Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Things Make Life So Big...

Good morning!

Here's hoping that your Wednesday is off to a great start!

I've done a little bit of floor sealing, and a little bit of crafting, and a LOT of coffee drinking so far this morning.

Looks like we are going to be stormed on some time soon - darn, I won't have to water the tomato plants! (I hate it when THAT happens!)
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Today's card features one of The Angel Company's new sets. A few weeks ago, when my back was 'out', my dear friend, Shirley gave this to me as a get well gift - it worked! I'm well!!!

I made it primarily with Flutterby Wednesday Challenge in mind. The gals have taken a summer break, and today is their first day back. Woot woot! They have been missed!!! Today's challenge is an open challenge - just include a butterfly, angel, or fairy on your project!

This card was very simple.

I simply stamped the three images with Versafine Brown Ink, then masked them off and sponged the 'stripe' with Tim Holtz' Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

No coloring. At all...

I really wanted to bling it up, but it needed to be CAS, so I took a deep breath and stopped!

I will also enter this here:

Cas-Tastic Challenge: Kraft-y Kreations
I've received a few emails asking me where my "food for thought" has gone! To be honest, it seems like I'm always posting in a hurry, and just don't think about it. I will try to be better! I like it when my peeps are smiling!
Food for thought:
Did you know...If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, that person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Now you know!!!
Have a great day!
Patti J.


  1. This is so pretty Patti!! Wonderful job!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  2. a beautiful card and I love the soft gentle colours.
    hugs, annie x

  3. It looks so calm and relaxed. I wish I was like that sometimes! Such an awesome card!

  4. So sa-weet! Love the colors and layout!

  5. Absolutely stunning! My jaw is on the floor! I LOVE this card, it doesn't need anything else added to it as it is perfect. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week xx

  6. I am always impressed with your CAS cards, I work hard on mastering or just being able to do some.
    Thanks for sharing the food for thought, will have to test my honey tonight.

  7. So glad you restrained yourself when bling tempted you! This is so soft and subtle and beautiful! AWESOME!!!!

  8. Love the stamps you choose - they worked very well for this CAS card. Love the weathered wood strip. "Great card"

  9. Wonderful card -- love the butterflies and the CAS design! About my bookmark, I've got to keep this one -- too many boo-boos!!

  10. This is just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Krafty Kreations" Clean and Simple card challenge!

  11. OOO Patti this is a BEAUTY!! I LOVE the subtle colors.....Great take on these challenges sweetie those butterflies are GORGEOUS!

  12. this is incredible Patti! Gorgeous & stunning for sure! great job masking! WOW!

    hope you weathered the storm!

    You like watering the tomatoes???
    our crops are drying up. We need rain really bad, not this heatwave we've been having! yuck!
    Take care
    hugs & blessings!

  13. Great food for thought, I had know idea about the statues, but I'm sure I'll be looking now.

    And on to your fabulous card, it is just stunning. I really enjoy one layer cards and yours is perfect.

  14. What a pretty card, it is so soft and sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Great CAS card Patti. Thanks for the info on the statue. We have several statues of horsemen here and I now know why the legs of the horses are the way they are.
    Have a great Thursday!
    "Hugs" Carol

  16. It's a beautiful CAS card!! I love it!

  17. I love the muted look of this card! The two ink colors together give it such a natural look. I think bling would have taken away from that. It is beautiful. And I LOVE your food for thought. Today's is very interesting! Best, Curt

  18. Fantastic, Patty. Love the soft muted colors and these wonderful images really compliment your sketch in such an artistic way. Awesome job.

  19. What a beautiful butterfly card!! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday this week!!

  20. Beautiful card! Less is more no matter how hard it is for us to stop sometimes. :)

  21. Oh gosh Patti that card is so elegant...what a good choice of paper! I only have one tomato plant so watering it is not time consuming!

  22. A beautiful card! I love the softness of the card!!!

  23. Aaahh, your colors are so calm and perfect with the butterflies! Very pretty!