Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Don't Miss Your Life


{A month or so ago...}
Husband: Hey, come here for a minute.
Me: Why?
Husband: Because I want you to hear something. We were just talking about this the other day...

Curious, I got up from the computer and went over by him-he's so much better at hearing the words to songs- and we listened to this song.

(Really, it is worth the extra click and three minutes for a listen, I promise! Especially if you are struggling with a blogging schedule like me! Here's a link to the lyrics if the twang isn't your thing.)


It's Tuesday, and that means a brand spankin' new sketch challenge is up over on the Skipping Stones Design Blog! Stop over to read the challenge rules, prize information and cool, fabulous examples from the guest designers and design team.

We are featuring Margarita Birthday today, so I went with an old school look and inked up the fun glass with some vintage photo ink, lightly colored it and added some glitter glue for the salt. The script from Garden Kiss was added to the focal image. I'll admit that the banners in the sketch scared me, so I opted for a more simple approach with a patterned paper banner and some twine.

Now is a great opportunity to play along with the sketch and send your creations to this wonderful cause- Hereos Card Drive! You can find more about Heroes Card Drive here.


So in the time it has taken me to write this post, I've listened to Don't Miss Your Life five times, might as well multi-task! Strikes a cord, no? (I just substitute the fortune part, hah!)

38 comments:

  1. WOW... Karen!!! This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great image..and the GREEN POP against the WHITE... Perfect!!! I've listened... its a beautiful too...tfs... hugs...xoxo

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  2. Such a great card, I love that stamp set!

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  3. What a hubster!! :) This is a wonderful card as usual!!!

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  4. I need to dig that set up and use it. You've inspired me! Wonderful card! Great song too!

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  5. Love the card Karen and I really do need to go through my boxes of cards and donate some.

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  6. Definitely worth a listen Karen. Thanks so much for sharing. I just listened at work :)

    Your card is beautiful. I love that margarita glass!

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  7. Okay, so that made me cry! Great song, though! Very cute card!

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  8. Love your card, Karen - such a fun image!

    The lyrics to that song are beautiful - thanks for sharing it with us! We all need to be reminded, once in a while, of the more important things in life!

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  9. Don't miss your life... sigh... we can only do so much right? But you should definitely take more photos of the growing kiddos, you'll cherish those for sure. Fun card, even for a non-marg girl. Cheers!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the song.
    Beautiful card. love your coloring.

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  11. Love your card & that song! The perfect reminder about what's really important in life!

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  12. Okay I'm totally digging this card!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that song...I never heard it before and it was just beautiful and so true. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Lovin' your green margarita! The salted rim is perfect!

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  14. Gorgeous colouring, love the twine and the glitter is perfect!! Off to check out those lyrics now...

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  15. Great song, and a great card! I love the twine and green in the background, and is that glittery salt I see on the rim of that glass?!

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  16. Great post....love your card!

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  17. Wow! Lovely use of green...off to hear the song!

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  18. Love the card, I like how how the coloring is toned down a bit. Now I'm craving a margarita! Great song, great message. So true.

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  19. awesome coloring girl :)

    that is a great song! reminded me of The Cats in the Cradle (don't remember who sings it) but it is from way back in my day :)

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  20. Thanks for sharing the lyrics...too true! Love that dsp with your perfectly blended Margarita!

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  21. awesome card...love all the green

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  22. Great Karen!!! That margarita is looking good!!

    Love the song! I love country!!!

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  23. You've got me wanting a Margarita now, Karen! This card is fabulous and oozes a style I love!
    Hugs!
    x

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  24. what a fun & pretty card! and thanks for sharing the song! just this morning as i was sitting in lovely NY traffic i was wishing i lived somewhere a bit slower...maybe in a few more years :)

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  25. I love how you've stamped and coloured the glass Karen.
    Great Lyrics to the song..never heard of that artist before!... he certainly makes you stop and think, thanks for sharing that with us :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. Thanks for sharing that song, Karen! I had never heard it before but the words sure resonated with me. And your card makes me long for a cold, frosty margarita! Love how you shaded the drink.

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  27. Awww...hugs, Karen. The song is great. I love the way you shaded the drink--it looks beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful Karen!
    Love that wonderful green effect ;-))

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  29. I love that song. It is so true!! I feel that way all the time. Most of the time my kids don't want to play with me, they have each other but it seems like those few times they want to I am busy working or doing homework. I have to stop and remind myself that life is short and it is rare they want to play, stop what I am doing and spend that time with them. (of course not if I am at work, can't just leave, lol - but you know what I mean)

    Your card is fabulous!! :-)

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  30. LOVE that green! Fantastic job with the sketch, Karen!

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  31. This is one amazing use of that martini stamp, Karen! I love it and want to gulp one down right about now. LOL Have a fantastic long weekend!

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  32. thanks for the link the the lyrics, it's beautiful and so true! =) love your pretty card, too. i can use a nice and cold drink now! =)

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  33. thanks for the reminder to live life first.

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  34. Great card, but even better reminder....

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  35. love that card!!! thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, appreciated

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  36. Yummo!
    What a song...we all need a reminder once in awhile.

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  37. Karen, you are so right! And, that Phil guy is too :) The fortune part is the LEAST important part of that song...I know you already know that...but, you did the right thing. Even if you never had time to comment on my blog again, you'd still be one of my all-time fave designers. So there. :)

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