Saturday, July 5, 2014

best time of your life

I find paper piecing to be incredibly relaxing.  With all the tools and supplies I've accumulated over the years, I guess there's something about the basics of cutting, gluing and putting things together that is so appealing to me.  Here's a card I made using the paper piecing technique.

This card is for my  co-worker, Amanda (see the little "A" on the luggage tag?), who is taking off to Italy next week for the rest of the summer.  No, I'm not jealous, and yes, I'm lying.  I'm twice her age and though you might think that the age gap would make us complete opposites, we get along very well.  I admire her strong work ethic, her sense of humor, and the way she loves life.

The colorful look of this card reflects Amanda's bubbly personality.  She's bringing a bag full o' hair bows with for each day for the five weeks she'll be in Italy.  How awesome:)  This will be Amanda's first time getting on a plane, and for this trip to take her overseas to another country...well, I love how she's just diving into the world of travel and adventure.  Wishing my dear friend safe travels.

I am submitting this card to the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

Thanks for looking!  Grazie!!!

Stamps: Mama Elephant (Around We Go, Geotagged)
Dies: Mama Elephant (Bold Banner, Confetti)
Other: patterned paper


  1. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch, Lorraine!

  2. Your paper piecing is FANTASTIC! Your friend is very lucky to be receiving this card from you! Use up all those scraps I left behind!

  3. Wow!! Your paper piecing is AMAZING!! Great take on the sketch!!

  4. What groovy suitcases! Love this card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  5. Fun take on the sketch! Love those paper pieced suitcases!