Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peaceful Window in Time...


 Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd come by today with a card that I've been wanting to share but haven't had the chance to blog yet.   I fell asleep on the couch last night at about 8pm-that NEVER happens.  We just had such a nice, quiet night also never happens! LOL!) and had the windows open to sleep as it got up to about 75 here and it was perfect sleeping weather as it cooled off in the evening.   


I've been so busy this week that I didn't realize how tired I was, I guess.  It felt good to have such a cozy, cuddly night with my family.  Anyway...peaceful is the theme today which is ALWAYS a good thing!




I adore this set, Fresh Flowers from Taylored Expressions.  It is so incredibly fun to color and add depth and shading to to really make it look like the sun is coming through the windows and it just makes me feel happy to look at it when finished.


This was just the kind of image that I was ok with using up my last few pieces (sniff!) of my SU "Afternoon Tea" DP.  This was my ALL TIME favorite SU pack of paper and although I am sad to see it go, I'm happy to have used it on this card.


I decided not to stamp the sentiment on this card originally because i didnt' know what I was going to use it for.  But, the more and more I look at it, the more serene it seems to me without anything stamped out on the front so I think I'm going to keep it this way.


Thanks for coming by today!  I'm super psyched about my Friends with Flair card tomorrow and also my Farm Fresh Friday challenge card for The Greeting Farm, so I'm thrilled for you to come back tomorrow if you can make it!


Thanks for being so awesome everyday and for leaving such wonderful words for me to read...I have met so many awesome people through this craft and it just keeps getting better!  Hugs!

18 comments:

Lisa Foster said...

This is so adorable! Fantastic coloring and design! Love it!
Hugs,
Lisa

MicheyMoo said...

Lovely little card. I'm holding tightly to my remaining stash of Afternoon Tea DSP. I only use it for my "special" friends cards!! :)

This is a lovely use of your last little bit though.

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Jess, this card is amazing with the warmth in coloring and your LO is terrific. I love nights like that also and I cant believe your awesome weather. We just came off of a REAL cold spell...went down to the 40's and now we are having the reverse....it will be 75 today. Can you imagine??? I will be lucky if everyone does not get sick!! HUGS

Darla said...

Love the card Jess! Makes me want to be heading into spring and summer instead of winter. Oh well....
Hugs...

Pam Varnell said...

Awww Jess, this post makes me want to cry. So glad you had that special time with your family. LOVE that card. Everything is colored beautifully and yes I adore that paper too. I still have a few pieces of it left so you have inspired me to pull it out again. Hope you have another wonderful day today!! Hugs.

Kim Nath said...

It looks like such a happy, graceful charming cottage that I want to move right in!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Yes sometimes we don't realize hwo tired we are unti lwe actually get in sdome good sleep. So glad you were able to catch those zzz and get refreshed. What a lovely card and greta layout. The colors are very soothing and relaxing.

Cindy Haffner said...

Well Jess can't imagine why you would be tired, could it be because you do the work of 10 PEOPLE!!! --so nice to have a wonderful evening.

Awesome card, love that paper.
--Hugs Cindy

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy HANNAH! LOVE every bit of this Jess! The colors, the layout, your COLORING (Holy Cow!!)...this is SENSATIONAL!!

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty card Jess!! Love the colors, layout, & paper piercing!!

Sparkle said...

This is such a cute card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh this is beautiful! I love the layout and all the layers!


Vicki

Joanne B. said...

Isn't this so sweet? I just love it, and it put a huge smile on my (grouchy) face right now!

Sara said...

how beautiful! it's so sweet and simple :)

xoxo
sarabeth

liannallama said...

oh, how sweet and serene this is! Lovely card!

Linda said...

This is so adorable I love it!! Is so cute!

Shirley said...

I love your colors and the whole design for the window box! Very pretty!

Elena said...

This window is so beautiful! And the whole card is so sweet and peaceful!