Thursday, August 27, 2009

Didn't take long at all

Well, my son has only been in school since last Wednesday. Yesterday when he got off the bus he had a really runny nose and looked pretty tired. Last night was his first flag football game. We went to that and I didn't think too much about the runny nose until I looked over on the sidelines and he was lying there....and he looked like if he held still for about 30 more seconds he'd fall asleep. I was a little frustrated. Not with him, but with school germies. My son's pretty good at hand-washing and sanitizing {for an 8-year-old boy anyway}, but obviously you can't avoid all germs and sicknesses. But I thought we'd make it past the first week before we caught something. He woke up with a fever and still looked completely lethargic, so he's home today. Thank goodness my little kindergartener wasn't nervous at all to ride the bus by herself this morning. We could have had a disaster on our hands. Anyway, on to my card:
When previews for Papertrey Ink's fall sets started popping up last month, this little leaf was shown as a preview. I loved the little swirls in it so much. I actually did try to talk myself out of this set though. I have a Hero Arts set from last year with a cute little leaf that I never used last year. So I tried to make a cute little leaf card so I wouldn't want to buy anything new. Well, the darn leaf had a defect, the rubber was missing a chunk out of the outline, and stamped horribly. So this set made it onto my list anyway. This card was totally inspired by a card here on Susan's blog (the second card down). I like it so much I'd have done a straight case, but didn't want to have to try and figure out what size envelope to use for a card like that. So I changed it to something I could handle. Plus, Susan is really great at one layer cards. I can handle "clean and simple," and find myself drawn more and more to that style. But the art of one layer cards is a totally different thing.

Stamps: PTI Fall Elegance
Ink: PTI Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise
CS: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Summer Sunrise

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Colorful and clean - - I like it. I have a challenge coming up that is a one-layer card...I'll probably study you for that ;)
I can't believe you already have a sick kiddo! BUMMER - - hope he feels well and gets back to school soon; poor little guy...

Jenni said...

I am so sorry that your boy is sick! I love that leaf image - you did a great job. Those one layer cards are really quick and stunning!

laurie said...

Too bad about your son getting sick already...bummer!

I like your clean and simple card..I love leaves.

Kerri said...

This is so pretty, Rebecca! I am totally dreading the first illness. I know it will happen at any moment, and we made it the WHOLE summer without being sick! With 3 kiddos, by the time it runs through all of them, one of them brings home something new and the cycle continues....:(

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Sorry to hear about your sick little one....hope he feels better soon :)

On to your card....it's darling! Pretty fall colors and simple yet stunning!

JazzyH said...

Hope your son feels better. Nice card

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Don't feel bad, both my kids got sick a few days after school started. It happens every year. My kids will probably never have perfect attendance. Love your clean and simple cards and you are right, there is an art to a one layer card.

Chris said...

this is very pretty! love how simple this is....>"<

travelingmama said...

Love this and the one you made for the PTI blog hop! Gorgeous!!

Susan Raihala said...

Beautifully simple! That is my favorite leaf in that set, too!

Hero Arts is REALLY good about replacing defective rubber. Give them a call and tell them about the defect. I'll bet they send you a replacement.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great case of Susan's card. I like how you changed it up a bit to make it your own. I agree, one layer can sometimes be harder than 10 layers and have it look really good. I like the swirly leaf stamp too. But I am NOT going to the PTI website to see what else is in that set. I do not need another fall themed set. And you can't sway me! At least not until I see what else you make with it and then I may end up getting it anyways :-)