Monday, July 4, 2011

Cricut Challenge 10B: Country Life

My dear friend, Jeanne, from Kansas who is a loyal blog reader (we'll see if she is really paying attention!) asked me to make a farm type card for her.  A friend of hers is retiring from full time banking and farming to just full time farming.  He farms wheat.  Wheat does not grow in Georgia.  We have cotton, watermelon, peaches, and peanuts!

I have known Jeanne for over 30...wait, NO...40 YEARS.  We went to junior high school together in Frankfurt, Germany back in the wonderful days of the Cold War when there were lots of  US troops and support personnel based in Germany.  We had such a good time over there and did all kinds of fun and dumb lighting fireworks and throwing them out of a third story window after they were lit!
Her parents didn't know about that, though....and mine never found out either.  We hid the evidence!

It's amazing Jeanne and I have kept in touch all these years.  Remember snail mail?  That's how we communicated for about 30 years...and we pretty much always stayed in touch.  When we both got on the WWW we have been able to keep in even closer touch.  Technology is amazing, isn't it?

So, I pulled out the Country Life cartridge once again and made this card:

And except for the card base (which is 5.5 by 8) and the Kraft mat on top I pulled out my neatly organzied (and more importantly) LOCATABLE scrap box  (because it's in my nice, neat and organized room!) and used pieces of this and that to make the rest of the scene.  Some inking was done although not shown in this picture.  I used a small button on the door....some foam tape to pop up the farmer and the monstrous wheat and used a Paper Trey Ink sentiment that says "Happy Retirement"....all things I had on hand!  I like that!  Although I do like shopping for new stuff, too, of course.

Speaking of shopping run to your local Joann, Etc. today.  All single sheet 12x12 paper is 5 for $.96.  That includes the wonderful Core'dinations cardstock.  My Joann's had the new Tim Holtz distress Core'dinations
cardstock in some wonderfully fabulous new colors....there are 36 new colors available....I got 2 of each! :) 

Paper addict, I know....I confess...

Happy July 4th to all husband and I were talking last night about a very memorable 4th of July for us.  We had taken my son who was about 12 at the time to Washington, DC and went to the Mall area to watch the national fireworks.  We were just in front of the Washington Monument...the White House was to our right and the Lincoln Memorial with the reflecting pool was straight ahead.  We really enjoyed the show...with about 500,000 other people! It was really crowded but was worth it....not that I will ever be inclined to do it again but was an experience that my son still talks about today. 

Happy Crafting!


  1. I love it! Love the wheat! Thank you!!! Now I wish I knew how to get my comments on to here! : )

  2. I love the card, such a great farm scene. Happy 4th of July to you as well.

  3. Not sure why your comment post is not working.

    It would not allow me to make a comment.

    I will try again.

    I think I should start working with paper. Maybe it might help me to focus more. I make my templates and photo work all on Photoshop. Same principle. "Working with Layers.

    Also, I love the Country Life Barn Card. How long does it take you to create a card like this?

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  5. Oh! What a FUN card! Love it! Dang you and your talent! I licked a stamp today and cut my tongue...

  6. cute card, I think her friend will love it.

  7. I love this card and all of the detail work you put into it!

  8. Wonderful retirement card. Would like for you to make me a retirement card (of course not with wheatbut something more appropriate) now that I've left Hallmark store.
    LAZ: Yes, get into paper and craft with us. It takes me alot longer than TenSGal to make a card like this.


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