Friday, May 4, 2012

FWF May 4, 2012

So I woke up today thinking it was Saturday and that I missed FWF again.  Just about an hour ago, knowing that Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, I came to the realization that today is only the 4th and, therefore, must be Friday.  Whoo hoo!  I am NOT going to miss it after all :)  It has been a rough day already today and it is starting to look up :)  Bring on the weekend fun!!!

"This Too Shall Pass":
SUPPLIES USED:
Card:  Michaels
Cardstock:  Unknown (using up scraps)
Stamp:  Donna Poppies (Unity); sentiment - KOTM February 2012 (Unity)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Versamagic Dew Drops Persimmon and Mango Madness (Tsukineko)
Punch Border: Stampin' Up!
Other: Zig Millennium Pen .005 (EK Success)

Close up shot:
I messed up the stamping when trying to line up the outline with the solid (I really need to get one of those stamp positioner tools....anyone have a recommendation?).  Talk about frustrating!  I played around a little with my chalk inks and fingers, then finished it all off by outlining the entire image with a .005 nib black pen.  I stepped back to take a look...what do you know?  A very happy accident :) 
The sentiment is awesome...I think it to be a sign from my mommy.  Why?  It was always one of her favorite things to tell me when I was down and struggling with things.  It came in Unity's February Kit Of The Month...the month she passed...the year anniversary...coincidence?  Hmmm....maybe for some...but the goosebumps I had on my arms the day I opened it and the fact that the sight of it seemed to burn into my mind...well...that tells me otherwise.  A mother's love is strong...and it doesn't end in death <3

20 comments:

Jen W. said...

Don't you love those happy mistakes? What ever you did "wrong" it looks awesome! Love the bold pop of colour. :)

How's BadaBing these days?

Ruby said...

This is a very pretty card. Love the image.

Jingle said...

I love this!

Trina said...

I sure hope your day gets better. Your card is wonderful! Mysterious ways, right?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I feel my mom whispering over my shoulder all the time. This is a great CAS card!

Melissa said...

LOVE this! Beautiful flower and fabulous sentiment! Now I've got to go dig that KOTM out because I totally need that particular sentiment right now for a card!!! Woohoo! Thanks! :)

Linda said...

I love you broader on you lovely card it makes standout!

Lindsey said...

Seems like the perfect sentiment for your day today, too. The flower is beautiful!

mtscrapgal said...

So, I'm first for you. I love the card, the sentiment and your story. I totally agree about messages from our mothers.Thanks

Gwen said...

This turned out stunning! I use a stamp a ma jig and I love that thing! My dad always uses that saying!!

Eva said...

Your card is awesome, and I hope your day got better.

Donna Hanley said...

Pryn, I think the card looks great. I can't even see where you "messed up". Those multiliners are terrific aren't they? I don't think this whole kit and that sentiment was a coincidence. Mommy is sending you a message. My MIL uses that saying all the time. These types of things have happened to me with my dad also. Not a coincidence, I'm sure.
I know this has been the most difficult year of your life, but you will get through it stronger. I'm sure you have your Mommy's strength. I also know you are making her very proud. Enjoy your weekend, Pryn.

Kary said...

This looks gorgeous!! Love the colour on your flower. Just beautiful!!

jennifer mitten said...

This is just stunning, Pryn!

BloomingPink said...

It really turned out wonderfully - no one would notice if you hadn't pointed out your "mistake"!

I like SU's positioner...I use it all the time.

It comes with a piece of clear plastic material so you can wipe off after you position (the old style...I also have...uses vellum or a similar translucent paper...and uses lots of paper!) SU's - NO PAPER!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! Hope your day gets better!

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous card! I also believe it was a message from mom :-)

shuggy said...

what a fantastic mistake!!! amazing card.

Patricia said...

it is the sun of the summer, this card!

Crystal said...

Stunning poppy and card! Hugs to you, hoping your weekend is better and brighter!