Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Thank You So Much


Amber created this week's Verve sketch and I went "hmmmm...." when I saw the circles on the side panel.  I pulled out a few things from my "to use later pile", embossed the background panel for a bit of texture and then got stuck on the two side circles on the sketch.

After some pondering, I decided to take some creative liberties with the sketch and subbed the flowers and leaves in for the circles.  My final touch was the addition of a little red heart to the "U" to keep the rule of three in tact :)   Hopefully this passes Amber's inspection ;)

The kids went for their first hour of school today - basically a head count day for the schools.  Tomorrow is their first full day and it will be bitter sweet for me this year.  Now that my kids are older, I was able to get more mommy/alone time this summer (aka: much needed introvert's recharging time so I don't turn into a grouchy mommy) which gave me a lot more energy to just enjoy having my kids all to myself.  They are growing up soooo quickly...breaks my heart in some ways....but love watching them grow up and mature....times to treasure in my mommy heart :)

I'm bracing my self for the 0 to 100 ramp up in our schedule!  Starting today, we have two mid-week soccer practices and a weekend game, piano lessons, the beginning of our weekly Bible Study, my teaching the grade 5/6 Sunday School class, running the before and after school daycare and a few things I'm sure I have forgotten to include.  Glad it's a short first week as I am always exhausted by the time Friday night rolls around.  Or maybe I'm just getting old LOL!

What's In It?
Stamps: You and I, Dream Big (Verve) 
Paper: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Real Red 
Ink: Certainly Celery, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up), Lacy Circle Nesties, I Heart You and Dreamy Leaves Dies (A Cut Above By Verve), Rolled Rose Die (MFT), Heart Punch (Michael's $1.50 Bin), Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

That is a crazy schedule! I hope the first week adjusting to it goes well for you! Love how you balanced the rosettes on your card! Gorgeous!

Viv said...

This is SO pretty Marisa! Love that shade of blue and the two roses are perfect for the 'circles'. xxx

Kathy Jones said...

Marisa, this is so awesome!!! Love the colours, the sweet flowers and fabulous sentiment!!! The texture background is perfect! Gorgeous card!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! love that you subbed the flowers and leaves! Remember a sketch is an inspiration to get your mojo going! Your rocked it!!!

Sounds like it's back to business in your house! Have a GREAT first week of the back to school routine!

Benzi said...

Just the sweetest card with those rolled roses, Marisa.
Sounds as if live is going to become hectic very soon.
Yes, those children grow up very fast...enjoy!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa you rocked this sketch. I have to admit it has had me baffled since I saw it........not sure what to do with those 2 circles on the side of the rectangle.
I love how you used the "U" again - you are so creative with this stamp. Beautiful rolled roses.
I hear you on the bitter sweet first day of school - I was always sorry to see my son return on that first day. Wow you Do have a bust schedule even though it all sounds like good fun stuff......praying you'll have the energy to see it through;)
Darbaby on SCS

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know what you mean about 0 to 100 ramp up with the schedule! LOL This summer, a nurse from our doctor's office asked the kids if they were excited to go back to school. They both said no, and then she said, "Well, I'm sure your Mom is excited!" I replied that I was enjoying the lazy days of summer just fine, that when they go back, it all just goes crazy for me. Activities, school, homework, etc. Yikes!

Love the rose duo, balanced by the little red heart, Marisa.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooo!! I simply adore this card Marisa!! I love the lime green with the turquoise and the sweet little heart on the "u"!! Your rolled roses are just charming too!! Way to work this sketch!!

Vickie Z said...

Yep....that sketch is a doozy in my book!!! Love the flowers for circles!!! I was just piddlin' trying and had to take a break, LOL!

Maureen said...

those sweet little roses sure pop out and make me smile :) Crazy day of reconfiguring classes all afternoon. I'll have ones and twos this year :)

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Marisa! You totally rocked the little paper roses and the touch of heart is beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So fresh and pretty. I really like these rosets you used, wonderful card.
Yep with school is always the sports and regular routine. Although I would say your routine is rather busy.... :0) Good luck with all that. ha! kidding...

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
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