September 19, 2010

The wondrous glow of childhood


Phewww, that was a blog break wasn't it? *smile*

With so much happening here about school, kids, work, our basement flooding because the sump pump died in the thunderstorm we had and, and, and, ...my crafting time went on the back burner!

I thought I'd post this card I made a few weeks ago to hold your interest though..is it working? *chuckle*

I found this scrap of PP in my stash and have no idea who makes it, but it made me want to pair terracotta tile and spring moss together, along with this adorable clear stamp of a boy holding flowers by FCD. His expression is so sweet, isn't it? I misted him with two different shades of Glimmer Mist to give him a touch of color, Golden Terra Cotta, and Twilight.


I stamped a perfect fall quote behind him that reads: 

Could there be anything we know
that could evoke the wondrous glow
of childhood more than trampling leaves?
How clearly, then, the soul perceives
amid the miracle of fall,
that we are children, one and all.

That stamp comes from FCD too, in their fall quotes set. The poem is by Jean S. Platt. I just love it because it's so true! I enjoy playing in the leaves with my boys when Autumn rolls around.

Thanks for stopping by today, hugs all around!

*mwah*

21 comments:

Sasya said...

wow this is adorable!!! i love this card, Dana!!!

Sue Ann said...

So cute ....... I love that abc123 punch !! The image of the boy is so darn cute ~~ And I love playing with the kids in the leaves too, it makes me feel like a kid again!! Sorry to read about your flood ....... I know it totally stinks!!! I have been missing ya!! I just passed your recipe on to my only massage client that made the cut .....

Melissa said...

Have missed seeing your beautiful cards! So sorry about your flooding....we have been dealing with that for about a year now.

Your card is so cute! What a fun border punch. We LOVE to play in the leaves too!

Lindsay said...

This is such a fun card! Love that cute little boy! So sorry to hear about the flooding! EEK!

Kara said...

love this quote!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Glad to see you back my friend. Love the card especially the image and the fall quote.
Hope you got the basement waterfree from the storm.

~amy~ said...

oh no...lotsa stuff on your plate...well, your card is magnificent...the expression on that boy is priceless..

Amy said...

Love all the paper piercing and that fun border punch!

Oh Dana....I totally know how it feels to have a sump pump die! This happened to us right after we had our basement completed. It was a total mess. We had some sort of insurance that paid for some of it (thankfully) but unfortunately my stamp room had to be relocated for some time. Just a thought though, we did invest in a new sump pump that runs on a battery so that if the electricity goes out we're fine and then we also put on a backup pressure pump that if the battery fails, this pump will detect the water rising and click on to pump the water out. It is such a relief now to know that if it rains, I don't have to worry about the basement flooding when I'm at work or having to call hubby to go check on it because I'm paranoid! :)

Keva said...

Ughhh...so sorry about your sump pump. Nothing worse than things around the house going crazy.

I really like the card. The paper is fabulous abs that is a great quote. Glad you're back in blogland. I missed ya!

Belinda said...

Ugh, hope things calm down -- for the better. :) Love the fun punch and the fun colors of this card!

IamDerby said...

Oh flooded basement = no fun! I hope things look up soon! I love the card, great background paper!

FireCracker082 said...

oh I LOVE the way you used both of these images! you're right too, they DO go well together!

BethieJ said...

Welcome back Dana! Sorry about the sump pump.. I ADORE your card.. that image is just DARLING.. and that border punch.. CUTENESS!!!
Hope your weekend was GREAT!

alexandra s.m. said...

So sorry to hear about the flood! Ouch!
Your card is superb!
TFS!!

Noora said...

Pretty card, TT and SM look great paired! the boy has a sweet smile indeed!

Tammy said...

Aww man, sorry to hear about the sump pump....this little number made me go pitter patter from it's cuteness! Love it! Hope things look up! Glad you found time to craft...It always makes me feel better at least for a little bit! {wink}

Laurie said...

No fun on the sump pump! That sounds like a pain!

BUT your card is very cool! I love the punched border!

jimlynn said...

Sensational card!
Lynn

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is very cool!

Dana said...

This is so precious! I love the paper piercing border!

Ursula said...

awww, this is so sweet, Dana!! This has always been one of my favorite FCD images!! What a cutie pie!
Sorry about your troubles! Hope they go right down the drain! :o)