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Monday, July 12, 2010


Today's card is yet another one inspired by the Tour de France. During tv coverage the other day I saw the cutest banners hanging between buildings in a sweet little French village. Instead of the normal triangular pennants, the banner was made of little jerseys. I wish I could find a photo of it to show you. I immediately thought "CARD!".

Do you know what the jerseys at the Tour are for? Yellow of course is the race leader. Green is the leader of the sprint category - those boys ride FAST at the finish on the flat stages, it's nuts. And that funny one with the red polka dots is King of the Mountains. There's also a white jersey for best young rider, but it wouldn't fit on my card. :-) I used the new Hero Arts set Kiss from the Sun for my jerseys. I thought the message from Anytime Messages was particularly fitting since if you aspire to ride 2200+ miles on a bike, climbing mountains along the way - you pretty much have to believe in your dreams. Those guys amaze me. Betcha didn't know that, did ya? heh heh

So it was a sad weekend for me and my boy Lance. He had nothing but bad luck yesterday, and his chances of winning the race this year are over. So sad. I didn't honestly ever think he'd win this year - I don't like to say he's OLD because I am a month OLDER than him, LOL - but he's not exactly in the prime of his cycling life anymore. But I at least wanted him to lose it fighting in the mountains, not getting flat tires and crashes and nothing but bad luck. Blah. However there are two weeks left in the tour and there's still things he can do to make this year's Tour interesting (supporting his teammate Levi (who I also happen to love!) and maybe even getting a stage win?) so you know I'm still excited to be watching!! Plus, another of my favorites is riding really well - Cadel Evans became the race leader yesterday and is now wearing the yellow jersey! Woohoo! Do you remember me talking about Cadel last summer?? He's my best twitter friend. HAHAHA Check out THIS POST and especially THIS POST. Yes, I am officially a dork, what can I say.

Ok, maybe this will be the last Tour-inspired card this summer. Maybe. I make no promises. This month cycling has been my muse, and we must always listen to our muse. :-) Happy Stamping!!

  • Stamps: CL439 Kiss from the Sun, CL129 Anytime Messages & CG139 Cling Dots
  • Paper: Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: MFT clouds die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, linen thread, CTMH mini brads, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint (red dots)


  1. This is super cute Libby! I love the shirt banner!

  2. I really love how you embossed the clouds! Such a great detail to the card! :)

  3. Libby! That is an awesome idea to make a jersey banner!

    Hey did you see the podium girl's polka dotted dresses? ACK! Sure glad I'm not a podium girl, ha ha ha!!!!

    And I agree completely on Lance. Sigh. But it's not over until it's over, you know? He may still be able to podium -- it's the Tour and anything can happen!

    AND! Now I can say it with a clear conscience -- GO ANDY!!!

  4. And go Ivan too!!!!

    (And I'm still not too keen on Cadel. Sorry!)

  5. Cute card Libby! Thanks for explaining about the jerseys -- I never knew the significance of any colors other than the yellow one. :)

  6. This card is just sooo clever! Love the bright colored t-shirts!

  7. This is ADORABLE! Sorry about your main man. It would be nice to go out riding instead of because of flat tires and injuries. ;(

  8. You really need to go to the Tour next year Libby!! Love your card. The jersey banner is so cute and clever. I love your embossed clouds too. Sorry to hear about Lance but I have to say go Nicholas (in 16th place at the moment) - he's our only one in it! Keep those Tour cards coming Libby - love seeing them.

  9. I love how much you love Lance. :) Awesome card!!!!

  10. Another super-fun creation...great inspiration!

  11. poor lance. getting old just plain sucks!

    a more accurate sentiment would read
    "the future belongs to everyone who didn't kick the bucket today!'

  12. Super cute card, Libby! Love the shirts and their meaning! Awesome idea.

  13. Libby, this is awesome! I am a huge tour fan (actually have several of the "Lance" years of the tour on DVD - I never get tired of listening to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen's commentaries). I absolutely LOVE your card!

  14. This is soooo cute LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! :) :) :) :) :) They came through my town awhile back. It was neat. :)

  15. No matter who your muse is , your cards are fantastic. Love this one and the story behind it.

  16. Okay Libby - YOU SOOOOOO ROCKED this card! I ADORE adore adore your Jersey banners!!! And I learned something too about the yellow, green and polkadotted jerseys! LOVE your sweet creation and that sentiment is so inspiring! You rock missy!!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  17. What a sweetly inspired card and what a wonderful muse! This is so dang cute, Libby.


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