My little ladybug girl has grown up and is now a bit more of a Nancy Drew. They do have a tendency to do that. Growing up I mean. It is fun and a bit frustrating, but I love seeing what comes next. I also have let them all know that as Auntie I reserve the right to always be able to refer to them by my favorite nicknames for them. I am pretty sure that is in the Auntie contract.
It never fails that when I am in bed falling asleep or in the shower I come up with a million things to say on here and things that would be awesome to do, but as soon as I am on here I can’t think of any of them. I know that I am not alone in this, it just is always so irritating. Then again I also thought I had cactus paper to go with this card and when I looked I realized they were palm trees.
Right now my workflow is off due to summer break and sharing my work area with the kids. So, I thought I had done a better job of replicating the sketch until I was able to get back to my computer and look at it. The picture in my head wasn’t quite the same I guess, I turned the fade the wrong way and moved the sentiment. Ah phooey.
For some reason I think I associate balloons with the fourth of July. I don’t really know why. They just seem to go together in my mind. I understand fireworks or hot dogs, or parades, or any number of other things really. Probably just something that I connect for some reason or another.
This is one of those holidays that always seems to surprise me that it comes sooner than I expect. I think part of the problem is that as a kid there seemed to be a long time between the last day of school and 4th of July, as an adult not so much. It is definitely an adult thing that time moves faster in a lot of ways. Being an adult sucks.
Can you find the butterfly? I was having fun channeling my inner hide and seek book authors making this card. I could have made it a lot more difficult, but I think that it is still fun that the butterfly isn’t completely obvious at first glance.