10/16/2011

PDC #103 ~ Truly Amazing!

I must admit we are having one truly amazing Sunday...amazingly lazy HA!!! It's rainy and chilly out today. So after church and some lunch we put on the lazy day comfy warm sweats, threw the quilt over us on the couch and watched a wonderful show on the National Geographic channel about blue whales. Talk about amazing...what a fascinating animal they are. Next up was a program on the Galapagos Islands. They were formed from violent volcanic eruptions in the sea; lava, lava, lava! Now hold on there a sec...lava, whales and oceans. Is it just me or is it truly amazing how all of these things fit into the color scheme at The Play Date Cafe this week ~ rust, storm and deep sea!!!


I made this card yesterday; funny how the pieces of our lives and this world fit together. Anyway...I started with the grey cardstock base and stamped fall leaves around the edges using an onyx ink from Autumn Leaves. Next I added a strip of paper from My Mind's Eye: Mabel 6x6 pad. Then I stamped some leaves onto this fun tag from K&Company along with the sentiment. I used Spellbinders: labels 18 for my rusty orange panel (also from MME: Mabel ). Can you believe this chipboard button had two of the required colors!! Want some more truly amazing information...I scored a Spellbinders Grand Calibur from Joanns for 1/2 price ~ coupon...cha-ching!!! Oh yeah...who's doin the happy dance now!!! Used a  40 percent off coupon for the die too (hehe) AMAZING!!! See ya ~Lisa

14 comments:

Lisa said...

What a deal on that Grand Calibur! Love those coupons :)
I love the subtle stamping of the leaves on the bg- just gorgeous! You are so talented at putting all these stamps together and making something so beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the colorful flourishes!

Brenda said...

I do love these colours together Lisa! That tag is so pretty with the flourishes! You are so hilarious! Love the sound effects as you wrote about the coupons at Joanns!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooh, I'm excited for your special cheap purchases! I do love those 50 percent coupons. :)

And I agree about the small, subtle ways our lives work with things around us. All we have to do is open our eyes. I think your card is a perfect tribute to this.

THanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Cyndie said...

What a great story of your inspiration for the card! Love how you used the blue flourish to represent the waves. These are great colors and your use of the dies is amazing. Lucky score on the Grand Calibur, too!

Ally said...

Well, I don't know what you're talking about, because this card is a wonderful interpretation for this challenge!! I love the way you used the colors, so creative, and that button is fabulous! Fantastic card, girl. ;-D

And congrats on your new Grand Calibur! I've been longing for one, but it's just not my time yet. ;-) Enjoy it!

Annette said...

awesome card...love all of these colors...

Sherry Edwards said...

How lucky with the button having the colours!
Your card is lovely and congratulations on your bargain purchase too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE these papers together--LOVE that button! Great use of tags/dies and gems! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. Great LO. I'd be doing a happy dance too if I scored as well as you did!

Ruby said...

Curling up on the sofa is just so much fun, isn't it! I just love that the colours this week worked so well with what's been happening for you, how fun! Love your card too, especially how you've done that label and what a find with that button!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great collection of fabulous goodies! LOVE those flourishes, and your design is stellar! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And so glad you found some new toys at a good price ;)! Hugs!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, yes, Lisa...the title of your post describes your card perfectly! Love how you incorporated the colors, so subtle and dreamy! Well done!

Marlena M. said...

Lisa, this is an awesome card! I love that you got such a great deal on that Calibur...Yay you! ;) ;)