8/01/2012

RS #22 & PP #106 ~ God Bless You!

Greetings August I welcome you with open arms! What a glorious first day of August we had. It was a mild 83 degrees and none of that icky sticky humidity. My sweet boy Max and I enjoyed a leisurely comfortable walk this morning. The trees were alive with the songs of bugs and birds enjoying the breeze that blew gently among the leaves. Squirrels scampered about doing their usual busy work under a bright blue sky filled with lofty white puffy clouds. God bless you August! Let's celebrate you with a card shall we!


I've used a pretty mix of Echo Park papers and a sweet little bouquet by Impression Obsession along with my Inkadinkado sentiment. This card is for two challenges Retro Sketches and The Paper Players. Lesley has given us a fun Tic Tac Toe option this week. I chose to use the floral, ribbon and punches row. Three punches were used on my card ~ a MS lattice border punch, a corner rounder and a hole punch to string my bow around the flower stems. I love the colors of this paper, they remind me of watermelon. I'm kind of obsessed with it at the moment ~ HA!
  

May your August days be filled with blessings ~Lisa

22 comments:

Michelle said...

I am in love with that new EP line...so beautiful! Love your beautiful take on this sketch!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the pretty colors and fabulous use of the sketch!!! Beautiful!!

Kara Lynne said...

I love your sweet August welcome! Beautiful papers, and a beautiful card!

Panda said...

so cute!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card and I love the pink. Great job with the sketch!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

What a sweet, summer card! LOVE it!

H2 :) said...

Very pretty card Lisa. The bright colours, layered on the white, look fabulous. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Your walk sounded idyllic, TFS. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I'm ever so glad that August has started our so perfectly for you, Lisa! I'm ready for fall ;). LOVE the sweet, girly nature of your creation from the punched edge and ribbon to that gorgeous, color palette and all your yummy blossoms. So pretty!

Marie said...

My first thought.....there definitely is beauty in simplicity! This card is so beautiful, Lisa. Love your intrepertation of the sketch. Have to CASE this beauty!

Marybeth said...

Lisa, sounds like a perfect day for you and Max. Your card is sooo pretty! I sure love the flowers and colors you used… I hope everyones August will be as beautiful as your card. Blessings to you too my friend!

Anni said...

What a lovely card!
The pink screams summer and makes me happy!
Anni

Mynnette said...

Hi, Lisa! LOVE your gorgeous patterns--and the colors are amazing on this one! LOVE it--thanks for not forgetting about me while I've been so horrible about commenting lately! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

OOOOooo! Love this watermelon-y pink mixed with green - SO summer, SO fresh!

Thanks for the get well wishes. :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a sweet card! I love the little bow tied around the bouquet!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love that beautiful patterned paper!

Steph said...

Beautiful! Love the clean simple look of this. Love all your cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

Nance Leedy said...

This is fabulous Lisa! Love your take on the retro sketch and that sweet little bit of ribbon is the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Sonia said...

Fabby creation, love it! Great JOB!
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com


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Ann Schach said...

How sweet! I love the border and the floral paper. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a cheerful card, Lida! Love those pretty papers! They really are highlighted beautifully against the clean white background. The lattice border is a delicate touch, too. Very, VERY pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

I hear you, Lisa, God Bless August!!! Absolute favorite time of the year :) So fun that you made a card to celebrate!

Ally said...

Glad your August is off to a good start! Ours is still in the 100-degree range, and I cannot WAIT for the heat wave to clear out of here. And I am WAY behind on my blog reading! You have so many gorgeous cards over here - I'm an idiot for not coming around more often. I feel an Autumn slow-down on its way, though.

This card is certainly gorgeous. The colors are fabulous, and that little bouquet is just delightful! Great work. As always. ;-)