Saturday, July 21, 2012

Life Is Beautiful


Ahhh!  The two weeks of extra shifts at work are over so hopefully I'll have lots of time to catch up with everyone and actually make some cards now.  Yee haw!  For this little card I used the colours from ColourQ and stamps from Market Street Stamps.  I used VersaMark ink on the MSS gingham background stamp to get a subtle pattern on the red cardstock.  I also used a button and some twine!!!  I know... I'm getting a little crazy here.  I thought of that wooden button when I started the card and was really impressed when I actually found it!  LOL!  Must dash now as hubby and I are going to dinner and then to an info session about a potential Portuguese class for me.  Boa noite e ate amanha!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree & flowers from Home Sweet Home, Gingham Background, Sentiment from Simple Salutations) Market Street Stamps
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko)
Punches:  (Corner) Marvy Uchida, (1/8" hole punch) McGill
Twine:  (Honeydew) The Twinery
Button:  Impress
Copics:  R29, YG03, C-7, 100

21 comments:

Ardyth said...

I love this scene - and the subtle detail of the gingham on the background - I love details like that - they add to the card as a whole without making it busy! Great rich colours!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a cute card Jen, Market Street stamps are on my shopping list for sure.

Jay Gee said...

I just love the design of this card Jen and the gorgeous tree :)

Lindsey said...

Great message for a card for anyone. A button AND twine? Wow! And... I think you're working too hard. ;)

kingstonmama said...

I love this! Love your tree and fabulous sentiment.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, clean card, Jen, love that it is summery! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the ColourQ.

lostinpaper said...

Super sweet design Jen! I particularly love the button and twine, they are things I constantly add to cards and then pull away again, others make it looks sooooo easy... Yours is perfect!

~amy~ said...

The wood button is thee perfect touch!

Lynn said...

Hope you had a wonderful dinner out. This little scene is oh so sweet!

onecraftymama said...

Portuguese? Awesome :) I've taken both French & German, but it seems that my brain is determined to remain stubbornly Anglo...whah.
Love the gingham background, and WHAT IS THAT BUTTON DOING THERE? I'm so confused ;) lol It looks awesome. Love the dimension on the tree too!

Kristen said...

i adore that tire on the tree. so cute.

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Karen B. said...

Love it, and love it when I can find a particular piece that I've been wanting to use too, although that doesn't happen very often!

Jenny said...

I luuuurve thse colours together and just haven't had time to play this week...again!!!
Just a super cute image and yay for finding the button, I'm hopeless at using embellishments on cards :0)
Jenny x

Kara said...

Such a cute little scene! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the ColourQ.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Life is beautiful. Your card is beautiful. Love everything about it, down to the subtle background (great idea!) and the twist of yarn to vertical on the horizontal line of twine (great idea!)!

Jean said...

This is so cute ~ love the tire hanging from the tree. Hmmm ... another stamp set to add to my wish list. ~ Super sweet card!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

do you HAVE to multi-task so much and show the rest of us up?!?!? such a gorgeous card, love the button, it was totally worth finding .... look at you making more patterned paper, how is that patterned paper pile going!>!

LeAnne said...

Really, really cute....adorable little image and the button takes the cake! So glad you were able to play with the CQC this week!

JJ Bolton said...

Your card turned out so cute with the paper pieced tree! And who can resist an oversized wooden button? Adorable!

Portuguese lessons sound fun!

Bonnie said...

I love that tire swing and the twine with the button!

Helen F. said...

Great colors together on your sweet little card! Love the gingham background, button and twine placement too.