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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life moves fast...

Thanks for all the sweet comments yesterday, they made my day! :-) And now I have to say... while yesterday's card made me grumpy, today's makes me very happy!!


Fun, yes? Can you see what the background is? It says repeatedly "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Ring any bells? Why yes of course, that's Matthew Broderick's line in Ferris Bueller's Day Off! hee hee


I had this card in my head for a few weeks now - I wanted to make it to play along when Cinema Saturday featured Ferris Bueller!! But of course I didn't. Story of my life.


But I decided to seize the day, just as Ferris would, and make the card anyway! I thought that line was sorta fitting with a bicycle. Because they go fast too. But more on that in a sec, I also want to mention that this card played along with the latest Taylored Expressions sketch, turned on it's side.


AND... bicycles are the Moxie Fab World challenge right now! Yay!!! I love this theme so much, I hope to make at least one more bicycle card before the challenge ends - you should too!

I already had cycling on my brain because while I was on vacation a few weeks back, I got to watch a stage in the Tour of California bike race!!! Some of you have already read this, but I'm going to repost from my family blog here...

On Sunday we drove up to Thousand Oaks for the 8th and final stage of this year's Amgen Tour of California bike race! I've been a big cycling fan since 1999, when a guy from Austin started winning the Tour de France. It was so exciting to see a cycling event live and in person! I had no idea what to expect at the starting line - turns out fans could wander around the parking lot with the team buses and wait for a peek at favorite riders. How cool! We opted to hang out by the Team RadioShack bus. We were surprised how we were able to get in so close to see the cyclists - Joel pointed out it may not have been so easy if Lance hadn't crashed out of the race a few days earlier...!


We saw Popo...


And Jason McCartney (I took this one for Lisa!)...


Jani Brajkovic (who I've learned, thanks to Twitter, has THE CUTEST little boy!!)...


A roughed up Chechu - he had crashed a few days earlier with Lance, but stuck around to finish the race. I had read he "had no skin left" - ouch!


And Levi - yay! This photo cracks me up, it's like the kid is saying "Can I touch you?".


Carter & Courtney have a new favorite - Team Jelly Belly!! And yes, they were handing out free samples! We also got some free t-shirts from Team RadioShack, yay!


The ceremonial starting line...


After the starting line we had lunch then found a spot along the route to watch them fly by. As you can tell, Carter and Courtney were so excited... (ha ha)

Here come the leaders, George Hincapie is supposed to be one of these?


And the peloton. Recognize anyone? They went by so fast...


And the cars, rounding out the "cycling parade".


YAY! Fun day. Now let's hope I watch a live stage of the Tour de France someday... :-)

And my dear stamping friends, thanks for bearing with me as I just relived that day once again! :-)


  • Stamps: Are we there yet? from GinaK, Karen Foster snap stamps
  • Paper: misc from my scrap drawer
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU markers
  • Accessories: Corner rounder, ribbon, staples, heart brad, machine stitching

14 comments:

  1. love your handwritten background and the stapled ricrac! makes me happy, too!

    thanks for sharing awesome cycling shots!

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  2. Cute bike card Libby! Love your take on the sketch! The ric rac goes perfectly with the scallops and the way you have stitched partially around the edges looks great!

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  3. LOVE your card! Great idea to use your handwriting on the background! Such a fun and happy card!

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  4. Loving your sweet card Libby, that bike is way too cute, just love how you created the background, so effective. :)

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  5. i LOVE ferris bueller! LOL this card is so cheerful and, well, just awesome

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  6. I love it! I like your handwriting in the background. It's like you got in trouble in school and were forced to write it 1000 times to make up for your wrongdoing. :)

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  7. Love your card! The handwriting in the background is AWESOME!

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  8. Super card Libby! Love the take on the challenge. That BG is brill and with one of your fav subjects...cycling!

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  9. LOVE LOVE that hand written background and Love what you did with the bicycle...So Darn Cute!! I may have to get that stamp now!!!LOL!

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  10. LIBBY! I love everything about this card! The handwriting, the quite, the ric-rac, the heart and most of all -- the BICYCLE!!! HUGS! :)

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  11. Totally cute!! Looks like you had fun!!

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  12. Hey, you should enter this over at Moxie Fab World, you know - the challenge this time is bicycles.....

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  13. Hey Libby! Thanks for entering the I Want to Ride My Bicycle challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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