Monday, April 1, 2013

I Feel So Blessed

It was SUCH a busy week and weekend.  The kids were off on spring break last week, but my college courses didn't take a break.  And as a church musician there are always extra rehearsals, practice and lots and lots of Easter services!!

My youngest drug me to a movie that I didn't think that I had any interest in seeing.  It's already been in the theaters so we went to a secondary theater that also served food.  I am so glad he took me because it has to be the most amazing movie that I have ever seen.  I know that I am late to this one, but if you haven't seen "Life of Pi" find a way to do it - preferably on a big screen.  We did not see 3D - it gives me a headache - but even in 2D the visuals were stunning!

I am planning on a major cardmaking day tomorrow when my kids are all back to school and I've found a way to kick my husband out during the day!  But I couldn't let this morning pass without getting a little inky.  I wanted to play in the Dynamic Duos challenge because I just haven't used Primrose enough!  And I wanted to make a thank you for a special far-away friend that I almost never see, but she never fails to remember a big event nor even the little day-to-day happenings.  So I'll also submit this to CAS on Sunday.

Just last week, I finally broke down and got the Paper Smooches set Reflections.  I love everything that I have seen with it.  I finally went for it when they came out with coordinating dies.  I almost changed my mind when I realized there were THREE sets of dies which made it quite pricey.  But this card came together so quickly and easily that I'm thrilled to own it!


I Feel So Blessed

Just a note on the colors - the Dynamic Duos challenge is Primrose plus one other color - I used True Thyme - a long-retired Stampin' Up color.  The other color is River Rock and I double-checked their rules and River Rock is considered a neutral - it doesn't count!  I've always thought River Rock and True Thyme were a perfect pairing!
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections and Spiritual Sampler
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Primrose Petals and True Thyme
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Primrose Petals, True Thyme, River Rock
  • Accessories: Paper Smooches reflections dies

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Ooh.... so pretty, crisp, clean!

cm said...

You've created a gorgeous, heart-warming card for your friend; she'll be delighted when this appears in her mailbox. I agree with your views of the Reflection set, and based on what you've showcased here, it's moved to the top of my PS Wish List.
Thanks for the recommendation for Life of Pi; I read the book ages ago, but haven't ventured beyond that. May have to...
Thank you again for all the inspiration.
c

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is fabulous, Kim! I have the Reflections stamp set and have been resisting the dies for the same reason you were. But you're making me waver!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...I swear...you can do no wrong in your card designing!!!

Ginny said...

You make me want to get that Paper Smooches set! Love how you did this card, especially with that beautiful flower and the scored lines!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Kim - that "pop" of red amongst the green leaves is glorious.
Love the corner placement of the images and the beautiful sentiment.

Hope you had a happy Easter - Sylvia x

Jen W. said...

This is a stunner, Kim! I may have to finally break down and get that set too...

Linda Callahan said...

It's all about that primrose flower.......beautifully done!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card! I love that sentiment!

Doris said...

You've done it again, Kim! This card is beautiful.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!So very pretty...

Kristi said...

very pretty! Love the design and colors!

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous Kim!

Elena said...

What a pretty card! Love how you added scored lines and twine!
I heard that Life of Pi is good movie, but didn't watch it yet. So glad that you enjoyed this movie!

Viv said...

Oh Kim this card is sooo gorgeous, just love the colours and the stamps too :) Viv xx

Kim- www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card Kim! I saw your entry on DD- it totally stuck out to me! Love it!

Aileen said...

Beautiful Kim. Love the scored lines too. x

Nancy said...

Kim...I so enjoyed reading your blog...and now I have to go see Life of Pi! LOL Onto the card....I love how you did this card, especially with that beautiful flower and the added score lines set it off beautifully! So glad you joined us at CAS on Sunday!

mypapercraftworld said...

Ooh ... simply gorgeous, Kim ... fresh and bright and such a beautiful sentiment. Another set added to the wish-list! Anita :)

Jenny Engelke said...

How pretty with just the right amount of simplicity, Kim! It's even better that it came together so quickly.....sometimes it does pay to have the right tools! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Kim, love the single red bloom!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Kim!

Amy White said...

Such a pretty card! Love the cluster of leaves with the die-cut flower over the top, and the three scored lines above are such a clever touch! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Mariken said...

What a lovely card, really beautiful! Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!
Mariken xx

Rosemary said...

so gorgeous!!

sue morris said...

Wow!! This is beautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CAS On Sunday!!

Barb Murphy said...

This is beautiful Kim! I love the greens and overall color story. Lovely! Thanks for joining us CAS on Sunday!!!