Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Break's Stamping Hiatus is Over


 Since I'm three sketches behind on my Viva La Verve sketches, and had a stamping hiatus over our two week Spring Break, I thought I'd start with Andrea's CAS sketch to get the juices going again.

It felt wonderful to stamp and I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet house....happy sigh....  Not that the kids and I didn't have a fun Spring Break together because we did, but this introvert starts to twitch after two weeks of 24/7 company LOL!  

I dressed the sketch up a bit as I wanted to use  some of my favorite dies and just "had" to use my Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background.  A bit of bling and a button called it a card.  One down, two more to go.

Thanks for your patience in my lack of posting over the past two weeks.  I hope to rectify that this week :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Happy Birthday Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Black, Certainly Celery, Desert Springs (SEI)
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, PTI Flower Die, MFT Flourish Die, Lacy Square Nesties, Button, Twine, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Well, I'm sure you're a wee bit sad about the kids going back, but I am now a lot bit happy that you're going to be getting crafty again...or at least more of! (Wow, that sentence was laded with poor grammar...but I was trying to get a point across...:) Love what you've done with this sketch...the Swiss dots are both awesome and comforting at the same time and the flowers and flourish are perfect! Now that your Mojo is in full swing...looking forward to the next two sketches!

Sue said...

Marissa - This card is just beautiful. I love it!

Christina said...

Glad you enjoyed your time with your kids and now have your peace and quiet back. :)
You always make the most beautiful flowers with these PTI dies. This is such a bold and unique color combo, too--love the black frame!

Maureen said...

what a sweet little flourish instead of leaves...love the texture all the die cuts bring :) Enjoy your time now!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh you used one of my fave flower dies!!! Gorgeous card!!! Glad that SB was good for you all!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is SO nice, Marisa! Great colors and a perfect take on the sketch. I hear ya on the twitching after 24/7!!!! lol ;)

Bonnie said...

That black frame against the Swiss Dots is so striking! I love the blue flower, the pretty scroll and the perfectly placed rhinestones. I'm glad you had fun with the kids, but a quiet house is so soothing.

Dawn B. said...

I feel the same way when my kids are home from school too long. I like my quiet solitude. This card is beautiful. I really like all different colors you chose. Great job Marisa.

Angela said...

Well done with the sktech! I love the colors you put it on as well. I hear you about the spring break.We were away for the weekend and that was wonderful. Long needed break for all of us. Great job girl. Love your beautiful work!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card for this sketch. I love the colours you've used. Very pretty die cut flower - love the button center. Good to see you back. I'm also 3 sketches behind this month. I sure hope I can find the time to get them done.

Vickie Z said...

Love all those colors and the scallop squares and the PTI flower and everything!!! Glad you had some family time but, I can understand being happy 'bout having time to yourself!!!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Love the layered flower and the little sprig of greenery! Yes, always sort of bittersweet with the kiddies go back to school! Lovely card!

Viv said...

Well Marisa, it's all been said love! Just one more word to add...GORGEOUS!! xxx

Denise Willerton said...

what a beautiful card Marisa ! I love these colours together and what you've done to create this card if fabulous!!! Love everything about it ~ thanks for sharing and enjoy your day ~ good luck with the random draw!!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oooh, loving the pops of black, that beautiful flower and the flourish work great together!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm glad I'm not the only introvert who twitches at constant companions!

Love your take on the sketch, especially those polka dots.

Benzi said...

I see you're still just as skilled as ever...even after that long stretch of not getting into the craft room very often.

Gorgeous card..pretty flourish and yummy flower. Love the font on that sentiment.