Monday, July 30, 2012

Celebrate Today


This is the last Verve sketch of July and I combined it with this week's Dynamic Duo challenge of Kraft and Early Espresso for a bit of fun :)

Just "had" to pull out PTI's Autumn Acorns set as I love these cute little acorns and the the colour combo just seemed to fit them perfectly.   A bit of wood grain embossing for the "tree" and I managed to sneak in a few polka dots too :)

Back for week two of swimming lessons - phew!  We will have to wait until Wednesday or Thursday to see if the kids are going to pass their level but regardless of the outcome, it has been great fun for all of us :)

Rest of the day will be spent watching as much of the Olympics as possible.  After having competed in track and field, volleyball and diving, as well as being very involved in sports all my life, I am definitely an Olympic junkie :)  However, I am very saddened by the rampant use of steroids and wish they could be eliminated.  IMHO, any athlete who tests positive for steroid use should be stripped of any medals/records they achieved - even if they admit to the use of it years afterwards (i.e. Marion Jones).  Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Wishing you a glorious day :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Acorns (PTI) 
Paper: Kraft, Early Espresso 
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Black 
Accessories:  Wood Grain Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Acorn and Leaf Dies (PTI), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

24 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Those are some cute acorns and I am dreaming of Fall/Winter these days! Don't think I ever wanted them to come more! Lovely embossed bg panel. Wonderful work Marisa!!! Hugz!

Lynn said...

Marisa, Love your card...the acorns go with the layout and colors perfectly! I am 100% with you on the Olympics!

Benzi said...

Those acorns are just the cutest...may have to check into getting those. The woodgrain folder is just perfect to use with them.
Enjoy the Olympics!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic! Love those dies! Why don't I own them? LOL!
Enjoy your week at the pool...hope you have some nice weather....ours has been hot but will be unsettled the next couple of days :( We need the rain though.

Nance Leedy said...

OK, sing along with me: woodgrain on cardstock, acorns and leaves, tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! Couldn't help myself--you lovely fall card made me burst into song, lol! Love these colors Marisa and I am swooning over those acorns! (hugs)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun Fall card!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous use of the sketch and the two colors!!! Wow....such a perfect bow and button combo!! Hope the kids do well at swimming!

TannyP said...

What a perfectly fabulous example of a lovely color duo :) Great use of those fun acorns and your ribbon is divine. I also appreciate that you got in some polka dots ;)
Yay for chlorine odors wafting around the house while you watch the Olympics...it's just like you're an athlete in them!

Viv said...

What a gorgeous combination of colours and design Marissa! I love your card. I'm also an Olympic junkie and all the more so because we are hosting the games.
I hope we are doing a good job if it. (I'm 100% with you on the drugs rant)! xxx

LeAnne said...

Love this---I am excited to see some fall creations coming out! TFS!

Maureen said...

those sweet little acorns remind me of Ice Age! LOL Totally adorable! I've got the CTV Olympic app on my iPad to help keep track of medals and the events...there are a ton of them!

Kristina said...

Oh how I love those sweet little acorns! And the wood grain embossing is completely perfect for this card! Love!

I am determined to take in some Olympics this week. I sadly have hardly watched any of the events at all. Just too busy with the music festival. But I am done now and headed home where I plan on having the Olympics on a lot!

Oh, and I actually made my little blog button. Thank goodness for google! :)

Lisa said...

This is darling! LOVE the polka tops on your sweet little acorns. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful fall card! Love the woodgrail strip and those cute little polka dot topped acorns!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Kim S said...

The acorns are SO cute and are the perfect choice for the browns!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Danni said...

The browns are a perfect match for the acorns! Great card!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! You are totally rocking some brown tones, Marisa! Love the contrast with the white. Great texture and adorable acorns!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a sweet card. Love this sketch and what you have done with it.

Enjoy the Olympics!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Cute acorns and a well designed card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

Katina said...

Love this Marisa; the acorns are really cute and look perfect with the colours and also the bark effect embossed panel - fab!

I totally agree with you about the use of steroids!
xx

Denise Marzec said...

Love that wood grain embossing with the acorns...adorable!

Hope the kids pass their levels later this week. Have fun swimming!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So cute! Love the woodgrain embossing!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Marisa! You always add such beautiful details to your cards. Love the woodgrain embossing and that perfect bow. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Acorns delight! Fabulous, earthy colors and lovely design! Getting ready for those Maple leaves...come on, Fall!