Thursday, September 2, 2010

Live the life you have imagined

Well, today I'm off to do something I've procrastinated for about 18 years.....I'm off to take my driving exam for my full license!

In the spirit of that, here's a card I made last week before the flu bogged me down, with a fabulous quote from Thoreau.  If you have not read his work, I recommend Walden, which is an account of his experiences living with little funds in the woods of New England.


The image is a CHF one, and was stamped in Espresso Adirondak ink on Aquabee marker paper, it was then lightly coloured with copics.  The background and sentiment are also CHF--as I mentioned a while back, I went a little crazy with filling my wishlist when I found out they were shutting down LOL!

And speaking of shopping, Paper Jewels is having a back to school sale for only a couple more days (till September 5th!) and they a buy 2, get the 3rd free deal on all their Bildmalarna, Sweet Pea, Spesch, CC Designs and other stamps, so this is the time to check them out!

The day is shinning here, I'm sitting on the deck listening to the birds sing, and planning what cards I could make...and in a couple hours I'll be off to complete and pass my drivers exam....I will be so happy to get this done after all the thinking about it and procrastination over the years....Wish me well! 


UPDATE:  Saturday....well, figured I should give you all an update on the driving test.  Sadly enough I FAILED it (sigh!) however, the good news is I was able to schedule another one in two weeks, and have arranged a couple of driving lessons between now and then....I'll keep you updated as the saga continues!


  1. Woohoo!!! Good luck on the driving exam!

    Love the card!

  2. Beautiful card, i love the image and the quote is lovely. I really like the embossing, it works so well with the image, reminds me of leather!
    Good luck with the driving test. I'm going to leave you with a very well known quote from the British Highway Code;
    "Mirror, signal, manouvre"!
    Fingers crossed for you!
    Linds x

  3. Oh good luck on the test, I am sure you will pass with flying colors! I absolutely love your card. Great colors and your wonderful image is colored beautifully.

  4. You musta had a big cart full from CHF! I bought a couple this and that embossed paper is gorgeous.., looks like leather! Love it!

  5. wonderful-love your distressing!
    How did the exam go?

  6. So, did you pass? I hope you did. Well done you for trying. Now onto this wonderful card, I love the rich colours and the texture you have created. xxx

  7. What a nice vintage image. I like the choice of embossing at the bottom.

  8. gorgeous card, love the image :)

  9. wonderful it!

    and the words are so true and encouraging!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    p.s.: many thanx for all your kind and sweet comments! i really appreciate it!

  10. OOoowee....very VINTAGE. I love it Kristina and I miss ahving you on our team. If you ever want a place to design, just can come back anytime girlfriend! Tracy

  11. Your card is gorgeous, love vintage. Fingers crossed for you with the next driving test. Good luck!!

  12. this card is stunning, I adore that can do anything you set your mind to...wishing you much success on the next exam...have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  13. Oh Kristina, another stunner! This is so rustic and rich and beautifully colored - I'm loving yoru theme of cards! I'm sorry about your driving test :( Keep on keepin' on and when the time is right, you'll have your license and will be hittin' the roads soon after! Hugs!

  14. Beautiful Vintage card. and the quote is so perfect. The embossing really looks great with this image too. Best wishes with the driving test.

  15. Love the texture and colors of this card.

  16. I love, love, love the distressing on this one!