Monday, December 29, 2014
Come, Sail Away.....
When I was in my earliest twenties, (a billion years ago...), I spent two amazing summers working at the marina in my hometown. I was a dock hand, a store clerk and part of the charter crew. I met amazing people, dated a boat designer for a little while (it was pretty cool in my circle at the time...), hung out with great friends and spent every day in "vacation" land. The marina always had a different beat, a vacation clock, a happy hour feel. It was wonderful! I was tan and happy 24:7.
Even though I haven't been sailing in years, the mere image of a sailboat conjours up many wonderful memories for me of times on the water, friendships I've made, fun I've had.
As we sail into the new year, it's a time to look forward and set a course for success. I have much faith in what the new year will bring to my life....not even a clue, but much faith!
Today, I'm sharing a fun and colorful card with a boating theme. Funny, but the image comes from an I Brake for Stamps sheet called, Always Time for Friendship!
I began with a section of double sided designer paper, cutting two same sized pieces and layering them as you see. The grayish/brownish (I can't decide what color it actually is) piece is the first layer; the top designer paper has the large half circle cut out of it. I like it this way for the added dimension it creates in real life.
I've used Always Time For Friendship sheet and Typewriter/Diamonds, from I Brake For Stamps, to complete the stamping on my card. The "best wishes" I created using a jumbo rotary stamp I picked up.....I like the look of it....I think it's kind of manly?
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my rambling reminiscing!