Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CQC#82 - Hope Your Day is Fabulous

 Hello and Happy Wednesday!  The card that I have today is for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #12 and for the Colour Queen Color Challenge #82 and even though I didn't have two of the colors (Pear Pizzazz & Baja Breeze) for the challenge I went with colors I thought were closest (Taken with Teal & Mellow Moss).  My card uses two Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Four of a Kind and Signature Greetings.  I kept my card layout clean and simple and used three panels (each measuring 1 3/4"x 4") for my background and a 1 1/2" horizontal strip with ribbon and scallop border.  For the flowers I did the rock & roll technique, first inking them up in Taken with Teal and then rolling the edges in Tempting Turquoise before stamping them out, then added a green rhinestone to the centers.
If you've been a regular reader of my blog, you'll notice that lately I haven't been posting very much.  The reason being is that I've been trying to adjust to a new schedule.  My husband's work has picked up (yes I'm grateful) which makes him gone all day of course with meetings in the evening and some times work or meetings on the weekend and now he is also gone back to school for EMS training two nights a week and every other Saturday.  So add that in with my daughter's dance competitions which have taken me away for a few weekends (we still have at least three more to go before her recital) and daily life of being a mother of three and I think you get the picture.  Family always comes first even though I miss more stamping time.

13 comments:

Nicki S said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE what you did with the flowers and frame. It's a great color scheme for it too! :)

Sara said...

I love how this turned out! Really elegant card.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Lynn! I love those flowers, so bright and pretty! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Vicki S. said...

Oh, this card is so going to be cased! Would you believe I haven't even used this set yet? Ugh! Love everything about it, Lynn!

As for not posting on your blog... what?!? You're not Superwoman??? Dang, you just burst my bubble about you, girlfriend : ) Seriously though, family always comes first... just as it should be! Still, I hope you get some stamp time in when you can.

After my crazy May is done, we definitely need to get together to stamp! I'm sure I'll need it : )

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card!

Sue from Oregon said...

Stunning card Lynn! Yes, stamping addiction can be a crazy thing and new scheduling definitely takes a lot of adjusting! Take care!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just fabulous Lynn!!

Karen said...

Hi Lynn!

No need to apologise for posting less - thats just life sometimes!

I myself only post now when I have time because there's always so many other things to do around the house. As you say, being a wife and mother comes first - enjoy that! We'll all be here waiting to see your beautiful cards when you have time to post them!

Karen
x

PS - this card is beautiful and you've made it with a set I just LOVE!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really lovely card, I just love the colours.

Rachel B said...

You card is stunning! I love the blue blossoms!

Laura Isham said...

So gorgeous! I love how big and bold the flowers and sentiment are!

Noelle said...

What a lovely main stamped panel. Thanks for playing at CQC! :)

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card! One of my favorite stamp sets ever and I love the way you used it :D. TFS! And congratulations!