My dad used to say that your expenses expand the more money you make...whenever I thought that if I just got a raise I could save some money. I think time must work that way too--I'm awake for a longer period of time, but I'm still filling almost every waking hour (well, sometimes I fill those "waking" hours with a nap or some mindless TV).
Anyway, I meant to play along in last week's Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge. I even made a card for it. But I didn't get it posted in time for the deadline. Whatever. It's still an awesome sketch and I really like how my card turned out. And I hope my blog followers will still be inspired by it!! It's an awesome sketch, too!
I've mentioned before that I really love the Going Places suite in the Occasions catalog. I love the stamp set, the coordinating World Traveler Embossing Folder, and the papers in the Going Places 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack. I thought this sketch would be a great way to showcase how perfectly everything goes together.
I started by embossing a Delightful Dijon panel with the World Traveler Embossing Folder. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add this to a Mossy Meadow card base.
Next, I added a 1.5" strip of Mossy Meadow grid paper from the Going Places DSP stack, set off by two 1/4" strips from the same DSP stack. I used snail adhesive for the 1/4" strips. I laid them on a scrap of card stock, ran the snail along their length and peeled them off and applied them to the card like stickers.
Finally, I stamped the globe and "you are my greatest adventure" heart in Mossy Meadow onto Very Vanilla. I punched the globe with the 2" Circle Punch and the heart with the Sweetheart Punch. I adhered these elements to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I really like how this simple card turned out--the layout is wonderful and I love the textures from the embossing and the DSP!