Monday, June 18, 2012


Life got in my way and did not leave any time or mojo for card making the last couple months.
End of the school year was way too busy as usual.
Less than 24 hours after my last day of work I'm sick, with a fever.
It lasted 2 weeks and took another 2 weeks to get my energy back.
In the middle of all that, my DD Kim came home for a 2 week vacation.
She ended up taking care of me.
I'm not a very good patient!

Then my DD and good friend Patti J encouraged me to dig deep for the mojo.
I did.
Here it is!

The sad part about all of this is that I placed a couple orders with SU! from the new 2012-13 catalog and I didn't even 'play' with it till today. Love the new catalog and for this card I used the new Bright Blossoms stamp set and Summer Smooches DP. Oh, please notice that I made a matching envelope. I also ordered the new diagonal scoring plate, never used it till today and in less that 5 minutes (that includes reading the simple directions), I had made an envelope. Think of the money I can save! Also new to me, is the edgelits-Adorning Accents (and embossing folder to match). Check out the bottom portion of the front of the card. Everything went together very quickly and just following a few challenges made it even easier to dig up that lost mojo!

Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday
Just Us Girls - color challenge-red, white and blue
The Saturday Challenge - color challenge-red, white and blue
Stamping 411 Color challenge - high school colors, graduated from McCluer in 19--!
Let's Ink it Up - favorite embellishments (ribbon and pearls)
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - recipe-ribbon, pearls, dies/punches

Thanks for stopping by!


Breelin said...

Love your card! Great use of fun, bright colors along with the Bright Blossoms set!

Lynn said...

I love how you created the matching envelope and the design on your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Susan Hogan said...

Yep, its back! Fabulous card Sam. Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up Embellies challenge this month!

Patti J said...

Wahoo! You're back! Your card is totally rockin' - love the color combo, the embossing thingy, and of course, THE ENVELOPE! You go girl! Happy to see you are feeling well enough to craft again. Now...we just have to work on getting that Kimberly creating again! Thanks for sharing :) Hugs...

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a lovely creation just perfect for our Red, White and Blue theme this week, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge look forward to seeing your lovely work next week too
Hugs Kate xx

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the matching envelope. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

Selene Kempton said...

Over the top pretty! I love your color choices! So beautiful!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and image, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish anything goes challenge this week. Good Luck cheers Sue N x

Tammy said...

Pretty card! Love the matching envelope! glad you found your mojo again! Thanks for joining us at Stamping 411!

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous Job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

SuzanneK said...

Fab creation, love the bright colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck in the draw, Hugz Suzanne

Edwina said...

Very cute card! Love the papers you used and that you made a matching envelope. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This ensemble is fabulous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

jo said...

Gorgeous!Fab colours and love the matching envelope!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

gbarron56 said...

Love that you made the envelope -- such a nice detail! Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Hank hendricks said...

Like the matching envelope...Gift Card envelopes..I appreciate you share it.