosh Elena, you really made a good interpretation from the print. I love aqua mist and the finished card is so soft and pretty.

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  6. Great job, Elena! the card has the same feel, with a nice delicate-ness to it!

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  7. fabulous card. Love all the elements!

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  8. this is a stunner...gosh i love it!:)

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  9. This is gorgeous, Elena! I love all the details you added: the back of the banner, and the background polka dots! So, so well done!

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  10. WOW! Your efforts were worth the end result. What an original card. Love how you split the picket fence. The bird is darling. Great banner too!

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  11. Beautiful Elena. I love how you divided the fence. Great interpretation.

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  12. Your efforts paid off. This is a beautiful card. I like how you broke up that picket fence. Right now, I can't think of anything cute my daughters have said. Today, most of what they said should not be printed--teenaged girls. But, I think in an hour or two, they will revert to their old sweet selves when they want to be tucked in for the night.

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  13. Great card! I love what you did with the Pinterest inspiration.

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  14. Great card! I love what you did with the Pinterest inspiration.

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  15. Oh my giddy aunt! This is fantastic! Like the rouged belly bird wasn't fabulous enough, you've wow-ed us with that incredible ribbon banner! So inspiring!

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  16. This is beautiful! I love how you inked the bird, and I love your banner!! Your kiddo story is too cute... I feel like I should have something to share with you, but it's late, and I'm tired, so drawing a blank :| Maybe another time!

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  17. Beautiful, Elena! LOVE these colors and your interpretation of the Pinterest photo~you have such a sense of style.

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  18. Oh wow, this is fabulous, Elena! I truly love it!
    My kids say cute things all of the time... and then I can't think of what they are! I know Jonah came home the other day with three Valentine sticker books. When we'd asked where/why he'd gotten them, he'd said that they'd had a sub at school and they could choose a prize if they were good. Apparently the prize he wanted was taken (a stuffie), but he saw the sticker books and thought: "Well, Sage and Mom would like those!" So that's what he picked. :) Okay, I guess that was more sweet than funny... I'll see what else I can remember....

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