Sunday, June 29, 2014

You Made Me Smile

Last night I got into my stamp room pretty late and somehow scrounged up enough energy to make a card inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colors of the inspiration photo at Just Us Girls.  I was watching television while I made this (sometimes not a good idea) and since it was late by the time I finished I waited until this morning to photograph and post it.  Well I must have been dreaming of this card because in the light of the morning I was prying things apart so that I could re-do parts of it!



It's a glorious day today with the sun shining so I'm headed outside to putter around the garden and then do a little relaxing with a book on the patio.  One thing I discovered since being on vacation this past week is that I can't wait until I retire and I can putter around to my heart's content!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Textures 2 (Florileges Design); Sketchy Chevron Border (Impression Obsession); DIY (Precious Remembrance); Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday); Take Note (Verve)
Paper:  White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink); X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Going Gray, Basic Gray (SU); Copics
Accessories:  Enamel Dew Drops (Freckled Fawn)

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15 comments:

Deepti said...

This is so pretty :) the subtle blue flowers looks amazing !

hobby-istka said...

I simply love this "clean and simple" card... :)

Lisa said...

Love the pop of blue from your pretty bloom Jen!! Enjoy your puttering today ;)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous use of the colours and photo and sketch. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls :)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card and I like that sentiment!

kreativekymona.com said...

Jen, I lvoe your flower. You did an awesome job coloring that flower. I love how it pops against the grays and black in the background. Great job.

Happy Dance said...

Jen, before I tell you how beautiful your card is, retirement ROCKS!!!! I'm having a blast doing what I want pretty much when I want to! Your card is beautiful...Love the colors you've chosen for this. That bloom is pure delight. GREAT card. Bev

Nancy said...

Gorgeous job with our inspiration photo! Your CAS design is wonderful Jen! Love the flower and the placement of the sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at Just Us Girls!

LeAnne said...

Love this! That JUGS color inspiration is wonderful and I love your take on it! Glad you had some puttering-around time this week too!

Linda Callahan said...

I am a total fan of puttering around and don't get enough time these days to do it! And I am a total fan of this card!

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous! Love the blue flower!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great combination of challenges. I absolutely love your design and that gorgeous flower. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous soft colours and great design, Jen! Love it!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Such a cool take on the sketch, Jen! Love the pop of blue on your card. Thanks for joining CTS this week!