Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love My Sarah Kays!


I love remembering when things were simple. I love going to school when I was younger and when I discovered books, I discovered passion. I couldn't stop reading. Dick and Jane readers gave way to Dr. Seuss and then I discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Then came Nancy Drew. Oh, how I loved those books. I loved that I could open the front cover and go anywhere I wanted, be anything I wanted to. My imagination took off and hours could go by and I wouldn't realize it. Some of the Sarah Kay stamps remind me of my trips to the wide opens spaces that Laura lived on and that's The case with A Little Help From Margo. I could replace Margo with my sister, Jonalea, and me as the little sister, only I wasn't quite as angelic looking as this cutie is! One thing I discovered was I'm more like Nancy than Laura!


Every time I see a flower garden, I think of my mother. She can make anything grow! I was embarrassed one time when I sucked up my air fern! But I've learned a lot over the years in gardening and she's right. There's nothing closer to being in heaven than being in a garden, down on your knees, feeling the dirt between your fingers and getting under your fingernails. If we give it love, the earth gives us back beauty. Rose's Garden was done with my mom in mind.

Most of everything on these cards can be picked up from Summer at Roses on Paper. were colored with distressed inks and done for different sketches. A Little Help From Margo was for the weekly Paper Craft Planet's sketch, and Rose's Garden was for Madelyn's Twinkling Tuesday.

Card Ingredients: A Little Help from Margo and Rose's Garden by Sarah Kay, Basic Grey Gypsy paper, Dew Drops, Scrapper's Floss, buttons, Distressed Inks

16 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

These are oh so gorgeous!! Beautiful job with coloring and the charms and buttons added to both are just delightful!! WOW! :) TFS!

marsha said...

Susan, I love your Sarah Kays too! Your cards are beautiful - I think the design paper goes perfect with these and I love the embellies!

Rosette said...

Sooo gorgeous Susan.. I love my Sarah Kays as well, so tender and sweet.I only have 2 of those stamps, but I treasure them greatly! :) I LOVE your cards dear, they're just gorgeous!!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, these are just gorgeous! I love them both. Love the soft colors and those chamrs are the perfect touch! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

beautiful Susan--love the dp you used & all the colors! Like the lil' charm too! I love to read too & those were all my favorite books growing up too :o)

hugz,
Suzanne

Danni said...

Love the paper you used, so pretty! I love Little House. Sarah Kay's remind me of Holly Hobbie--the ones we had not the ones today.
Great cards!

Marie said...

Cute - cute - cute! Love them!

Sally said...

I love Sarah Kay images. I don't own any, but several of my friends have stamped some of them for me. I cherish each one of the. Your card is gorgeous.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow hunny, both of these cards are just stunning, they look bright and cheery, just what we need with the weather just now. Lovely images and gorgeous colouring as always. Hugs Linda x

Cathy said...

These are so beautiful!! Beautiful coloring with the distress inks!! Love them.

Michelle said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Love them both - your coloring is fantastic!

Debby said...

I just love your stories. So sweet. And your cards are gorgeous as always.

Kristie said...

Such sweet images, you did a great job with the cards!

Anne H. said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful!
Adorable images - I love Sarah Kay!
Lovely papers and colors!
Anne -:)

Lynn said...

OMGosh, Susan, these are awesome. Love, love the colors.

Peta said...

Susan, you should be writing - the words that you use in your blog descriptions really take you places, I was transported back to my primary school classroom and my old mottled grey reader cover. It's one thing to make a beautiful card, lets face it, there are a lot of talented card makers out there - but to put a story with it that takes you somewhere - now that's talent, Peta x