Monday, November 9, 2009

Treasure this day...

Good morning! We had the most lovely weather this weekend, and we took full advantage of it. Steve raked leaves (Mikey and I jumped in the piles - Johnny was napping, so don't tell him or he will be mad he missed out on this), we all went to Frankenmuth on Sunday and had a lovely time. We walked around the village, threw pennies in the pond, and found lots of things to add to our lists to Santa :)

We came home, went to the neighborhood playground, and then came home and hung our Christmas lights. I know, I know - it is early. But weather in Michigan can go from 70 one day to 40 the next, and I don't fancy hanging lights in piles of snow :) But I promise I won't plug them in until after Thanksgiving. Not too much.

Today I plan on working on some scrapbook layouts, a couple of cards, and I hope I can get that flower tutorial done as well. I also plan to walk on the treadmill, but now that I am sitting here, drinking my coffee and chatting with you, I might skip that. Listening to the soundtrack to Forrest Gump and sipping my java is making me feel cozy and very un-treadmilly.

Here is a little card I made last week for a few challenges. It was difficult at first, as the challenge at Cute Card Thursday was primary colors. Normally not a primary color kind of gal as I lean towards the faded/muted tones. But that's why it is a challenge, right? :) Pairing this challenge with the color scheme of black and red from Creative Inspirations, I used the sketch from PaperTake Weekly, and made this any occasion card:

Image: Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie
Papers: BoBunny, Paper Pizazz
Embellishment: ribbon from stash
Copic markers, colored pencils, ink


Julie said...

Good morning, Kristen! Thanks for sharing your lovely weekend--sounds perfect! I'm feeling very much like sitting here and visiting my friends all day, too--don't we wish!

Your card is adorable! I sure enjoy seeing your beautiful work! Have a marvellous day--treadmill or no!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Beautiful!! You have done a fab job with the bright colours! Love your gorjuss girl :) Your weekend sounds lovely and it is never too early to put up Christmas lights on these dark nights !!
Hugs Judy xx

Risa said...

Hi Kristen,
Your card is beautiful! Your image is so darn cute and the DP is fabulous! I can't believe how beautiful the weekend weather was either. We should have took advantage of the warm weather by getting our X-mas lights together as well. But before we knew it, the weekend was gone:(
Take care and enjoy your day!

Tanya Rudd said...

Gorgeous! We also had a fabulous weekend, glad you did too.


scrappyjan said...

Beautiful card Krissy, Love the bright and pretty papers. Glad your weekend was a great one...
Thanks for joining Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
hugs, Janiel

Juls said...

STUNNING!!!! Love the colour combo! Its just so striking!! fab!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The weather has been unreal here. I can deal with 70's in Nov. That card is so cute! Have a nice day! Twyla


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