Saturday, July 4, 2009

Those, "Hey, Mom, give me a marker!" stamps...

I got this idea from Vicki Chrisman, I think! I really should check these things out before I go slinging around the attribution, but it's not life and death right? Just stamping! I thought it was very clever to toss all the supplies used for a card into a pile and take a pic instead of writing it all down. It would have been especially clever if I could actually get it loaded next to the right card!

This one's for this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge, hosted by StampOwlFrances, as I call her. Tough sketch, and not my favorite card ever, but I do like the stamps and the colors.




The other day I was looking for a stamp to go with my new Verve feel better soon stamp, and decided on this sweet Magnolia. I was working on the layout when my five year old son wandered in. This Magnolia was peeking out from under piles of paper and he fished it out. "Hey, Mom, give me one of your markers," he said. Well, I'm no rocket scientist, but I am 45 years old and the mother of three boys, so I knew EXACTLY what he was planning. "What for?," said I. "So I can make a face here. A smiling face. And a NOSE!" Of course oldest ds (18yo) and I thought it was hysterical and LOLed quite a lot. When we told DH and middle DS they LOLed quite a bit, too.

I'm going to stamp a bunch of Magnolias and have littlest boy draw faces on them and make some cards. I also thought it might be fun to have him draw heads on some of my WTG? stamps!

I hope you are having a HAPPY FOURTH!!

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15 comments:

Marie with a :-) said...

Love, love, love the feel better soon card!!!!

Kary Sol said...

Beauty cards! Love your umbrellas! And Tilda - just perfect!
(Magnolia it's my favorites stamps)
Thanks...

Pat (mspfd) said...

You are so good at what you do. Love both cards! Fab coloring!

~amy~ said...

fabbie cards...you always do such labor intensive works of art...check out all those supplies! Wowza! Okay sista...have a great 4th!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

HaHaHaHaHa ... you are so funny and I love that you share your stories with us!! Can't wait to see the new cards with DS help! Happy 4th my friend!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I forgot to mention, that one of my stamping friend's started a blog for her 5 year old daughter's creations. I think it would be fun for you to do the same! I'd love to see heads on the MFT images! Thanks for the smiles!!!

Ila said...

Both of these cards are Gorgeous!!...and thanks for the chuckle...I can hardly wait to see the faces on those Magnolias...lol!!..(hopefully you're going to share)...Hugs, Ila

Carolyn King said...

Great cards...love the coloring!!!

Justine said...

I want to see the faces that he drew!!! Or did you allow him to ;o)
I hadn't heard from you in awhile and I hope I didn't get too wordy or over step anything by leaving comments on your son's blog. Sometimes I can get too deep and opinionated.
Hugz,
Justine

Justine said...

I want to see the faces that he drew!!! Or did you allow him to ;o)
I hadn't heard from you in awhile and I hope I didn't get too wordy or over step anything by leaving comments on your son's blog. Sometimes I can get too deep and opinionated.
Hugz,
Justine

Sharri Seffens said...

Your sketch challenge card is beautiful!
I love the magnolia image with the feel better sentiment. My daughter has been coloring the Tilda images and making cards...she has not asked about or has drawn a mouth on any of them, yet! I can't wait to see your son's cards.

Heather the Mooselover said...

I love the card with the umbrella. Great idea to snap a pic with the supplies rather than writing a long detailed account.

thefrugalcrafter said...

the umbrella corners are great!

Etha said...

hehe, I love your cards and the new "supply list", what a fun idea :) those corner umbrellas are neat!

Noelle Reese said...

LOL I'm with Wilson! Give me a marker and let me make a face!
Great card!!
ILY
N.