Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Raise Me Up

Popping in with a card. I know...shocking!! We attempted to camp this weekend but the rain, cold and mud sent us home a day earlier than planned. It took all day Monday to dry out and wash all our muddy clothes. It was a bummer really. To end the weekend on a high note, we took the boys to see the latest Pirates movie. Everyone liked it although I will say the mermaids were a bit freaky.

Following the class I took with Jennifer McGuire a couple of weeks ago, I took some time to really browse the stamp store. I used to go on a regular basis but now that I work full time I just can't make it there as often. On that trip I scooped up the MFT kite die and some MME paper pads. Oh, and this really cute sentiment stamp by Stampabilities. I finally put them all together into this card.

I thought the sentiment would go well not only with the kite but the hot air balloon images I have from PTI. The clouds use a CC Designs die from All That Scraps. I added some staples to 3 sides with the Tim Holtz mini stapler as well as a bit of stitching around the main panel. The layers are all on a base of kraft so it could be masculine if need be.

I give the kite die 2 thumbs up!! Very fun.

Thanks for stopping by,


Jennifer Scull said...

what a cute card! and that die is one I have had my eye on for a while.....

sory your trip was cut short due to the weather, but hope you had a good time otherwise.
enjoy the week!

Bonnie said...

Such a bright, beautiful card, Tracy!! Just love it as well as your extra touches with the clouds, stitching, staples, etc. Too bad about the camping trip but glad the weather didn't dampen your creativity! And how appropriate, with Josh Groban coming to Buffalo.

Cheryl said...

Sorry about the camping! Sounds like the weekend wasn't a total loss!
Love, love this beauty! Now I have to search the MME paper pads I bought and see if this is one!
AND, I, too may need that kite die!
Great card, Trace!