Monday, January 9, 2012

Self Directed Pick Me Up


2012 Faves  

This is another one of the Inkspiration cards I had worked ahead on before the challenge was shut down so I  thought I would share it with you.  Just love this colour combo and will definitely be using it again.

I am thrilled to say, skewed panels don't throw me into a tail spin the same way they used to - yeah!!  Guess practice does make perfect.  Or in my case, brings a much higher comfort level :)

It was a nice cheery card to post today as self imposed pick me up after our car was hit yesterday as we were turning into our driveway!!  The guy behind us didn't like our slowing down, and missed the signal light so he decided to pass us on the left side just as we were turning into our driveway.   Not a nice way to end a wonderful evening of volunteering to prep, serve and clean up at a community dinner that feeds 175 people!  Thankfully there were no injuries other than the cars and a bit of the front lawn.  The front left panel of our car and the front bumper are not a pretty sight right now as the bumper got ripped off the frame about a third of the way across.  Hoping the damage is just the superficial stuff we can see and nothing more as it was more of a side swipe than a direct hit.  Guess we'll find out soon enough...

This wonderful PTI flower die creates the best flowers :)   I don't think I'll ever tire of using it as they are so easy to use and fun to layer.  The leaves were made from PTI's Leaf Print dies (still sneaking in ways to use them even though Fall is long over lol). A fun breath of colour, flowers and thoughts of spring always make me happy :)

Still working for hubby so posts are going to still be a bit sporadic...will do my best to get back sooner than later.  Have a fabulous day and thanks for popping by!





What's In It?
Stamps: River City Rubber Works
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Black, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Black
Accessories: Stampin' Up Scalloped Border Punch, Crimper, PTI Flower and Leaf Print Dies, 1/4" Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

This card is definitely a great pick-me-up! So sorry your car is damaged but glad you are ok.

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful card. SOme of my favorite colors. I like the off centeredness. So sorry to hear about your accident. People need to pay attention. Hopefully it is a quick fix. Good luck. Sounds like your event was awesome though.

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is wonderful. I love the red polka dots and the kraft - what a great layout too. Beautiful card I want to case it sometime! Hugz.

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, bummer about your car! That guy needed a dose of patience! Love this card...the colors, the layout, the layered flower...great pick me up for some lucky recipient!

Emily Keaton said...

I spy polka dots! Such a sweet card. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident, though, but very glad that no one was hurt. Fingers crossed for you while you wait to hear the verdict!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh what a bummer about the accident Marisa! I'm so sorry. And it's such a lot of work with insurance and body shops after an accident.

The card is awesome. I love those bold red polka dots!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! LOVE the boldness! That flower die is one of my fave's too!!! Must pull out my PTI dies soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my Marisa, sorry to hear about the card...but glad that no one was injured!!!

Your card so beautiful...awesome Sketch and this is one happy color combo too!!! Sending BIG HUGS, ~S~

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, glad you are ok! What a terrible end to a wonderful day...I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family!
On a brighter note, your card IS the brighter note....beautiful color combination and I'll never tire of seeing those gorgeous PTI stacked flowers that you so delightfully add to your cards! Fabulous take on the sketch, too!
{{{HUGS}}} comin' atcha from the East Coast!

Christina said...

I'm so glad you and your family are okay, but I'm sorry you had to deal with such an unpleasant end to an otherwise great evening. So many accidents could be avoided if people would exercise some patience--it's a pet peeve of mine.

On a happier note, I love the pop of green on this card! You always do beautiful things with these flower and leaf dies, and you have definitely mastered the skewed panel!

TannyP said...

Oh that bites! I'm glad to hear you're all okay, but it's still such a pain in the butt. This card really is a pick me upper! Love those colors and that beautiful flower. I also LOVE that you really have become a perfect panel skewer!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, geez, Marisa, an accident! I am glad everyone is okay, but it sure is an inconvenience when something like this happens.

Glad you posted this made-ahead card, as it IS very cheery with those red and white polka dots! And you really DO do a good job with skewed panels. ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous crisp card! I just love your photography!!

Kathy Jones said...

Love the contrast colours and the bright, happy feel of this Marisa!!! The black sure makes it all POP!!! Awesome card girl!!!

Viv said...

Oh Marisa!! I'm so pleased you are all Ok after that idiot swiped you! Hope he has insurance...he's going to need it to pay for your damange, the moron!! On a brighter note, LOVe this card. somehow, it reminds me of a ladybird!! Smashing colours, so vivid and cheerful! xxx

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! Clean crisp and beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

My FAV colors with a pop of green...love it!!! Now.. The accident sounds like so something that would happen to me!!! Glad everyone is okay and hope there's not too much hassle getting it straightened out!!!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous as can be, Marisa. I am all over those dots. Yummy!

Sorry about the car accident. Hubby and I had someone run into the back of us a couple years ago. No fun..just thankful no one was hurt in our accident or yours. Be careful out there!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Sorry to hear about your accident but thankful that no one was injured.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Crisp and clean design, very pretty.
Glad everyone is okay, not very fun. sniff... sniff...

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa Love the bold polka dot with corrugated black. Very striking. The colors of the layered flowers are fantastic, too! Lovely card!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Cute card!

Nance Leedy said...

I bow to thee oh queen of the skewed panel...alas I am still a humble servant! Not only have you embraced the skew, you've made it sing with these bright happy colors and that gorgeous flower {swoooon}!

So sorry to hear about your car and the upset caused by it all...thankful that you and your family were unharmed...big hugs for you today!

Olena said...

your card is awesome! Olena

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Marisa!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty. I love all the layers in the flowers and the pretty color combination. I am so glad to see you back creating cards again as I have missed your sweet style!