Jul 02 2012

Moving Forward

I like the name of the Ronald McDonald stamp set this year…moving forward.  There's a message there.  Something not just for kids, right?  When life knocks us down, we pick ourselves up and keep Moving Forward.  The fires in Colorado, the wicked storms in midwest, DC and the east coast…my thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.  My brother is still without power (as of late last night), luckily he has a generator so isn't suffering too bad.  Of course, he also has some place to go if his family needs to…we have plenty of room!  So, my card today is in dedication to those struggling right now and in need of a lift..keep on Moving Forward.


We are featuring the new catalog's Simply Scrappin' Kits this week on Create with Connie and Mary!  It is so fun to see what the designers come up with using these Kits.  My project later this week features the Pinwheels on Parade Kit…I used way less than 1/2 of Kit for my project, so I used some of those extras for this card!



Isn't that paper in the Pinwheels kit cheerful?  It uses two of the new In Colors…Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse…love it paired with Real Red and Baja Breeze!  The base of my card is Baja Breeze.  I layered on Real Red with a piece of the Designer paper along the bottom.  I wrapped some Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon around and tied a knot! 

Don't forget…my RIBBON SHARES are going on now…this ribbon is FABULOUS…you'll want to get some!  Click here for more details!)  Next order will go in on WEDNESDAY this week!


I inked up the bicycle image from Stampin' Up!'s Moving Forward Stamp Set with my Stampin' Write Markers in Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Real Red and stamped on Whisper White.  I punched it with the 2 1/2" Circle punch, then layered it on more of the Kit's designer paper cut with the 3" Circle Die.  That is popped up on the front of the card.  I added a couple adhesive die cut pieces from the kit up in the corner and the greeting "Hello, dear friend" from the stamp set was inked with markers and stamped on Whisper White, then adhered between the two layers.


Thanks for checking in…I hope to get a lot of stamping done today.  Then I'm off to the lake for some relaxation!  Enjoy the 4th of July week!

2 People have left comments on this post

Jul 2, 2012 - 08:07:14
Patti Willey said:

Amen! I've been thinking of all who've experienced severe weather also. And I thought of you today as I thought I read or heard of high winds your way? Not good. Everyone be safe!

Jul 2, 2012 - 09:07:03
Carol Carriveau said:

Great fun, colorful card, Connie!   Happy Fourth  to you and yours…hope your brother and family fare well very soon!