Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finally, A Little Down Time


Last week was a crazy busy week and the weekend was just as busy!  I need a day or two just to recover from it as I am peopled out!  Thankfully the guest room is now empty so I got some much needed alone time to stamp :)  Trials and tribulations of being an introvert LOL!

Completed the second Verve sketch for May as I didn't want to tackle week three's sketch just yet.  The inevitable finally occurred....a skewed panel sketch!  Guess after four months of not having any skewed panels on a Verve sketch, it was about time we got one.  Must say I enjoyed the anal retentive ride and now have to wait until I get feisty before I can tackle that one ;)

We are having a fabulous stretch of warm weather and I'm loving it!!!  Can't beat the beauty of the Lower Mainland when the sun shines!  Of course, I'm just a bit bias LOL! 



What's In It?
Stamps: Fabulous You (Verve)
Paper: Recollections Floral DP Pack, Early Espresso, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Black
Accessories: Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Flutterby Butterfly Die (Verve), Crimper, 5/8: Green Satin Ribbon, Brown Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

Glad you were able to get in some stamping time! This is such a lovely card--lots of colors, textures and shapes make for a really cool creation!

Silke Ledlow said...

Love it...another BEAUTY Marisa! Hugs ~S~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with the sketch - love the red and green

Christina said...

Lovely job with the sketch, Marisa, and these colors are just made for each other. I would run and hide from those layers, but you always choose just the right papers and textures to make it work! Hope you get some much needed "me" time!

Maureen said...

that green ribbon is just delicious! Love the colours on this one :) Happy to hear you got some inky time...always good for the soul :) The sunshine in the Interior is pretty sweet too :) Especially from my new perch :) Have a great day!

TannyP said...

Oh come on...I thought you were embracing those skewed panels since you were rocking them so well =) Gorgeous ribbon and perfectly paired papers and accessories. That border is perfection!

ChristineCreations said...

I totally get the introvert thing :) I know we've had similar weeks recently! Always good to re-coup by stamping! Fun card with a cool layout Marisa!

Susan (rainy) said...

What an amazing job with this sketch!! Such a beautiful card.
(And I know what you mean about those 'skewed' panels!! lol)

Sue said...

Love, love, love your cards, Marisa!

Anita said...

I'm a Fraser Valley (Chilliwack) gal as well and I am LOVIN' the sunshine!

I don't ever really comment on your blog since I get your posts in my inbox, but I really love your cards and appreciate the inspiration they provide!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I can hear your sigh of relief to get in that craft room again; yay for you!

Pretty interpretation of that (difficult-looking) sketch, Marisa. :)

Danni said...

Yay for stamping time!! Beautiful card with such a wonderful mix of colors!

Denise Marzec said...

Cute bow, great colors, and I love all the bling.....of course, that flutterby die is my fav, too! :)

Vickie Z said...

You so did it right! Love the polka dots, but, then, you know I'm partial to dots and crimping!!! Glad you found some time....introvert...thinking on that one? Actually I'm introverted in that sometimes when people are around I need time where everyone leaves me alone....maybe that's just from a giving personality...and, then you need a break to recharge....

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, the green ribon on this is spectacular and the card is amazing. Lovely in every way. This is the kind of card someone gets and they instantly feel loved and feel really special. Wow!!! Hugz!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is gorgeous, Marisa! Such a striking combo! The satin ribbon shimmers beautifully, the flower border is a wonderful touch, and the red butterfly just pops! Yes, you are amazing!

I'm feeling guilty for this week's sketch! LOL!!

Katina said...

You use such lovely sentiments on your cards Marisa! What a gorgeous card to receive!
xx

Rachel Scott said...

Splendid post! I appreciate you.

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Such pretty colors, ribbon, and border. I think you have those skewed panels down now..so no worry. :-)

dj said...

great take on this sketch....it was really really hard....I didn't even give it a try this go round!! :-) You are a brave women and you really make it shine...awesome job!!

Betty Wright said...

Awesome colors and details, Marisa! Beautifully done! Hope you had a Wonderful Mother's Day and found some time to rest!

Viv said...

Gorgeous Marisa. The bold colours are really pretty and that pop of red is just the job! xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this turned out wonderfully!

Sue said...

This one really jumps out with the red butterfly and the big juicy bow, another fabbo card! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome take on the sketch! I love that floral band border with the sweet little gem adornments...this is a a beautiful card, Marisa!