Hola, mi amigos! How goes it? We are rockin and rollin here at my house. I have a long to-do list to finish and am slowly making some headway. I was supposed to work today but I switched days because today was crazy enough without leaving the house to work for someone else. Know what I mean? So tomorrow when I would have been hanging out at home getting things done and grocery shopping, etc, I will actually be donning my work clothes.
This busy-ness brings me to today's card. Last night I noticed it sitting in my stacker and thought about how long it had been finished, just waiting to post here and how it was a symbol of my life lately. When I made it originally, I was hurrying to finish it for some challenge or another. I vaguely remember that I missed the deadline. The image I used is a digi image...another computer dependent project in a hobby that could be 100% from my own hands if I let it. I also remember that the ribbon on it was a scrap so I ended up running back to JoAnn's to get more so I could make duplicates. And so on...I am never finished!
My husband asked me last night if I ever feel "caught up." Um...NO! Do you? In the new year, maybe I need to think about making that happen. This world is just spinning too fast for me! This week I got a very long email/holiday newsletter from a friend. It would have been several pages if I had printed it out. We are too busy to catch up on a regular basis during the year but then there is so much stuff to tell me because it is Christmas that it takes a multi page newsletter? Maybe we are all just too darn busy. Hmmm...
So, I went the long way but how about a card....
The inside of this card has a small stamped panel that says, "many thanks" trimmed in scraps of cardstock used on the front. The image is from Cocoa Studio and it was a freebie when I found it. Check them out though because they have tons of adorable images to buy and download for free. This one colored like a dream and printed so very nice on my little old printer. I got nice, crisp image with no tweaking.
This card shaped up around the image that I colored first. I rarely color before choosing papers. Isn't it funny how we have a process and stick to it over and over again? I am very much a routine kinda girl. Sometimes that "routine" takes a left into Rutville though. :D
I better finish up here. My supply list is below and this card will be listed on Etsy sometime soon. Have a great week and try to slow down and remember the real reason for all this rushing around in the month of December. I will try to do the same!
Papers- DCWV cardstocks from my stash. Stamps- digi image of flower vase from Cocoa Studio; Hero Arts petite messages (inside.) Inks- Graphite Brilliance. Tools- Fiskars lace border punch; EK yellow corner rounder; Sizzix emb folder (lg spring flwrs). Embellishments- Bo Bunny ribbon; red primas (reinked with Copic RV19); misc buttons. Pens- Copics RV19, YG03, Y21, YG17, BG18.