Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anchor to the Soul...

The Angel Company came out with a new set this year, "Anchor to the Soul". I fell in love with the set right away. When Susan issued the Simplicity one layer Wednesday challenge yesterday, which was to create a masked background, this set came to mind immediately!
This was truly a card of 'simplicity'... I used my Nestie to create a masking shape. I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen) for the background, using the template from the Nestie. I then stamped the TAC sentiment and image onto the background using Versafine Brown Ink. Easy Peasy. Pssst..... Don't tell Susan, but I think I'm getting used to this one layer stuff!
On the home front, we got all of the tile off the floor in the kitchen, and nearly all of the grout scraped up. H A R D W O R K!!! Yikes! However, my day got better, when I was able to go pick up my four handmade glass windows from my new friend Nancy, at Love that Glass. I think that divine intervention sent me there. I see a friendship in the making!!! She is so talented, and has a heart of gold. If you are in the market for a special Christmas or Birthday gift, please check out her work. She makes the most beautiful stained glass night lights that sit on a countertop - there is one on my wish list already!!! Please pardon the terrible picture. These doors look 100 times prettier in real life than they do on the 'big' screen!
Hope you are having an awesome Thursday - hang in there everyone - it's almost the weekend! Headed to Collinsville, Ill. to the Rubber Stamp Convention there on Sat. with my BSFF Shirley! Once there, we plan to meet and have lunch with Glitterbabe (Stef) and her friend Vicki, and maybe some other ladies from Farmington! What fun....
See you soon - Patti J.
Food for thought: Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one!

18 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

I like the doors a LOT - and of course your card is specTACular. But you knew I would like it - right??? Hope to get to play a bit this afternoon.

Barb said...

Beautifully CAS card... LOVE it, Patti! And those glass doors ARE lovely :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

stunning card!!!
absolutely gorgeous cabinet window! wow!

i'm just about packed and ready to go. last min. stuff in the morning. yay!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Beautiful card...Beautiful glass doors....beautiful person. Hope you have a beautiful time with your friends. I'm so jealous. I only have one real friend that stamps and her daughter isn't so nice to mine so that doesn't work:( I hope you have a fabulous time and find some new supplies:)

Pryn said...

Clean, simple and beautiful! I love how you made your own mask Patti! What an awesome effect!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your CAS card!! Those glass doors are gorgeous!! I sure hope you have a great time with all your friends!! Wish I could join you all! I am sure you will have a great time and lots of laughs especially with Stef in the mix.
hugs,
Chris

Crystal said...

What a lovely card Patti and AWESOME Glass door ....wow GORGEOUS!!! Hope you are having a great Thursday!

Dawn said...

Oh how exciting you are going to meet up with Stef, please give her a big hug from me and she can give you one. Wish I was meeting you there.
I am glad you are taking some time off to enjoy yourself you have been very busy taking care of the hubby and the house.
Listen to me oh grandma Moses here...lol
Have a great weekend.
Oh yeah I really like that sentiment on your card also.

BlueRose said...

Thanks for the visit and the advice, your so right I have been thinking about it and he doesn't have to know everything just like you said.....hahahhehehe

Patti said...

Awesome,awesome card! Love the cabinets too! Have a great time at the convention! Wish we had those kinds of things around here!

Maria Matter said...

all that hardwork will pay off, keep saying it to yourself! :)

Beautiful glass panels Patti!!

I'm so proud of you with these CAS cards, you're ROCKing 'em, so beautiful!!!!

Hugs & blessings!

Susan said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love that stamp!!

kristie sessions said...

Patti-

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and visits to my blog. Just wanted to stop in and say I appreciate you! And lovely card here! I really enjoy doing one layer cards. They are fast and still striking and they never cost extra postage ; )
loves
k

Rufus said...

You didn't say how your blisters were doing, so I hope that means they didn't get any worse! Congrats on getting the floor up, that is a Major accomplishment! Have a great time at the convention and give Stef a hug from me! She's a hoot.
R/

Amy Johnson said...

What a perfect image for a simple, one layer card. Its so serene and lovely. Your glass doors are gorgeous too! I know what your going through with the remodel. I've been remodeling my house for about 12 years now! It never ends! LOL!

Susan Raihala said...

Fabulous one-layer card, so pretty and peaceful!

See, they're not so bad after all!

Donelda said...

I love how simple this is because you didn't add extra colors or anything!! Makes the overall effect match the scene in the stamp!!

missourijewel said...

Patti, You're so sweet! Thank you so much for your very nice posting about me and my store, and for the picture of the cabinets. I really loved getting to know you and you were such a help to me in so many ways... So glad we met! Nancy