Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mama Said...

Well, I don't know about you, but my mama said lots of things. And I've come to learn she's a very wise woman, so now that I'm older and can more fully appreciate that, I do try to take the things she says to heart a lot more than I did as a sometimes ungrateful and often self-centered child. (Did I really just say that about myself?!)

And as a mama now myself (to at least one who invites my opinions...yeah, I know!...I still have to pinch myself over that one, but I love it -- that I'm asked for my opinion, not being pinched! lol), I've said many things. Sometimes too many things (there's a definite learning curve involved here). And it's at times like this (see card below) when I strive to keep my mouth shut (unless I'm asked; and at times like this, usually I'm not...imagine that! lol).
When I first saw this In Hot Water image, it made me giggle. I had no idea what I'd ever use it for, but I just had to have it. (I'm sure you know the feeling...and if you don't, just humor me and pretend you do.) Then one of my kids got themselves into a bit of hot water (yes, I meant to say that -lol); and while it wasn't really all their fault, there's still some lessons to be learned and a rather large mess to contend with nonetheless. So once our hearts all calmed down to a normal beating rhythm again, I figured it was safe to bring some humor into the situation by making a card with this cute little chicken...and paired with this fun sentiment, I thought it was perfect. And then when I saw that the current challenge over at Caard{varks} is "On The Farm," I knew I had to make it. (I'm still not sure it would go over well, after all it would be still coming from "mom," ya know -- I don't want it to be viewed as an 'I told you so' kinda thing -- so I just may keep it and look at it for a reeeeally long time -lol).

I used the Perfect Plaid Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms for the background, and the image was colored in using markers and my waterbrush on watercolor paper. Everything else is pretty clear cut, except I'm not sure if you can see that the Cranberry horizontal mat layer has been distressed by crumpling it -- kinda fun...unless it tears.

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell ya'll something really exciting and fun...if you like country/farm/old time/comfort-inducing things...and especially those that are FREE!! Dana over at Old Red Barn Co. is giving away a beautiful handmade quilt -- it's the one in this photo! Win a quilt at
If you stop by, you can enter yourself in the drawing...of course, then if you win you'll have to hand the quilt over to me. Just kidding. ;D I seriously can't believe she's giving away this quilt!! Wouldn't it be fun to use this photo as an inspiration piece for a card? Hmmmmm.... Who's up for this challenge? Anyone care to join me?

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and for your comments, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, Goldrush, Black (CTMH), watercolor paper (Strathmore); Stamps: In Hot Water (Lockhart), Feeling Groovy (Verve), Perfect Plaid Scrapblock (Cornish Heritage Farms); Inks: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Heavenly Blue, Buttercup, Bamboo, Cranberry, Orange, Goldrush, Hydrangea, Desert Sand, Olive (CTMH); Other: rectangle classic and scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), waterbrush (CTMH), buttons (from my stash)


Stacy said...

I love this! LOL
Thanks for sharing
oh and ps. Luv the music :0), I had to sit through a whole song because it's one of my fav's!

Mary Ellen said...

You have done it again Christi!!! I love this adorable. The look on that little chicken's face is priceless....makes me want to become a vegetarian lol! Mary Ellen

malieta said...

Very cute card and the image is so darn cute! I have to admit that this image drew a chuckle from me too:)
TFS the tip about the quilt give-away. I visited the blog and there are 898 comments right now! A lot of people want this adorable quilt:)

lauren said...


( you say...perhaps it might not be particularly the person in question RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!! you *ARE* a wise mama, indeed!) :)

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness. This is just wonderful! I LOVE the card AND sentiment... and how it corresponds to the situation! LOL!

Oh, and the QUILT! Wowzee, that's a lot of work to give away! and you're right, it's gorgeous!!

Barb W said...

Hey Christi, cute card and I love the background story! Your coloring of this little guy is amazing...looks really really good. Thanks for tip about the quilt.

I hope that 'situation' is getting better for you all.

LeAnne said...

Hahahaha! Very cute card, I love the image AND the sentiment. Every time I look at that set from Verve, I think, Nah, I don't need that. And then I see a card like yours and I want it all over again!!!!
Thanks for the quilt link, I am hopping right over there to check it out! I agree, it would be a cool inspiration piece. I need to see more of it, though!

Leslie Miller said...

My goodnes, what a cute card! I love the Scrapblocks and I love this cute Lockhart stamp! A nice variety of supplies from different companies you've used here. I like that!