Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: 50 Minutes Can Take You To Places You've Never BeenWe took a drive today to visit one of Michael's friends. I had never been to this friend's home and Michael encouraged me to join him since he knew I would enjoy the ride and the destination. He was right! We drove past Boulder, Colorado and then continued heading into the mountains. His friend lives in a beautiful canyon area - so peaceful. We grabbed sandwiches at a grocery store on the way up and once there we sat outside and watched the clouds go by. We were visited by chipmunks and ground squirrels as well as a variety of birds - stellar jays, woodpeckers, chickadees. Even a few lizards crept by on the rocks. It is amazing that just 50 minutes away from our home we could be sitting outside in a place that felt like it was a million miles away - so quiet - so peaceful - so "away." Where could 50 minutes take you?
For today's card I decided to create a little pocket on the front of the card with my sewing machine. I had cut the card base with one edge a bit longer than usual so that I could fold it up and sew it down (after running different parts of the front of the card through the Big Shot with a few different embossing folders). I cut out the tag and then added the greeting from On Your Birthday. The stars are from Every Little Bit and were filled with 2-way glue and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. I used my star punches to create the star embellishment on the cover. I love these bright colors - I'm really going to miss Pear Pizzazz - it's become a big favorite! I hope you like it!!!!