Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Hello everyone!  Here we are at the end of September already - my how time flies when you're having fun.  We've been busy at my house doing a bit of re-decorating so that our daughter can take over our son's room since he has moved quite far away for college and will now only be home a couple of times a year.  She is very excited (he is not - lol) and has planned a pink and zebra print scheme.  It's going to look very different from when he was in there.  She wanted to move in the week after we moved him to Wisconsin (nearly 1400 miles away from his mama) but I told her that I needed a bit of time before I would be ready to do that. I asked her how she felt about January - you should have seen the look I got from her LOL (I'm guessing NOT on that idea).  I still get a bit teary when I think about how far away he is.  Wasn't sure I could handle the change in his room so quickly (it still smells a bit like him).  But...life goes on, and he is happy, so it only makes sense that she should have a reason to be happy too :o).

Have still managed to find some good quality crafting time in the midst of all this, especially as it pertains to my DT cards.  This week at Addicted to Stamps and More! we have the ever so popular Clean and Simple (CAS) theme for you.    CAS seems to be where it's at lately - so many of you do such a fabulous job.  Our sponsor for this last week of September is The Paper Nest Dolls.  I've used one of their darling images for my ATSM#64 CAS creation - take a look:
Even though I've used patterned paper - it doesn't distract from the openness of the design and the image being the main focus.  No embellishments but a bit of layering to frame the image.  Happy with how it turned out.  Hope you like it too!  I forgot to include a photo of the inside (its already on its way to a dear friend) but it says "Everything will be OK even if we don't know what OK looks like yet".  Good thing to keep in mind sometimes right?  Especially if you have a good friend by your side - "okay" seems so much more real. 

Please go visit our other lovely DT members and see what they've made to share with and inspire you.  There's a great prize to be won from our challenge sponsor The Paper Nest Dolls if your CAS card is chosen as the Winner of the ASTM#64 CAS challenge (more details can be found on the challenge blog).  I can't wait to see what you create - so go get busy won't you?  Til next time...hugs and happy crafting. D


  1. A really sweet card - I do like that image and so beautifully coloured!

    I really feel for you with your son moving away - I miss my boy lots! But I'm sure your daughter is delighted with her "new" room!

  2. This is so cute :) love the bright colors.
    Also, I can relate to ur daughter as a child, when my brother left for studies, though I was missing him... I was also excited about my sole rule in the house Lol :) good old days

  3. Hi Danielle, your card is really cute! I love the paper you've used, perfect for a CAS design. The sentiment you used inside is great too, a lovely thought. xxx

  4. Hi Danielle. Such an adorable card!! I love those two little girls sharing the umbrella ... fabulous coloring, btw! Love the cloud background paper - perfect for this image. Loll xx

  5. That is just so sweet! With such a cute friend I don't mind the rain either. Adorable card Danielle! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  6. This is sooo sweet, Danielle! Love that cute image and you have coloured it beautifully. Hugs, Sue x

  7. Your card is gorgeous, Danielle! Love the image you have chosen from our sponsors! Great design and beautifully coloured. xx

  8. Hi Danielle. I love this adorable image. Great card. Your paper is fab, I struggle to find un-intrusive papers, yours is simply perfect. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx


Thanks for taking time to leave me a comment. It makes my day happier! Hugs!