a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Be Joyful Always

Happy Sunday!  Today is bittersweet here for us as our season of football ended yesterday with a tough loss in the semi-finals so we are now free the rest of the winter from practices and long weekends at the football field.  We will begin basketball practice this week, but it won't be as grueling as football.  We are thankful for the successful season we did have and for the determination of the boys on the team, it was definitely a memorable season.

I'm looking forward to maybe stamping a little today in between loads of laundry and some cleaning.  I haven't been stamping a whole lot lately but instead been reading and realizing how much I've missed it.  I made a trip to the used book store yesterday and bought about 5 new books for myself, a few for the kids and a few for hubby.  Thinking maybe one night we need to institute a no t.v. night so that we can all read after dinner.

This card was created for the Card Positioning Sketch which The{Stamps}of Life is sponsoring this week.  It's one of those cards that I had fun making and really like how it turned out.  I used the colors of the CR84FN challenge this week...my 2nd one, can't tell I like this color combination can you?  I'll apologize now if I pepper you with more of this color combo this week.

I stamped my background and then it through with the dots embossing folder, sponging it with black after to give it more of a greyish look.  I know my flower isn't the "perfect" pink to go with it, but think it works.

Why don't you join over at Card Positioning Systems this week for your chance to win some goodies from The{Stamps}of Life?
Card details:
Stamps: Praises4Him and Type4Background from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: I'm a Princess Pink, Perfect Little Black Dress, Neenah White, My Mind's Eye Blush
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress
Embellishments: Spellbinders Oval, flowers unknown, Quickcutz Dots


Susie said...

Beautiful card. I saw that sketch on CPS this morning - thinking of trying it out.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Kim! Love the BG you created! The blossom and stitching are a perfect addition! Thanks for playing along at CR84FN!

TenSGal said...

Such a pretty card, Kim! Love the stitching on the side...really lovely!
I know what you mean....if I read, I don't craft, if I craft, I don't read, and Lord knows if I read and craft I don't clean! Today is clean my craft room day...but first...more coffee!

Beverly S. said...

Pretty card, Kim. :) I started reading again this summer after a long time away from it. Like you I realized how much I had missed it! I bought a Kindle and love it but still like "real" books too. I'm reading a WONDERFUL book now....Have you read "The Language of Flowers"? It's one of those books that once you start, it is HARD to put down until you finish it. I'm thinking about taking a day "off" and doing nothing but read it!!!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely! The details are fab! I miss my reading as all my time goes into my crafting now!

Sue Lelli said...

PRETTY card, Kim! LOVE the background and that pretty flower! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

I really like the texture on the background paper and the sentiment is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lynne Phelps said...

FABULOUS background, all that texture and layering is wonderful! Love the colors, this card really works!

We lived in Italy for 4 years while I was in high school. With no TV we read, played cards and board games, went for walks after dinner. It was such a great time and we were interacting with each other instead of the tube. Many times we would read a book aloud together, a few chapters a night, my mother was a wonderful reader and this let us experience books above our reading level. I love reading and am now an audiobook junkie, I can get my story fix and craft, clean or knit at the same time!

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