3/20/2012

CR84FN #50 ~ God's Blessings!

Welcome! How is your day going? Max and I have had a nice long walk this morning and he's currently lounging to cool off. We have an expected high of 80 today! My little fur boy is hot since this is the last day of his thick winter coat. Off to the groomer tomorrow to get his new do! He always looks like such a little pip squeak after all of that thick fur is cut off!!  

Speaking of our walk I found a treasure while on one earlier this year!!! I spotted something colorful on the sidewalk several yards in front of us. Once we were upon it I discovered a perfect length of bright pink and white gingham ribbon that had been rained on all night. A tiny squeal of delight thinking "I can use this, I can use this, I can't leave this here" ~HA!! I brought it home, gave it a wash and knew it would one day have a use. So today I have a bright spring card using a snippet of my little treasure that I'll enter into the CR84FN challenge.
I just love the way this card turned out. Orange is usually a tough color for me but I finally decided to embrace it and let it shine! I punched both sides of a paper strip from BasicGrey: Out of Print using an EK Success scalloped punch. These cute boots are from a 12 x12 sheet of Autumn Leaves paper I've had forever. It's full of colorful boots so I fussy cut two orange ones. The top one is popped up with foam tape then I added two bright pink do dads to bling them up. This pretty scrolled sentiment is by DeNami Designs and my tiny butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart punch. And of course my little treasure of ribbon and a fun chunky button. 

That's all for me friends, errands to run. Have a delightful day ~Lisa

21 comments:

Mara Campbell said...

What a great find!! I love how you used the colors, so bright and pretty. Makes me wish summer was here. Love how you tied the ribbon with that flower button, it's a great detail!

Annette said...

so beautiful...great take on the color challenge...love that ribbon

Cheryl said...

Perfect colors for the color challenge! I love your found ribbon and those boots are too cute. Fabby card!

Mynnette said...

Hi, Lisa! Another FABULOUS creation with these colors! This is amazing! LOVE the patterned papers and how you used them! :) Your bow is fabulous, too!!! :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Love the sweet boots! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I love how you used all the colours and the doily and the ribbon but especially those adorable boots!

Karen B. said...

Love how you've used the recycled ribbon!

Heather Jensen said...

Too fun! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Hugs~

Marie said...

Yeah for 'spring' and bright colors. Love how you, once again, put so mant different elements together to create a delightful card. I have freshly cut daffodils on my table! Exciting.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! That ribbon is GORGEOUS! Beautiful colors! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Lisa! What a pretty gingham bow and feminine doily! The little butterflies look darling! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Michelle said...

those boots are fabulous! love that gingham bow and butterflies!

Ally said...

Very nice use of that salvaged ribbon! ;-) Such a delightful card. I think the way you've embraced the orange here is so pretty. I'm not much on orange, myself, but I really like this card. So nice job! You always add the perfect little details to your cards. Love it. ;-)

(I find myself looking around for things I can salvage - junk mail, kids' things they no longer want, packages, etc. It's fun when I actually find a use for them!)

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I can't believe you found that ribbon! And saved it for a card! And made it look so perfectly Gorgeous with that button! WOW! Aldo LOVE how you punched both sides of that BG paper and made those boots - LOVE the orange rubber soles! LOVE this FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Marybeth said...

Lisa I love your find! Boy by looking at that bow you would never guess it has been rained on and washed. Love the story of the gingham bow. Love gingham. I love the orange on your card it is a big pick me up color. Pretty button and love the band across the card! Enjoy your day!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a cute card! Those little boots with their doodads are just precious! And I can't believe the story about the ribbon! What a hoot!

Rosemary said...

what a bright and fun card... love that you found that ribbon and now have been able to use it!

Brenda said...

Trying to post a comment again, it said there was a conflict! I was saying that I love your recycled ribbon! It was meant to be because your card is gorgeous in those happy colors! Sorry for being absent, but I am struggling to catch up right now! Thank you for visiting my blog so religiously, I love all your very sweet comments!

jacirascrap said...

Muito lindo seu par de galochas!! Seu cartão está maravilhoso!!

Cyndie said...

Wow, way to recycle!! That is a great ribbon find and I love how you have incorporated it into your card. This is such a colorful, uplifting card!

Deborah Frings said...

I like this very much and I think your ribbon treasure was a real find!! It's super. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!