Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thank You

My family left this morning for their 8 hour drive back home and I miss them. Sure wish they lived closer.
It is hard when your children move far away. To soothe my misery, I went to the craft room and made a quick card.

I really love this 'Thank You' with the pretty swirl. I used a color challenge for my colors. One of the colors, Rich Razzleberry, is just one of my favorites.  The color challenge is Just Add Ink-JAI60




My card is pretty much CAS. I added a punch around the page border on one side, using just the one edge and added a button with the back side of a Rich Razzleberry dotted ribbon. The bit of ribbon peeking out on the side is Rich Razzleberry grosgrain polka dot.

My card fits these challenges, also:
Let's Ink it Up #11-Use die cuts or punches (punched border)
A Gem of a Challenge #17 Anything But Square
Clear it Out Tuesday #2-Buttons
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #103-Are you Talking to Me!?

Recipe:
Stamp-Inkadinakdo-Thank You Flourish Frame
Paper: Stampin'Up! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake (mine is the old Kraft)
Ink: Stampin'Up Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Punch Around the Page border (not sure which-given to me by a friend), button from Jo Ann Stores, Rich Razzleberry grograin polka dot




17 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful CAS thank you card, Benzi! I hope that making it did the trick and soothed your heart after the departure of your family. Lovely colors!

Martha said...

beautiful CAS card and love that button!
Thanks for playing with Clear It Out

Rachel B said...

Fabulous card! I love the button! Very cool.

Carol L said...

I love these C&S beautiful cards you've been creating lately! The razzleberry peeking out from the sides is a beautiful contrast and looks great!
I know how you feel about your family leaving to go back home! My son and his family live 12 hrs away, and I haven't seen my new granddaughter yet, and she'll be a yr old next month :(

Pam~ said...

You're right, great way to ease missing your family is to stamp. I like what you created ... love that button!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo and gorgeous ribbon!!

Carol said...

Wow, what a wonderful creation with these color challenge colors. I like that button/brad that you used for visual interest. So pretty.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Marisa said...

This is a fabulous CAS card, Benzi :) Love the touch of colour on the side and the button is fabulous. Great use of the colours.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Simplicity at it's best. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Claire said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and that punched border is fab!Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Debzi333 said...

Hey Brenda, Sorry to hear how much you miss your family. I hope making this card soothed your soul.

hugs! Deborah zee spy one.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello Brenda, this is such an elegant card, the colours are also very classy. Thank you for playing along with us at LIIU. Suzanne B

Davi said...

I know its Sooooo to have family far away!! You did a fab job losing yourself in creating!! This is beautiful...I love the pops of color on the white!

Fliss said...

A really elegant card Benzi and the colours are just gorgeous (a favourite combination of mine too!).
Thanks for playing at LIIU die cuts/punches challenge and good luck!
x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful stamp and beautifully done! I really love how you used these colors!

craftykitten said...

Stunning cas card, great colours. Thanks for joining in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at LIIU this time.
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a cool color combo...and yes, that TY and swirl are gorgeous