" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Embrace Life

   I took a short "detour" from my scrapbooking commitment to work on my first love: cardmaking. I just had to use the new stamp set I got from my trip to the New Hampshire Creative Memories Convention. I thought this set was a hoot. And it seemed to represent my family of sisters when we go off on a road trip to do something for the "sheer fun of it"!!!
 The set is called "Girlfriends" by Art Impressions. There is a front and a back. I put the back inside the card with the sentiment.
  I used silicone gel to raise certain elements of the stamp. I had wicked fun coloring with my Copic Markers. I used Martha Stewart's border punch to give the card a little more fun to it. The stamps I used were Stampin Up's Embrace Life and the tree is from SU's Lovely as a Tree set.
This is a Mark Twain quote... I liked it.
   I had to off set the car because it seemed to express the excitement "The Girls" are having on their shopping trip.
   The flowers complete the "girlieness" of this card.

   The second stamp to this set is the back of the first stamp. I loved how using it on the inside shows the girls moving on.. I had to check back to the front of the stamp I had colored to make sure it matched. A little tricky at times.
   Anyway, it was fun to make and helped me with my cardmaking fix. I can now go back and continue working on my scrapbooking goal. Ohhh, I bet I'll be sidetracked again, though.


  1. Yes let's go!!!! hehe Fun card!

  2. What an enjoyable card and love it more when it has a story to tell!! TFS :)

  3. hehehehe... Love this card! I think they need a bigger car! It really is a fun card!

  4. Looks like a great road trip!!!

  5. Hi Connie,

    What a fun card! Too bad we can't go shopping together.