Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thank You Recollections

 
 I wanted to use this previous Cards and Things sketch as I liked the layout.  I altered it to a standard sized card instead of a square one and since I am in need of a few thank you notes for teachers, it was my mission for this card.

The paper in the background is a pack of Recollections DP I picked up at Michael's at 50% off - score!  I'm loving a lot of the papers in it and though I wasn't sure about this one when I first saw it,  I quite like what it adds to this card.  Lots of dies and punches finished things off.  As luck would have it, it also qualifies for this week's CR84FN challenge :)


One child home from school for the summer and one week left for the other one!   I'll be donning my "eau de chlorine" once again in a few weeks time as we delve right  into swimming lessons.  My fasciitis is just about healed so I get to go swim laps and suck wind for the first few days of the kids' lessons LOL!  Will feel great to exercise again, and I can get back to my fit and firm at fifty and beat down the flab factor a bit :)

Wishing you a wonderful day!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Celebration of Thanks (Verve), French Script
Paper: Kraft, So Saffron, Going Grey, Certainly Celery, Recollections DP (Michael's)  
Ink: Black, Going Grey
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nesties, Curvy Bookplate Die (Verve), Monarch Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensinoals

18 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

This is wonderful - I really like what that papers adds to your lovely card too. My fav is the rolled roses of course - I am on such a kick with them and need to get another size of die soon. Great sketch and inspiration photo - your did a fab job on both challenges. Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great pop of green flowers! :)

Maureen said...

what a beautiful card :) Loving those rolled roses again :) I know the teachers will love these cards :)

Benzi said...

Yes, yes, this is so gorgeous. Love the paper, pretty green roses and that bookplate die is a winner, too. Have fun swimming.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Marissa! Such pretty patterned paper and I love the sweet rolled flowered! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! I love how you tucked the label shape behind the sentiment - really makes it stand out! And the rolled flowers and layered butterfly add such great dimension!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

That paper is SO pretty and I LOVE the trio of rolled roses!

Emily Keaton said...

Delightful card! Good luck with the swimming--sounds like fun. :D

Christina said...

Lovely combination of die cuts and colors, Marisa. The paper packs a lot of punch without being overbearing--a difficult feat for me with large floral patterns!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the background paper and the three paper roses. Lovely card

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a find at Michael's, eh? It is a very pretty pattern, and my eye went right to those rolled roses after the patterned paper. :)

Go visit my blog...something for you to see. ;)

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, a great layout, and fab papers.
Thanks for joining us at CR84Fn this week!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is gorgeous! Love your rolled flowers!!! Enjoy the summer vacation with the kids! Swimming is alway enjoyable. It's something I don't do often enough.

Deborah Frings said...

This is a lovely thank you card - the backing paper is just super! Love the layered butterfly too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love those sweet little flowers. Such a pretty card, Marisa.

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful card! Love those flowers and the papers! Hey...flab is good...or at least that's what I'm telling myself...delusional I know, LOL!

TannyP said...

Wowza! Those flowers are spectacular and the paper is perfect. Love the use of the kraft and the curvy bookplate die! You're going to have a blast this summer with the kids!! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I see my trio of fave rolled flowers....they look gorgeous against the light colored background...beautiful!