Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thanks a Bunch!

....this past month has been so much fun. I had so much time with my kids--traveling to Philadelphia (suburbs), Pittsburgh, North Wildwood, NJ and to Chicago (CHA)! Thanks so much for hanging in there with me as my posts have been few and far between.

Gina K asked me at CHA when I was "coming back to work" and I assured her that I was (heehee, despite how much fun I have been having gallivanting around!)

I just got back from the beach with my kids and we had SOOO much fun. And now....I really feel ready (REALLY ready) to get back to work.

We fly back to Texas on Saturday night.....so I will "officially" be back to work next week!

I have two cards left to share (that I created just before my vacation). This one is a acetate card that I created using one of my favorite designer paper from American Crafts. I used the tab punch from Stampin' Up! to create little tabs at the top of the card (which also helps you to see the acetate better!)

Here is a close up of the flower detail. I love how the ghost flower looks layered over the designer paper (American Crafts)! The brad is a SU! Build a Brad that I poked through the acetate. Using the Build-a-Brad enabled me to match the blue from the dp perfectly.





Hope you are all having a WONDERFUL summer! Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Hi Cammie - just wanted to say that I am glad you have been having a great summer with your kids - that is awesome. I look forward to your posts when you get back.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty Carolyn!!! I love it...can't wait til you are back!!

Molly B said...

Glad you are having a great summer. Great card! -Molly B

peanutbee said...

Very pretty card, Carolyn! We were just in Wildwood Crest! Did you go to any of the movies on the beach? I love those!!

Sounds like you've had some great vacation time with the family...but I'm glad to hear you'll be back to creating (and posting) soon! :)

Erin Smetak said...

You were in Pittsburgh?! That's my hometown! I'm half an hour away! Hope the city was good to you! Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Can't wait to see what vacation has done for your creativity!!!! Are your fingers itchin' to get stamping?!

Catherine said...

Carolyn, this is so pretty. I was able to snag the same PP from our LSS.

Pamela Smerker said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love the colors and the flower!
Summer is going by fast, glad you are having fun with your kids.
hugs!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Yaaay for fun family memories!!!! And some well-deserved time off!!! However........we're sure glad you're coming back!!!! LOL I love acetate cards although I've only made a couple........your tabs are such a cool idea!!!

Kyla Nicole said...

Its beautiful; reminds me of cherry blossoms =]

Whimsey said...

Welcome back; we've missed you.

LOVE the card; it's so cool!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo! Your back. Love the acetate card, made one of those tonight with the stuff you sent me long ago. hee hee Very pretty card Carolyn! Hugs...

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous card Cammie! Love the acetate with the beautiful flower!

So glad to know that you're having a great month and as much as we miss your creations, it warms my heart to know that you've had this time with your family - hugs!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Sounds like you all are having a blast!!!! Fly safely!

Cris A said...

Glad you're back, glad you had fun, those are my stopming grounds when we visit family.

Dawn Easton said...

Great card Carolyn, it's so pretty.
Glad to hear you are having a nice time with your family!!

dpkennedy said...

What a pretty card! Glad you are having a great time and looking forward to your return! Have a great day!!

Chrissy Joyner said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

You were in Pittsburgh and you didn't call? Uh, I am SO offended! LOL JUST KIDDING! It would have been GREAT to meet you though! :) Sounds like you're having a blast this summer! Beautiful card!

Anita C said...

Glad that you are having a great time with your kids. Enjoy the rest of your break and have a safe flight coming home {{{HUGS}}}

Barb said...

We were just in Pittsburgh last weekend and going to Philly next weekend. (I live in Central PA). Hope you had a wonderful vacation and I'm soo glad to see you back. I missed reading you blog and seeing your fantastic creations!!!