Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stately Pine

  All day I thought I would find time to post this card and I just couldn't squeeze it in.  The "at home" in my title of stay at home mom is a crock let me tell you.  I'm never home!  Or at least I don't feel like I'm at home for any decent length of time.  It's just enough to throw some more laundry in the wash or fold what's in the dryer or vacuum one floor or make lunch or drop off groceries before I'm out the door to do something else.  Towards the end of summer I kept daydreaming about the start of school and having large chunks of time to tackle some more involved projects around the house that have been on my mind....Nope!  I guess if my family isn't living in filth, has clean clothes, eats real food several times a day and makes it school/work on time I guess can consider myself ahead of the game and should just go back to daydreaming...

  I'm sure you're not here to listen to my (mostly in jest) bellyaching so we'll move on to the fun stuff of stamping!  I made this one last week using colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge from several weeks back: Basic Gray, Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip.

  I had a bit of a hard time getting the Basic Gray to play nice with the other colors but in the end we all worked out an agreement!  Basic Gray made a small appearance and Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip sucked it up and made it happen.  I used the Basic Gray for the spritzing on the pine panel and for the layer behind the pine panel.  I thought this would be a good design that with just a bit of bling and/or a pretty ribbon and change the sentiment it could easily turn into a Christmas card. 

  I used the corner rounder for several layers and added some texture by embossing some of the Gumball Green Core'dinations cardstock with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  The sentiment from Petite Pairs was stamped in Chocolate Chip and then punched out.  I added a wooden button with hemp twine knotted through the holes.  I'm not completely sure the button works but I couldn't come up with anything else that I liked better.  Sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone.

  We're coming up on the home stretch to the weekend so I hope you all have an awesome Friday and and even better Saturday!  Get yourself stamping and have some fun!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Petite Pairs

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Basic Gray (spritzes)

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Core'dinations Gumball Green, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla

Accessories: spritzer tool, sanding block, oval punch, wooden button, hemp twine


  1. I saw this and instantly had to make one. I altered it. Different sentiment and embossing folder but it's my favorite and had come and see your blog.

  2. This is my favorite card. When I saw it on splitcoast I had to make it that very moment. I changed the sentiment and embossing folder but I love it. Can't wait to see the what else is on your blog.

  3. I love this! It's so different! Great for a man. And now that I'm finally in the South-so appropriate!

  4. I also loved this card when I saw it and thought Christmas card. To not help your stay at home situation, I find it funny that now that all of my children are grown and moved out I am busier than when I had them at home and had sports and clubs and whatever was going on to take them too. I think it was God preparing me to being used to being busy. TFS


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