Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bella Toile Sympathy

Hello everyone!  I am feeling a little rusty with making cards AND with blogging right now.   And so....here's a card made back in January ;) --


Bella Toile background stamp (Stampin' Up!) is one of those treasures I'll always keep.  I stamped it in white on a navy background, and love how it looks.

The Verve sentiment (Blessings) was stamped on a scalloped oval, and matted on a piece of a Hallmark card that was just too pretty to throw away.  It's got a damask pattern, and I am a sucker for damask.


I finished my temp job at an accounting firm the other day.  What a wild ride that two months was!!  I helped process and assemble tax returns (plus answering phones, making copies, doing the mail, etc.), and am grateful to have learned a lot.  It's good on the ol' resume.  That was THE most exhausting job I've ever had, due to the pace.  Sooooo glad the kids have their Spring Break this week, so our pace at home is nice and easy.  Just what I need!



Stamps: Bella Toile - SU; sentiment - Blessings - Verve Paper: Not Quite Navy - SU; white - PTI; green damask - Hallmark card (shhh...) Ink: white opaque, Antique Linen - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Mushroom seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools: Scalloped Oval punch - SU; oval die - Spellbinders

10 comments:

Benzi said...

The background stamp in white on navy is just gorgeous, Colleen, and the mushroom seam binding is just as pretty.

I'm sure you're happy to be home for a while.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful sympathy card Colleen!! Happy you have some down time to relax...and craft!

Shani Thomas said...

I think we go in spells like that. Best just to do something else for a while when you feel like that. This is a lovely card and very appropriate to its use, very elegant.

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty with the light stamping on the darker card! Beautiful bow too! Happy Easter!

Leslie Miller said...

Sounds like you're due for a nice rest. You always have something lovely to share. Pretty background, and this particular blue and green are a nice combo. Of course, there's your sweet bow, as well. Enjoy your weekend with the family, Colleen!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful stamping on the navy bg, Colleen! I know it's not easy to go back to working life again once you stop for a while but now you can enjoy and relax again! Have a peaceful Easter!

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely colors together and just so pretty! Glad you will have a little break. I know how it exhausted you! I work about 47 hours a week and have a 1 hour 45 commute each day - I feel like I am running behind a bus I never catch every day! Keeps us going though. Makes me really savor every minute I have crafting. Your card is lovely!!! Hugz!

Emily Keaton said...

Simply beautiful, Colleen!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous! A perfect sympathy card!

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