Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Encouraging Word

Good morning. Today is Serendipity Stamps DT challenge day. This week we were challenged to create a card of encouragement. We all know someone who could use a boost or a little encouragement, so this challenge is always appropriate.

I chose to use the Life is Like Riding Cling Set for my card.

I colored the bicycle with Copics and cut it out. I stitched a strip of October Afternoon paper to the bottom of my card then added my bike and a few buttons. I really wanted to put the sentiment on the card front, but I just didn't have the room. So I finished the inside (which is something I'm usually too lazy to do ;)

I really love the sentiment - it speaks to me, if you know what I mean. Balance is one of those words that I find myself using often when thinking about life. I don't know if I am getting any better at it, but it certainly is a focus of mine. Maybe I'll keep this card as a word of encouragement for myself!

Today starts my favorite season! Its the first day of Autumn AND the hockey preseason starts!! The Pens play the Red Wings tonight. We'll be faithfully listening to the game on Penguins radio. LOVE this time of year!!

Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on the challenge!

Jenny (Guest Designer)

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Have a great day!


Life is Like Riding Cling Set - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White, Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: The Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Copic Markers - Imagination International; red buttons; crochet thread; sewing machine


  1. A great card Anya - that sentiment IS wonderful! and what a great bike! love the trailing buttons too! congrats on decorating the inside of your card GF!!

  2. fantastic... Love the whole thing!

  3. Great card Anya!! Love the sentiment and the stitching on the inside..Great work!!

  4. This is awesome Anya! I don't think I have seen that set! What a great idea to use it for this challenge, it's perfect!

  5. fun fun fun! super card, Anya! love those buttons!


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