Oh, I've had trouble uploading my card and lost my description twice...I'll follow up tomorrow.
I was inspired by wee folk note cards. Thanks so much to Polly for introducing us to this enchanting artist. And Audrie, too.
I'll be short...if anyone wants to know the technical deets, I'll be happy to answer.
It must have taken me all of 2 minutes to settle on my inspiration. Such a sweet scene of Mama and her precious presents. As I am becoming the Mama of my card (but not sobbing), I just knew I wanted to portray how fleeting the years really are as we raise our children. This card was a labor of love.
My oldest son, Sam turns a quarter of a century in 10 days. I can hardly imagine that is possible. And dear youngest son, &d now old enough to register for the Selective Service. Oh, the days have flown by!
I now have the privilege of watching their lives unfold like a cherished flower, And I am reminded of a quote (and I apologize in advance for butchering it)...how can a man cause a flower to bloom, opening petal by petal. NOT a chance of that! It is exciting, thrilling, scary, all rolled up and in the letting go and in the knowing that I am not the most important woman in their lives any more. That's the way it is supposed to be. I'll stand in the background (a floral one) and cheer them on, smiling and crying and laughing and listening in the peaks and valleys of their lives.
Thanks for your comments, always...
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 GMT Views: 1647
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 87757
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ 2:17 AM
Bummer - I hate losing uploads! When that happens, a couple of times I copy and paste my details into a notepad doc in case it happens again - but that doesn't last long and the next time I have a problem I lose everything all over again.
This is so rich and textured looking - and a wonderful starry sky through the window, too :D.
Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ 6:18 AM
Susan, your style is unmistakeable and I always love seeing you in your design work:) It was easy to pick out your inspiration, yet also to see your personal take and creativity reconstructing it in a way that is uniquely and delightfully yours. I will be forever amazed at your repertoire of stamps and images and the fun ways in which you bring them to life in design.
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Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 16943
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ 7:40 AM
Wonderful details! I love the baseboard, wallpaper and valance! What a story is here to be told! ....and it's only 10 after 10pm. What could have happened? Love your take on the inspiration site. I think I'm going to order that fairy tale book for my soon to be 1 year old nephew. He won't notice if the pages are slightly worn before he gets it. :-)