5/24/2013

PDCC #183 ~ Thanks!

Happy happy Friday! Happy Memorial Day weekend for those of you in the states! The official kick off to summer. Will someone call Mother Nature and cue her in on this please...it's 45 degrees today!!! I know I've been talking a lot about this crazy weather. But holy cow I was in shorts and flip flops yesterday with the air on and this morning I wore a coat and gloves to walk Max!!! Sorry for the whining...had to vent! How about a happy card to cheer things up a bit. I love love love the colors at the Play Date Cafe this week. I was inspired by the summeriness (is that a word?) of them and the polka dot pattern on the turtle's back!


I was doing a bit of clean up in my lil ol studio and found this pretty little matted dragonfly that I had stamped two of quite awhile back. Perfect shade of green. The polka dot stamp and matching label are PTI. My dragonfly is missing the label, he's kinda old *wink* ~ no offense buddy!! I embossed some polka dots on a white panel, then added that to the navy card base. I saved this snippet of green ribbon from a package I had received. It worked out perfectly with a wee bit of navy & white twine. The focal panel looked so sweet that I simply added buttons for my school bus yellow. Didn't want to get to busy and distract from it! 

Off to run the vacuum, maybe it will warm me up!! ~Lisa


25 comments:

Marybeth said...

You sure do have the craziest weather! This little dragonfly is beautiful with the glittery wings. You sure have a way of making colors work ,love them. Hope you have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! 🇺🇸

Sue Lelli said...

That's exactly why we retired in Florida! No more 45 degrees for me! LOVE your bright an summery card! LOVE the twine on the green ribbon and that dragonfly! So Pretty!

Jinny Newlin said...

The weather has been crazy around here, too, my dear. Not 45, but chilly for normal this time of year. I want it to stick around as long as possible, though. Summers are LONG and HOT in Kansas.

LOVE that darling dragonfly and all your little snippets and buttons! Plus, your play on polka dots is just too fun!

Greta said...

Darling card, Lisa! Love the buttons & that you stamped your own polka dots. I hear you about the weather--75 & sun to 55 & rain--turned on the heat & back using the electric blanket!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What gorgeous colors-- LOVE those ribbons-- beautiful bow!!! LOVE this card TONS-- I actually think it might be one of my favs!! <3

Laura said...

Very pretty card! I have a schnauzer that looks much like yours. He is not yet a year old. Best dog I've ever had.

Karen B. said...

Awesome use of the green.

Kim Heggins said...

very very pretty card! I am in love what that sweet little bug.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lots of serendipity going on with your adorable card today, Lisa! It was meant to be and it's a great take on the color challenge!! I do hope Mother Nature gets over her weatheropause or whatever the heck has her messing about with the thermostat every other day!!

Geri said...

I'm so with you on this weather, Lisa...CRAZY!!! I guess the heat will be here soon enough, though. We're heading south to the mountains of TN. It is supposed to be warming up nicely there. I'll try to send it your way! Beautiful card, today! Love the fresh, clean look of your colors and design!

Deb said...

Sorry you are so cold, Lisa. Florida sure is nice this time of year. I love your card! Those buttons, ribbon and twine are fabulous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the polka dot label and cute dragonfly! Hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Lesley said...

Adorable card! Love the polka dot background and the whimsy of your stamp! The weather here has been lovely but today we had some rain, on and off. Then the heat. It was funny!

Pauline said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa, I love how you mixed the colours for this challenge!

Kara said...

love your design and how you've placed your buttons!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Love your design for those Bright and Clean colors - so summery and Beautiful!

Barb Murphy said...

The embossed polka dot panel is a great repeat of the frame...and i love that dragonfly image! The flower buttons are perfectly strewn about...another lovely creation!

Greta said...

Just wanted to let you know that your comment made my day. It means a lot to have someone so talented give me such a nice compliment. Thanks so much for boosting my confidence, Lisa!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the sweet bee image and your perfect use of the the bold colors! I am loving all those buttons which have been perfectly placed.

Larissa Heskett said...

What a FUN Card Lisa!! I LOVE the way you used the colors from the challenge palette and the way you added the buttons to the card and pin!! Neat look!! Our weather has been the same even for Nebraska this year it has been super weird!! We like the cooler temps, but we NEED RAIN for the crops!! THANKS SO MUCH for the SWEET comment you left for me on the Design Memory Craft blog it means ALOT!! ;) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! ;)

Mary said...

I love the way you did this card! Great work!

Emily Keaton said...

Love the ultra summeriness of this sweet card, Lisa! And your scattering of buttons is perfect. We had chilly temps over the weekend (and lots of rain!), too, but we'll be hitting 90 by the end of the week.

Rachel W K said...

so pretty! i especially love that this AWESOME card was made with old stash supplies. I think mother nature got your message cuz it is HOT today! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute card! I love how you used the buttons! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

laughadaisy said...

The weather here has been very unpredictable, too. But I love that about Spring - sweating and playing outside one day, inside with a sweater during a thunderstorm the next. LOL!

Fantastic card for these Play Date Café colors, Lisa. Love the big polka dots in the background, and you do the best little bows, I swear! Beautiful. ;-)