.. because I’m going to show the world your birthday card.
Don’t make me use my teacher voice….
So I didn’t originally set out to make my Mothers birthday card – remember chronological making of cards for birthday book?- but the Passion for Papertrey’s challenge this fortnight was to make a polka dot card. I don’t do polka dot stuff. Just not my thing (totally tangent, but I seem to be saying that a LOT recently, and then going mad on it – no layer cards, DL cards – but that won’t happen here. Honest!) Now usually, I’d just let this one go by PARTICULARLY AS I HAVE 2 CHALLENGES TO PREPARE FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH DUE TO MY POSITION AS FEATURED STAMPER ON APFP!!!! YES, I KNOW I’M SHOUTING – I GET TO !!!!
But the prize for this challenge is the exclusive Round and Round Anniversary PTI set. The one you can’t buy. It’s pretty….
So. Polka dots. Right.
I don’t have ANYTHING like that in my (immense) stash. I considered downloading some papers but wasn’t too thrilled about that. And then it hit me. If I am good enough to be FEATURED STAMPER ON APFP!!!! then surely I can, um …make my own? Actually, it was the little rounded sentiments in the PTI All Booked Up set that triggered this idea, and it was SUPER easy to do. And I LOVE the effect. It doesn’t change my mind about polka dots, but I will use it again !
So here it is. Mum’s card.
* Ink is Versafine Onyx and Elzybells Whipped Cream
So why is this so my mum? Well, we are HUGE book people in our family. I grew up in a house that seemed to be decorated by books. I remember going to other people’s houses and wondering where they kept their books, cos I couldn’t see them ! I can’t sleep without reading, and it is one of my greatest pleasures in life. For which I have to thank my mother. She just threw books at us from a VERY early age (apparently “BOOK!” was my first word !) and has done ever since. It’s not Christmas if there isn’t a book. And now I follow her habit of giving all the children I know books as presents. Including my own child – it’s not an issue, she adores books as much as I do – here’s the proof ( she was about 6 wks old at this point…!)
So, Mum, thanks for giving me life and all that – but, SERIOUSLY, thank you for the gift of reading.
And, Mother, I also know you couldn’t help but read this all the way through….