Happy Saturday! Any big plans for the weekend? I'm going to my son's first cross country meet of the year! A new school, a new team, a new beginning. This is my son's 6th season running. All the schools arrive at around 8:00 am and they have one event after another - girls varsity, girls jr. varsity, boys varsity, boys jr. varsity etc. Sometimes he doesn't hit the field until 1:00 p.m which used to really frustrate me. The waiting frustrated me - and I didn't see the point in sitting there for hours to watch my son run by in the blink of an eye. I've learned time is relative, and how you spend your time is important. Most of all I've learned that time is fleeting. It's not a waste of time because I expect there are only a few more cross country seasons ahead. I have learned to slow down and make the most of it. I plan on packing up the car with a blanket, chairs, a cooler with drinks and nibbles - a good book - and if she is a good girl - my binker. Isn't life grand?
Cross Country always reminds me of Fall, and I will credit that as my inspiration for my card this week. The sketch this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is by Waltzingmouse Design Team member Mona Pendleton of Cupcake's Creations. Mona's creations are always stunning - lovely eye candy perfectly embellished with lace, ribbon, stitching and if you're lucky a sprinkle of sugary glitter! She is a great source of inspiration, and hers is one of the first blogs I fell in love with when I was introduced to the Internet world of paper crafts. I hope you have a some time to play along this week. If you're in need of a little inspiration hop on over to the WMSC page and see what the Mischief Maker's have come up to tickle your fancy!
I stamped the pumpkin image twice, colored with Copics, and used pop dots to make a layered embellishment. Here's a close up so you can see all layers going on here. I stamped the wicker / cane background behind the doily and added some crochet lace trim. I thought this one was pretty enough to hold it's own without a big bow.Here is the finished card...
Thanks for having a look - have a beautiful day - and don't forget to get out there and soak up some sunshine!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Peace & Plenty, Large Doily, Heirloom Patterns
Paper; Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Kraft, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Big Scalloped Circles, Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles
Embossing: Sizzix Texturz Emboss Plate Formal Fanfare
Ink: Versafine Habanero, Onyx Black, Momento Tuxedo Black