Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hey Busy Lady! Relax!

Hello everyone!  First I've been just itching to tell you all more exciting news... Ann aka Raindrop Echo, designer for Whimsy Stamps, has picked me along with several other ladies to join her design team at Sentimental Sundays!  I'm happy to be starting off with this week's challenge #58, which is "Inspired by Song".

I used to have my crafting playlist up on my blog, but I removed it some time ago because it was making the page load time too long.  But while I thought of a lot of inspiring songs, the ones that seemed most appropos right now are "Relax Max" by Dinah Washington, and "Relax" by Mika.
For your listening pleasure.....

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The image I've chosen to go along with this theme reminds me very much of my Gran; she was always busy busy busy and I remember her so many times going around the house with her hair tied up just like this gal has.  I enjoyed thinking of Gran while making this card; she passed away just over a week ago after a very wonderful and full and beautiful life.  I like to remember her in her active, spunky years.  So I suppose in a way this card was therapeudic.  There's nothing like smiling to heal a hurt.  But truly, I am glad that she's with the Lord and all her loved ones whom she missed so much.

Here is my song and Gran-inspired card:

Detail of that awesome vintage image... don't we all feel like this sometimes?

Here are the other challenges:

My Time to Craft #143 "So Funny" - I thought the irony of this image / sentiment combo might bring some very busy friend a smile :)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #120 "Cranberry, Caramel, Brown"
Fab N' Funky "What 'eva" 

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {100 Proof Press, Art Warehouse}
Ink {Ranger, Stampendous}
Clear superfine embossing powder {Ranger}
Apron lace edge punch {Fiskars}
Brads {Spare Parts}
Butcher's twine
Corner rounder {EK Succuss}

Also before you go, I want to remind everyone about my new FREE digital sketches, which will be available here starting tomorrow, Monday June 6th!  I will post new sketches each Monday from now on.  You will be welcome to use the sketches for your projects; all I ask is that you link back to me and let everyone know where you got the sketch.  Cool?  You bet.  So...

Here's a sample of what you can expect:

Next, starting next month (July), on the first Saturday of the month I'll be hosting the

Treetop Monthly Challenge

a tree-themed challenge, right here on Kitchen Table Crafter.  You will have all month to play along, can enter as many times as you like, and will have a chance at winning prizes.  Sound fun?  I'll look forward to seeing you then!  So mark your calendars and get ready to be inspired by our green leafy friends.

I think that's it for today; see you tomorrow morning bright and early with my first free Digi Sketch!

Live well,


  1. This is wonderful Kathryn :) Love that image & the music you have chosen too.

  2. Awesome card! So many of us women have to learn how to RELAX more! Great card! Thanks for using our SPCC colors this week!

    Lori - SP Color Diva

  3. A women's work is never done is it ?? I feel like that most days LOL Thanks for joining us with this great card this week at MTTCC in our "Very funny" challenge and we hope you will come again soon x

  4. Hee hee, great image, it really works with your 'relax' theme! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

  5. I love your card! The image is so fun. I love that it reminds you of your gran.

    I read through the rest of your post and it sounds like you have some exciting stuff starting. Congrats!

  6. This is fabulous!! I love the image and your use of those colors! Love the sentiment too! Thank you for playing along with the FTTC.

  7. Love this awesome card! We all need to relax! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

  8. Great card. Love the vintage feel of this card. So nice to be able to do something that brings us relaxation, healing, and joy. What a blessing!

  9. Wonderful! Love the vintage feel.

  10. What a fab creation and song choice too. Thanks for playing at F'n'F this week! xx Jenny xx

  11. This one really made me smile Kathryn!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Very Funny' challenge at My Time to Craft this week.
    I look like this all the time!! He he!


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