Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another Take on Caboodle CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida


Hello, friends!  Thanks for coming back after my two week hiatus.  There's no good reason for it...but it's surely the longest period I have let lapse without blogging! 

I've just been in a funk.  No desire to create, blog or do much of anything, to be perfectly honest.  We're all worried about our jobs at work, and I guess I lean towards hibernation when I'm stressed.  So why didn't I hibernate in my studio and knock out some projects?  Who knows.  Just wasn't in the mood.

But my sister told me yesterday that I need to get out of my funk, so I'll start by sharing this card that I made for the Humble Artists' Swap (HAS) that was due in April.  I really like it!  We had lots of requirements for this card - seven or eight layers in one place, embossing (I did dry and with powder), ribbon, scallops, a specific number of embellishments....it's really fun to meet the challenge!  Every product is from Close To My Heart except for the sentiment mat, which is cut with my favorite Nestabilities(TM) Labels Five die template, cut in half.

If you have any questions about how I made the various elements in the card, ask away and I'll answer here.  Because I'm too lazy to get up and get the names of the stamps that I used!  Good grief. 

I hope you're enjoying your summer.  I have a new air conditioner and my pool is warm, leaving me no excuses for not exercising.  How have you been?  Any great plans for the summer?

Lovingly,

5 comments:

Sharli said...

Hi Deb! I'm sorry you've been in a funk - that's not good! Your card, on the other hand, was in super-over-drive! What an amazing card!

I laughed out loud that you didn't want to go look at the names of the stamps (I do that too!!!)

I hope playing with paper in ink is as therapeutic for you as it usually is for me!

Hugs!

Kathi C. said...

If I didn't stamp for two weeks, my first attempt would not be as nearly as gorgeous as yours. Heck, I can't do anything like that when I stamp every day. Your card is gorgeous right down to the last detail.

I'm sorry to hear you've been in a funk. I haven't said anything on my blog, but I'm not in the best way either these days. It's job related, but I'm not worried for the same reason you are. I'll probably get fired one of these days for insubordination. I hate that place and am so stuck there. As for the health care industry, that has got to be scary right now. It's all a bit frightening.

I hope things work out for you. I'm glad you're "back," too! I always kind of worry about my blogging buddies when the disappear. Take care, friend!

Karen Pedersen said...

Beautiful card. I was honored to receive one to have for my very own!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So fresh & fun! Love the pastel colors & the use of some of my favorite Spellbinders™ products ;)

Latisha said...

Hey girlfriend! Just dropping by to say "hi" We all go through little slumps. Usually a starbucks coffee helps me LOL Jess is gone, but he wants to go to Orlando & Key West when he gets back, Jacob is taking swimming lessons & Kendall wants to do Volleyball camp. I just want to sit and do nothing lol 2 more weeks and school is out.
I hope you are well!!
PS
Your card is most fabulous!!
hugs
latisha