Yep, it's true. I never learned how to ride a bike. My cousin tried to teach me when we were kids. My parents got me a cute pink Huffy bike with those streamers for the handlebars. I guess that was supposed to be incentive. Unlike Tilda, I don't think I looked so cute, standing there holding my bike because I couldn't ride it. If I remember correctly, I looked downright sulky. Then when I grew up (didn't lose the sulk, mind you, but I somehow got called an adult, anyway), my husband tried to teach me how to ride a bike. That poor guy. He had so much patience, but I'm a wimp. Every time that sucker wobbled, I put my feet down. I think he wanted to tie my feet to the pedals so I couldn't do that! I know that he talked about making training wheels for it. LOL. Before he passed away, he used to go on these long bike rides and he'd be gone for hours. He mentioned multiple times how he'd love it if I could ride along with him, but it was a skill I just never mastered. Unfortunately, I was a bit too big to ride on the handlebars of his bike, like we see so many kids doing. Wait, sorry. As usual, I got off topic. The topic at hand here is this card. I gave Tilda a pink bike just because it brings back memories (and honestly, because pink is the best color in the world!). This card is for a good friend of mine who's been feeling icky for the last few days. I hope she is better soon! I also hope she loves the card.
The big pink rose and the two medium sized ones are from a dollar store. The smaller ones are from Wild Orchid Crafts (www.wildorchidcrafts.com). They have gorgeous stuff for very reasonable prices, just make sure you pay attention to the exchange rate if you have a budget. I forgot to do that once, but that's another story and I shouldn't bore you with more digressions. The butterflies are Heidi Swapp with some pearls from Recollections (Michaels) thrown on there. The papers are Basic Grey and Tilda is carrying a bouquet of Ultrafine Flower Soft. I got the paper and the flowersoft from one of my fave stores, Create-It-Crafts (www.createitcrafts.com). Unfortunately, I colored the image a while ago and I don't recall which copics I used. I keep saying that I am going to get better about writing it down as I color, but I just never do! Bad me! Thanks for coming by my blog, even though I'm super chatty and forget to do things like write down colors!