Saturday, May 14, 2011

All Creatures Great and Small.....

Good morning, and Happy Weekend! It is cold and....yup, rainy here in Missouri. Hope that wherever you are, the sun is shining, and blessing you with warmth!



Thanks for being so patient with me during this crazy, hectic month of May. Most of you know that my DH is transitioning from a job that is mostly 4.5 hours from home to a job 30 minutes from home. While that is a blessing, we have had to make weekly trips out of town this month to load trailers with things to bring back, empty job trailers, etc. I'm certainly not complaining, and happy to be of help, but it's left me very little time to craft. So thank you for being patient! June 1st will be the first time in many, many years, that DH will be home every single night. It's been years since we've been able to sit on the porch with a glass of tea and we are looking forward to some time together.



I have a very simple card for you today, featuring another of Laurie's pre-colored images from Doodle Pantry. These images have been a life saver for me this month! They are so beautifully colored, and easy to create with. This is from the Noah's Ark set, that you can find here. The background paper is from the Baby Basics Paper Pack, also found here.


There is still time to get a card in the Doodle Pantry challenge! Check out all the details here!



Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be by to visit as many of you as I can - today holds a full day for us - we will be putting new office furniture together and painting walls in DH's new office!


Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Food for thought: Success is doing the common things uncommonly well...

32 comments:

Chelsea said...

Love this with the twine ... Glad things are going well for you ... Sorry they are so hectic though!

Dawnll said...

I am so happy the transition is happening- it is going to be such a relief for both of you.
Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers that it goes smoothly.
blessings to you,won't you stop and join my de-stash swap? Dawn ll

Lorie said...

This may be simple but it is delightful! Congrats on having your husband closer...I'm sure that will be wonderful!

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a wow card... Love the colors and your design.

Maria Matter said...

oh I'm so happy for you & hubby, and the together time you will have soon!
Your card is beautiful Patti, great design for this image, love the twine too!
hugs & blessings

Heide said...

Patti,
This is just so super cute! I love that you used twine on this card.
Hugs, Heide

Cat said...

Great card, Patti! so happy for you and Hubby. It will be so nice to spend more time together! Hugs

Kathy Winter said...

What a darling card! Love the colors. Hope things start settling down for you soon!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally adorable ark card! certainly no need to apologize, PJ! Mine worked 2 jobs for 10 years and just quit the part time one April 15th. It is wonderfully strange to have him here each night, and especially on weekends! Enjoy the special time!

CraftinGranny said...

Finally getting around to visit. Love this card Patti, the colors the adorable image, and especially the sentiment. What a fun summer the two of you are going to have. So glad you are finally getting more time together. "Hugs" Carol

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Patti, what a darling card! Love the twine!
Hugs, Sarah

Amy Johnson said...

I'm so happy for you and your husband. Beautiful card! I think I will use this image this week. I really love it.

Shirley said...

The card is really pretty and the image is wonderful too! How absolutely outstanding your husband will be closer to home!

Shirley said...

The card is so pretty and the image is wonderful! How absolutely outstanding that your husband will be so much closer to home.

Glenda Atkins said...

Delightful! What a great card and love how you did the sentiment with the twine.

Happy for you and your husband...

glenda xx

Mau xx said...

Good to see you getting a little time to craft Patti, but so happy for you and Hubby to be able to share more time together...its so precious xx Your card is Perfect, such a lovely fresh look to it and love the Sentiment idea.
Hugs Mau xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oh what a sweet card Patti! Glad to hear your hectic schedule has an end in sight ... not long till June now! Your DH won't know himself, being at home every night, I'm so pleased for you both!

Betty Benton said...

Love the twine treatment and what a wonderful sentiment! So happy you'll have "porch time" with your hubby from now on!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love how u used the twine! this is absolutely darling. how fabulous that hubby will be closer to home. start packing those lunches - lol.

hubby CANNOT soak in a tub because of his defib. now showers he can take - go figure.

have a fabulous weekend.

hugs ;)

Karen Howard said...

Laurie's pre-colored images are fabulous, I really love your layout! Hugs, Karen

Vicki said...

SIMPLE card???!!! This is beautiful Patti! Love your use of twine. I know you will be looking forward to June hon! It is rainy and cold here too today...sucks but I guess we were blessed with some nice weather during the week so it all evens out! It was a blessing for me to have crudy weather cause I finally had to stay inside...got to play a little!

HUGS!
Vicki

Vicki said...

SIMPLE card???!!! It is gorgeous! I really like how you used the twine. Bet you will be looking forward to June hon! Weather here has been cold and rainy all day too! But forced me to stay inside and be creative! Hope the rest of your weekend goes well!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Your card is just precious Patti! June 1st is just around the corner.... blessings to you and your DH!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, your card is as always just gorgeous!! I'm delighted for you to be able to spend more down time with your DH. I look forward to sitting out on the porch again too!!

Rufus said...

love Noah's Ark, you've done a great job with this one. Congrats on having DH so much closer to home! It's going to be a big adjustment, one I'm sure that both of you will enjoy making!
R/

Pat said...

I am so glad that you will be able to enjoy each other more now.
Your card is fabulous, love everything about it.
Hugs xx

Beth Norman said...

Truly an adorable card. We have rain all weekend too. Congrats to your husband, and to you for having him home.

hugs,
Beth

Patti P. said...

So happy for you and your DH....enjoy each moment, even the ones spent painting!
Your card is just lovely, I tried one of her pre colored ones and they are so fun to use...I love the way you placed the twine on this card.

Christa said...

hi patti wow great card love all the beautifulcolors in it ,looks great that green rope hugs christa

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, awesome creation dear.

Laurie said...

Awesome news about hubby! Such an adorable card, wow, it is darling!