Thursday, February 18, 2010

LOVE. Clean and Simply...

Ok that did not sound as cute as the movie title "Love, Actually"...but you see where I am going, LOL!

And hey, it's still Valentine's week, so we are ALL about the LOVE, AND all about the BRAND NEW FEBRUARY Kit of the Month! It's just about to hit your doorsteps if it hasn't already if you're a Kit Club Member!  What's more?  If you're NOT, you can still get this kit at the special Kit of the Month club pricing before it goes up in price after the end of the month, and I have to say the stamps in this kit are AWESOME!

While I'm having a blast with this kit, you'll see more of it later in the week.   I have the last of my "Clean and Simple" attempts (and I emphasize ATTEMPTS LOL!) that I tried last month...sigh....   Seriously, I just think I end up putting MORE time into a "clean and simple" card despite the coloring, paper piercing, layering, even sewing...for some reason my brain just doesn't "do" clean and simple cards, so it ends up being more work for me!  Grrrrrrr LOL!   You know what though?  Cards may be one thing?  But in my life, I'm a clean and simple girl.  LOVE clean and simple and cherish the simple every day joys that are all around me-now that's something to LOVE ;)

Actually, there is a little hidden sentiment too, behind the making of this card.  The LOVE of my life is going to receive this card today when he comes back from work and after 17 years, things are finally in that simple, comfortable stage and that is a HUGE thing to be celebrated.  Of course I speak lightly about it and it makes me giddy that it 'works" with this post,  but it truly is a beautiful thing.   It takes a lot of work, and a lot of "watering", just like the pretty flowers in this "Best Wishes and Blooms" set, to make a marriage work and one thing I never thought it would be was "easy".   So now that it IS so comfortable and SIMPLE, I am truly grateful and you know, he won't care that this card is a :"CAS" experiment, LOL!

I plan to show you more of this cute little set soon, but for now it's available to you through a UNITY RETAILER near you.  It's not being sold on the site as it was one of our CHA specials and we SO {heart} the special retailers we got to meet at the show!  So show them some LOVE and order the set through whoever you usually shop at, and ENJOY the clean and simple gifts that are ours EVERY DAY.

Be sure to stop by our beautiful DT girlies' blogs today and see what they've been up to:



and our FABULOUSLY talented and super sweet Guest Designer, Tisha Yoast!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope it put a smile on your face!  Of course I leave you with a few quotes, as I try to do from time to time, esp on UNITY days!

"It is always the simple things that change our lives; the things that never happen when you are looking for them to happen...this is how God does things..." ~Donald Miller

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"  ~Albert Camus

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  ~Leonardo DaVinci


29 comments:

WickedPixie said...

Well, I think your CAS cards are beautiful and I would never know that you struggle with them. I get you though, they are hard for me too! :-)Traci

Kristy Young said...

Oh wow Jess this is gorgeous!! I love what u have done with this card and LOVE the pleated ribbon!
Kristy x

Kim Yu said...

Awesome clean and simple card, Jess! I am still loving the pleating ribbon! Just gorgeous!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card and love the ribbon. You rocked it!

Emma said...

I have to say that I struggle with clean and simple cards too. I always end up looking at them thinking that they need something else! They never feel finished to me. But your card is just that, clean and simple and I love it. I'm sure hubby will love it!

Elena said...

Your CAS card is so beautiful, Jessica! I love the pleated ribbon and feel of it!

Peggy said...

Today must be a CAS day! I posted one today as well and yes, they seem harder than the ones with all the frills! I am sure your hubby will love your beautiful card!

StampinCathy said...

This is fabulous! I love how you did the flower and that pleated ribbon is awesome. Your DH will love this.

Ann Kranitz said...

I am so with you on the CAS saga....I also struggle so with them but when they are done I am always amazed as I am with yours today. This is just sheer simplistic perfection!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Attempt? You look like a CAS pro!! This is beautiful, Jess!!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh I just adore this! How sweet and lovely!
Hugs,
Lisa

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabric brad and that velvet mushroom color ribbon is TDF! Just beautiful, Jess!

Madeleine Bouquet said...

So pretty! I love that velvet ribbon!:)

hugs,
Laura

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous clean & simple card, Jess!! I love the colors and the yummy velvet ribbon!!

Tina said...

Love the simplicity of it - yet the pop of color makes it so happy.

great card.

xo
tina

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Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Well I think you did an amazing job!! I also think Chris will love it

Latisha said...

Love this!!! lovey dovey...that kind of love :)

Jennine Chambers said...

Very cute! I love the brad.

Robynccgirl said...

Love CAS cards! Too cute!

Jodi said...

Hi Jessica!! I love your CAS card! These colors go perfectly with each other, and I am sure your hubby will just love it!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Sherry Campbell said...

Gorgeous card!! Perfect!

lynn said...

love the colors and that ribbon!

Angie Blom said...

beautiful card. love that button.

Donna said...

Very beautiful and very elegant Jess!! I absolute just love this card...Perfection as usual!! Xx

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)

Wendy said...

super beautiful!!! LOVE it!

Lisa H. said...

stunning! so simple and just stunning!

Jen said...

Wow, now how did you make a clean and simple card look so fabulously awesome...and I can't?!!! *smile* This really is gorgeous and your hubby should love it!

kadie said...

Simply beautiful!