Friday, July 3, 2009

Lovely as a tree

One of my blogging friends and talented artist, travelingmama, has a new travel inspiration challenge to use one of your travel photos as inspiration for a project. I used this photo of my oldest last year in Croatia. Since we live there, I'm not sure if this qualifies as our travel photo. My husband and I moved there almost 11 years ago and it's the only home our girls have ever known.

I remember this day very well. She was working hard to get the sweet cherries from our tree, while her younger sisters were anxiously trying to catch the ones she picked (or dropped :-)).

Here is my card as inspired by the photo above. I just love this quote. Time goes by so fast and I wish I have a pause button for my sweet girls, so they don't grow up too fast. But, I am thankful that I have been made aware of this (though I know I forget sometimes), and I try to enjoy every moment with them. And how grateful I am to live in the digital age that allows me to capture these sweet times in our family life.

Stamps: Live simply (Hero Arts), June KOTM (Unity)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sharpie markers
Paper: Certainly Celery CS by SU, Red and White CS (GinaK Designs)
Others: border punch (Martha Stewart), button (PTI), ribbon (Michaels)

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18 comments:

  1. love this card! and the sentiment is so true! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cute! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura & Kazan

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  3. Beautiful Card Nina and a great photo too!
    Are you still travelling or back in Croatia now?
    Thanks so much for your kind message on my blog - I'm still in shock!
    I was hoping my order would be here this week-end I can't wait to get to work with your gorgeous stamp set!! Have a good 4th July. Sue

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  4. Yeah! I'm so excited that you joined us! Your card is gorgeous!! I'll need you to e-mail me your mailing address so I can get your goodies in the mail since you were one of my first five!
    Hugs!
    Tina
    travelingmama@pobox.com

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  5. So pretty! I love that tree stamp and that sentiment is great!

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  6. Wow..this is so pretty!! Love it!!

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  7. I love the color palette on this one Nina! And I remember seeing those pictures last year; your girls are so cute.

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  8. wow! what a super cute card, very clean and fresh! love the cute checkered ribbon with the button! very nice coloring too!

    Clouds :D

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  9. LOOOOOOOVE the sentiment...LOOOOOOOOVE the card! Absolutely fabulous!

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  10. What a lovely way you've joined the pic with your wonderful card!! I love the greeness of the tree and the greeting! Super job!!

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  11. Such a cute cute card!! Love the tree and especially how you werre inspired :0) This would also fit in the Moxie Fab World - Tree challenge too! I think it closes July 6th - FYI :0)

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  12. Hey Nina,
    What a lovely card!
    Sometimes we just need to find the inspiration and it's at our own front door, we just have look for it!

    Hope your having a great 4th of July even tho your in Croatia.

    Shell~Alaska
    SBS#28

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  13. Very lovely card!

    I'm a new member of your SBS #28 group and wanted to pop over and say hello!

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  14. Hi Nina,

    I just spent some time going through your blog. It was brought to my attention this weekend that they have finally closed our group for the Sister Hood of the Blogging Stampers group #28.

    I had almost forgotten about it since I signed up so long ago, but anyway as it is closed now I wanted to hop on over and say hi to all my fellow Stamping "Sisters"

    I have really enjoyed your creations and look forward to seeing more very soon!!!

    Heather

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  15. I am just in love with this card! Great photo

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  16. beautiful card, really sweet.

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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