Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Cheery Challenge and an Award

I made this card for the Speedy the Cat's Friends #64 challenge which is to create something "bright & cheery" using pink, yellow & green. I used the MFP Thankful Mums & Pumpkins chrysanthemum stamp for this card, stamping with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossing with clear ep before coloring with Copics. I like the uncomplicated simple look of this card, so I didn't add anything else to it. I used DP from a pack of "sugared collection" papers that were given to me by a sweet friend {thanks Michelle}, and inside was this stamped and cut sentiment, which seemed to be perfect for this card. Sorry, I have no idea who makes the stamp, but I love the sentiment!
My sweet friend Mary Anne of Lakeside Stamping gave me this award a while ago, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Although I'm very appreciative that anyone thinks my blog deserves any kind of special recognition, I seriously doubt that anyone wants to know 7 more personal facts about me, but here goes just for laughs :)
1. I spend most of my mornings stamping in my jammies now that I'm retired. (love it!)
2. I cannot watch any kind of horror movie!
3. I hate wearing shoes if I don't have to.
4. I had to give up chocolate and surprisingly I don't miss it!
5. I never thought I'd make a statement like the previous one :)
6. I love the tv show Leverage (my new fav)
7. I'm so grateful for each and every one of you that stop by here and leave me some love!

Now I'm passing this award on to 7 more ladies who visit my blog often. Enjoy!
Donna Hanley
Nancy F
Thanks for stopping by today and heartfelt thanks to Mary Anne for my blogging award. I hope you stay cool wherever you are today! It sure is hot in PA!



Benzi said...

Your card is just perfect as is and I think you were right not to add a thing. I love that image..so pretty.
Don't miss chocolate...I can't image. Ha

StampTramps said...

Aw....thanks, neighbor! I love checking in and seeing what you're up to. Can I have your extra chocolate?

Susan (rainy) said...

This is a beautiful Clean & Simple design, Carol. Love it.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I will be happy to take the chocolate that the other leave behind! Sorry I have been a slacker. Christening at beach for Flynn, check. Funeral for Jim's aunt, check. Burial for my sis-in-law, this afternoon.

Normal schedule to follow, I hope. Love your floral card, Carol, and glad you were able to post your award. You deserve it!

Wendy said...

Very sweet card! I too love the flower and that sentiment!
Thank you for the blogging award! Mary Anne also sent it to me and I totally forgot to post it till I seen you post it! LOL Guess now I have 14 things to tell about me. Not sure I even know 14 things about myself! LOL
Hope you guys back in PA get a cold front soon. Here it's been hot & humid since I came back from vacation and there is never a break! Ughhh! I so wanna come back to PA to stay forever!!

jimlynn said...

Oh Carol...thanks so much for the wonderful blog award! So very nice of you and I will get it mentioned on my blog! Thanks! Not real sure I can come up with 7 things about myself but will try.
Love your wonderful card....the simplicity of it is just beautiful.

JD said...

Carol I really like your CAS card, and of course, It's done in one of my favorite color combination. I'm often in my PJ's until late mornings, and I hate scary movies too...Two more reasons why were friends...we sure do have a lot in common. (besides our love for card making)

Marlene said...

Lovely card, Carol!

You don't miss chocolate??!!

Janeen said...

What a pleasantly soft looking card. Got the colors in and made it look easy. Thanks for playing in the bright and cheery tri-color challenge with Friends of Speedy the cat.

Winnie and Patty said...

Hi Carol--this card is lovely! I too agree that the simplicity of it is wonderful! You did a great job with the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Shannon White said...

OMGosh! Miss Carol, Thanks Soo Much for the Very Sweet Blog award! You Soo made my day! I can't even tell you! 8-)
Love your Card Miss Carol, such a pretty flower and l love love love the polka dots! Always so Cheerful to me.

You are a strong Woman Miss Carol..I have cut back on chocolate.. lol.. but I don't think I will ever be strong enough to walk away from it completely... lol 8-)

Big Hugs

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Carol. Love the image, the polka-dot papers... thank you for the award! You are so sweet!

Silke Ledlow said...

Congrats on your award Carol! I admire you giving up chocolate..LOL..one of my addictions!
Anyway, your CAS card is BEAUTIFUL and I'm so thrilled that I finally had some time to swing by again to see you beautiful ideas! Have a wonderful summer...hugs ~S~

Elise said...

No, no, no.. YOU made MY day! Not only is THIS card stunning, but YOU might very well be in your jammies, RIGHT now, and that makes me glad! Not to mention that you are like a superhero, giving up chocolate and not looking back - you GO! What a great award - I enjoyed the share! xoxoxo!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just lovely. The simplistic beauty is intoxicating! Thank you so much for playing along in the Speedy's Friends Challenge. It was a joy to visit you today. Hope you can play with us again next week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

simply elegant.....soft in color, clean in design...fab in results