Saturday, May 9, 2009

Our Creative Corner-Sketch Challenge

This week at OCC, our creative Hostess Robin, provided us with this absolutely gorgeous sketch! I've been wanting to use one of my favourite images by Janet Klein, which is available at Stampotique Originals

I coloured the can with many colours, the base being ochre. I find that layering colours tends to give a very rich and deep image that you can't seem to aquire without layering. I used my Favourite colour combination (again!) of Creamy Caramel and Not quite Navy. The DP is from My Minds Eye Christmas Stack.   A lot of sponging with Creamy Caramel Ink and some Dew Drops complete the look!

So, any big plans for Mother's Day weekend? I'm off to take Jon to the clinic this morning.....he has been complaining of an earache and pressure in his ear since yesterday. He has his first football game tomorrow and is stoked because he will play on both the defensive and offensive line. I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's day than to watch your child do something that he loves!

He did ask me this morning what I wanted for Breakfast.........hmmm I was compelled to answer how wonderful it would be to wake up in some exotic locale with a well muscled cabana boy feeding me strawberries and champagne, but the standard eggs and toast response was what spilled!!!! lol! That would be a more appropriate response for a Mother!!!! Actually I love being a Mom! I had always wanted a houseful of children, but sometimes things just don't come to pass the way that you want them to and you come to find out that it's really a blessing in disguise. I am grateful that I have Jonathon to nurture, to laugh with, to lead by example and a second one, Timothy, my little angel who watches over both of us from above. 

I am also very blessed to have my mother in my life. She turned 69 this year, but is a constant support as well as my friend. It's funny, but over the years when people would make a comment that I am a single parent, I always felt compelled to correct them. Although I don't have a husband , my parents and in particular my mother has been integral in assisting me to raise Jonathon.  I never had to worry about Jonathon when i was at work, I knew he was in safe hands with my Mom.  Although they mix like Gasoline and a Match at times, I know the bond is strong and that's what's important. In fact, Jonathon has said that when he makes the NFL, he will be taking Grandma along with him to do the cooking! My nose a little out of joint, I asked him, "why Grandma Jonathon, why not me?" His reply: "Well you're a good cook, but Grandma is a little better and she caters to me!" Hmmmm isn't that what Grandma's are for??? Then he continued..."besides Mom, you will be relaxing in that house that I am going to buy you in the French Riviera and driving your Mercedes Convertible on the Beach". 

God Bless HIM!!!!! There still may be a chance that I'll wake up to Strawberries, Champagne and Cabana boys yet!!!!

Enjoy your Mother's Day,




  1. Such a pretty card Vicki ... you are getting quite a collection of Christmas cards hehe

  2. Beautiful card Vicki...way to get a head start on the Christmas rush!! Loved your story about your son and Mom...made me smile!! Thanks for that!!

  3. Great card Vicki!!
    I enjoyed so much reading about your son and mom!! Here's wishing you strawberries, champagne and cabana boys in the future!! lol

  4. I hope J. gets to feeling better, those cabana boys serve you breakfast in bed one day (you deserve it) and that your parent's continue to play an integral part in you and your son's life! What a blessing to have such supportive parents (I'm equally blessed with mine).

    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! I told hubby to just let me borrow his credit card tomorrow so I can treat myself to some online shopping ;-)

  5. Beautiful card Vicki!!! Your son is a doll!! Thanks for sharing him and your Mom with us!! I am smiling!!!

  6. Oh Vicki so sweet, You, Jonathon and your Mom are blessed to have each other. Happy Mother's Day to you!! Love your card, Hugs Cindy xxoo

  7. I'm lovin' that picture of Jon and your Mom. It turned out great. Please wish Jon good luck today at football. I hope his ear ache gets cleared up too. Those seem to be going around right now.
    That sketch for that card is pretty cool too. I'm gonna save it to my sketches book!

  8. Hey Vicki!! Your card is wonderful. . so pretty. The colors are just gorgeous together. Beautiful job on your coloring too! You did a splendid job with that sketch!!

    Your son is such a cutie!! He has a beautiful smile and your mom is beautiful just like you.

    I've been a single mother my self too at one point in my life and I felt the same way with my daughter. She was my light, the sun that shine everyday, the person that makes me smile and laugh the hardest. . .

    I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your day. I hope your son's earache gets better soon!!


  9. YEs, I too want a Raul for the rub downs after a long stressful day at the pool! :)

    What a friggin Cutie Patootie Mr Jonathon is...My boy is going to college for Football so hopes of NFL haven't died YET! LOL Hugs Ho!


  10. Your post brought tears to my eyes. You know, God truly gives us what we are meant to have. I adore my boys, although they drive me crazy at times and I wonder if they will ever grow up. But then they turn around and do something super sweet for me and show they really do care. I've also been promised a fancy life when they become golf and tennis professionals. Sounds good to me!!! I'll meet you at the cabana!

    Happy Mother's Day, Vicki!


  11. Love your card, Miss Vicki - and the sketch too! I'm off to post my entry to Our Creative Corner & brag on my blog that I know one of the Design Team - you go, girl!

  12. Love this! A fabulous card Vicki!


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