Friday, May 21, 2010



The time is flying by me faster than I can count.  This is the card I made for our last card swap of the year with my stamping group.  We meet during the school year and take time off in the summer.  We'll get back to it in September.  The theme was sympathy and this single layer card was a personal challenge for me.  I'm trying to get back to a simpler way of stamping.  The grey block behind the image is direct to paper with a grey inkpad.  It didn't cover completely which was a happy accident.  I stamped the silhouette over it with versafine ink and the same ink with the butterfly which is fussy cut out and the sentiment.  A few gems finish off this simple design.  I think it works for sympathy or even for illness or other losses.  

In other news around here.  One month left of the school year.  I'm teaching bunches.  I was at the high school all week and even taught a couple of Kyle's classes this week and we both survived.

I've been having a blast making plans for CHA and creating class samples.  So many exciting things happening this summer.  I'll share my schedule when it's complete.  I hope to meet up with lots of artsy  friends while I'm in Chicago.  It's my first time there and I'm hoping to sneak in a few fun Chicago snacks and sites before all the CHA fun begins.  If you have any suggestions or tips, please share them.  

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by today!


10 comments:

Createology said...

Simple, elegant, heartfelt, and perfect.
It's good to be busy.
Happy creating and safe travels to CHA...

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Tami - go to Angela's blog. I left her bunches of Chicago tips on her blog about a month ago when she asked for suggestions. I love Chicago. You will too if you've never been.

Far North said...

Beautiful card! I love you background stamp...works perfectly!
Can't wait to hear all about CHA, I know it will be a fabulous adventure!

K Hutchinson said...

This is gorgeous! Simple yet elegant! Love it bunches!

Lots of fun to see in the windy city! I hope I get to see you!

Julie said...

The simple cards are my favorite cards.. Have a great time in Chicago...I used to go there a LOOONNGG time ago..several times on business..but since we were always driven around I don't remember anything.

Lesa said...

Oh so pretty. Sounds like your enjoying the busy times And better health. Have a blast in Chicago. Can't wait to hear all about it. xoxo

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love your card! I too try to keep it simple.. otherwise it's a huge project that just doesn't get done!

CHA? How exciting!!!!

Karen said...

Ack! This card ROCKS!! Hmmmm....maybe 'rocks' isn't quite appropriate for a sympathy card, but I immediately saw giving 'heartfelt' to a great friend as a 'just because' card too. I really love the ink to paper with the striking black on top.

May really is crunch time, isn't it?!?! It certainly is here and I'm not a teacher! Hang in there, summer is almost here! And I'm looking forward to reading about your time at CHA! :>

Dee in N.H. said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the layout, colors, stamping.

milkcan said...

Oh, wow! The card is stunning and grey ink pad block is just genius! I love it!