Sunday, July 15, 2012

Simple Layers

It has been a busy HOT summer for me.....
It seems I just have a hard time getting anything entirely finished....know what I mean?
I think I am not alone as I have read on numerous blogs of not posting as much....
trying to spend more time with family....
doing other things....
My Mom always is telling me "I try not to bother you, I know you are busy"....
now that hurts...I hate giving off the impression I am too busy for "family"
so I have spent more time with "her" less on my blog...
she is 85, each day is a treasure I thank God for that I still have her....
I am blessed!!

Today I have a quick and simple card to share....
sometimes we need "quick and simple"..right?
It is for the challenge at Joan's Gardens...
use 4 layers, ivory and green, stamped image and a sentiment...
I used a Spellbinders scalloped circle die for my circles....
an older stamp set (isn't it fun to pull out an old set?)...
from SU called "Natural Beauty"......
and 3 different colors of SU green inks...

Speaking of Joan's Gardens....
I went there on Friday to meet her friend and designer "Selma"....
There were 11 of us, we all brought a dish to pass, and the food was wonderful!
It was so fun to met Selma...she is extremely nice and showed her flower making talent!
She also showed us a wonderful way to store all those dies we all seem to be collecting....
if she posts it on her blog (she is at CHA right now), I will give you the link....
I did it, and it is a system I LOVE!....
also while there, I managed to purchase a bundle of new things...
all of which I will post at various times later!

Well, sorry to rattle on so much...have a nice day!!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, Diane!! I love the colors and the stamps you used!! The embossing is fabulous!!

I don't have much time for blogging anymore, either. I am basically doing my design team commitments and that's it. Too much to do!! Enjoy spending time with your Mom!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is sweet and beautiful all in one!

Ros Crawford said...

Such a lovely card ... nice to know you got to spend family time ... sometimes it's really hard to juggle everything ... have a lovely day ♥♥♥

Memaw said...

Diane, Very cute card and I was so glad to put a face to your blog, it was very nice meeting you at Joans, and much like yourself I had a great time. Juggling isn't easy, but you are right we still have to find time for the blood family not just our crafting family. Have a great rest of your summer.
Judy

Memaw said...

Hey Diane,

Great card - loved meeting you at Joans, hope we can all get together again soon.
Judy

Donna said...

Very nice Take on the layers Diane, love your card!!!
Hugs
Donna

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Diane!!! Awesome creation and I know what you mean about 'making more time for Mom' ... I need to do that too!
It was SO GOOD to see you at Joan's and look forward to seeing you again in August!
Would you believe I stopped on my way home and bought that 'filing system' for the dies I purchase at Joan's ... now are they enablers or what? LOL! Have a great day!