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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #95

This week's Play Date Cafe card is all about me and my little green bike.

See that quote? I love my bike. LOVE IT. But I haven't been out riding in years. Literally, years. I feel too old and unfit to be a bike rider. Seriously. Cyclists are the skinniest people on earth, and me squeezed into bike shorts is rather scary. So I stayed at home, didn't find a way to get out there. Isn't the quote on this card PERFECT? It's a Tim Holtz stamp and I love it something fierce. Here's the happy news - this week, I sent my son off to kindergarten, and celebrated this milestone by getting back on my bike!

Happy happy happy!

The card of course uses this week's Play Date Cafe colors...

I was also inspired by this fabby photo that my friend Sally Traidman took of a street in Stockholm. Sally inspired me to get out my watercolors and make a fun, splotchy background!

Now head on over to the Play Date Cafe blog and join the color challenge! The sponsor this week is Avocado Arts - I just KNOW you want a chance at winning some fabby goodies from them!

Happy stamping,

  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Paper: Watercolor paper, SU cardstock
  • Ink: Hero Arts, Memento
  • Accessories: Watercolor paint, machine stitching


  1. This card is awesome and has put a big smile on my face! :) Congrats on getting back on your bike!

  2. PERFECT card Libby!! LOVE it!!!! My first bike was a green one...still have the best memories of it!!! LOVE how your helmet matches the matchy poo...real riders do this!!!

  3. Ride into the sunset, girl! Your card is great - such a cool vibe for the girly colors. Love it!

  4. YAY Libby! Can you hear me cheering from here! What an exciting moment! You look awesome and your card is somethin fierce girl!!!
    Go Libby Go!!!!
    Sankari :)

  5. Hey Libby! I LOVE what you did with this week's colors! Congrats on all your milestones lately! I can't wait to catch up with ya'll!

  6. SUPER use of these colors and splashing of colors (is that what that would be called--from your inspiration pic???). LOVE that quote--and you are NOT too old to be biking! You look fab on your bike and I think you should take a trip on it down here! It would be the perfect distance for you to ride;) Well--maybe a bit too far....but I can come get you near Tampa! Great job!!! Love LOVE LOVE ya:)

  7. Kudos to you for getting out your bike! I love biking, but my bike has seen much better days lol I absolutely LOVE your card! That green bike with the color splotches in the background looks so hip. You've inspired me to give this technique a whirl :)

  8. Libby this is superb! Love the way you've balanced the navy sentiment with the awesome navy stitching!!! Fabulous creation :)

  9. Good for you! So happy for you and hope you get to ride that bike more often! Love that sentiment indeed, it's very thoughtful! Great card!

  10. Fabulous card, and a little bird is chirping about some birthday cheer, so hip hip horray!

  11. I love everything about your card...the grungy look, the AWESOME sentiment, the colors..... ;)

  12. love it...glad I inspired you to play with paint! And even happier that you got on your bike!

  13. Yay for you, Libby, getting back on the bike! My hubby bought one for me a couple of years ago, and I've only brought it out a couple of times. You've inspired me to get back to it again. THanks!

  14. Love your card and love that awesome's so true! Yay for you to get back on your bike, there's nothing like a nice ride!

  15. Oooo! LOVE that splotchy background! Such a fun take on the color story! And good for you for getting out there again! Go, Libby!

  16. Super funky and cool card, Libby!!! LOVE the paint splatters and the zig-zag stitching!!! And CONGRATS on getting back on your bike!!! Way to go, girl!!

  17. A bit late catching up on my blogs but CONGRATS on getting back on the bike! I also have a bike lurking in my garage....another few weeks at the gym and maybe I will join you!
    Love the card/quote/blots


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