Monday, July 1, 2013

Wow...Where Have I Been?

Hello my friends....such a long time since I have posted anything, I hope that I haven't been forgotten!?!?

When I finished my post the end of April with the last of my design team commitments I knew that I would be using some of my new found time to play and work  around home but had no idea that it would be so long before I made another card, how did I ever make it? It has been a busy two months with Rick and I both doing some traveling and projects around our home.
 We shot in one of the largest sporting clay shoots this past May in South Carolina. What a wonderful time we had, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. I finished 5th in my class in one of my events and was so happy with my small trophy. As there were 1145+ shooters competing I felt very happy to have finished where I did in the overall numbers. Rick has been to Argentina on a hunting trip which went very well with lots of new pictures and memories of a new country. 
I hope this Spring has been a great time for all of you.

This past weekend I finally got back in my stamp room and created a couple of cards.



I went looking for a bit of inspiration and found this great sketch at Fusion and their Fusion Hypothesis 13: 



As you can see I used both the sketch and the inspiration of the birds. Paper pieced flowers, Silhouette Cameo and distress inks created this card.... Using the new stamp set "Simply Sketched" by Stampin' Up I stamped the image in Versafine vintage sepia on my frame which was cut with the Cameo, I again stamped the flowers on scraps of K&Co paper which I fussy cut and placed on the label with foam dots. The bird is from the same set and after cutting it out I colored it with my distress inks. 

Here is a closer view:



I used the part of my flower that I cut from the edge of the label to decorate the inside. How much fun to finally get started back and create something with this great challenge.

Check out  the great team's creations at Fusion and hopefully join in yourself.

Just a last bit of newness to my blog....I created my new blog header using digital elements that I purchased from Optic Illusions . Kate creates some beautiful things, please take a look around and say hi to her.
So happy to be back in blogland and I hope to visit with you all soon.

hugs......

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up river rock, textured white, K&Co scraps
Stamps: SU  Simply Sketched
Other: Versafine vintage sepia, distress inks, Silhouette Cameo--frame and banner, Queen & Co rhinestones




8 comments:

Meggymay said...

Hi Patti, its a fabulous card. Good to see you back in blogland.
Yvonne x

Theresa said...

You have not been forgotten and were thought of often. Sounds like you have been having a grand time the last couple of months. I too have not been doing much card making the past few weeks.
Love the new blog header that you were so clever to make.
Have not tried the Fusion challenge but it looks like you aced it.
Congrats on the trophy....that was a lot of competitors at the event.
Glad you are back!!! Hugs!

Colleen said...

Patti,
Of course you were not forgotten silly girl! I was wondering when you would show up again. LOL
My posting has been a bit sparse as well. I have some small things made just not posted LOL
Glad to see you back and lovely card

butterfly said...

Good question!! And it's great to have you back... Love your fabulous flowers, and the little bird peeking around the panel. Love the internal stamping too...
Alison x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Patti, glad to see you posting again, I was beginning to wonder what had happened to you and now I know. Have a good week.

Pat xx

~amy~ said...

really pretty...inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Karen M said...

Very pretty card and perfect for the Fusion challenge. Love this x

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Patti :)
So glad to see you joined in the fun @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon!