Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bright and Colorful


This doesn't look very bright in the photo but it really is a pretty good eye-opener as far as brightness goes.  The problem was that I finally finished this CAS card after about 2 hours (yes, I know, I'm SLOW) and by the time I could get outside to snap a pic, it was already 8:00 p.m. last night!!  I guess I should have waited until this morning but then I've never been known for my patience.  I figured, hey, I got it finished finally so by George I'm going to take a picture of it!

I used the Daisy die from SU and the "thanks" from Memory Box.  Never realized how small that little "thanks" was since I'd never used it before!  The snippets of DP and card stock are from my scrap box.  And yes.........in case you haven't already noticed, I fired up my sewing machine and attempted to stitch a straight line - thank goodness most of that "straight" line is covered up by the flower! 

Today is going to be my day to craft!  I'm so tired of life getting in the way of all my fun....so told Jim I was putting on my grubs (as I do anyway on most days) and hole up in my little room.  He has instructions to not require me to do anything (ANYTHING) and not bug me!  It's going to be very interesting to see how the day pans out. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn

24 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I like the design, the flower and the colours.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

This is just so gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

Laura said...

Color always makes me smile and this card Makes me smile. I love your bright cheerful card!! Love that flower and the Brad is a perfect accessory. Have FUN in your craft room. Can't wait to see what you will create!! TFS

Anne Temple said...

So cute! Love all the paper snippets you used. Hopefully you get to spend as much time in your craft area as you want.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great layout!!!!!! Love the center of the flower and how you did the sentiment!
Great way to use up scraps!!

Hope you had a fun day holed up!

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Fantastic! Love the fun papers and colors you used!

Carol L said...

This is simply gorgeous!! I love the fancy center you put in that flower and your stitching looks great too! OK, so how many times did Jim come to check on you today? :)

MaxineD said...

Stunning card Lynn - and well done for you putting up the 'Do NOT Disturb' notice. Hope it all works out well for you.
Blessings
Maxine

Margaret said...

Oh, this is so bright and cheery, and your stitching looks just fine to me!
I am the same way with pictures, although I have to admit mine is less lack of patience, and more forgetfulness... If it doesn't happen when the card is finished, I may never get the photo! I hope Jim honored your wishes and you had a wonderful crafting day! I'm hoping to have one tomorrow!

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

Lynn, this card is amazing! Gorgeous!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this CAS card packs alot of awesome! I love the stitching - the straight stitching- too! The flower is awesome and I love the DP you used.

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm looking forward to hearing how your day went! The kids seem to have gotten the hang of "leave me alone on Fridays." That's awesome :) Hubbies are much harder to train that way ;)
I happen to love the stitching! And all the bright flags - awesome colour combo!

Darlene said...

Love it!! What a great daisy die! The "Thanks" die cut is fab too. LOL on the stitching straight - I wouldn't have a prayer. Glad that you got a chance to hole up in your room, laundry stamper, and NOT do laundry!! Woo Hoo!

Marilyn said...

This is a great card! I like the colours and how bright and cheery they are plus, that flower is perfect and sets it right off.

Lynn McAuley said...

Your stitched down banners look wonderful with your beautiful blossom and die cut sentiment!! Such a cheerful card, Lynn!

NanaConnie said...

How did I miss this one? Must be because Google Reader no longer exists and I can't follow you via e-mail. :-( Is there any way I can encourage you to add that "Follow by E-mail" option to your blog?
Anyway, I adore the dp banner pieces all lined up and stitched. What a great effect! Wonderful daisy and that metal center is perfect. Is that a brad? I love the look of it, whatever it is. :-D

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lynn! I love the bright colors and fabulous CAS design!
Tammy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another bright and wonderful card, Lynn! Was your Mister able to keep himself occupied w/o bugging you? I haven't been able to train mine to LMTHA! Hopefully figuring that out won't irritate you too much!! Since our circumstances are somewhat similar, you might get it right off the bat!!

Davi said...

I think the colors looks GREAT on this one Lynn! Very pretty. Hope you day of crafting was a good one ;)

Di said...

Hi Lynn

This is lovely - so bright and cheerful too. Plus you got the sewing machine out - crumbs, well done!

I've just been looking through Mr Linky here and think, only think, you tried to link a card. Did a search on your blog and as you mentioned snippets I'm linking this card for you right now!

Hugs, Di xx

Mary H. said...

Simple, bright & GOR-JUS! Your daisy is just the right perky addition. Wonderful card. Good photography too. TFS

Mary H. said...

Forgot to comment on the neat stitching too. Good for you firing up that machine. All I've done is bring one down to the stamp room, and there it sets! Hugs

Lesley said...

hope you had a good crafty day and you were left to your own devises in your craft room - love the colours of this card best wishes Lesley x

Nancy in Iowa said...

I am in love with this card! and I love your story! I understand the need for grubs and solitude!