One of the side benefits of moving back home - card group! The same friend that started up my old card making group has a new one going now and I got to join them last night. Yay! I'm completely rusty (and slow!) and couldn't find half my stuff (thank goodness the local "Drug Store" has a small scrapbooking section so I didn't have to run all the way to Walmart for glue dots!) but it was so nice to get back to something that used to be one of my favorite nights of the month.
One night per month, we leave the kiddos home and get together with a small group of crafty ladies. Everyone designs one card around the theme that month's hostess has set, and makes kits for everone in the group. Then we all get together to put together our kits and we go home with a handful of new cards for our stash. It's a lot of fun seeing all of the different personalities and techniques - such a wide variety for one tiny little theme.
I was so excited to run across a fun little blog full of FREE cut files for the Silhouette machine. and as soon as I saw the "thanks" one I knew that I had to use it. (cut file can be found here) I cut it out of cardstock and used that for my starting point, grabbing a couple of fun patterned papers from my stash and cutting out the "ever so much" sentiment from black vinyl.
The kit looked like this: