Sunday, May 6, 2012

Romeo and Juliet...and a WINNER!

It's a beautiful day in Missouri.  A bit warm, but I'm not complaining!  

DH and I, and some dear friends, spent a day together for DH's birthday yesterday.
We drove up to a darling little historical town, Kimmswick, Mo., had a delightful lunch, mile high pie (well I had chocolate turtle cheesecake :), then a quick trip into a nearby mall to take back some 'too small' (ugh) clothing.  We always enjoy time with our friends!

I have a cute card to show today. It was a lot of fun to color.  The image is from Impression-Obsession. It is H11019 - Romeo & Juliet.  What a sweet image!  

Supplies: A Muse CS, Gina K. Designs CS, Impression Obsession H11019 Romeo & Juliet stamp, Copic Markers, Computer generated sentiment, Martha Stewart punch, Gingham brad from my stash, Black Colorbok CS

If you have any IO stamps, you still have a bit of time to enter their challenge! Some lucky random winner will win som IO money to shop with!

SO.....Speaking of money to shop with.  It's time to name the winner of my Itty Bitty Blog Candy!
The lucky winner, drawn randomly, is:  Sue Drees!  I am so excited that Sue's name was drawn. We have followed each others' blogs for a long time, and Sue has been a lifeline to our dear daughter since her DH's deployment.  It's so nice to be able to send her some goodness in return!
Sue, congratulations!!! 
Drop me an email, and I will give you a gift card code to use at Repeat Impressions!

Thank you all for stopping by, and for being such good friends!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Food for thought:  
Robert Byrne once said, "The purpose of life, is a life of purpose".

Wow, that's a good one!  Sometimes, I wonder what my purpose has been. I like to think that during my many years working for the school system, that I made a difference to some of the students.  I hope that over the years, I've been a good parent and a good Christian, and served a purpose there. In my crafting role, I hope that I've been a good cheerleader to long-time crafters, and a good mentor to new crafters!  Do you know what YOUR purpose in life has been?
Would love to read your comments on this food for thought! Might even throw out some more itty bitty candy to a lucky comment leaver!  Hugs...

34 comments:

Lorie said...

What a wonderfully colored card Patti! I love it! As a Christian I believe my life's purpose is to bring people to a relationship with Jesus, to love Jesus, to help others around me, and to just try and be the image of Jesus to other people. I fail miserably a good portion of the time but know that his mercy and grace cover me. I hope you have a fantastic rest of your weekend Patti!

Shirley said...

Wow, Patti, that is just lovely! I really like how your choice of DP just makes your beautiful image pop! The colors are wonderful and the flower embellishment is awesome the way you used it!! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous Patti!
Hugs xx

Susie said...

What a wonderful card! Looks like a winner to me.

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh how I love summer and one of the reasons is gardening, love your little scene (well not sure about the mice) but I can't wait to get out my gardening can and do some serious outdoor stuff:O) Fabulous colouring Patti and love the dotted green back ground paper!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Congrats to Sue! Your card is simply amazing... so nicely colored!

Melissa said...

What good food for thought...

I think that our purposes might be kind of like our friendships in that there might be reason, season and lifetime purposes.

Sometimes our purpose is to make a difference in the life of one person during a smaller window of time, while other parts of our purpose might be life-long.

I do know that you've lived your purpose as a mom wonderfully and passionately. I can't imagine a mom who is more loving, supportive, or caring than you are.

I love you!
DD

Seleise said...

Wow. What a wonderful thought to ponder. I will have to give that some thought. Wonderful card. Your inspiration and kindness is wonderful!

Danni said...

What a wonderful card! So pretty and what a great image!!

Laurie Unger said...

What a sweet card. Great quote too!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just read Melissa's response to your question...you are so loved and I KNOW you are a wonderful person and Mother, and Wife and Friend.
I know there is a purpose for all we do and all we meet.
Your card is a beauty as usual-such a great eye for color and design dear friend.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a perfect design to showcase this wonderful image. It clean, crisp and beautifully colored. Have a great week, Patti!

Iris said...

Glad you had a fun day! Awesome card and nice job with the coloring! Definitely a winner!

Gvendalen said...

Lovely card Patty, I love your fab coloring.
hugs, Helena

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

First of all, I just think this is such a cute image. Wow, you really did great with all of that coloring. Just wanted to say Congrats to Sue, she is a wonderful blogging friend on my end, also. HB to your DH!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This card is terrific, Patti. Thanks for following my blog. I am following you now too.
Blessings,
Teresa

Beate said...

Oh....the image and your card are darling, Patti!
Hugs and smiles

Becky said...

Patti, this is beautiful! Love this image and love that flower.

scrapclose2theheart said...

Patti, you know I love your cards. As a Christian I believe that I should plant a seed. You never know if it will grow where you plant it or if it will grow somewhere else but I believe that it does grow somewhere. So I try to continue to plant the seeds & believe that they are continually growing. I am learning more & more about you all of the time. :)

Glittered Paws said...

How cute this is - love the image and what a cute summer card this made up. Great job.

Sue said...

Well, I've come to tell you how lovely your card is and I find out that I'm your candy winner.....lucky me! I can't believe it.......so nice of you to offer it, and so very lucky for my name to be drawn. Thanks so much.

I love this beautiful card, and the thoughts of Spring gardening it evokes! Beautiful coloring and papers are perfect!

Thanks again my friend, on my way to email you now! I'm so excited!

Big Hug
Sue

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Patti - this is absolutely wonderful with amazing coloring...your shading is spot on. We must really get together so you can give me some pointers! =)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Patti. Such a lovely image. The coloring is awesome! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

Brenda said...

Wonderful card Patti!!! Your coloring is always so beautiful!!TFS

Carole said...

Hi Patti, you did it again, another wonderful card. I can hardly wait for all that warm weather to arrive. Hugs ... Carole xox

Janelle said...

What a pretty card! {Tammy}

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous image, beautifully colored. Love it !

Grace said...

Hi Patti! Oh what a great card and what a great question!!! I think of it often, as it seems some of our "purposes" change with the different seasons of our lives.... but as a Christian, one purpose never changes and that is that we bring glory to God and enjoy a relationship with Him forever.... it's why He created us! As you said.... there are many ways we do that.... sharing our faith with others, encouraging others in their walk, helping to meet needs all around us.... being a reflection of His love to those we come in contact with! Thanks for the reminder today!
hugs,
Grace

pam dement said...

TO encourage, inspire and bring others closer to Jesus. i so often get told that friends look forward to reading my page, that i am always uplifting and positive. i believe my purpose in life is to love others and add joy, happiness, etc to them. :::))))pam

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty, and beautifully coloured too.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty Patti! Great colouring. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Super cute....I spy a little meece on there too!

Amanda Mertz said...

Lovely card. The mice are so cute...but only in stamps of course! =) Thanks for being such a great blogging friend! You bring so many smiles each day through your sweet comments and cheerful blog postings! TFS!

Summerthyme Studio said...

So pretty and summery! Thanks for playing with us at IO!

VIcki