Thursday, June 18, 2009

You're One In A Melon

It's hot here in Texas and I mean really hot. So hot it reminds me of my childhood, growing up in Arizona. Me and my brothers and sisters would spend all day at the public pool, then cool off later at home with some ice cold watermelon. You should have seen us. We would all be lined up outside on the sidewalk, watermelons in hand with pink watermelon juice dripping off our faces from burying them in the yummy, cold goodness. Today's card is in honor of hot summer days and fond memories.

The image is Fruit Greetings from The Cutting Cafe and is colored using Copics and glazed using Glossy Accents. I added some doodling around the edges and kept to an overall polka dotted theme just for the fun of it using my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot Folder, Dotted Ribbon and a big ole Button. It still needed a little something so I added the photo corners.

I thought I should take a moment and let you in on decision I struggled to make. You may have noticed that I've been absent in the Cuttlebug Challenges lately. I have decided to take a step back from some of my design team work and take some time to catch my breath. When mom passed away last year in October, I was so eager to keep myself busy so that I didn't have time to think about her being gone. As you can probably already guess, it didn't work. Well, that's not true exactly, it did work for a little while, but eventually it left me feeling tired and stressed. I have decided it's time to face my feelings head on and only take on what I can handle in the way of commitments. It's been awesome working with such a talented team and I wish them all the best.

Have a fabulous day! TTFN

Hugs, Becky


paperpotter said...

Well, God bless you! I love the card, and I know you are doing the right thing backing off of everything while remembering your Mom. Blessings, Celia

~Michelle~ said...

oh, I just love this Becky! Looks so yummy! Must be the month to have Watermelon on our minds! LOL! ;)

Big hugs to you Becky....hope you find some peace and comfort. Good for you for taking care of yourself!

Tina said...

Oh my word, this is soooo cute. Love the colors and the ribbon is really pretty.

Regina Easter said...

first let me say that this is total eye candy, you are such an awesome glad to have ya on the team...secondly, i completely understand about just needing a break...I will keep you in my prayers...hugs

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Yummy!! I'm so in the mood for watermelon!! Love your fun creation!! :)

Beth said...

Hi Becky,
Love your card makes me want to pack a basket and have me an 0ld fashion picnic, I will miss you at cuttlebug challenges but will keep track with you on your blog, now I am waiting to see your Double Bugging;-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So yummy and cute. Great coloring!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Becky! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are fantastic!

Huge hugs to you as you continue trying to find peace! Take care!!

mochamama said...

Love the card and the sentiment. Becky I am so sorry to hear of what you have been dealing with. I have discovered in life that pain waits for you, it has no time limit. It is best to deal with your pain now or it will only surface again down the road. God bless and comfort you at this time! Hugs

Carol said...

Looks good enough to eat Becky! Great job :)
Good on you for looking after number 1.... sometimes we don't do enough of that.....we spend time looking out for everyone else and forget ourselves :)
Take Care

Carol x

Sharon said...

Such a cute card!

Libby Hickson said...

Oooh I *love* this card - so cute!! I'm a sucker for polkadots! Also loved your watermelon story. And good for you for putting yourself first on the commitments - all my best to you as you work through this. BIG HUGS!!!

Catherine said...

What a great story, and such a cute card! I just love the colors your put together and the layout is super!
I hope taking a break does the trick. I think alot of people (everyone I chat with anyway) are feeling pulled in a thousand different directions lately. It's good to stop and take a deep breathe every now and then.

Crissy said...

Cute card and what wonderful memories! {{{hugs}}}

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