Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Let Things Go!

Aren't those words so true, but not always easy to do! In our lives we all have things that are just to heavy to hang on to and in order to go forward, we have to "Let Go." When this plate from Artistic Outpost came out, "Chalkboard Wisdom." this of all sentiments hit me hard and hit home!  Anyway, this is one of those sentiments that is truly worth putting up all over the place!! Will be linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog "Say It With Stamps."
I inked manila card stock with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder and a Diffuser, for an inset. I could have just stamped in the oval un-embossed center, but I decided I wanted a little more dimension, so cut an oval from manila and inked and stamped using Black Archival.
Using two of the Spellbinders oval frames, I cut a black panel. The butterflies were cut using dies from Cheery Lynn. This was an easy card to make as I wanted the focus to be on the sentiment.

This is the start of a brand new month and that means the new "October Referral Program" at Artistic Outpost, so I hope you will ink up some of those AO stamps and join in the "anything goes."  Thank you for stopping by today and have a great finish to the week!

29 comments:

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

The card is so amazing, love the florish textured background. The middle circle and the butterflies and the sunny colors are amazing.
Hugs Anja

Netty said...

Terrific card Terry and thats a great sentiment, Annette x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful words Terry, its a super card.
Yvonne x

Beth said...

what a beautiful card Terry a different side of you very soft and elegant. Hugs.

Pam said...

Just love the sentiment, and pretty card! I am in the simplify mode right now!! Ready to let go!

Anita Houston said...

Love the embossing and yellows! Lovely!

2amscrapper said...

love the embossing and fall colors!

Krisha said...

Your colors and textures make the sentiment really pop! It really is a very true sentiment and I need to break loose and let go of some stuff around here.
Have a great week

Michele said...

this is wisdom indeed and i love the rich gold and orange colors. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- the sentiment is fab- pretty CAS for you, but just perfect!

Buttons said...

A beautifully designed card for an important statement Terry. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

This is beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

I am one of those guilty people TT who hangs on to things but your sentiment is sooo true. Note to self ... must try and follow the right path of letting things go. Beautiful card.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful Terry and so true. I didn't manage to join in last month but will try to do better this time,

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic card Terry and that sentiment is so, so true! (I think I really "need" that set now....)

Karin said...

fabulous card, love the sentiment!
Groetjes karin x

Redanne said...

A really wonderful sentiment and your card is so beautiful - love the colours! Hugs, Anne x

Sandra said...

What a wonderful card, Terry! The sentiment is so striking! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Terry and the sentiment is awesome, so true! ~Diane

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is lovely.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira Huberts said...

Beautiful embossing work, gorgeous colours and I love that quote. You're right of course, it's easier said than done (although it sometimes depends on the situation). Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous. The sentiment is so true and so meaningful and I love it on that textured background.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Just saw this over at AO, and it's so lovely, Terry. Such a warm glow of late summer sunshine, and the embossed framing looks really elegant. Lovely work.
Alison xx

Candy C said...

Terry...your card is so pretty. I love the embossed front with the black "frame" that is surrounding that wonderful sentiment! Love it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Dianne said...

Gorgeous glowing background you created for the wonderful sentiment, the butterflies are gorgeous, thanks for sharing..

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed background! Great way to showcase that wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sharon said...

Beautiful Terry!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous, Terry! Love that rich embossing and the sweet black b'flies!

MichelleZ said...

Such a pretty card! That frame really highlights the sentiment. Beautiful design! Thank you for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

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