Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Play Date Cafe #187

Hello there!
It's sweltering here in TN, but it's beautiful and sunny so we shouldn't complain, right?  =)

I was able to squeeze in some crafty time this afternoon after morning yardwork and before an afternoon matinee with the piglets and friends from church. We saw the new Monsters University movie. It was adorable, of course. We all liked it.

Now I'm trying to do the "responsible" thing and share a card I took the time to make! I created one last week inspired by a challenge and surprise, surprise I never remembered to share it and link up. Ugh. Why this is such a problem for me, I'm not sure I can fully understand or describe.

On to business-- Play Date Cafe - I fooled around and almost missed this one even though I loved these colors! Today I was playing with some new stamps (my Mother's Day gift certificate is now gone. I'm in mourning! ha) and I thought, "I should look at Play Date again. ----- OH YEAH! I loved those colors. Why haven't I done these yet?!"  Please tell me I'm not the only one who has those moments. =)

Look at this fun:

Here is my card made as an encouragement card for a young man (13th birthday in the hospital a few weeks ago) in the hospital out-of-state. He's the oldest son of a dear family from our church, recently undergone a bone marrow transfusion. Poor thing - they planned it for summer to avoid missing as much school as possible - makes me want to pinch mine (even more) if they ever complain of being bored around here on their summer break!

I used PaperTrey Ink's "Live Love Life" stamp set. I jumped on it when it came out this month because it's out of my "normal" zone for stamps. I'm trying to expand my repertoire and it's so fun. I feel like I make myself get more creative this way. I just "play around" and experiment and, oftentimes, the end results become some of my favorite pieces. (I LERVE when that happens!)

I really loved how this turned out! These colors are fab together and I'm not so sure I would have ever put them together. In CTMH world the colors are Sweet Leaf, Juniper, and Sunset. The card base is Juniper cardstock. It's almost a one-layer card, but I rarely, if ever, can leave one alone with a single layer! I have to mess with it. The U was stamped on scrap paper, trimmed, and popped up on 3-D Adhesive foam tape. The little enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye. (I want these in every color. I'm addicted!)

Thanks for stopping by. Hop you are having a fantabulous summer so far!

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  1. yay! im glad you got this one posted in time! it is an amazing card... i love that stamp set, too but haven't jumped on the 'buy' button yet! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  2. What a fun card and perfect for this week's color story! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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