Skye is in the middle of her HSC exams … no. 3 today – Modern History. She was having a minor meltdown last night … claiming “she didn’t know anything” … and she was “going to fail”!!! This reminded me of the importance of being there for our kids when they need us. Skye is 18 … and pretty independent … but there are still times that she just needs a hug and some reasurrance from her mum!!! 😀 So … on all those days when I wonder what I really have achieved in my life … I need to remind myself … that this is the most important thing I could ever have done … be a mum!!! She is in her exam right now … and I am praying that she will be calm and will remember all the important info that she needs for this exam. (There is a HUGE amount of content in this subject!)
My card today is based on one of the challenges from Inkspirations 4U – Christmas Edition … and was a theme challenge! We had to design a card based on the picture shown above! Here is my challenge submission.
So can you see the different elements from the pic that I included in my card??? The squares on the throw rug … the colour combo … the plant silhouette on the wall … and the flowery type patterns on the cushions and furnishings! The secret to a good theme challenge … is just to stop for a minute and peruse some of the detail in the picture! Isn’t the Vine & Blossom wheel stamp gorgeous … and teams perfectly with the Just Believe Stamp Set (a new fav of mine). I inked the wheel stamp in Sahara Sand … stamped … and then went over the flowers with markers to add the extra colours! It’s also easy to get squares lined up … if you use Dotto (repositionable glue) … and then go back and use your snail to adhere permanently once you have them positioned evenly. Did you notice that wonderful “No Tie Bow”. (See details at end of post) Can’t go wrong with this one. Anyway … I am off to finish my Stamp-a-Stack (for the 3rd time … just no pleasing this demo!!! 😉 ) … and I am desperate to send out some RAKs. I also need to do my M&T sample & kits for our “Incentive Trip” at Leonie’s on the weekend. (Our version of Incentive … for those who didn’t make it!) 😉 Plus I really really want to order a couple of the Christmas Bundles … because the Chrissy papers & ribbons look soooooo delicious! Better get to it! Stampin’ Hugs xxaxx