You've most likely heard that old saying "go fly a kite".  My Mom used to tell me that when I was a teenager and asked for an extra hour past my curfew.  Over the years 'old sayings' have certainly changed.  Perfect example – Boo asked me a crazy question the other day and my response was "what are you crazy?".  Yes, times have certainly changed.

Boo has recently had a change, too.  She has moved back home and is driving to and from campus, an hour each way, two days a week for classes. This is her final semester of college and she only has 2 classes.  Commuting was far less expensive than living in the dorm.  Because Boo's not living on campus, some of the friendships she's made at school have changed as well.  

She asked me to make a card for one of her film friends. Yes, she could have (and should have) made it herself but between school and work she has had little free time.  And, I'll admit, I was chomping at the bit to use this new Happy Home stamp set. 

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I created the cloudy sky by punching out the cloud from the Tree Builder Punch and the top of the cupcake from the Cupcake Builder Punch.  Using them as a stencil, I laid them on the Whisper White cardstock and lightly sponged around them using Soft Sky ink.  I taught this card at my class a few weeks ago and I loved the variations my customers created.  Many of them chose to ink more heavily which created gorgeous, puffy clouds.  This fun technique is fool proof.  

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I used a second sponge and Old Olive ink to fill in the areas of the grass.  Since the details in the image are small, markers worked great to color them in and a small banner highlighting the greeting, accompanied by a coordinating candy dot, was all this card needed.  Boo loved it and said her film friend appreciated knowing she is missed.  

Maybe we should go fly a kite and enjoy the little things in life!  

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