Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beautiful In Its Time

2012 Faves
The New Year is here and it is nice to have things get back into a routine, especially when it comes to getting some stamping time in :)

This week's Mojo Monday sketch was a good way to get the juices flowing again.  I decided to go a little on the shabby/girly side - for reasons unbeknownst to me.  Must be Diva Andrea's Diva Dust floating its way across the continent once again (waving wildly to you Andrea!).

This K & Company paper was perfect for my girly card and I paired it with some pleated ribbon with lace over top.  As you can see I had a few issues getting the ribbon straight on the card - ugh!   Going to have to fix that!  Added a butterfly and a flower as I am already wanting Spring to come!  Mind you I can't really complain about the weather as we have had a very mild winter so far (today was over 50F!) as well as some lovely sunny days thrown in amidst the rainy ones.  I just love spring so it can never come quick enough!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for popping by for a visit :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Ecclesiastes 3:11 (Verve  Plain Jane)
Paper: K & Company (Brenda Walton), Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive
Ink: Black
Accessories: Labels 18 Nesties, Martha Stewart Leaf, Monarch Butterfly and  Border Punch, Lace, Recollections Flower,  Pink and White Half Pearls, Dimensionals

31 comments:

Viv said...

Pretty as a picture Marisa!! So what, if the ribbon is alittle off course! It's hand crafted, not machine made! It's gorgeous as it is!
Hugs Viv xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, I am loving all the details on this lovely card. I especially like all the pink which is becoming my new favorite color for some reason. Great ribbon and flowers too! Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty - perfect rose with the bg paper~

Emily Keaton said...

Lovin' the pink and green, Marisa! Wish we'd had 50F yesterday--we started the day at 7F and it never got above freezing. BRRRRRRRRRR!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, it's beautiful, alright...I love it! The pink, the ruffles, the pearls...how could it get any better unless it was sitting in my mailbox?! :) A gorgeous work of art, Marisa...I can see that you're back on the creative wave in full swing! Have a great day, my dear...Huge {{{hugs}}} comin' atcha!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful papers and a great sketch, Marisa! Love the butterfly paired with the branch punch. Wish I had that branch punch! They don't seem to offer it anymore.

Christina said...

Lovely feminine card, Marisa! I wouldn't know what to do with all of those layers, but they obviously gave you no trouble. I especially love the leaf sprigs behind the rose.

Olena said...

Super cute card! Great job! Olena

TannyP said...

Love your take on the sketch - and that shabby/girly side works for you perfectly! Love those nesties and the pearls, plus your super sweet butterfly and that awesome edge!! Fabulously girly creation, Marisa =)

I wish we had your weather. It was raining on my way to work today =( I'm about done with this rain/freeze/thaw cycle we've got going on.

ChristineCreations said...

A lovely blend of paper and posies Marisa :) We're having such warm weather too. Really hard to believe it's January!

Vicki B. said...

So spring-y Marisa, love the colors and butterfly!!!

Berni said...

Stunning, magnificent. Love the colors. So spring and beautiful, just love it.

Danni said...

What a pretty card! I love all the pink and the butterfly!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Marisa. I am ready for spring and it was 60 here today. I am a summer bum. I love the pleated ribbon and I think I have this stamp. Now I just need to dig some of my old ones out.

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, and so feminine. I am not usually a frilly girly girl, but I would love this card, it is not over the top, but sweet enough!
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

Vickie Z said...

Excellent use of the sketch and loving' all those pearls!!! Wonderful card... I was contemplating and "felt" like you with skewed panels!!!

Maureen said...

oh, yes!! Does this scream Spring!! Love the girly, girly pinks and the adorable butterfly :) We're still warm here too :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful creation made with the mojo sketch. It's wonderful to start seeing the pretty Spring colors again!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Marisa!!! LOVE all the gorgeous embellies on this! SO elegant and fresh!!!

Katina said...

Another fab sketch and a beautiful card Marsa. Pink and green must be my all time favourite colour scheme.
xx

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully girly! Love the pinks and rose with just the right amount of green!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is beautiful!! Love pink and green together!! That little rose is so perfect, too!

Denise Marzec said...

This is gorgeous! I love the ruffled ribbon on that horizontal panel in the background. Great job with the sketch!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is gorgeous! Love the feminine papers and that pleated ribbon!
Enjoy the warm weather! I know I have been! It's going to be 13C tomorrow! yeah!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love the colors, pleated ribbon and lovely embellies!

Amy said...

I love that pleated ribbon and the little pearl accents to the scallop circle. Beautiful card!

Laurie said...

Wowzers this is gorgeous! I love that rose and the greenery behind it! Amazing layers!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a gorgeous card, Marisa! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Betty Wright said...

This is so beautiful, Marisa! Love the ribbon and lace accenting! YOU nailed the sketch!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very pretty!! perfect for the sketch!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow this is so feminine and romantic. I love this color combination. I think I have made 20 afghans with these color..lol The pearls add to the beauty. So pretty!