Thursday, June 9, 2011

CR8ing a Thank You Card 4FN


Just loved this week's CR84FN colours as they are one of my  go to colour combos - happy sigh :)   Not only that, they scream flowers to me and my rubber arm I listened, obeyed and immediately pulled out my Verve flower and leaf dies LOL!  

I kept things rather simple so the flowers would do the talking.  This is yet another thank you card for one of my kids' teachers and she strikes me as a CAS type of gal so this should be right up her alley :) 

The fabulous sunshine we are finally getting is the perfect compliment to the flowers :)   It is sooooo nice to have some blue skies and warmth!!  Had to laugh because many were commenting on how hot it was outside when it was only 22C (76F) this weekend.  Mind you with our average Spring temps running between 13C - 15C (59F - 62F that makes for a 10C (20F) swing in temperature and that is an adjustment.  Think I can deal with it LOL!   

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me today!  Hope you have some nice weather where you are too :)




ChallengesPals Paper Arts


What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Hope Blooms
Paper: Certainly Celery
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance, Certainly Celery
Accessories: (Verve) Elegant Leaves and Floral Circle Dies, SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly PUnch, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

20 comments:

Viv said...

Totally gorgeous Marisa!! Teach will LOVE it!! Hugs Viv xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Haha...love your clever title! I adore these colors as well, they just scream "Spring!" & "girly!"...two of my favorite card making themes! Super-d-duper Verve-y flowers, love the die cuts and the sa-weet butterflies, too!
Glad you are enjoying the weather, we got a phone call from the school last night saying that today would be a half day due to excessive heat indices. Son was happy...even though his school is A/C'd...daughter's school is not and they have to share the same buses so everyone gets out early!
Enjoy your day, my friend!

TannyP said...

Sunshine and flowers AND TALENT?! You're too blessed!!! Love that ribbon and the perfect way you've highlighted those fantastic fleurs, Marisa! Your butterflies are just the right pop of lovely and the card is a sweet example of CAS!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

lotte chew said...

this is so beautiful!

Christina said...

Loving the title of your post--you are too funny! This is so soft and pretty. I just got this stamp set and think it will be seeing a lot of use. The leaves, especially, are fabulous!

Maureen said...

these colours look fabulous on the card...it is a very pretty palette :) Love how the sentiment is off to the side and it's perfect for a teacher card ;) We have been enjoying sunny skies too and good thing, because the framers are putting up the walls and floors as we speak. I was just up there and they are working like busy beavers :) I took some pics and will take more this weekend when they're not there. I don't want them to think I'm weird! LOL WHAT'S GOING ON WITH OUR TEAM? ACK!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Breathtaking, Marisa! Love the clean, crisp look here! Awesome job with the CR84FN challenge. Cute post title, too!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. Love your soft colored ribbon and flowers (unlike that bright sunray card I made yesterday).Yikes! Glad you're getting some nicer weather and mine is nice if you like 95 degrees and some humidity to go along. Another yikes!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, thisis sooo pretty!! Love the colors with the white & those lovely yellow butterflies. Enjoy the sun! It is hhhot here!

Emily Keaton said...

Marisa, this is so pretty!! I just adore these colors, and I really like the pretty arrangement you made with all those fabulous elements. Enjoy your beautiful weather!! We're supposed to go up to 97F today with strong thunderstorms this afternoon. Gonna hafta hold onto our hats!

Danni said...

I always love coming here..you create some of the most beautiful cards and this one is no exception! Love the touches of yellow with the butterflies!

Betty Wright said...

Love how you used these colors and the trio of flowers with stem is just fabulous, Marisa! Beautifully done!

Grace said...

Oh this is so pretty Marisa! These are my favorite colors too and I love your graphic design... clean and crisp! Beautiful!!! I'd be happy to send some of our 90's temps to you if you want more warmth!!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those flower and leaf dies look amazing with the colors from the challenge! Very beautiful, all topped off with a gorgeous satin bow.

Linda Callahan said...

This is soooo pretty! Wonderful colors - great white space :) and topped off with a classy bow!

Dawn Easton said...

Those colours are some of my favourite together! So soft and pretty! LOVE the Verve dies too! That leaf die is awesome, isn't it!?! Thanks for the reminder about getting my teacher thank you cards done...yikes!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty. I love those fashionable pink flowers. Hey, I am still working on the card that I told you - you inspired me to do. I should finish it this morning after I do dishes and laundry...where are my priorities!!! lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Katina said...

Just perfect Marisa! My favourite colours and the flowers are beautiful. What a lovely sentiment too. xx

Dawn B. said...

This is awesome.. I LOVE the way you used your flowers and punch. They look great arranged like that.. Super job Marisa. Have a great Sunday.

Melanie C said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.