Hey there everyone!! It's been a really looooong time hasn't it? I seem to read that so much in the blogs I follow - kinda goofy, we're always apologizing for "being away". That's just life, right? Let's agree to stop wasting time with apologizing about not blogging - ok, ok, let me just say that I'll stop wasting time with it - starting NOW!!!
Whilst I was away (doing life stuff) guess where I landed? Yep, in mid-June we could be found at Disneyland (along with about nearly everyone else in the world...). My eldest niece wanted to celebrate her 40th (FORTY....!!!) b-day at Dland - which is cool AND a big deal since she and her family are coming from Australia! So of course we had to make the journey to celebrate with all of them.
It's NEVER my intention to land up in Southern California in the summer months so what's with the last couple of years? June this year and June last year found me in Anaheim...so much for good intentions.....oh well both trips were definitely worth it. I LOVED spending time with my family and as you can imagine, it doesn't really happen that often - gotta grab those moments when they present themselves!
And now (finally!!) - the card.........made this for the birthday girl. Kind of had no clue - then POP there it was in my head. I'm smugly pleased that I remembered I had colored vellum (old stuff from CTMH but as you can see - it still works great). It was perfect for the background balloons.
The rest of card is pretty straight-forward. Die-cuts, punches, B&T paper, Perle cotton for the strings and just an eensy bit of stamping....there you have it.
During my Sabbatical from Stamping I've been busy craft-wise but a LOT of it has been about The Sewing. I've rekindled a friendship with a former Stamper (turned Sewist) who has graciously agreed to mentor me in my Quest for Sewing Greatness. Seriously, it's really wonderful to have someone to talk Sewing with and since she's been doing this longer than a minute she's been instrumental in the success of many of my projects.........and her Wall O' Fabric..............swoooooon........
Since I had already decided that Kabobbing Cards was no longer going to be exclusively about cards, I'll be posting some of my other exciting Crafty Adventures - hope you'll stay tuned, I think it will be fun!
Toodles for now,
Kathy & Bob
Cardbase: PTI (Soft Stone - LOVE it!!)
Punches: Mickey Heads (large & small)/EK Success
B&T cloud paper: Paper Doodles
CS & Vellum: CTMH
Stamps: #'s - CTMH; words - PTI
DMC: white Perle cotton