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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm back!


What's the worst part of vacation?......

Coming back:)

No, that really isn't a joke. While I'm happy to be home, I'm having a hard time getting caught back up. You always seem to need a vacation after vacation. Luckily I'm a SAHM so I can take the time to go get food, do the mountains of laundry, unpack, clean the camper, clean the house....you get the idea. I am so glad I didn't have to go back to "work" too.

I really missed stamping though, so I had to make a few cards today. I have many things to share from my fabulous trip home, but not today. I'll be back tomorrow with some fun things that happened on my trip to Michigan...pictures included. You are NOT going to want to miss the funniest picture of my crazy dad:) In the meantime, I finished a card for Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge. It was a tough one. Honestly, I need to get some better photog skillz.. My cards always look way better IRL.


I used some retired Simply Scrappin paper from SU. I miss Wild Wasabi...such the perfect green IMO. I also used a butterfly from Unity that I got for free. It looks like the paper is wrinkled in the photo, but I actually pierced a "flight pattern" on the base of my card.

Here is the close up:

My butterfly was stamped on glossy cardstock and sponged with Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink and Real Red inks. It was tough to figure out how to get red on this card without overpowering it. I opted for subtle touches.

Stamps: Bevy Butterflies (Unity), Essence of Love (SU)
Ink: Real Red, Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink
Paper: DCWV Gray textured, Simply Scrappin kit for DP and scalloped edge, glossy, white (inside)
Other: red brads, sponge, paper piercer, dimensionals, black marker, button (The Paper Studio). ribbon ( American Crafts), red embroidery floss


See you tomorrow!


13 comments:

Randee E said...

What a sweet and simple card! Love the flight of the butterfly :0) I miss Wild Wasabi too :0(

Jane said...

This is just to sweet for words! Awesome job!

j,j,andhsmom said...

I understand your feelings about vacation...there is so much work before and after that it's almost not worth the trip. Glad you had a great trip and welcome home!

Kadee said...

Really really cute!

Sharnee Torrents said...

What a sweet card, I love the butterfly and the dots that look like it's flying! Oh you've put so much thought into this, i really love it!! Well done :0)

Ann said...

SO sweet! Great job with the colors!

travelingmama said...

Love your card! We just started a Traveler's Inspiration Challenge over at Travelingmama. You should submit your vacation photos for inspiration! We'd love to have you join us!
Hugs from Morocco,
Tina

Janelle said...

Love your butterfly's flight trail. I got that stamp set free, too. Love those butterflies and love the KOM, too. And -- I, too, miss Wild Wasabi. Should've bought an extra pack of paper before they retired it -- now I'm in the hoarding mode. Great card for the challenge!

Winter said...

Beautiful card! I love how all the colors work together, and I love the patterned paper! Top pick for sure! :)

Jessica said...

Very pretty and delicate card!! Love it :)

Elise said...

This is sooooo cute! Fabulous job with the challenge.. Hopefully it took some of the edge off after returning from vacation: I soooo feel your pain!

Scrapping Julie said...

sweet card. good job with the challenge

Karen said...

A very sweet card! I like your simple little touches of red..they suit your soft card! :>