April 26, 2010

Magical Monday - Anything Goes

This is the card I made for the challenge over at TMITA/PCC. The free image this week is called "Easter Lilies" from Paper Cupcakes. I cut my image out and mounted it on black card stock. I colored my image with my color pencils only. The pp was from some scraps. I stamped my sentiment which is by Stampabilities and then I punched holes for all the ribbons and then tied them all on.

I think this turned fairly striking with the color combo. I almost always get the designer's projects before I do mine and I always open them up and always love them all and I'm always inspired by them as well and then sometimes it makes it hard for me to look at the image with my own perspective on how I might approach it. I love this image and think it is really versatile and love what the designer's all did with it. So, make sure you go by and check them out, because they are all so lovely as always!

Now, more on the personal side, baseball & softball season has officially started here in the Midwest. I don't even want to imagine how much more will be added to our schedule because of it too. With 2 of them playing we can pretty much kiss every Saturday day good-by and a few week nights as well, for practice and week night games. The one thing with Avery's game, I certainly can take my drawing pad or a good book, because let's just say, there is not a lot of action going on with the 5 & 6 year olds except tossing dirt into the wind or tackling each other and making a pile to get the ball when it is hit. Although, it can be interesting/funny to watch at times. One little boy on Saturday that was on second ran back to first instead of third, then onto third base, then onto the pitcher's mound, then back to third and the around the pitcher's mound again then back to first. I would say he was quite in his own little world of base running. Oh, and he was on our team too! :O) Morgan has not had her first game yet, but they will be much more interesting to watch. She is quite the little ball player and catcher. So, here are pics of our 2 players. Aren't they just the cutest? It was opening day with the parade, so needless to say we were there all day, well running back and forth. The parade was at 8:30, our game at 3:00 and practice for the other at 5:00. Crazy crazy, I only hope we can keep up with it all!

Well, thanks for stopping by and I always love your company and if you took time to read all this, I truly am blessed! Have a great Monday and here's to another week in my world! :O)


Nilla said...

First, gorgeous kids!! Secondly, you really nailed this card! The colors and coloring are awesome!! Hugs Nilla

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful work of art! Love your colors! Your kids are gorgeous! They look so happy!

Selma said...

Oh Wow Nina. This card is gorgeous. Your coloring is awesome -- makes the flowers look so dimensional. The ribbons are fantastic. Cherish the times with the kids -- they grow up so fast. You certainly have beautiful children. Thanks for sharing their pictures.

A Consuming Passion said...

Hi Nina,
Beautiful Card love the ribbon treatment!
Love the photos - what gorgeous kids ..... you're very lucky. Sue Walsh

Toni said...

Hi Hon,
Very pretty image and a very beautiful card, all those ribbons!
Sounds like you are going to be kept busy on Sats. Let us know of the games to be played. Oh yes, got my messy table cleaned off and now can get to my cuttlebug and die cuts!!!! Mom

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card Nina. I love all the little bows down the side and the coloring is super.

I remember the days of baseball, and all the other sports my children and grandchildren played in. What I'd give to be able to be going to those games now. It won't be long before you'll be wishing they were young enough for you to have as much fun as you are having now. My ggchildren are too young yet but I hope I'm around to go to their events. They are beautiful children and I appreciate your sharing.
"Hugs" Granny

merniebug said...

Gorgeous card. Those kids aren't bad either. Nice work all the way around.

Leigh Anne said...

ooo Love the image ;) and all those ribbons like that! OH my morgan lookin so pretty and A-man! tooo cute!

Betty Benton said...

Love the pictures of your kids -- they look so happy! And your coloring of the lilies is stunning! Beautiful card!