(My kids detest when I wake them up, singing that song. I, on the other hand, enjoy it immensely.)
I know you're dying to know what sort of excitement I've got in store for my special day. Well, I'm going to Truman's soccer game at 2, and then home to do laundry! Woo-hoo! The OU game will be on TV. My husband will be at the game in Norman, sitting in a suite with legendary Sooner football coach, Barry Switzer. Meanwhile, I'll be folding his socks and underwear (Sean's, not Barry's). But I'm not bitter...
Actually, I'm really not bitter. Sean cooked me a wonderful birthday dinner last night. He made baby-back ribs on the Big Green Egg (so, so, delicious), baked potatoes, and chopped salad. Then, for dessert, a red velvet cake -- my fave! -- with 41 flaming candles. See?
But enough about me...
Let's talk about today's Sketch For You To Try! Jen has put together another great one to get your mojo a-go-go:
I couldn't wait to use my new "Little Bird" set from The Cat's Pajamas with this sketch. I am totally smitten with these new images by Laurie Nadeau -- have you gotten your hands on any yet? If not, you must. I think they are so sweet, but with a wee bit o' edge. Perfection!
I got a little carried away with my Copic Opaque White; once I got it on my tiny brush, I couldn't seem to stop! I considered trashing it and starting over, but then... nah. Wabi-sabi, right? Beauty in imperfection. That philosophy helps me rationalize many times daily.
I added some yellow polka dots to her jacket with Liquid Applique. My stripes were made using felt, fabric tape, and the new Pinking Border CutUps die from The Cat's Pajamas. The flower/bird embellishment was made using MFT's Perfect Petal Trio Die-Namic. Patterned paper is from Crate Paper's Restoration 6"x6" pad, and she was colored with Copics.
She looks kind of Swedish, don't you think? Little Elin, happy at last...
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