Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Always Do Your Best

My mum drummed this into all of us when we were young, to always do our best especially in our studies, so that we'd have a better life than she had.  Of all my siblings, I think I must have given her the most heartache because I love all the fun things and being out in the sun rather than studying my books.  I love reading but not my school books.. ;-)

Late last night when I made this card, I thought of my mum.  The sentiment is so true, isn't it - "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

This card was made for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week.  Another simple card... I stamped the PI Blooming Good Day image (I super, super LOVE the PI range), coloured her with Memento Markers, an paper pieced her dress with MME's Ooh La La paper.  The image was cut using the Large Scalloped Rectangle nestabilities and sponged with Memento Summer Sky and a touch of shimmer paint.  Around the background patterned paper, I did some faux stitching by piercing the paper and running my Sakura Pigma Micron (0.1) pen joining the pierced dots.  On the sentiment, I added some i-rock crystals - this is another tool I'm really loving right now.  It's so much fun!

Stamp : My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Blooming Good Day & MFT free stamp with purchase (sentiment)
Patterned papers : DCWV, My Mind's Eye
Accessories : i-rock & crystals, Cuttlebug embossing folder argyle
Cardstock : GKD PLC Vibrant violet


Vicki Davis said...

I love your card. It's very creative. I too love the PI series of MFT stamps. I need to get in my stamp room and create a card for this challenge. You've inspired me.

Nancy Thomas said...

Completely adorable - the saying is perfect for the image.

Cindy Haffner said...

She is so DARLING!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

such beatuiful coloring and amazing card!! wow.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Just adorable -- love that *pop* of turquoise ribbon! :)