Tuesday, July 3, 2012

You Make Me Smile

2012 Faves

 Managed to sneak away for a bit of crafty time this weekend - kind of an anniversary and Canada Day long weekend gift to myself  - wink, wink ;)

Still enjoying my Recollections DP pack from Michael's.  Pulled out these two papers and went to work.  Starbucks sleeves made another
appearance in the shape of a butterfly (and gave me a craving for a tall, decaf, non-fat latte!!) and as did my beloved Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Selecting the ribbon colour gave me grief - I think I tried at least six different colours before finally settling on the brown.  Doesn't pay to craft when one is tired and therefore indecisive!

Submitting this to CR84FNs challenge this week - even though my pink isn't overly bright.  Hoping the challenge police let it slide ;)  Also playing along with Dynamic Duos.

Today kids and I are off to the pool for day two of their two week set of swimming lessons.  Our first layer of Eau de Chlorine essence has been applied and will grow in strength throughout the following two weeks - oh joy!  Always forget what good exercise swimming is!  I do laps while the kids are in their 45 minute lessons, and then we hang out in the free swim area for and extra 30 to 60 minutes.  Needless to say, we all sleep very deeply for two weeks LOL!

With summer here and the kids home 24/7, my stamping schedule is much more unpredictable.  I'll do my best to post two or three times a week, but no guarantees.  I treasure the time I have with my kids and also use summer as time to catch up on my ever growing reading list.  Hopefully I can be wonder mom and do it all :)

Thanks for popping by and sharing a bit of your day with me - chlorine hugs to you all. 

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Fabulous You (Verve)
Paper: Regal Rose, Kraft, Recollections DP (Michael's), Starbucks Coffee Sleeve
Ink: Black, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Circle and Circle Heart Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Futterby Die (Verve), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Bling, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Marisa! Happy belated anniversary to you guys!!! Glad you were able to sneak away and get crafty!

scrappingnana said...

Lovely card. Great colors. TFS

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful use of the sketch! Love the colors, corrugated butterfly, and the bow is perfect and perfectly tied!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is beautiful, Marisa, and a WONDERFUL take on that complicated sketch.

I can imagine you all do sleep quite deeply with all that delicious exercise. :) Enjoy that eau de Chlorine!

Maureen said...

isn't it fun to pull out some fun supplies and go to town? love the pink and brown together :) Have a super fun start to your week...I'm off to breakfast with a friend and then a little shopping downtown...things I can't do for 10 months :) Have fun at the pool :)

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, I love all of the different textures you have incorporated! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Denise Marzec said...

This card makes ME smile! Love that heart border and how you use coffee sleeves...too cool!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marisa! Love the embossed panel and textured butterfly! The heart doily looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Theresa said...

Marisa, your card is just gorgeous. I love the sentiment. That bow is just perfect.

Lisa said...

Marisa this is a delight! Love the trio of pink banners peeking out and your yummy bow. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Mynnette said...

Soooo pretty! LOVE the fabulous embellishments in the corner of your sentiment! This is darling! :)

TannyP said...

This is such a lovely color combination - I really should try to use it more :) You do a beautiful job with it, Marisa! Gorgeous use of the nesties and all of those favorite accessories!

Paige said...

Love the layout, elements, and colors on this beautiful card! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Katina said...

Hi Marisa, I have missed seeing your gorgeous cards. This one is beautiful! Such a complicated sketch to follow!

Your plans for the summer sound wonderful - enjoy your family time.
xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW! Breathtaking, Marisa! Love what you've done here.

Benzi said...

What a great mix of colors, Marisa. It's gorgeous.
Good luck with your 'Wonder Mom' challenge. Seems like a REAL challenge. :-) But, I'm sure you're up to it.

Stacey Schafer said...

so lovely, Marisa! love your clean and detailed style:))

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous layout and a superb combination of colours and textures. Love the little recycled Starbucks sleeve - a great idea and very effective!
Sylvia x

Sue said...

Ooh la la this is fabulous!! you have worked the gorgeous colours perfectly, loving the new nesties and the little banners peeking out! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Awesome job with the sketch! Enjoy that time with the kids!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, this is just beautiful! Great texture, awesome colors and fabulous bow!