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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Momma on a Bike!

Hi ya all!
Yep, a late Mom's Day card.  I have a wee little story about this Fat Page.  I had it finished, photographed, and signed, almost ready for today's mail.  This morning, I got up earlier than usual to get a head start on a project.  For some reason, hubby decided to follow.  There was Momma on a Bike, nicely off to the side of my work area.  Well, we had a little accident.  Hubby brought me coffee.  Sweet, huh?  Read on.  Did I say little accident?  Well, it wasn't exactly little.  Of course, trying my hardest to sound kind, I told him it was okay.  I'll figure out something.  And he was sooo sorry, saying things like, "Can't you fix it?"  "Can't you put some leaves or something down there?"  "Wipe it off?"  Coffee down the whole lower half of the card.  I was thinking inside, "Oh, no! Not now!  Of all times!" (Maybe a "Why did you get up so early?") But I remember thinking way back about when kids get in trouble for accidents.  I didn't think it was fair.  After all it was an accident!  And hubby felt so bad.  So, I fussy cut Momma and the flower,  and put her on a different layout.  She was salvageable!  Thank the good Lord for that!  I asked my hubby what he thought of the "new" card, and he answered, "I think it looks better than the first one!"  Had to laugh at that and agree with him!  Now, I am thanking the good Lord for helping me keep a civil tongue and for giving me such a sweet, kind hubby!  I didn't get a jump start on my project, but hey, we still made the morning's mail!  

Coffee card before the coffee

Second Layout

The image is called Nell, I believe, and she was a freebie from Beccky's. (I pretty much CASED Nell. Chrissy's Cardland link is on the side bar.  Love her work.)  When I saw this image the first thing that came to mind was "Momma!"  A sweet memory of my Mom on a bike, maybe I should say, trying to ride a bike!  Very precious memory.  Colored her up with Prisma Pencils.  Sentiment is from Digi Downloads.  Die cut from a special friend.

Thanks for taking a peek!  Make sure you have all your work moved out of the way the next time someone brings you something to drink!  Wishing you bright spots in your day-lots of them!



  1. This is gorgeous, absolutely love the

  2. This is a great card Manderly,love the fun image and the layout.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. I've got this image too, but not used it yet. Both cards are lovely, glad you managed to save a lot of the original card, fab colouring and just love the flower

  4. WOW!! Manderly. I love both cards, I really do, but the dimension on the second is is your wonderful sky..I love the texture on the flower and brilliant colouring..well done you!!

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Lol! LOVE the image! So great! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
    Rene ;D

  6. Hahahahaha....I'll write more when I get off the floor from laughing! :)

  7. Okay, I think I've pulled myself together enough to compose a half way coherent sentence.....(wait, the giggles are setting in again...)
    You know, God does work in mysterious ways and apparently even using percolated beverages! I feel bad for the hubby and yourself, but it appears as though the quick thinking amazing crafter in you saved the day. As much as I love the first card, I really love the second one! Her image is so much more prominent now. :)

    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx
    OHHH, almost forgot..thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday too. :)

  8. I love this! Totally fantastic! What a fun image! :)
    Hugs from your friend,
    Karen C

  9. Great card with a super fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.

  10. Manderly this is DARLING!! I think they are both great! I do think sometimes little accidents are blessings in disguise! :) Glad you were able to SAVE Mama! HA HA!! Have a GREAT day!!

  11. This is just so funny and love your colouring in...I have this stamp somewhere amongst my stash. I will go into Fat Page shortly and thanks for the inspirational comment you made on my work. I am full time carer for my dad who's 99 1/2 so my time is limited and I do put a lot of work into my scrapping and cards...have joined your blog as a annie♥

  12. Very fun Mother's Day the image and colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicious USA.


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