Normally, my husband, Pat, and I are privileged to be able to Skype with Stella and her family every Sunday. As everyone knows, Skype is the next best thing to being there. So, most of the time that has to suffice.
But, this weekend was extra special. We got to see them all IN PERSON! Yayyy!!
Well, at five years old, Stella loves rainbows. Yesterday, while I was alone with her, she decided we should make a rainbow -- of ribbon. So, we went down to my crafting area and dug through my ribbon supply in search of ribbons that could be incorporated into a five-year-old's dream rainbow. Of course, Stella was much more imaginative and out of the box in her thinking than I was. But, hey, this was HER rainbow, so . . .
She decided we should build the scene from the ground up, that is, starting with grass. The grass was supposed to be in front of a lake, so we proceeded to my Big Shot to create "waves" using the Tasteful Trim die. Perfect.
What's a lake without inhabitants?? So I dug out some old dies, and went to the Big Shot again, creating seahorses, a crab, a few octopi and some fish. Not like any lakes around here in central Wisconsin! But, this is STELLA'S lake!
After we added the residents to Stella's Lake, we forged ahead with the ribbon rainbow. Gulp. This was truly a challenge in that she chose some sort of weird "ribbons" for the arches of her rainbow. Well, we did the very best we could.
She also needed butterflies fluttering around her rainbow. So, I retrieved two of my favorite Stampin' Up! punches, the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly, and punched out a bevy of butterflies, and Stella adhered them to the world we were creating.
And then, what's grass without little flowers scattered about?? So I grabbed my Boho Blossoms punch and the row of three little flowers punch, which is retired, and created some perky flowers that Stella planted in the grass.
It took us a couple hours, but we were both delighted with the "happy" we created together!
Here's a close-up of our happy scene:
I LOVE Stellie weekends!