June 30, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello Everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I thought I would find time to post something yesterday but it just didn't happen.  Meetings and more pounding the pavement for a job.  It's amazing how much the process of finding a job has changed since the last time I had to apply for the job (more than seven years ago).  I wouldn't call it 'pounding the pavement' so much as 'surfing the net' because most of the time the application process tends to be done on-line.  I must say I'm glad to be getting back into the job search now rather than another couple of years.  Who knows how much technology will have changed the process by then!

Anyhow,  here's my card for this weeks CardPatterns sketch and Curtain Call colour challenge.  I took an original approach to those scallops and stamped them with the circles from PTI Polkadot Background Basics I.  Then I created an inviting scene with the On My Couch set and chose a Verve Thanks sentiment stamp to complete a bright and to cheerful Thank You.  I have to say I really like the little punches of red and the Lattice Textured Expressions (SU!) circles underneath the buttons.  What do you think?

Must go get ready for a night of camping coming up.  I'm not much of an outdoorsy person but I'm making a compromise for my kids.  Anyhow I hope your weeks ends even better than it started.  And Happy Canada Day tomorrow to my fellow Canadians =)


Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Summer Picnic dp (SU!)
Ink: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Pure Poppy buttons (PTI), linen thread, lattice textured expressions ef (SU!), 3/4" circle punch
Stamps:  On my couch (PTI), Polka dot background basics I (PTI), Heartfelt Thanks (Verve)


  1. This is darling, Laurel :D I could sit in that chair with my coffee and read the day away LOL! Would be better than the late nights with Outlander (had an other 12:30 a.m. last night). Love the paper piecing and scallops around the image. Great use of this week's Curtain Call colours too - thanks for playing along :D

    Keep persevering with the job hunt. I'd be in biiiiig trouble being out of it for 12 years now! Something that is just right will show up - it's just the darn patience part that is hard to live with!!

    I'm with you re: camping. Can easily live without it, but kids do love it so good on you for "sacrificing for the cause". We joined a friend in their camper at Cultas Lake last summer and my kids are still talking about it.

    Happy Canada Day to you too :D

  2. great use of color Laurel-Lee! love the comfy chair image and those fab buttons:) thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call this week!

  3. This is so cute! I love the steaming cup of goodness sitting on the table! Such a perfect little touch to the card! Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call this week!!


  4. Wow! I absolutely adore all the details and embellishments you have for this fabulous card!! Simply beautiful!

  5. And oh...Happy Canada Day! You go, girl :)

  6. What a great and comfortable card! Love it! PS-went to my sisters yesterday and today and finally made what I'm going to send you! Hope you like it and I hope to get it out soon.

  7. Fabulous - love this! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  8. Love this, Laural!!!! My kind of card :) Love how you made the scallops :) I've been busy packing my classroom so haven't made a card since the weekend...but whipped one up for Canada Day tomorrow :) Good luck with the job hunting :D

  9. Oh I love what you did with this sketch!! The scallops are genius and I love that you flipped is sideways :) Super duper cute!!!!

  10. This is wonderful. I love the image and what you did with it.

  11. So cute! I do like your circles! Both the embossed and your scalloped frame...very clever! It really is a great touch!

    And thanks for joining the Curtain Call Crew this week!

  12. Such an inviting setting - I'd love to curl up with a good book in that scene =) Your scalloped frame is genius!