Wearing two different socks and

not even concerned. In the past I would be horrified upon discovering I was sporting an eclectic mix of socks. But in today's economy of constant downsizing and foreclosures looming over many head's, this is "a mere spit in the bucket" as my grandmother would say.
Have you ever felt close to someone you have never met yet their names are spoken at the dinner table by your partner, in the car by your child, or in the break room by a co-worker? Today was a day for me to feel angst for a few people I have never physically met. Yet my heart was dismayed by the situations their lives have recently endured. It's the person my darling fiance has cursed under his breath many times for their ignorant business decisions that cost him time and money. It's a friend's husband that flees his family the moment problems surmount causing a sea of tears. Several times I would concur that said "idiot" or "loser" should be fired or not allowed to return. However, the moment it does occur I feel incredibly sadden that the card was dealt and the game is "over". Do we hit the deck too many times in life trying to hit blackjack only to find we have gone over because we risked it? It seems some people learn quickly to stay while others gamble to the end. Never learning to quit "while ahead" so to speak. I'm not a gambler. I was never good at knowing when to stay or hit. So instead of trying, I'd avoid it. All the while thinking I was doing so well by avoiding the temptation. Not so though. We gamble everyday when we wake up and start our day. Those people I never met, well they took a chance and it may have taken them over the limit, but they were brave enough to take that chance. I empathize with them and pray their dilemma(s) will be resolved.
And my gamble will be wearing non matching socks till I go over my limit.

Now on to the card challenges! I have one card for two different challenges. 2Sketches 4 You had the sketch and Cardalicious asked for a file folder card. So I put the challenges together and came up with this:

Supplies used are My Mind's Eye Laundry Line papers, chipboard, natural hemp cord, Doodlebug button, SU Chocolate chip Ink, and Bazzil cardstock. Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing you a wonderful week!



Beautiful card! I love the colours and the bling.

Alecia Wolfford

Your card is WAY cute!! FAB job!!!


Well said. Beautiful cards too!


Beautiful card Amy (as always!)
connie melancon


Amy awesome card!!Thank you also for the beautiful card you made me!


Amy I think I am just a little addicted to that Mind's Eye collection and you did an awesome job providing us with inspiration to use it! I love this card. Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

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This is so cute Amy, love it.


This is fabulous, I love it! Thank you for sharing!

Hanneke van der Linde

Beautiful card you've made!!!

SAR girls


Your work is beautiful! I think we "met" at MMFY a while back. Thanks for checking out [Some] Aaembly Required. I hope to see some of your beautiful work in our gallery! :)



This is so beautiful! Love those papers.


Fabulous card ~ love the papers you used here! Great take on the 2s4y sketch!

Cindy Lee

Wow...this is definitely a sweet card! Love the glitters on you paper. And the flowers too.


We're not gamblers so we will survive. We just ride it out, this bad patch.
You made a beautiful card.


What a beautiful card. I love the paper you used and the colors are great.


You can delete the second comment I made. I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.


I love your card!!!The papers and the colours are so `beautiful`I love your blog it is wonderful...TFS
`Thanks` for popping by mine:)
much appreciated...Have a lovely Evening:)~X~


I love your card!!!The papers and the colours are so `beautiful`I love your blog it is wonderful...TFS
`Thanks` for popping by mine:)
much appreciated...Have a lovely Evening:)~X~

Kristen Swain

great card! i love the big chip saying and the flower! so pretty!



Anabelle O'Malley

Lovely! I love the soft colors and the bling!

Danielle Flanders

Darling card, love those glittery polkadots in the background!

Mrs J

Beautiful card! Love the colour and the 'sweet' sentiment!

Mrs J x

Calia Yang

i'm so loving your card!!! just AWESOME!! and i love the MME paper!

danni reid.

PRECIOUS, love the polka dots for sure!!!


Gorgeous card! Love the color and I like that sentiment!

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