Stamps: Flower Chick and sentiment from Inky Antics
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Memento Black inkpad; Copics
Other: Antique brass brads; oval nesties; caramel gingham ribbon
Card Measures 4.5" sq
Happy Day Friends! Thanks for coming by today!
Isn't this chick fun?! These are stamps I have had for about 6 months and just kept forgetting to use. One day last week I was looking around at my stamps and looking for something to stamp...but nothing was calling my name...Sometimes when I go down to make I am itchin' to use something in particular....Maybe a Riley Moose or a Hanna...maybe a Magnolia...that night I looked around and came up blank. So I started looking beyond my "usuals". And I cam across several IA stamps that I got and never used....jeesh! How do these get put away and forgotten!? So cute! She was a nice easy color too. Sometimes a "Tilda" will take me an hour or more to color....this chick was done in about 20 minutes! The hardest part of this card was deciding on where to put the sentiment....I should have done a rectangle card...but it was too late and I wanted the setiment on the front...this is the end result. Does it look strange? I like this Marrakech paper...it reminded me of a quilt...but I wasn't sure how to implement it into a card...but the colors seemed perfect for this Chick. Is the blue too much though? What do you think?
We decided to just hang around the house and relax yesterday. It's nice not to have to feel like we have to be somewhere and doing something everyday. There are some nice kids around Orla's age in the neighborhood, so she's not bored. And they are pretty at letting Maeve come out and play with them for a bit if we are outside too. They like the dogs...Guinness' puppy antics crack them up. :) After dinner we took a nice stroll around Main St. Hyannis. It's a nice street. Touristy. Lots of little shops, restaurants, ice cream places....etc... There is an old fashioned carousel that Orla and Maeve rode. Declan didn't want to go...her did stand by and put his hand hand out every time they went by to try and give them a "high five". He thought that was funny! :) Of course you can't stand close enough to actually touch them...but he tried. I think I had read that this is one of the oldest carousels in the country. But I have to tell you, I have never seen a carousel that whizzed around so fast! Of course I stood there with my camera trying to get a pic...but seriously, they flew by so fast it was near impossible! I was surprised when I just uploaded my pics that I got one. Here is Orla whizzing by:
It is about this time of the year that I start trying to get a decent picture of my 3 kiddos together to include in the Christmas cards. I have never captured that illusive moment! last year I ended up doing a seperate pic each. Usually Orla is plastering a fake, pained looking smile on. Maeve is usually staring at the camera as though she never saw me before in her life...yet the rest of the year the moment she sees a camera she shouts out "SHEEEEEZE"! And Declan gets ticked just at the notion that I may want to photograph him. I am desperate to get a decent picture of my kids together! I don't care that I am making funny noises and jumping around trying to get a smile and there are tons of people around. I don't care that the backdrop is an ugly arcade or a giant Adirondack chair. If the opportunity presents itself...I am going for it! ahhhh.... but here is a typical pic of the Casey Kids:
And apparently adding Pat and our dog Penny to the equation doesn't help...Finally all 3 kids looking but as ALWAYS Pat's eyes are closed! Curses!! :
Well, hopefully there will be another opportunity tomorrow! :)
Have a Tubular Tuesday!