Thursday, November 5, 2015

Card Concept - Thank-fall

I hope you are having a great day.  I had such big plans yesterday.   I got up early and got most of the housework done.. a few loads of clothes, and then decided to take Moriko for a walk.  I hate the way she drags me when we are walking so I am resolved to work with her every day on this - even when I would rather just stay home.  I figure it's good for both of us right?  Well... we went for our walk... got back home and I can't believe I locked myself out of the house.   Of course DH was working an hour away!  My son said he would run home between classes but that was a 3 hour wait.  Thank goodness I got a hold of my daughter, she picked us up and we had some breakfast in the car.  What a treat for Moriko - gotta tell you she loves her McDonalds Sausage Biscuits!  LOL!   I guess someone had other plans for me.  It was good to see my daughter and now let's hope today is a better day and I can look back and laugh. 
I'm playing at The Card Concept today!  I love the inspiration photos they have for their challenges.  This one is really farm shabby chic isn't it?  Elements I wanted to capture were more about feelings than anything else.  I got a sort of rustic feel from the galvanized buckets and straw hat in the photo.  At the same time it was still very elegant. 

So for the bit of rustic I added a burlap die cut border, some twine, and a grey and yellow pattern paper of ticket stubs.   For the elegance.... a pretty Cheery Lynn doily, colorful flowers, sprinkle of sequins and bitty stick pin.
I hope this brightens your day!  Oh I forgot!  What style?  I think I'm going to go Classy and Elegant on this one.











Supplies Used:   Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Containers, Sentiment from Blanket Stitched
Dies:  Cheery Lynn  Mandy Doily, Paper Smooches Flag Tags, Memory Box County Stitched Borders  
Pattern Paper:   Basic Grey Mon Ami Collection
Burlap DCWV
Twinery  Natural Twine
Pin:  Dritz
Sequins Colored Pretty Pink Posh, Wood Look Serendipity Stamps

15 comments:

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous choices of design elements Jeanne! Gorgeous creation and classy and elegant is the perfect category!

Ang said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous. just perfect the way you layered everything.
I plan on casing it someday.
thanks for sharing.
Ang

Marybeth said...

Oh no! It was meant to be that you spend some time with your daughter that morning! When Major even thinks about going ahead of my side I stop we do this a few time and then he remembers to stick close to my side and my lead. We have been doing that since he was a puppy though so he understands perfectly.
I love this wonderful card with the pretty cluster of flowers and I am always amazed how you bring so many elements together and it all looks perfect!

Kara said...

pretty blues and yellows...lovely card! Hope you had a great birthday!

Lisa said...

This is lovely Jeanne, the vase of flowers looks wonderful on you layers! Thank goodness your daughter came to the rescue!! It was the plan all along for the two of you to have a bit of time together!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

WOW! Stunning!

Lesley said...

How lovely that you spent time with your daughter! Ha! Everything happens for a reason! Love this gorgeous card my friend. Um, wow! It is stunning! Hugs!

laurie said...

You really captured the essence of the inspiration photo! What a gorgeous card, the colors are SO pretty. So happy you joined us at The Card Concept!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a gorgeous arrangement of flowers, love love love this card, Jeanne!! Sorry your day didn't go as planned, but spending time with your daughter sounds like a win win situation to me ;)

Sharron said...

What a crummy way to end your walk! Thank goodness for your daughter 'coming to the rescue'. Love your take on the inspiration photo! The layering really captures the wonderful elements and colors. The blue and yellow is so pretty and cheerful!

Lindsey said...

Oh, Jeanne, this is gorgeous! I wish I had this container of flowers in real life...it is so beautiful and cheery. Somehow I got looking at cards of yours from a while ago...they were amazing, and now that I'm looking at all of your current cards, they are blowing me away as well. I could spend hours and hours soaking in all the gorgeousness and being inspired by your creations.

Birgit said...

What a cheerful card you've created!! I love all the wonderful layers and the texture the burlap adds. I'm so glad your daughter came to your rescue. What a wonderful blessing despite being locked out. I'm sure you will be able to look back and laugh at this.

Alison Barclay said...

Your card is breathtakingly beautiful!! I love every design element....the flower are beautiful...the burlap edging is lovely. Stunning in every way! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept. :)

cm said...

As frustrating as being locked out was, it was a 'meant-to-be incident': time to spend with your daughter and a treat for your sweet Moriko! Silver lining! Your farm shabby chic card does evoke feelings: my grandmother, in the spring and summer, always had a bucket of flowers on the porch steps...a welcome to all visitors... and she had plenty, renowned throughout the county for her amazing desserts and 'dainties.' And her jewelry box: oh, what treasures we'd find...necklaces, earrings (clip on) and, yes, stick pins. Love your card, my friend; it's 1000000% brightened my day!
Hugs~c

Michele Henderson said...

What a crazy day for you! Your card is crazy too--crazy fun! Beautiful card, Jeanne! I love the combinations of elements you have in your card, and that little gold stick pin is gorgeous! This could work for so many styles too! Thanks for playing along with us over at The card Concept!
Take care!
Michele