Monday, July 23, 2012

Stamped Labels Collection Framelit Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Wake Up Early
It's been quite hot here in Colorado lately and I find that if I wait too long to take Buddy on his walk in the morning it is just too hot for the two of us to last very long.  I really enjoy taking Buddy on long walks in the morning - over an hour - and I get saddened when we have to cut our walk short as a result of the heat of the day.  If I manage to get up early - before the sun starts to warm the pavement - I find that Buddy is more than willing to give up some snooze time to head out early on his walk!  If you're not accustomed to waking up early (whatever "early" might mean for you), it might be worth giving it a try one day to see if you like it.  Early in the morning there are fewer cars and people out; more critters and birds flying and running around; a certain calm to the air.  I am grateful I have Buddy and our walks to motivate me to see the world at a time that I might otherwise choose to sleep through.  It's a beautiful start to my day :)
Today's card began with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I die cut using a Labels Collection framelit.  Next I stamped multiple words and images using Melon Mambo and Basic Gray ink.  The words and images are from Mixed Bunch, Kindness Matters, Loving Thoughts, Just Believe and Fabulous Phrases.  I added a bit of organza ribbon and some adhesive rhinestones.  The panel was then adhered to a Crumb Cake panel that I had run through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Finally, I adhered both layers to a Melon Mambo card base.  I hope you like it :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I almost always wish, on my short walk from the house to my car in the morning, when the birds are singing and the air is not yet hot and heavy, that I had gotten up a little earlier so that I could enjoy it a little more. This is a beautiful card. I love the color combination.