Sunday, June 20, 2010

Flourish...

Simplicity. Sounds 'simple', right? Ha! It's not as easy as it looks for some of us!


Seriously, I am so glad that I found my way over to Susan's Simplicity blog. Anyone who knows me, knows that clean and simple is something I struggle with!


I finished this card, and I kept physically reaching for the BLING!!! I wanted to add gemstones, or ribbon, or flowers, or birds. or butterflies, or.... you get the picture! My inner self was screaming at me to pick up my starburst pen, or something sparkly or fluffy!



In the end, I stayed true to the challenge. It was for One Layer Wednesday, and the challenge was to use a flourish. Take that, inner self!!!


The back is beginning to feel a bit better. I slept all night! We were supposed to go out of town today, but decided not to do so. Hopefully, I'll be back to pestering all of you on your blogs very soon!


Hope that you are all having a blessed Father's Day!


Hugs,

Patti J.

18 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sweet simplicity at its BEST!

Danni said...

CAS is hard for me too! I always think it needs something...
This is beautiful! Love the flourish, so pretty!!

Barb said...

This is beautiful, Patti! Simple is good :)

Patti said...

Awwww you do CAS great! This is perfection!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i struggle with CAS too, but you seem to really do ok with it. this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! you outrank me on this one - lol.

Patti P. said...

Patti, this is a beautiful card! Just right as is! Love your stain glass on your doors. I hope you feel better soon! I have back problems...no fun at all! Take care of yourself.

Glittered Paws said...

Love it - what flourish is this??? Glad your back is feeling better - when do you see Dr. Robinson again??? Take care of self.

Glittered Paws said...

Love it - what flourish is this??? Glad your back is feeling better - when do you see Dr. Robinson again??? Take care of self.

Bahb said...

Talk about perfection!!!!!! You nailed it.

Carol said...

This is a really beautiful card! I'd say you mastered this challenge!

Olga said...

I love it! Can't beat a CAS card!

Dallas said...

Elegant and gorgeous!!

Beate said...

Patti, your card looks wonderful! I have a hard time with CAS, but you nailed it.
Hugs and smiles

BlueRose said...

Simple is good and you mastered it very well, I know how you feel about the bling and such that is me as well. Love your card♥

Susan said...

I think we used the same stamp set...I, however, could NOT resist the urge to add a little bling. I SO not a rule follower sometimes!!

Love your card. The sentiment fits it nicely.

Georgia said...

It sounds like you need to get your Inner Self under control...lol
Your card is beautiful.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh gorgeous card Patti - I was totally stumped by that challenge!

Susan Raihala said...

Patti...LOL! You certainly told yourself what's what with this card! Perfection on cardstock!