Monday, May 11, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday...a little late! MTTSC21

This really was a challenge for me this week! The sketch (MTTSC21) was tricky...ah, the minds of children! They are way smarter than we give them credit for!! I'm not 100% happy with the picture because the card is better in person, but here goes! The Butterfly stamp is from Great Impressions, and it is colored with Faber Castell pencils and Gamsol...I thought that it looked softer than using Copics. I do love that I was able to use a long forgotten embellishment...the ribbon slide letters! They are difficult to see, but it says "Fly." I also used one of the skinny Cuttlebug embossing folders on the edge because it just needed something there!

I'm going to blabber on for a minute because today would've been my grandmother's birthday. May has always been both a special and busy month in my family. My birthday is tomorrow, and there was almost exactly 60 years to the day age difference between us...she would've been 97. WOW...I really miss her. She used to make us all special cakes for our birthdays. My favorites were always slush cakes. Today is also my nephew's 19th birthday, so it just shows me that life ends and begins, there's just no stopping it. I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!
Card details:
Paper: Pixie Pink and Lovely Lilac by Stampin' Up; Euphoria by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Faber Castell pencils; Gamsol; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Slide letters by Paper Studio; ribbon


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Beautiful card.
Beautiful story.
A very happy birthday to a beautiful person!


Tina said...

So pretty, love those colors.

Cassie said...

well it turned out wonderful nancy!

have a happy birthday tomorrow! a slush cake sounds divine!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!! Happy Birthday!!

Michelle said...

Nancy - your card is beautiful! At this time I'm sure you can sit back and remember all those wonderful times - I'm sure she's smiling down on you :o)

stampin abi said...

very pretty!