Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So Sorry.


People will honestly start thinking I am hopeless. I am afraid that my erratic posting will last until probably September. Let me explain. I have a BIG project that I am working on and that is my craft priority for the time being. Still can't say what, but hopefully by September or so I can say. Second my husband's vacation is through the month of July so we will be away a huge portion of the time. August he goes back to work and then beginning of September he leaves for 7 months to Afghanistan. So needless to say, my family is my top priority for this summer. This tour thankfully will be his last as a front line soldier. As soon as he gets back, he has a month off and then leaves for 4 months to do a course for a new trade in the Military. This is very exciting for us since he will have done his duty in the front line and can go into a less stressful position. That means that while he is away, I will be preparing our house to go on the market. We will be moving as soon as he finishes his course and gets his posting. So there is a lot of stuff happening in the next year. I will be erratic in posting, but will be doing my best.
OK so now no one can say that I am being lazy in regards to my Blog. On to my Card. This is a DT card from the new Summer and Sea collection from Magnolia. It is amazing. There is so much that you can do with it. I am so in love with every piece of it. In this case I wanted to capture a little boy just loafing by the edge of a pond.
Stamps: Magnolia, High Hopes Sun
Paper: Bazzill, Fabriano Artistico Cold Press 140 lbs, SU Olive, Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Memory box DP, Magnolia DP
Ink: Versamark, Distress: Tea dye, Vintage, Shabby Shutter, Pine, Broken China, Jean
Other: Tombow markers, Twinkling H2O's, Stickles, Gold embossing pwd, Cuttlebug embossing folders.
The images were all stamped on my watercolor paper with Versamark then embossed in Gold. They were colored in with Tombow markers and Twinkling H2O's. Everything was then cut out. Layers of paper were run through the Cuttlebug and then cut in varying wavy shapes. The layers were taped down, and images were glued and popped.
Thanks so much for dropping by,
Soph

22 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

Wow, you do have a lot on your plate!! Hope your hubby gets home safely so your life can settle down into some sort of normality. LOVE your latest card, it is too dear!

Libby Hickson said...

Wow I feel tired just reading all of the things you have going on! I'll keep your hubby in my thoughts for a very safe return. And as for erratic posts, those are my favorite kind - I find the super-prolific bloggers that I can never keep up with somewhat irritating. Erratic totally works for me! ;-)

Vera said...

Of course your family comes firtst. I´m glad that it´s his last time in the frontline. Are you moving far away??
The card is lovely. Thanks for your kind words in my blog.
Take care.....
Malin

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Sophia, this is truly amazing. I love all the texture on your card from the various embossing. I love this cute edwin stamp and you have created such a fantastic scene with him, Hugs, Nikki x

chelemom said...

Wonderful card! Don't worry about the erratic posting! So glad you have time with your hubby! That should be top priority! Us in blog land will be here......

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow Shopie this is fantastic, You spend as much time with your husband as you can, you can always craft and blog when he is away, I am sure that helps to make the time go quicker. What a busy year you have wishing you the very best in all your projects
Hugs Jacqui xx

Beth Norman said...

I'm going to guess that you're getting into stamp making. Your card is fabulous. I am intrigued how you used the cuttlebug for the grass paper. Very neat. That's okay about the erratic posts; I'm a subscriber and won't miss anything!

Heather said...

Wow fabulous card as always. You sound very busy, but then you do have a life. Enjoy your time with your family.

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is beautiful, love how you created the scene with paper. Have a wonderful summer with your family that is priority #1

Donna said...

Sophia, an apology is NOT necessary (you're not obligated to explain IMHO) you sure will be missed (but I will patiently wait for you because you're worth it!) look forward to hearing about your project! {{hugs}} take care - your family IS first and Lordy-didn't realize your DH was in the front lines (thank you to him for his service) and you & the kids for your sacrifice of him.

ink'n'rubba said...

you are going to be very busy in the next few months! your card is full of amazing detail and I love the cute Edwin!

SophieLaFontaine said...

The cuttlebugged backgrounds are sooooooo awesome!! And I love your colouring!!!

Maira said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Card is amazing. Good luck with everything on your plate in upcoming months. I look forward to September when you can share your surprise.

Maria said...

OK, trying this again and hopefully I will spell my name correctly this time. Sophia - there is NO need for apologies - it's all about balance and priorities and there is no greater priority than family. Great card - good luck with all you need to get done - and can't wait for September. Take care.

MichelleO said...

No need to apologize... but I do miss you! LOVE this! Those layers of pattern papers! Can't wait to see what the big project is!
HUGS
MichelleO

Debby said...

It is fabulous and I love it!

Ila said...

Oh My...you are a busy lady...and all with small children to take care of well...Be sure to look after yourself too!!
Your DT card is Gorgeous!! I love the way you did the background the colors and your fabulous coloring...I love these stamps....I have to get busy..just got back from a short vacation. Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, I love that Cuttlebugged hillside! This is a fantastic card with so much detail. I'm glad for better things on the horizon for you and your family. Heaven's sake, don't worry about the blog thing.

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo amazing and adorable!! I love all of the texture, and pretty sparkle!!

No need to apologize about the erratic posting (I am somewhat that way myself). Family comes first. :)

Tina said...

Sophia i love the way you stamp your images in different colours, i never thought of doing this, i always use black, this is stunning, i love all of the different textures in it, it looks all shining and gorgeous... Big Crafty Hugs Tina xx

craftyb said...

Another gorgeous card with amazing colouring!

Such a busy time in family life...good luck to you all with everything...you all have quite a journey ahead of you! bx

Krystinah said...

What a great card...I love it...I wish you the best of luck with this coming year...Enjoy your husband while he's home...My husband has been active duty for 16 years so I understand...Best wishes...Kristina