Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hay There, Chickadee

Hi there, everbody!
How's your weekend going so far?
We've been having fun.
Last night was Family Movie Night,
so I introducted my boys to the original
Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio.
Now we're hearing a lot of
"Wax on, wax off,
Left-a-circle, hei! Right-a-circle, hei!"
It's quite amusing. ;o)

After I tucked my little Daniel-Sans in bed,
I decided to get a little crafty,
I clicked on one of my favorite color challenges,
and was immediately inspired.
Don't you love it when that happens?

I immediately thought of a barnyard scene,
which was perfect, because my new Lawn Fawn stamps
just arrived in the mail,
and it gave me the perfect opportunity to ink up

After that, I still wasn't tired,
so I decided to log on to my old computer
and read through some of my short stories
and novel beginnings.
For those of you who don't know,
writting has always been my number one passion,
but a crippling case of writer's block hit me
last January, and I haven't written a single thing since.
I was really starting to believe that maybe I'd only
imagined that I had talent as a writer,
and that, in truth, I probably wasn't very good after all.
Reading through some of my pieces last night,
I discovered with tears of relief that some of it
 was actually pretty darn good.
I've been lost in the woods for a long time now,
but I think I am beginning to see the light through the trees
on the other side. Let's hope so.

With that being said, I'm off to my writer's group,
and then to work.
Have a lovely Saturday!

cardstock: Bazzill
paper: Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon
stamps: Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm and Bon Voyage
ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress in Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, and Tumbled Glass
copics: lots


  1. This is just wonderful Christy!! I love LOVE the coloring! And its SUCH a fun scene! I'm so happy you took that moment to reflect on your writing! Its nice to reflect & take time to really see your talents for what they are. I'm sure you are an amazing writer. Because its what you love. And if your anywhere near as talented as a writer, as you are as a papercrafter/cardmaker...well woah watch out world! Way to go girly!

    I really want to try color based challenges. For some reason, they terrify me though. Have to work on getting out of my comfort zone. You always nail them!

  2. Hello, chickie, to you too! How adorable is this card??!! such a sweet scene you've created. :o)

    Have a fabulous weekend! And have a wonderful time at the writer's group... so happy that your writing mojo has come back! wow, wow... a writer and a crafter.... I'm so lucky to have met you, girlie!

  3. This is SO cute....sweet images and adorable coloring! Hope you can kick start that writing, too! Thanks for playing the ColourQ this week!

  4. What a lovely card, Christiana! You really have a gift for bringing these colors together.

    As to your writing, which I've not been privileged to read, I would say that there are seasons in life and maybe your season of winter is passing...and there are so many beautiful new things that come out in the springtime, as well as summer and fall! Don't be too discouraged. =) Maybe we'll see something new you've written soon?!?!?

  5. Wow! This card is absolutely lovely, I love all of it, you are so inspiring to me :)
    Congrats on your writing mojo coming back! :)

  6. Soooo Cute! Love this card Christy. I really like how you did the hay bales with patterned paper and how the cow and chick really look like they are saying hello, and the cracked egg.... brilliant! You may be getting past some writer's block, but you certainly can tell stories in your cards. I'm sure you will get past this block soon. Perfect card for the color challenge, those colors definitely speak barnyard to me too. :)

  7. Thank you all for your lovely, sweet compliments! You have no idea how I cherish each one. You ladies are the best!

    Chari, I just wanted to mention that the hay bales aren't patterned paper -- they're colored with Copics in yellows, golds, and browns, and I just kinda flicked across the surface so it would look textured like hay, and then I blended them a little with my lightest shade of yellow. I really liked how they came out, too!

  8. Such a super cute card, Christiana! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  9. I love this so much! I put it in my card inspiration folder on Pinterest! Super cute!

  10. Such a cute card Christy! As to your writing, dont ever give up hun! You are passionate about it and like all of us we loose our mojo now and then but it comes back :)


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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