German Phrase of the Day: Ich trinke lieber eine Heisse Schokolade. = I prefer drinking hot chocolate. (Literally translated it says I drink rather a hot chocolate) Have I told you recently how amazing my daughter is? We were discussing word order a while ago, and how in English, it would sound strange to say "I am shopping going " yet when we asked her to say the same phrase in German she automatically put the words in the right place with no thought whatsoever. This is something non-German speakers struggle with when learning the language, and that German speakers learning English sometimes struggle with - yet to her it's no big deal. You really have to admire the beautiful complexity of the mind of a child!!
Today's card was done using last weeks MFT sketch challenge. Cindy posts these wonderful sketches every week, and I try to keep up, but I always seem to be behind lately (and as you can see from my previous post, that is NOT going to change in the next few months!) but I really liked this sketch, so I sat down yesterday afternoon to make it.
I love this stamp set (Think Pink) from Kim over at MFT, and I really love that part of the proceeds for it go to Breast Cancer Research. I thought it would be cute to make the suit pinstriped, so I went ahead and stamped it on my Rose Red Prints dsp. Then, when talking to my sisters last night, turns out my big sis had just bought a new pinstriped suit this weekend...which I thought was quite a coincidence!
Anyway, I paper pieced both the suit, and the sweater for our other lady, the colored the rest with my Prismacolor pencils. I used Basic Gray, Basic Black and Purely Pomegranate again, because I wanted to use some more of my GinaK Flowers and centers. I thought this diamond checked one would go well with the gingham ribbon - cute no? For my Basic Gray background, I stamped the heart-ribbon with Regal Rose ink, figuring it would darken up nicely, which it did.
And did you check out that sentiment? I've seen a few cards now that have used different punched layers with this piece of HPH from the new stylized silver set and just had to CASE the idea! I LOVE it!!.
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Think Pink from My Favorite Things
Ink: Regal Rose, Palette Noir,
CS: Stamper's Select White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red Prints DSP
Acc: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, blending stumps, Purely Pom Satin Ribbon, black gingham ribbon silver stylized HPH, 1" circle punch, small oval punch, designer label punch, paper flowers and centers from GinaK