Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Live, Laugh, Love

Live, laugh and love:  a great way to experience life! I am fortunate to be retired from the work world and have the gift of leisure time to spend doing what I love ... stamping and playing with my crafty "stuff".
 

30-225 Petal Power;  51-029 Interlocking;  30-162 Eloquence
 
This time I chose to use a transparent set by Penny Black from the "Bloom" collection called Petal Power.  This set includes solid flowers as well as outline flowers.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment with Luxe ink Teal Zeal and the leaves with Distress ink.  The background is a diecut using Penny Black's Creative Die Interlocking placed over white cardstock.  I love the huge collection of flower stamps available from Penny Black!
 
I thought of my stamping/blogging friend Lin Brandyberry when I designed this card.  She uses flowers and the color blue to perfection!
 
I do love the sentiment.  Nowhere does it mention "clean house", "do laundry", "cook meals".  Perhaps that all falls in the category of "Live Fully"!
 
I want to spend more time with this set as there are other flowers that will be fun to work with.  But for now, the mop and bucket are beckoning and my ingrained work ethic is saying "work before play".  Perhaps I need to take this sentiment as my mantra and make it powerful enough to block out mops and buckets!!
 
Have great day ... whether it's working or playing!!




8 comments:

Barb said...

I always say the chores can wait! Ha! Love that you used a darker blue for this beautiful card, Judy! ♥

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, judy... yes.. the work stuff can wait, lol!

Penny Ward said...

Love, love, love that gorgeous die cut background! And those flowers...you are killing me...everything about this card is on my wish list now. :)

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Judy

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this Judy the Blue is so Pretty!!! xoxoxo

Lin said...

Gorgeous blues, Judy! That background die is still calling me....

Greta said...

Love this monochromatic beauty, Judy! I really need that gorgeous die!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my! Another beauty Judy!!
YOur stamping is exquisite and you have such a strong sense for solid composition!
Thank You!!