Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Big Hug

Wow.... here it is Tuesday night and I haven't posted since last Friday!  Alot has been happening and I haven't had much time in my scrap room.   I might have mentioned in a post earlier in the year that I was making some changes in the way we eat.  I've been shopping differently, cooking differently and really paying attention to what is actually IN the things I'm buying.  I haven't purchased a loaf of bread since December!!  I can't tell you the last time I opened a tub of butter  - nothing to put the butter on!  It's been a good change so far and I'm finding so many things that I didn't realize I liked!

On Valentine's Day my husband and I went to Academy Sports and outfitted ourselves with new workout clothes and we joined a local gym the next day.  I'm loving it!  On the days that I can't go with Jeff, I can go with my girls. (I've learned I can't keep up with them though and I need to go my own pace!).  

So, while I'm beginning to love this new lifestyle change, I'm trying to figure out how to fit in my creativity!   I finally managed to find some time tonight to finish a card I started on Sunday.   Even though I knew exactly what I wanted to do, my mojo just wasn't there.   I left it for later and yesterday I started thinking about it and decided I needed to change the stamp that I was using.  So, today I was anxious to get home and finish it!

Here is my card. The sketch is adapted from the Sweet Sunday Sketch.


I used one of Close To My Heart's new embossing folders - Quatrefoil.   I found a similar shape on the Artiste Cartridge to use for my sentiment.  The colors I used for this card are Buttercup and Black inspired by Dynamics Duos Challenge.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch #207                 Dynamic Duos
    

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Flourish Challenge
Pile It On Challenge #7 - Sentiment as the Focus

All products are Close To My Heart:
Black Cardstock - 1386
Buttercup Cardstock - 1271
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder - Z1926
Black Shimmer Trim - Z1809
Black Sparkle Flourish - Z1745
Big Hug My Acrylix Stamp - D1584
Black Ink - Z2105

Big Hug Stamp Set

6 comments :

  1. Great card. I have been eyeing that stamp but wondering just how many sentiment stamps like that I need. Haha, every cardmaker needs 'em all, right? Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

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  2. Love the embossed background, your sentiment and the sparkle flourish- great job! Thanks for playing along with us at the Dynamic Duos :-)

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  3. Love the embossing and the contrast of the Black Flourish! Thanks for linking up to H2H this week!

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  4. Love the yellow and black color combo, and the embossed background.

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  5. Beautiful, love the colors and the sparkle flourish rocks. Thanks for joining us at H2H

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  6. Love the card and this is my favourite of the CTMH embossing folders, can not wait to get mine it is on its way to me now. I really love the simplicity of your card, it is simple yet stunning. Thanks for playing along at H2H challenges!

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