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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tandem Bike Love Card

When I retired in 2012 from working at a Hallmark store to be my own boss as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, doing calligraphy work and dog care/walk I would have not thought I would go outside of my comfort zone to work at a plant nursery, Calloway's Nursery. I hired on as a cashier but the person that was suppose to do the daily week morning watering of plants out front & inside the store background check did not pass and so I ended up with the tasks. I'd not thought about how getting up early in the morning to be in by 7am & how physical the job would be. Well I have a new job that I will tell more about soon. Definitely will not have to get up early & will not be physical work.

Had this stamp/die set for quite some time but think I've only used once. Used Glossy accents on the red balloons. Hubby and I ride a tandem bicycle. I cut the sentiment so word 'YOU' would be replaced with 'US' that I used calligraphy to hand write.

    Supplies List 

calligraphy: hand wrote 'US' in sentiment to replace word 'YOU'
embellishment: Recollections enamel dots - red hearts
Glossy accents: used on rd balloons
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine:  Sizzix BIGkick
paper: cardstock - red, white  
   scrapbook - BEACH, seashells
stamp/die: taylored expressions Carried Away
tool: MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenges:

4/23   Simon Says Stamp Mon Splash It On - Water     5E(#5)   4/17

4/24    Tues Throwdown #339 Photo Insp  3E(#2)   4/18   inspired by beach


4/25   Mod Squad Ch Rolling into Spring   Use wheel(s)   3E(#2)   4/19
4/25   Simon Says Stamp Wed Showers and/or Flowers      5E(#5)   4/19

4/29   Addicted to Stamping Ch146 Not a Square Card   3E(#2)   4/16

4/30   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Apr 2017 Ch   UE  4/1
4/30   DLART Apr Linky Ch   1Eperday no stacking   4/1

5/6   heARTful Stamping Ch Anything Goes   (#4)   4/2  


  1. Congrats on getting a new job where you can sleep in. I used to work at Macy's Merchandising the store before it opened. We started at 6- earlier during the holidays. I left for the same reasons you left your job. I love the tandem bike that is full of balloons-such a sweet image. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

  2. Such a lovely card, the shell background is so fun. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Love the heart balloons, Melissa! Thanks for playing along with us once again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Love the tandem bicycle. Haven't ridden one in *years*. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

  5. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  6. Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper.
    Hugs, Iwona

  7. What a cute card! The bike with lots of balloons is so lovely. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.