Our weekend of bike racing is now in the history books, and aside from a yucky crash at the crit on Saturday evening, everything else went well. The road race, held out at the Bergen Hills, was a delight, especially as I followed the women's race - with all the gals riding as a cohesive, 'careful' group - and biding time with a most engaging driver. That's one of the perks of being an official: meeting interesting people who, over the course of 2 - 4 hours, depending on the race, I get to know in a bit more depth. Most often our drivers are cyclists themselves, undertaking a 'volunteer' role to support their club hosting the race. It's nice to learn about the 'people' under the helmets and behind the numbers. They're all quite fascinating!
Aside from my husband being an official at the 'big' Tour of Alberta race beginning Sept. 2, we're done with the road season for the year. Bittersweet. The break isn't long, though, before cyclo-cross events begin - and those are FUN! A different form of competitive atmosphere, 'smaller' racing venues that are far more spectator friendly than road races that unravel for miles upon miles, and definitely less injury-inducing. Aside from the fact that temperatures will be much cooler (cyclo-cross spans from Sept 6 into mid November), it's a most entertaining sport. My husband intends to race in several events this year, as he missed out last, what with his grad course and work taking excessive time, so I'm excited. His new 'cross bike will be happy, too!
Today, I'm sharing a card in for Week 1 of CASE Study's 4th Anniversary month-long celebration.
This week, we were invited to visit the blogs of a number of incredibly talented designers to discover what they created in response to 'something' that inspired them. After gazing and admiring in awe, and leaving comments (prizes galore to be won - thank you for the opportunity, Chupa!), we were to draw our inspiration from a designer and case-away.
All the designers showcased such amazing talent in their "wow" cards, so narrowing down the "who" was challenge #;1, although at first glimpse of her card, my decision was pretty much made - and the reason why is pretty obvious, as you'll see. My 'case' muse, with her gorgeous card, is the immensely talented, Keisha Campbell, who shared this delight with us:
Butterflies...on clothes pegs. Seriously, how cute is that!! Love the stunning simplicity of this card so...I pretty much replicated it, using colours inspired by Color Throwdown #304 (missed a date with Mr. Linky).
Here's my take on Keisha's charming card:
Not sure why my sentiment circle appears askew in this photo, because it isn't in real life. Gahh....
Several dies used on this card, so I'm also joining in at A Blog Named Hero #49: Die A Little (or a Lot)
My butterflies are sponged with Real Red SU ink, along with blue/grey as close to the Throwdown colours as I could get. For some odd reason, little clothes pegs are in my stash, so perfect play opportunity. Keisha grounded her sentiment with a row of dots; I went with my diagonal ef, as an adaptation. Fun to make, quite cute and definitely not mail-able! I'll personally deliver to a colleague, once school starts up (far, far too soon!!)
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