Monday, February 25, 2008

No one likes a Poked Eye!

Forget about worrying about my son's teeth....after this conversation today, I am now more worried about his school (lol!):

Ben: Mom, do you want to play school?

Me: Sure, Ben. Am I the student again?

Ben: Yep. And here are the rules that you have to just listen to--
  • Number 1- Don't push anyone (understandable!)
  • Number 2- Don't grab anyone in the neck or you will kill them (hmm...me thinks this one was lost in the translation)
  • Number 3- Don't poke anyone in the eye or they will have a poked eye (very true!)

(I promise we live in a good neighborhood!!!) Gotta love kids. Just makes me wonder what he says about me at school!?!

This card was created for Beate's weekend sketch challenge (WSC36). I normally don't get a lot of stamping time on the weekend so I miss out on a lot of fun sketches.....but this weekend, I found a little bit of time (Ok..... I stole it!) Beate has a weekend sketch on her blog every week and she is a phenominal stamper too!


I used Baskets of Happiness from Gina K Designs (Yes, I am obsessed with this set!) I colored the main image with prismacolor pencils and Copics. I added some paper piercing along the side and rounded the two corners. I used a Copic Marker to color some white ric rak to match the colors in the card. I love how simple the design is...really lets the image stand out.

Thanks for a great sketch, Beate! Really helped to pull me out of my creative slump!



Here is a close up of the image. I used a piece of hemp to tie around the basket of flowers. Also, you can see the ric rak that I colored with my Copic marker to match the card.

Materials used: Stamps-Baskets of Happiness (Gina K Designs); ink-black, olive; Cardstock-vanilla, designer paper by Cosmo Cricket; white ric rak; Copics; Prismacolor pencils; Odorless mineral spirits; hemp (Hobby Lobby); paper piercing tool; Corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); Sakura stardust jellyroll pen; dimensionals (Stampin' Up!).
Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card! That paper is awesome and I love the flower pot - just so pretty! :)

Lee said...

I just love your coloring!!! This is such a gorgeous card!! And coloring in the rik rak....wonderful idea!!! I just got my very first set of Copics from Gina.......gotta practice now!!

Oh......and kids....they'll keep you young for sure!! I just love listening to them talk and getting an inside view of those wheels turning!! LOL Good thing mine were super shy......I didn't have to worry about them spilling the beans on me!!! ROFL

Jennie Skaggs said...

This card is gorgeous....love the design and your colors. That is the funniest thing....about your son. LOL My dh and I went to dinner tonight and a kid told his mom this looks like flies...she said....just eat it. LOL Have a great night. Jennie

Quilt Nut said...

love the card!

Rita said...

Pretty card! Kids say the darndest things!!! Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall in his classroom? He's a sweetie!

Rose Ann said...

Your coloring looks gorgeous, and that paper is perfect for that image!! Beautiful card!!

Cute story...and I can relate!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is just lovely Cammie! Thanks for the very funny story...I so needed a chuckle today. I love kids interpretations of the "rules". My sister is a kindergarten teacher and she has the best stories...very similar to yours.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog regarding my grandfather.

Julie Campbell said...

LOL! Thanks for the laugh! I needed that this morning! :) Beautiful card too! I LOVE that stamp set!

Daz said...

Gorgious! The more samples I see of this the more I want that set! Love the coloring on the flowers.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I figure he says quite a bit at school about his pole dancin' mama!! Awesome card, too! : )

Patty W said...

Believe me, I've often thought of starting a book with the "things kids say!"

Gorgeous card!

Christina Fischer said...

I LOVE this card! Your coloring is fantastic as always, and the hemp is a great touch!

It's hard to believe our kids get any learning done with all the neck-grabbing and eye-poking that goes on! ;)

JAR said...

Kids are so fun!

Love these flowers and the coloring. Holly was right! YOu get the Oscar for photography!!

Rae said...

What a gorgeous card Carolyn ~ I see why you love that stamp set, it's beautiful! Love how you colored your rick rack to match... too clever!

Erika H. said...

I love this card...the coloring is fabulous and I love how you tied the hemp around the pot. Your stories about your kids are the BEST! Too funny.

Katie said...

How funny! Your card is wonderful! Love the colors! Katie

Susan (rainy) said...

Loved your story! Aren't kids great! LOL

Wonderful card, too! :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I love your Ben stories..I bet dinner time is always fun with him..Love the card carolyn..Your coloring is so pretty! I keep looking at this set. I am so ready for spring with everyones floral cards...Have a nice afternoon..Chris

Tami said...

LOL kids come up with some of the funniest things...or at least funny if they don't involve telling on mom ;) Beautiful card.

liannallama said...

your conversation cracks me up! I love the card--the paper and image go perfectly together!

beate said...

Carolyn, I am so excited you got to play! Your card is fantastic!
I love the paper you chose. Your colroing is beautiful as always!
Hugs and smiles

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your story is fabulous, you never know what a kid is going to say!! I keep telling my DH that he has to watch what he says and who he says it about around our nieces, you never know who or when they will repeat it!! Awesome card too!!

Jennifer Buck said...

So cute! TFS :)

Bethany Paull said...

Your kids make me howl! TFS. Lovely card as well.

dpkennedy said...

So pretty! I love this image with this dp..nice combo!

jacki j. said...

wow, this is beautiful!

tyrymom29 said...

Beautiful Card !!! I love it !~~~