What do elephants, children, puppies, chocolate milk and balloons have in common? They evoke excitement, complete fun, abandon and delight. These are all things that live in the moment or are to be experienced in the moment.
Welcome to the BBTB2 Challenge, I am hostess this week and chose this darling elephant. If you have not seen the wonderful creations from the other BBTB2 Designers please visit their blogs, so much fun!
This is a 6"X6" card, the background paper is from a Costco stack, I have been saving for a very special occasion and this on arose. The photo corners are sizzix and I used them because they remind me of elephant toes. The elephants were cut from an old book page provided by my friend Diane - 1cardcreator, thanks Diane. The balloons were handcut from a 1 3/8" circle. Misc. jewelry wire complete the design.
Here are some great Elephant facts and myths:
The peoples of India and China share a belief that Elephants are lucky creatures. Placed on shelves or by doorways they endure luck and longevity. Some people believe that stroking the trunk of a household elephant statue ensures success in business or on a journey. In China elephant statues are often made of jade, thought to have its own luck providing powers.
Elephants may have garnered their reputation for magic powers from a number of sources. They are large and powerful, intelligent, useful, and long-lived and so have become a symbols of strength, wisdom, happiness, and longevity.
Have a great week, Hugs