Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Long Time, No See!

I'm back! I hope I haven't lost all of my 2.76 loyal readers! I took a much needed break and I am all the better for it. As I mentioned, my kids were getting ready for another school year, which is code for mom had to shop til she dropped and Visa laughed at her. The kids are shopped and dressed and orientated and now back in school on their 3rd day today. God bless those poor teachers! I would think the noise alone after a nice, quiet summer would be enough to drive them to drink. So, now that the rug rats are gone all day again, I have more Mommy time, which for me, means playing with paper every second of the day that I can get away with it. How about a new card?

I made lots of new things while I worked during the day for my kids but stayed up all night for me time. Today's card is one of my favs out of my latest work. It went in a slightly different direction for me than my typical material choices. The 2nd photo down is of the inside sentiment on this card. Check it out...

I have had this quote written in my idea book for years and I finally got the chance to incorporate it into a card. The sketch I used is courtesy of Cindy Lawrence/ DTGD. I loved the arrangement of her card for Dare to Get Dirty on SCS so I knew as soon as I saw it that I was copying it soon. I hope I did her idea justice!

My paper choice is another "blast from the past" since it has been in my stash for a LONG time. I know it is a Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker collection but beyond that, I have no specific name for you. I tried stitching over embossing across the top of the navy panel and I love how it turned out. I will certainly be trying that again. As always, if you have any questions about my technique or materials list, please ask. I love to chat!

I am going to cut it short on this first day back. I am off to a friends for a day of stamping and lunch. I will be back tomorrow with another new creation so I hope you'll drop back by here soon and often. It's good to be back. Have a wonderful day!

Papers- creative imag Samantha Walker; SU Night of Navy CS; misc red CS from stash. Tools- Marvy circ punches; MS frond punch; EK 5 petal flower; SU eyelet edge punch; coluzzle circles; CB swiss dots emb folder. Embellishments- Favorite Findings mini natural buttons; ribbon roses (no pkg); MM cream, navy stitches. Font- Papyrus 14 & 22 pt. Sketch courtesy of Cindy Lawrence DTGD.


  1. Good to see you back!!! :) I'm here and looking forward to see all the things you made. I'm sure they are as beautiful as this card!!! :) Today was our first day of Back to School!!!
    Nadya :)

  2. Beautiful card! Love the color combo and the inside adds just the right flair!

  3. Wowser Kyla! Love everything about this card! It went directly into my "gotta case it" file. I have just got to pull out my little sewing machine and start stiching on my cards. I love how it looks, especially on this card. The colors are gorgeous as is the layout and that sentiment is so beautiful. Love it all:))