As seems to have become a weekly refrain for me, my card went an entirely different direction than I had planned. I'm quite seriously organized about my cardmaking because I'm having to learn to squeeze it in while I am employed full-time. (I was blessed to be able to stay home with my kids for about 15 years so I'm still learning the juggling act of work, family, faith and fun!) In this case, I knew this sketch was coming up at the same time that I needed to make a birthday card for my mother-in-law. I had envisioned a nice floral panel and with the sentiment highlighted by the strip, although I had wanted a multi-line sentiment with just part of it highlighted on the strip.
As I was looking for the right multi-lined sentiment, I came across PTI's Building Blocks set. Since the other big thing that's going on in my life is my oldest son heading off to college (seven days from today!), I am working on a collection of cards to be ready to send off when he's having good days and for bad days. This sentiment called out to me for this purpose (although I do have a bit of a problem with the concept of "earning" best days.) I switched gears and went totally masculine.