Thursday, August 14, 2014

Live Like You Were Dying

I have this riding buddy, great friend, who has encouraged me out of my comfort zone....well, actually dragged me out and drop-kicked me into taking lots of chances!  She definitely pushes me to "live like I were dying!" So, that Tim McGraw song and the challenge over at Heart 2 Heart, Inspired by a Song, led to this card.  My friend has a year full of big plans, so I think this card will be perfect for her!

As some of you know, I'm an oboe player.  I sat in a practice room most of my young life never really getting out there and risking anything.  I never did much physically because a broken hand would end it all for me.  Now my life is much different!  Luckily, I haven't broken a hand so I can still play.  I have broken toes, dislocated my collar bone, and endured a bite you wouldn't believe!  But my mouth and hands are still in-tact!  Now this friend has ridden all her life traveling around the west as a kid on a mule!  So, what I consider risk taking is very different than her idea on the subject!  Ok, now you have some background on us!

I'm sure most of you have heard the song, but I encourage you to check out this video for a performance to this song that will be new to you:  Stacy Westafall ~ she reins professionally with the 'big boys'!  She rides bareback and without a bridle or headstall.  My friend and I love to watch rides like this one!  I'll wait if you want to check out the video...................

..............Ok, enough about my friend, horses, professional riders and such fun!  Back to this card.  I combined stamps from CTMH for the sentiments and inside:  Skylark Scrapbooking Workshop, In the Background, Joyful Birthday and Timberline Scrapbooking Workshop.  I know I've talked about this before, but I LOVE to purchase the Workshops on the Go!  You really get a lot of bang for your buck!  I seldom make what comes in the directions, but I get a lot of use out of everything in those kits!   

The paper is from the promotion Free to Be Me ~ also perfect for my friend!    ; )

The card base and envelope are CTMH 6" x 6" Die Cut Cards (retired); however, you could make these with Kraft cardstock any size you like!

I embellished with a Twist Tie, Aqua Dots, Baker's Twine, flower from Skylark Assortment and a Pewter Badge.  

CTMH inks included:  Ruby, Lagoon, Autumn Terra Cotta, Buttercup, and Archival Black.  All my wonderful CTMH products are purchased from KatiesCorner!  Check out the site for great inspiration, promotions, video's, and shopping! 

Hope you all have a wonderful day and live life to its fullest!  


  1. Katrina...what a great story behind this card. Your card is awesome, super bright and vibrant, I love it! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  2. Great card Katrina and love the layout on the previous post.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

  3. What a delightful story and your card is a perfect match to your story. Thanks for playing this week with us at H2H and for your song inspiration.

  4. What a fun card! Fabulous inspiration song too!
    Thanks for playing at H2H

  5. I love all the different elements from different packs that you have used to create this card- isn't it great that CTMH coordinates everything? Thanks for playing along with H2H Challenges!

  6. What a fun card - love the Free to be Me paper for this. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at H2H