Monday, September 12, 2011

CFC #19

I made this card for the CAS-ual Friday CFC19 challenge. I don't want to fool you into thinking this was really a clean and simple card for me. I struggle making simple cards, but love the look of them. I first stamped the leaves from a Hero Arts clear set on PP from PTI. They were cut out and tied together with some twine. The twig wreath die is from Memory Box, I love the die but did not love removing all the bits that remained. I shimmed it as much as I could with paper but it still had quite a few spots that needed to be cut with an exacto knife. I have seen people use thin sheets of metal to help with these type of dies so I am going to try that next time. I think this die will be very versatile and really want to use it more often if I can get a cleaner cut.

I don't quite know exactly when it happened but my little boy is turning into a big boy! We can now have conversations and he is starting to ask all kinds of questions. His latest one is about babies, he wants to know when Lainey was in my belly, how she got out, was he in there with her, where was she when he was in my belly, and so on. I try to keep things very simple for him, we wanted another baby and God gave us one, then when it was time we went to the hospital to have Lainey. I can see his wheels turning in his head as he tries to process this. Then he wanted to know where and what Lainey was doing before God gave her to us, now I am stumped! The birds and the bees talk is not something I think a 3 year old needs, but he does ask some very good questions!  Thank goodness he moved right on from there to asking what trains he was playing with! Owen had a big weekend, playing at a friends house, and then he finally conquered the diving board! We were so proud of him, it took a few jumps with Daddy, a few gentle nudges at his request, and then he started doing it all by himself. He has come so far this summer swimming I am thrilled. Since he was very little he hated having water near his ears, even in the bath. We took 3 or 4 swim classes, and got nowhere. I decided to just let him be and go at his own rate and this year he has learned to swim, go underwater, and now he is jumping off the diving board, I am a proud momma! I am so glad we chose to not push the issue and let him go at his own pace.


  1. AWESOME job on this CAS card, Tanya! You must make it more often! I love the serene and calm look of this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Isn't that wreath die just fab, the fiddly bits are a nuisance but I only found two or three that need help with a knife :)
    Love how you've tied the oak leaves together :)
    Jenny x

  3. This is the look of your fall leaves!!!

  4. That is a great die and it looks so good with your leaves! Love the look of this card. Glad Owen has conquered the diving board :)

  5. I love this card. Its beautiful.

    And wow. I soooo would not have to be the one to answer those questions!!!

    Thinking of you and waiting for results.

  6. Awesome project!! Love all the beautiful texture and interest the color scheme is utter perfection! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  7. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Lovely and serene! I really love the embossed background!