Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fresh air

We did manage to get a little more fresh air last night after dinner. Annabelle wanted to play with the bubble machine, and then the bubble mower and then she wanted to ride bikes around the block. Turned into an all out workout for Tom and I. Our house is set in the middle of a block that is on a hill. There is no good place to teach your child to ride a bike. You either have to pedal hard up the hill or pray they don't break their necks going crazy down the hill. We spent a lot of time running behind yelling "brakes, Annabelle, brakes". Annabelle is really starting to get the hang of riding her bike with training wheels so hopefully by the end of the summer we can take them off. Although I'm not sure if I will ever be ready for that! I also have to say that taking natural looking pictures of Annabelle is hard to do since everytime she sees me get the camer she poses. Nothing like a picture of her posing next to the bubble mower.
As for a card, today I have a really simple card to share. I was following one of the sketch challenges on SCS this time around. The sketch was very basic but actually really difficult for me (I always feel things need more). I also wanted to continue on my new technique journey so I decided to use the polished stone technique for this card. The main image is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from 7 Gypsies (the sentiment is a little crooked and it smeared but once again, it was the last thing I added and there was nothing I could do to fix it). I had the card finished a few days ago (minus the sentiment) and it just looked so plain. Once I decided to add the sentiment, I felt it was good enough to share.
Hope you all have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


11 comments:

Delia said...

Great pictures, I always love to see pictures that convey emotions and the pure joy on her face just makes me smile. Pretty card, I love the colors and the polished stone is great.

mwebb said...

I love the pictures and your card is awesome too!!! It must be really hard to learn to ride a bike on a hill!!!

Kari said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I love your card too! The polished stone looks wonderful!!! Gotta try that technique!

Jo said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful daughter....she's so cute. (love the image you've used on the card!)

Angie C said...

Great pictures and a very pretty card

Lesley said...

Fab photos and I love the card too, great stamp xxx

Kisa Peters said...

Love the pictures of Annabelle! She is such a pretty girl!

Kisa Peters said...

Love those butterflies in Orange too! Great Polished stone!

Danyelle Kessler said...

What a cutie pie! Of course it's good enough to share. I'm lovin' the orange!

Sara in WI said...

Those precious pictures look like mini's of you and your sister! TFS!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the polished stone technique and the butterflies are great!