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


  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.

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

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

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

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

  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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