Sunday, April 15, 2012

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I am happy to be here today with a card for no reason other than....it's just a card.  No challenge attached or anything!  I feel like life has been so insane the last few months, that I rarely get to sit down "just because".  So I made this card the other day and wanted to share.  I have seen so many people doing this little coloring technique with this stamp set and I loved it so much I had to try it too!  So thanks blog friends, for the inspiration!  Here is my card...

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The blue centers are much softer looking in real life.  I love the little pop it gives the image though.  I pulled out my text background too. There are lots of sets I really need to be dusting off!  

So we survived the tornado's last night.  There were 90 tornado's in Kansas last night.  It was CRAZY!!  We pretty much had the news on all day waiting to hear that we needed to get in the basement.  And all day we saw that the storms were on either side of us.  I am so thankful today that we were safe and am praying for all of those who were injured,  lost homes or had damaged property of any kind!  We really take for granted, so many things in our lives and I praise God for the safety of my friends and family!

I hope you all have a blessed Sunday! Thanks for stopping in!

26 comments:

Annette said...

I am so glad you all are ok...I seen on the news all the tornado's you were having. WOW WEE scary...

I love this amazing card...so pretty...love how you colored the leaves...

Joyce said...

So glad you and your family are safe. This is a beautiful card. I love the little flicks of color on the flowers.

Chris said...

I want to try it too - glad you had some "just for you" stamping time. Stay safe!

Laura O'Donnell said...

glad to hear you're Ok. the card is beautiful!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Just because cards are my favorite! The colors in this card are really pretty and I love how subtle the flowers are all outlined in white! Stay safe!!!

Ryann Salamon said...

So glad to hear you made it through the day! Your card is lovely :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Laurie I am so happy that you and your family are safe. How terrifying if must be when this is going on all around you. What a perfect reason to share a card for no other reason than to just share. Hugs my friend.

Marisa said...

That little ribbon tab just makes the card! Great work as always :) So glad you are safe and sound too!!

Lisa said...

Thank goodness you & your family are safe Laurie! I love this for no reason card,so soft and dreamy! The little ribbon tab is a nice touch, gonna remember that one ��

Veronica Z said...

What a crazy weather day! I'm glad to hear your family is safe and sound.

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the accents you added to the leaves. It is nice to work on cards just for fun!

Karen B. said...

So glad to hear that you are ok. Those storms are supposed to be making their way to my neck of the woods this evening! Your card is lovely, the coloring technique is perfect!

Karen Rose said...

Scary stuff, those tornadoes! Glad you made it through without damage.

I LOVE this card ... had to PIN it. I don't have this set but it is on my wish list. I'm glad I spotted this!

Suzanne said...

{HUGS} Laurie! I am so glad you're okay and that you found some just-because time for yourself.

Susie said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and your family are ok!. That's so scary.
I love the coloring on your card. And I love that background, too. SO pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How scary is THAT!! 90?!!! So glad you are okay... I would really miss seeing your cards~ :)

Kim said...

Such a beautiful card, love all of the blue and your background just fabulous and the such a smart addition with the scalloped white edge, just perfect. So happy to hear that you and your family are all safe, can't even imagine.

The Paper Parade said...

What a nice "just because" card! I love the colors and the layout :) And thank goodness you missed all those tornadoes!

Deanna Jean said...

So glad to hear you and your family are safe. Love the card..isn't that a fun technique! I really like it with the image stamped in white. It makes the added colors really pop.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, Girl! I totally forgot you live in the area of all the terrible weather!!! I'm so very glad you and your family are safe and will pray this is the end of it. Laurie your card is just delightful. I love the way you colored the leaves and flowers-so sweet!

Christina said...

So glad to hear you are safe, Laurie! And happy that you were able to find to make a card just for you. :) Your coloring is breathtaking, and the aqua paired with melon is gorgeous!

Lola G. said...

I've never been in sight of a tornado, but the idea of them truly terrifies me. So glad your outcome was stable.

I have this set ordered, and I'm really looking forward to using it. I have no sewing skills, so this may be the closest I get to achieving any kind of stitched look with my cards! My coloring skills are extremely limited, so I'll have to look at this more closely on my larger monitor to try and figure out how you may have done this.

It's lovely, as always, and I'm glad to hear that you indulged in some "just because" craft time. Thank you again for your wonderful inspiration!

Kara said...

beautiful, Laurie!!

Jenny said...

So good to hear you are all safe and well :0)
Love your 'just because' card..it's 'blooming' beautiful :0)
Jenny x

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

So happy that you and your family are safe! I'm really hating all these tornado's that are popping up with our crazy weather!
Your card is perfectly CAS! ;o)

Amy said...

Love the flicking of color to the florals.....Just a subtle amount makes it beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog and your beautiful cards. This card is so pretty! Did you use Copics to add the touches of color to the image?

 
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