I know I said I would do an "elegant" card next, but ummm.... baby steps, m'kay? There are no googly-eyes on this card, and only a mildly punny sentiment. I would like to think I'm moving in the right direction :)
I stamped the truck (from SU's loads of love set) onto some Basic Grey designer paper. The gifts got stamped on the other side of the same paper. I love paper-piecing as an alternative to coloring the images sometimes - it gives such a different look!
The background was stamped with the Hero Arts clouds background stamp, and I softened it a bit by sponging some blue ink around the edges. The grass was created by snipping a fringe all along a strip of Old Olive paper. The whole thing was foam-mounted onto some Kraft paper. I stamped SU's A to Z onto the kraft base, so it could peek through the "hole" I punch out of the cloud layer. The "driving by" sentiment was tucked into the curves of the car. Thought it looked smart that way.
On a completely unrelated note, do any of you moms with little ones ever get embarrassed by your kids? Not when they're babies and throwing a tantrum. That happens to all of us (I hope). I mean, I took my 2 older ones to a birthday party and my usually too-cute-for-words 4 year old was yelling at some other little boy with his hands on his hips: "you just don't do that! that's not nice and don't ever do that again!" The boy (who is older and much bigger than Thomas, which I think only makes it more ridiculous) was just standing there with his arms up in the air, all "what did I do? what did I do?" HA. And that was just one of many off-putting moments for me. So please, make me feel better by sharing your own story. Or advice. Or contempt for the fact that I was really embarrassed by my own son :)