Monday, September 30, 2013

freshly made sketches #105-wish big

hey tracey and mom! (and maybe gigi!)  thanks for stopping by!

i think i mentioned before, by day i am a special education teacher for a group of adorable second graders.  i love this time of year...they are all excited to learn, share, do and explore.  they have funny stories to share...and...i have a collection of rainbow loom rubber band bracelets that would rival the queen's jewels!

...but man oh man...this teaching thing is really getting in the way of my i apologize for the delay...and i hope you have not given up on me!  i have 'flagged' about eight challenges i would like to do...and here is the first one!

i needed to make a birthday card for my daughter's friend...who by the way, can't wait to become a stamping fool herself!  i decided to use allison's design from freshly made sketches.  it is a very versatile sketch that could be used for anything.  see how this talented design team used this sketch  here.

i definitely have favorite colors, and wanted to try something i used my color coach to come up with the pallet for this card.  The colors are espresso, daffodil delight and cherry cobbler.  i used my favorite flowers from the secret garden set...first embossing them with vanilla ink on vanilla paper...then cutting the flowers and leaves with the coordinating framelits.  i used my aqua pen with cherry cobbler ink to color the flowers, however, the color wasn't rich enough for the card. so...i used sponge daubers to enhance the pretty red.  i fussy cut additional flowers to add dimension to the flowers' centers and finished them up with a pearl.  i'm really happy with this one!

balance in life is really difficult, kids, the home, friends and stamping...but i also know it is essential to enjoying life as well.  as the greek poet, euripides, once said, "the best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life; acknowledge the great power around us and in us.  if you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man."

peace be with you