Monday, March 19, 2012

Flying High

After having company for four days, cooking, cleaning, shopping (yes, a little of that too), and just generally playing hostess, I'm ready to go fly a kite (or maybe tell my company to go fly a kite! LOL)  Anyway, I'm back now......


A week or so ago I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and picked out my stamps (Send Me Soaring by SU), paper, etc. and created this card.  I never got it posted to go in the challenge there but thought I'd show it to you now.  What was really funny about the whole thing though is that I completed my entire card and then was scooting around my Google Reader to see all the wonderful inspiration and came across a card that Anne Marie had done that was almost exactly like mine!!  She did hers in different colors but other than that, they could almost be twins!  Check out Anne Marie's blog to see what I'm talking about!

I'll enter this in this challenges at Scrappy Frogs (Seeing Spots), Stamptacular Sunday (Cute as a Button), Simply Create Too (Spring), 2 Sisters Challenge (Spots n Dots), and Pile it On (Up in the Air).

Hope everyone has a great week...........and thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

37 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, What a fun card. Your twine matches the orange in your kite perfectly. Great sky. Love that designer paper also. I'm glad your "back" but I hope you enjoyed your company and I'm also glad you found more challenges to enter this fantastic card into. Have a great week.

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,
This card makes me feel liberated and it must have done the same to you...lol, thank the Lord for creativity and blogging.
Very sunny card and I love tge stamp and sentiment.
Hugs,
Monica

Karen Howard said...

I'd like to tell a few people to go fly a kite myself so I know what you're talking about, LOL!

I really like the bright colors. This card brings a smile to my face and makes me think of summer! Have a great week! Hugs, Karen

Tammy said...

Lovely card Lynn! The button and twine is a perfect touch!

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Lynn. Love this one and your clouds are amazing! hugs Sharon

Dixie said...

This is beautiful, Lynn, so bright and fun! Love your sky background, there's so much dimension to those kites.
The two cards are similar but "great minds DO think alike" :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

How cute! Love the kites and the gorgeous colors! Awesome card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Lynn, I like the colours, the kites and the twine. put your feet up and let someone else wait on you for a change.
Kevin xx

Becky said...

Fabulous card Lynn, love how you did the kites. Wonderful dp.

Paige said...

Love the fresh look to your card design with these fun colors! I can't believe you would ever tell anyone to go fly a kite! LOL!

Maria and Simeon said...

This is absolutely fresh! Love the bright colors and the funny kites. Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.
Hugs
- Maria
http://ms-chabi.blogspot.com/

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Lynn! There's an old saying about house guests -- "After 3 days, both fish and guests smell the same." lol

Anne Temple said...

Adorable! Love the bright, fun colors and the clouds in the background.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the fabulous kites Lynn and your cloudy sky is beautifully done! The twine and button embellishment is perfect too.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow sounds like you had a busy weekend! I like company, but it is always nice to have my house and routine back. This card is too cute with the kites and the buttons, so perfect and colorful.

Margaret said...

Love this card! The kites are such wonderful spring colors and the twine and button really balance the card and look wonderful with the paper as well!
As I was reading about your guests, I was reminded of the saying about fish and house guests and then saw Nana Connie had the same thought! Too funny!

MiamiKel said...

How cute! This is one of my fave DSP from SU - should have grabbed some more when they sold it :) FUN, FUN card!! Super whimsical and so bright and happy!

Bonnie said...

I loved this sketch and didn't have a chance to play. I'm glad you did. This is so Springy and fun! I can almost hear the wind blowing....

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Lynn! I LOVE the bright colors and your fabulous clouds! Awesome design! I have many people on my "go fly a kite" list!! LOL :)
Tammy x

Carol L said...

I just love the spring scene you've created with this card! Those clouds are to die for, and I'm glad you're OK down there in TX after those horrible storms last night!! Take care!

Karen said...

Pretty card Lynn. It makes me think of Spring. Glad to see you had a great time with your company

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Lynn: wonderful Spring card--love the kites. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

How funny! When I saw your card I said to myself, "wow - that looks familiar" but didn't know why and then you mentioned Anne Marie's card. Too funny!!

Love the polkadots and the matching kite colors!!!

I think telling company to go fly a kite is a good thing sometimes!!

:)
Maria

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Fabulous Lynn! Love your Wonderful kites and Cheery color pallet! Your Pretty fluffy clouds are just Awesome! Fabulous Springy card Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Linda said...

Oh Lynn this is fabulous I love the colours and the kites are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gemma said...

a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in our Up in the Air challenge at Pile it on this week! Gemma :)

Carrie said...

Too adorable Lynn. You've inspired me to get off my butt and use this set.

Céline said...

fab card, love the choice of colors
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Chriss America Real said...

Ok my gal pal, I think I saw a card like this too! I have a question? Are the kites digi stamps and did you cut out the tail of the kite?

Chriss

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love the kites, Lynn...you have used such fun and happy colors and the polka dot paper is just perfect!!!!

Marilyn said...

This card puts you in the happy place... makes me think of a warm, sunny day where you lay on your back on the softest grass ever and just watch the sky. Peaceful and pretty!

Melissa said...

This is such a happy card! Love it!! :) I know what you mean about company. Two or three days is about enough for me, either as a guest or having guests!

Kimberly said...

love the bright colours and your twine matches perfect!!
thanks for taking the time to Pile it on with us this week
Kimberly - DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am not going to buy this stamp set...I am not going to buy this stamp set......I am not going to buy this stamp set......

Bettina L. said...

Wow love the CAS design with the design and colour choices, I particularly love the clouds you've made. Awsome. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Winnie said...

What a fun and fresh card, great choice of colors, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

~Paola~ said...

gorgeous card! love its layout and all the colorful kites not to mention the whole ensamble ♥