Sunday, January 15, 2012

'Tis A Gift to Be Simple


There's a sweet sketch and a lot of inspiration from the DT at Connie and Mary's this week so I decided to play along.  In case you haven't noticed I am a Plain Jane kind of gal - much to my mother's dismay. You can't imagine the two of us clothes shopping together.  Let's just say that at 86 she still rocks the leopard print and bling.  Anyway I set out to make a sweet simple card - with no leopard print or blatant bling.  I thought I did just that and then I decided to write out everything I used.  Here's my list:

dotto, snail, vario dots, glue dot, stampin' dimensional, scotch tape, paper cutter,Simply Scored, bone folder, ribbon scissors, paper snips, color spritzer, Marina Mist marker, Marina Mist ink pad, Marina Mist paper, Real Red paper, Whisper White paper, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, rhinestone, Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Heart Button, Baker's Twine, Scal loped Edgelit, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Hearts Framelit, snowflake stamp from Dear Santa, sentiment stamp from Merry Winter

Simple isn't as simple as it looks!


                                CCMC184

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Love your card Linda. The adorable hearts,border,sentiment and the simplicity of the card, but my favorite is your commentary on your cards, I can almost visualize your shopping excursions, too funny! H'mm I wonder if my daughter feels the same way?

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda love your CAS card. I think most mom/daughter shopping sprees have opposite opinions... at least in my world of friends and family. Hugs.

Julie Trevett-Smith said...

Great card Linda! This challenge does look tricky but you chose great colors and stamps. I love the saying in the heart and the bitty button too. Cheers!

Jenn Picard said...

Linda this card is fantastic, you certainly rocked the sketch. I had to totally chuckle when I read your comment about you and your mom shopping. Having an almost teenaged daughter myself I am already starting to experience the dreaded mother daughter shopping, lol. Her and I definitely do not see eye to eye most times:)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I had to chuckle at your supply list...sometimes "simple" needs a supporting cast. Lol! Everything about your card is beautiful! I especially love that bitty heart adorned with baker's twine! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hugs! :)

Debbie Henderson said...

I love your card Linda. I like how you layered the "bordered" layers. I'm with you on the plain Jane. The little heart is just enough bling! Thanks for playing with us this week at CCMC!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You're right Linda: simple isn't as simple as it looks! It can be downright time consuming to do sometimes. ;)

I am glad you persevered...the snowflake Valentine is so sweet! That sentiment makes me smile.

Jen said...

And when all is said and done you've got a card that cost about $300 to make! But I still love it!

Lesley said...

LOL, love Jen's comment. Your card is perfect and simple in the right way!

Deb said...

I am loving this card! I do love the clean and simple! The little heart with the baker's twine is just so perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

What a cute card! Love the snowflakes combined with the little saying. Well done. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

What a wonderfully sweet card. That one little red heart just really makes it! Thanks for playing along this week with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nance Leedy said...

LOL! I'm sure my Mom thought the same thing about me, "all that black!"...she's always been able to rock the leopard and bling way better than me! Always love your posts, Linda. Your card is fabulous....even without the leopard! ((hugs))

Patti MacLeith said...

Your borders are way cute!

LeAnne said...

LOL~yes, simple doesn't always mean FEWER toys! But this is so sweet!

Linda Fisher said...

I love your C&S cards! Every post brings us all absolute bliss!!!!