Hi Everyone. Happy Monday.
Before anything else I'd like to give a shout out to Jeanne! Jeanne, thank you so much for your card. It was a wonderful surprise - and it is a gorgeous card! You really made my day. Thank you for remembering me. Big hugs.
I saw a fabulous card across at casestudy again this last week. Laura's clean and simple style is fabulous and I was really attracted to the white space, the colors and the peaks of the houses.
Click on the link and go check out her truly gorgeous card. You can also see the many amazing ways the design team and the submission cards have gone. Great inspiration.
Here's my take on it
You can see that I was obviously inspired by the color scheme! Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Old Olive are a gorgeous combination and one that I have not put together before. To create the feel of the peaks, I used a chevron stamp that I colored using markers. I did the same with the Happy Birthday sentiment, as well. Can you see the inspiration?
On a personal note:
Lou and I were up doing things for the house the last couple of days. I need to take advantage of the fact that he is actually in town for a few days! We went shopping for furniture... it was only when we did a review of what furniture was coming with us, that we realized we had a lot of empty spaces. It was great fun visiting Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, West Elm and Pottery Barn looking at furniture. We found some awesome stuff - now we just need to agree on it before we order!!!!
We also met with the landscaper's today and got a surprise. Part of the wooden wetland that we didn't think is part of our property is, in fact, our property. On the converse of that... part of the open area right on the side of the house that we thought was on our property - is part of the spare block next door. We think the people who might build next door would have been a little surprised to find that we had already created a patio and a little garden for them as a housewarming present:-) However, having more of the wooded wetland is a fabulous thing! So, we just have to find a new place for the patio. We also found today that the city is starting to restore the wetland to its natural plantings which is wonderful for us. So, a very eventful couple of days!
We had expected to be able to take some pictures of great progress.... errrrr... not really.... they were supposed to have put all the siding up over the last week or so, but we got there and found that they are only doing it this week!!! However, we did get to see some of the flooring being layed today. That was really exciting.
As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere. You know your visits and your support are much appreciated. Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.
- Card stock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White. (SU)
- Inks: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive (SU)
- Stamps: Chevrons, Birthday Greetings (Amuse Studio)
- Accessories: Buttons (Bag 'o Buttons)