Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Simplicity with Ribbon!

(Image and sentiment are by The Angel Company. All coloring done with Koh-I-Noor colored pencils and low-odor mineral spirits)
(I still don't have Copics!)


It was so exciting to wake up this morning, and run to the office to check e-mail on MY computer!


I knew that it was Wednesday, and that Susan would be posting a new challenge for this week. UGH... that means a clean and simple one layer card. Have I ever told you how confident I am making one layer cards? lol.... Hellooooooooo...how do you hide an ink smudge without using flowers? Tee hee!


WELL...today's challenge by Susan, at Simplicity by Late Blossom, was to make a one layer card. Even so, I got excited! I said to myself, "self, you can do this", (with lots of exclamation points!), and then I commented on Susan's blog and said "I can do this"!!! So I picked out my ribbon first (notice it has BLING) and THEN made my card. Am I wigged out or what!


Anyway, dear friends, I hope you like it! I am SO very excited to be back among the blurfing that I can hardly sit still to blurf! Tomorrow, I hope to be able to show you the baby shower invitations I've been working on, using one of Melanie Muenchinger's wonderful stamp sets. Until then, I'm off to visit your blogs and see what you've been up to!


Hugs and blessings to you all! I will leave you with a little...


Food for thought...


When I was younger, all I wanted was a nice BMW. Now that I'm older, I no longer care about the W. (smile!!!)


Patti J.

31 comments:

Dawn said...

Your Back!!!
Glad you are up and running on your own computer.
Glad you got to play in the challenge, I also have a hard time with clean and simple. I really like the stamp you used,pretty.

Maria Matter said...

Simply STUNNING Patti!
splendid blingy ribbon and design!

You should enter this for publication, this is the sort of card they look for!!!!

I'm glad your back in blogland with your smile & kind words!!
Hugs & Blessings!

Susie said...

Beautiful card. Love the images. Great job on the challenge.

Carolyn V said...

Welcome back, you saucy thing! BM indeed! LOL

What a lovely creation! Clean and simple, and very, very pretty. I'm lovin' the purple! :)

I gotta go... that pesky work calls. Hope you have a great day!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

1) i am sooooooooooooo glad to see you back and your blog looks wonderful!
2) love, love, love the card
3) too funny on the BMW - yet so true - lol
4) 4 wks & counting!!!

Jessie said...

Oooooh Patti it's beautiful! Good to have you back too :)

Patti said...

You gave me a great LOL! Seriously love your BMW comment! LOVE you card! You do CAS very well my friend! So happy to have you back out here in the blogging world!

Steph_C said...

Beautiful one layer card Patti! So glad you're back! Missed ya! :)

Dallas said...

A gorgeous card and NOT having any Copics doesn't seem to be a hindrance as the colouring is perfect!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello chick! I love this image and your card is so pretty!

Olga said...

I see you are back and back to your old joking self, no longer care about the "W" LOL, your card is awesome, glad you are back and happy!

Cat said...

LOVE the clean and simple lines of your lovely card, Patti! So glad you are back in the blurfing world! Hugs

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice CAS you did a great job with the coloring - why would you want copics???? Glad you are back up and running.

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you are back!!! Super card Patti! CAS it is!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Danni said...

What a pretty card!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

OH my goodness Patti this is gonna be cased by me this coming week it is so beautiful!!! Hugs~Donna

PetraB said...

This is a wonderful and inspiring card. I like the colouring a lot.

Susan Raihala said...

You did a GREAT job with the challenge! This is such a pretty and CAS collage. Bravo!

Georgia said...

Welcome back! Your card is beautiful. I think my Inner Self is visiting you. I haven't heard from her in a couple of weeks! Take care.

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful. I love the pansy image. It's hard to believe it's just one layer!

Mim said...

Love the collage look - and the purple too!

Alanna Harris said...

what a pretty card...love the colourful flowers on top of the elegant script...

Francie said...

This is so pretty! I love pansies.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Patti. I am glad to see you back posting your wonderful creations!

Tejal said...

Doesn't matter if you don't have Copics..you color stunningly with your pencils!!!
Super card! love the image...

Ruth M said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty and lovely colours. Love your blingy ribbon bow too!

Vicki said...

Such a pretty card!

hugs,
Vicki

donna mikasa said...

Very pretty OLC! I don't believe you need Copics--wonderful pencil coloring!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, what a stunner Patti! The purple really pops!
:o)

kasia c. said...

super pretty card! I love the bling on the ribbon!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

LOL at the thought for the day!!! I'm with you on that one!!!