I miss my daughter.

This year has been easier in some ways as I’m slowly getting used to her being away at school. On the other hand, the visits have been much fewer as she’s busy with a job this term as well. I applaud the initiative but worry about how she’s going to balance it all.

Next week she’s going to be home for reading week and I’m thrilled. We have lots of “girl” things planned. With so many males in this house, I’m really looking forward to it!

Today’s card is one that I created from a hodgepodge of paper scraps and embellishments that were on my desk. Don’t you know that the best way to clean is by using things up? Multitasking at its best! A cleaner desk and a card made to give away as a bonus.

When you look close you’ll notice that really, nothing much here matches or is repeated more than once. The trick is to cluster it together and to balance the colors of the items to make a pleasing whole.

When I was missing my daughter, this card made it’s way across the miles and cheered us both up.

Do you have someone you’ve been thinking of? Send them a piece of your heart to let them know you care. Don’t worry about perfect. It’s the thought that counts.


Have a fabulous weekend!

7 responses to “hodgepodge

  1. Stunning card ..lOVE the colors together!
    Sorry to hear you miss your daughter….
    I mostly make cards with people in mind to make them for..use the colors the like or items…..

  2. Wow, that card is beyond beautiful!

  3. So gorgeous! Glad to hear you sent this one. I’m sure your daughter was thrilled with it. I make some cards with certain people in mine and others are put aside for later use.

  4. I love your hodge podge card – you’re right, it’s a great way to use up scraps! Hope you have a fun week with your daughter!

  5. Oh wow this is such a lovely and interesting card! I wish whenever I make ‘hodgepodge’ things they come out like this :) x

  6. Ooooh…this is so pretty!! I love all the gorgeous layers and fabulous embellishments!!

  7. Amazing card Julia! Love the colours and all of the creativity you assembled in this card!

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