Saturday, January 12

Back in the Saddle Again....

Alright- bear with me... close your eyes and imagine listening to "Back in the Saddle Again" by Gene Autry playing in the background. Ok, I am not into classic cowboy songs but "Back in the Saddle Again" was on "When Harry Met Sally" movie from 1989 which I watched more than a thousand times when I was in college. I kept hearing that song in my head as I was planning and thinking about this.... my 'come back' post.

You have no idea how much I have missed blogging. December is now a blur and I am so glad the new year is here. This was a very unplanned break. I am sorry for not posting, life got very hectic in December for our family. This was hubby's first Christmas in management at UPS and I had NO idea he'd work such long horrible hours, then our daughter was sick with bronchitis (two visits to doctor) and had to miss school, in between I kept visiting stores for KA, then I got sick, then Christmas came and then we took a little trip over New Years so my online time was limited to zilch!

Nonetheless, I am 'back in the saddle again' and I had to make a card to fit the theme.

I used the cowboy from Bronc Buster, the paislies are from Wanted and the striped designer paper is from Ginger Blossoms. Cardstock colors are Chocolate Chip, Ruby Read and River Rock. The cowboy and the paislies were stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossed with clear powder. The edges of the River Rock piece were inked on the edge with Ruby Red classic ink and then sponged with Creamy Caramel classic ink, the Ruby Red piece was also inked with Chocolate Chip classic ink. I dusted off my sewing machine and stiched the paper designer paper on, using a wide zig zag stitch. I love to sew on scrapbook pages but I seldom do it on cards. I matted a peice of River Rock with Ruby Red for the inside since you can't really write on Chocolate Chip. I used Hodge Podge Hardware brads in the corners to finish it off.

Be assured I am back and loaded with new ideas. A special thanks to those of you who wrote asking if I was okay--

Happy 2008 and thanks for stopping by!


  1. So-o-o GLAD you're back, Martha! I thought about e-mailing you but didn't want you to feel pressured if you had other things going on, like "LIFE"! Your card is adorable! Happy New Year, my friend!

  2. Welcome back Martha!

    Many Blessings,