Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Road Less Travelled

I'm squeezing in my last sketch before the kids and I head over the border for some shopping today.

I combined this week's sketch with a very old Stamping Royalty challenge from March 2nd!!  I loved the colour combo and have finally been able to use it - waaaay late, but worth the wait :)

I needed a masculine card and these colours worked wonderfully well, and a touch of distressing added the extra "roughness" I needed for the card.  Banking on the button being okay LOL!

We had a big wind and rain storm last night and lost power for six hours last night.  That means the smoke detectors were beeping and as a result our son and the cat migrated to our bed.  The former slept just fine, but hubby and I not so much.  Thankfully our daughter slept through it all.  It was definitely a night where we wished we had purchased a king sized bed and not a queen LOL!  I think some caffeinated coffee is in store for me (I usually drink decaf) so I can make it through the day as this old body doesn't do well (and never has) on low amounts of sleep - never mind the grouch factor ;)

Have a fabulous day!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Beautiful You

Paper:  Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Crimper, SU Distressing Tool, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Button, Baker's Twine, Glue Dot, Half Pearls


Bonnie said...

I love the layout and colors of this card! And that is one of my favorite poems! I remember nights when all 3 of our daughters were in our queen size bed with us. Not good for sleeping! But now that they're grown, it's one of my fondest memories. They grow up so fast!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous masculine card, Marisa!!

Sorry about the storm! Hope all is okay now!
Enjoy your day of shopping in the States! Can't wait to do that next week!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Lost power?? No fun!! I hope you can make it through the day with a little caffeine help! Great card--love that twine. :)

Christina said...

A perfect masculine card, with just the right embellishments (including the button!). Love the way you wrapped the twine and added the leaves behind the button.

Sorry to hear you got little sleep last night! My son still comes to our bed every night at some point, so I can sympathize. Hope you'll have time for a little rest to recharge today!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is a great masculine card...always great when you use green - lol! Hope your shopping day is filled with fun and bargains! :-) Maybe you'll get to stop and get some stamping goodies, too???

Maureen said...

oh, I love crossing the border for some shopping :) Picking anything up in the mailbox? teehee...LOVE the colours on this...perhaps a small homage to St. Patrick's day and March? One of my favourite poems of all time too :) Hopefully the rain has calmed down there...we have a lovely morning, but they call for rain here too :(

Dawn B. said...

We have had many storms here lately too.. My son and shaking dog are always scared.. So I can relate.. This is my all time favorite quote.. I used to say this to my girls when they were growing up... Take that road less traveled.. You will reach new levels you never dreamed possible.. this is gorgeous..

Debbie Carriere said...

Great colors - love the buttons with the leaves :) Your cards are always so crisp & clean - love the look!

Danni said...

Beautiful card! The distressing adds so much to it!
Hope tonight is full of lots of sweet dreams for you!

Andrea Ewen said... my eyes deceive me or do I see some distressing? I thought is was my eyes! Beautiful look, my dear, way to shake things up a bit!

Benzi said...

Love this card with pretty twine, leaves and all the wonderful details. I remember my kiddies in bed with hubby and me and they always gravitated toward me so I would hang on the edge of the bed. Not good for the back.

Sue Kohler said...

great 'man' card, the leaves, buttons and twine, all work brilliantly together! :)