Monday, August 30, 2010

Guess What Time It Is?

It's my FAVORITE time of year!!!    FallI know, I know... some folks say "Wait a minute!  It is still Summer and it is still hot outside!" But, it is August 30th!  And to add to my argument, the Fall decorations are out at Hobby Lobby!  Doesn't that mean I can start celebrating?   Candy Corn, here I come!!!

I went to DC this weekend. It was a VERY quick trip. I flew in on Saturday at 12:15, went to my favorite cousin's house for the day in Frederick, Maryland. (Sidebar: I SO want to live there. It's so quaint and just a beautiful place. It is feasible that we could live there because my hubby could transfer, but the cost of living is so high that I'm really worried about that.... anyone live in the area that could give me advice?)   Back to my story...

I flew up because I was buying my cousin's daughter's (my second cousin's) car for my daughter who just left for college. (Whew, were you able to follow that?) So, because we were buying a car, we had to drive it home to Georgia!  It took me 12 1/2 hours to get back yesterday!  That was with very little stopping and even eating in the car!  Yikes.  My tailbone is sore! But the car is adorable and Allison was so surprised and shocked.  She had gone up to D.C. for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally with her college roommate.  She knew I was flying up, but she didn't realize the "surprise" I was bringing her was a "new" car.  She kept saying "You bought me a car????"

This card I created was mostly about showcasing the ribbon.  I just loved it.   So I added just a few
embellishments, and then I was not crazy about the card.  So I worked and worked and I think it turned out "okay".    It's not one of my best..  You know, we are our own worst enemies!!!  I love the Tilda.  She was supposed to be colored with the "Scandanavian" technique, but I think I might have gotten a little heavy handed on the tones.   I colored her with my Copic markers.   I will continue to practice.  I just used a regular doily, the ribbon was from Hobby Loggy.  A nestibility for the die cut, and paper flowers that I colored with my inks and then used some stickles to give it a little shine.  The leaves are the Martha Stewart "fern" punch.  Let me know what you think and thank you for reading my blog!


  1. Love it! The kind of card that makes you smile and think spring and summer. But weren't you in a 'fall' mood?

  2. I like your card Tracy and your story about the car. That was such a nice surprise for Allison. Fall is also my favorite season. I can't wait for the pumpkins!! See you Friday.

  3. I love the card AND the ribbon! The fern punch is so dainty - reminds of arrangement you get from florists! Luv luv luv it! xoxoxo