I have two of them and I must admit, I'm blessed. They are fantastic young people and despite the not being able to get up when the alarm goes off (a ridiculous amount of times) or leaving a trail through the house of all of their crap; they make me laugh. They still hug me in public, they still say 'I love you' and they both make me so proud.
As you may know already by visiting my blog, I almost think I am related to Stella. She can be such a...well, you know, and a time or two, I've forgotten to turn on the brain before the mouth opened and spatted a few choice quotes myself. For example, what stupid and yet ironically poignant thing did I say this past weekend? Gosh, it would have to of been while at the never ending bake sale/fundraiser for my son's Critical Thinking Team, who are now going to Tennessee to compete at the Global level (YEAH!). Those poor kids are working their butts off earning all the money for a six day trip. Not to mention us parents cooking ours off as well in the kitchen for items to sell. Anyway, it was hot and miserable outside and the kids are in great spirits and asking if anyone would like to support their local high school by donating (any amount, could be a quarter) and receive a lovely baked item. This young couple was so rude and snubbed the poor kid. He looked up at me and said, "Well, I tried." I looked back and said, "You did awesome! Don't feel bad. I'm not going to tell her now that she's still wearing the price tag on the back of her dress!" He turned around and got the biggest smile on his face and the rest of the day was a huge success! I personally think I would have made Stella proud. (I'm so rotten sometimes.) ;)
However, I'm a wee bit addicted to Stella and her total disregard for proper public relations and steep on the side of sarcasm, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this image from Bugaboo.
If it looks rather naked for my style, it is. The card is based off of the sketch tutorial at Top Tip Tuesday from one of our wonderful DT leaders, Samantha, who has shown how she designed her clean and simple sketch. The flower pot is hand drawn, colored with copics and glazed with UTEE. Attached to the pot are wires that hold the copic colored Stella as well as worded leaves that offer reminders of what is needed to raise teenagers.
The leaves are a bit 'ehh' but overall I've kept with the Clean And Simple Challenge and that alone IS a challenge for me.
Would love if you stopped over and checked out the other DT cards and entered your take on our challenge. The winners of this challenge will be provided prizes from our sponsors, Simon Says Stamp, Bugaboo, and Ooh La La Creations.
Thanks for stopping by,
Big hugs n' Happy Stamping...