{handful} of solitude

by Tina on February 27, 2009

in Stamping


Solitude is a beautiful thing.   Really.  I need it and I crave it.  The only thing I like to add to solitude is a handful of crafty items and, oh yes, silence.  No music.  No children asking for more of this or that.  No husband demanding to be fed.  Just me.  In silent, solitude.


Now, before you get the wrong impression of me, let me assure you that I love my husband and children.  More than life itself.  They are my life and I love being with them.  But sometimes we just need a few minutes alone.


Moms everywhere are nodding their heads.  You all know what I mean.  Solitude makes us better Moms.  We get a little recharge and off we go…

Cards: First card made for Kristina’s color challenge #43.  DP by October Afternoon and all other supplies by SU!  Second and third card made for 2sketches4you. Plastic flowers by American Crafts, bunny by Hero Arts and all other supplies by SU!

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah-Jane Kale' February 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

Hi Tina!!! Why is that you always know and write EXACTLY what I think!!!!. Gorgeous Cards as always. ANd I’m sitting here NODDING away…LOL.



KatieTurtle February 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm

What a fun card! I am going to have to do some stamping using white on brown paper now – you have inspired me! The colors in the patterned paper you selected are perfect!


Laura Davis February 27, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I am so nodding my head:) Great work! That little bunny stamp is darling!


Yankee in England February 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm

All of the cards turned out lovely, I love the giraffs


Winter February 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Very cute cards!


Dawn February 27, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Wow stunning cards – great designs and solitude can be heaven!



Bethany Lear February 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Great cards! Now I’m gonna have to wait for solitude and then pull out my bunny stamp… Have a great weekend.


Nellie Mitchell February 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Ten thousand AMENS to your praise of solitude!! I just wrote a blog about this…well, mostly I was complaining out of frustration because I never get the house all to myself and I totally agree that silence makes all the difference….Love your work! Thanks for sharing!!


Heather M February 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Fabulous group of cards!! I love your giraffes. 🙂

Amen to you sentiments regarding solitude. A little peace and quiet goes a LONG way!


KarenR February 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm

stunning cards – the bunny is a real cutie, I hope your hubbie doesn’t read your blog


Kari V. February 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Adorable cards! I love all of them! Your card for the color challenge is wonderful! I can so relate with craving solitude!! :o)


Sue February 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

Love your cards….so cute. The bunny is adorable.


Brenda February 28, 2009 at 1:36 am

All your cards are wonderful! I really like your style. The SS kit you used on your last card is one of my absolute favorites.


Ruby 2 Shoes February 28, 2009 at 1:56 am

Your cards are lovely!! I have to admit I was nodding my head. My daughter is a chatterbox and honestly didn’t stop talking from the minute she woke up to the minute she went to bed today!! (she was off school with a bug). Like you though I adore her, and the rest of my little family, but sometimes solitude is all you wish for!!


Savitri February 28, 2009 at 4:38 am

Amen, sister! Yes, love them to pieces but I love it too when they all just leave me alone for a bit to get some me time in.
LOVE your cards!!!! The bunny is too too cute!
Oh, thanks for the parenting comments too. Hope my so active kid will be mellow like yours!!!


Sarah from the UK February 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

The little bunny card is soooooooooooooooo cute!!!! I love it, it is pretty and cute what a perfect card 🙂
The one for Kristina’s challenge is also fantastic!


Sylvia Nelson February 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm

You outdid yourself. I love the animals, I am assuming camels. Love it, love it. Both cards are cute! Thanks for the birthday salutations!


Ewonne February 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Wow, your cards are just stunning!! Love all of them ??


Lea Lawson March 1, 2009 at 12:35 am

Oh my goodness, these are all utterly adorable!! Great job with the sketches !



Ange Kelly March 1, 2009 at 8:52 am

All your cards a super cute!


joanne March 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

Hi, I’m from Australia and I just love your work .Take care, Joanne


Amy, Ottawa, Canada March 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Yes, Mums everywhere understand the craving for Solitude amongst the daily craziness and constant hum of children & hubby’s needs. I love that you wrote it for others {okay me} to feel that I’m not the only one. Love, love, love my daily blessings & also appreciate the quiet moments.
Your cards: beautiful. Take Care.


Anthonette March 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Cute papers and cute bunny. I love what you created!
I agree with the solitude comment. I definitely need it. Paper crafting is my great escape.


sandy March 2, 2009 at 4:55 am

boy i don’t have kids but I already can imagine what it’s like to have kids constantly needing stuff. Silence is sometimes so blissful. beautiful cards by the way!


Sue March 2, 2009 at 10:40 am

gorgeous work, esp. love the bunny! thanks for your comment on my blog 🙂


Cheryl Nelson March 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm

cute, cute, cute!!


Sylvia Nelson March 3, 2009 at 6:39 pm



Brooke Stockman March 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Congrats on the color challenge.. Love the little animals they are so cute…



Sherri March 4, 2009 at 2:21 am

So so cute – all of them!


Laura Pinto-Nguyen March 7, 2009 at 11:53 am

These cards are absolutely adorable..the colors are amazing and well, I’m in love with that bunny.
I am happy to read that someone feels the same way I do about “solitude” and the need for it to recharge. I say this to people all the time.


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