Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Profession

Well, I basically was a stay at home mom while my kids were growing up. I did, now and then, work part time for a few months. Working always seemed to get in the way of my true heart, my kids. So I guess you can say I was a professional mom, lol

When I saw the Daring Cardmakers challenge, "Speaking Professionally", that is what came to my mind right way. There is a story behind the image I chose to use.

These are my 3 lovely kids (now ages 26, 25 and 24) who decided one early morning to get up and eat all of the cookies in the cookie jar. So....I figured if they wanted cookies I would give them cookies...for lunch...for supper. Here is a picture of supper, lol. My daughter is not to happy right now. The boys...well...they are boys and were quite content until, just after this picture was taken, my daughter started to cry.  Of course, if older sister was crying, there had to be something wrong. So down went the cookies and they all started crying for a real supper! Needless to say, they never ate all the cookies out of the cookie jar again.

When I saw this image, I just had to use it. Ahhhhhh....such memories!!!  I will have to show this one to the kids and see if it sparks their memories too!
This is a 3D precious Moments image with 4 layers. If there were 2 boys and 1 girl instead of 2 girls and 1 boy, this would have been perfect! Bwaaaa ha ha ha.

I decided to use the wonderful shimmer card stock and paper pierce around the image. You can see in the above photo just how shimmery the card stock is.

I used 2 different corners to make the kind of corner I actually wanted. The top one is popped up with dimensionals to give more of a 3D look like the image.

I added lots of pearls and a strand of pearls is added to the bow.

 The pearls are smaller on the inside to make sure the card would close and to not bother the person who would be writing the sentiment.

With my husband on vacation this week, I have not had a chance to check out all the challenges. I am entering it into the following:
Card Makin' Mamas: spring colors
Totally Gorjuss: bling it on
Daring Cardmakers: speaking professionally
Little Miss Muffet: Die Cuts or Punches (I used both for this card)
Do You Stack Up: make it pop



Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful card and even more beautiful story!! That 3D image is perfect and your design is spectacular! Good luck with the challenges :)

Radyzhka said...

Very gentle work. It is pleasant to me!I apologize for my English.

bettand said...

Gorgeous card and love the blingies. Great story too. Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

Judy said...

Sandy, I had a smile on my face while reading your story... as I always found the working got in the way of my passion as well, being with my kids... So nice to know that I'm not the only only. The card is beautiful...
Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, the image is just adorable.
Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss.
Hugs Sue x

Besthobbyeva said...

This story is so awesome! I love it, very funny!!

Such a beautiful, beautiful card. I love the shimmering and the pearls! Just fantastic!!


lisa808 said...

What a funny story. Cookies for dinner--sounds heavenly! Super cute image and so perfect for your memory.

scrapn_momof2 said...

EEEEEEKKKKK!!! Sandy I love this card. Precious Moments are my absolute favorite. I was given my first one by my hubby of 21 years on my 18th birthday and have been collecting them ever since. This card is gorgeous....gorgeous I tell you!!

Rein said...

Cute card!
Thanks for joining in with daring card makers.