Sunday, January 30, 2011

Larger Than Life

I was so excited when LJ designed an addition in larger sizes to the original Life set ...... I love those flowers and the sentiments in the first set are stained beyond I use them so much.  The image on my card today reminds me of Lavender, oh how I love that sweet smell!!!  And the new die for those lovely images ... LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!!!  

I am trying to go outside my comfort zone and use some pattern paper...... I know we all have so much and we all hoard it.  This was from a 6x6 pack and I have 5 more pieces 
so I felt okay about my decision today :)
 My sassy friend Denise sent me some wrinkle ribbon and the sweet pin, it was clear and I colored it with a copic and added another crystal.



Forgive the lighting, I have been trying to do better but it was SO BEAUTIFUL here today and I took this photo in Ava's room as the sun was going down.  I think the sun kissed my face today!!
I sat in the back in a chair and gave the kiddies different obstacle courses to complete.  It is 730 pm here and 2 out of 3 are passed out and The other one is watching old Bugs Bunny with the 1,000 mile stare going..... mission accomplished!!

 I hope we are closing on our house in NY this week, I have no idea how Curt will get there with all the snow on the ground there and NO PARKING in the city

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!
xoxoxox

30 comments:

Kara said...

really pretty...i love lavender too! i have my fingers crossed for you and your house closing:)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue Ann! Sounds like you had a great day today. I wish it was a bit warmer here. Good Luck on closing on your house in NY!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is LOVELY! I've been watching MC Australia and several of the contestants have used lavender in their dessert recipes (didn't know you could do that lol!) I have yet to break out my Larger than Life stamp set and die, don't know what I'm waiting for, sigh...

Good luck with the house closing!

Melissa said...

So pretty, Sue Ann! I love the neutral background, with the beautiful pops of lavendar!

Good luck with the house closing!

Laurie said...

LOVE this SA!! That bow is gorgeous and I do love the pins you used! That woodgrain mat stack is the perfect background! So pretty!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

GORGEOUS!! Love love LOVE the woodgrain, and the stitching, and how you colored the stickpin. Beautiful!!

Keva said...

This is so lovely. I really like the colors and the texture.

Audrey said...

I love this! I just ordered this set and am waiting for it to arrive. I held off on getting the dies, and now I need them too. LOL! How did you get the green stems and purple flowers? Did you just ink seperately (because it is a single stamp, right?)

Gayatri said...

Lovely card, Sue! love the bunch of stems with the button to hold them. Great against the woodgrain background :)

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous! I love the soft, earthy feel of this card......Amazing!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Sue Ann! Love the texture and soft color combo!

Amy said...

Well I LOVE this soft vintage feel to this! I like how you've grouped the flowers together with the the little button treatment!

I'll drink a Marg with 'ya once your closing is all said and done! :)

Kay said...

Beautiful! I love how you placed the pretty flowers against the mat stack that was stamped in woodgrain!!!

Rhonda said...

So sweet Sue Ann! I like the use of the woodgrain. Hope the closing happens.

Terri said...

Very pretty. Love the pin in the wrinkle ribbon. Hope all goes well with the closing.

christy compton hall said...

Oh, it's a gorgeous card! All the patterns really work - you did a Great job!

Congrats on closing your house and I hope Curt makes it there & back too. Yeah - sunshine! I'm lucky to get a lot of it in SD but the rest of the country Really needs it right now!!

Nerina said...

What a truly gorgeous card! I love your choice of DP and the flash of lilac in the seam binding!! So unexpectedly gorgeous! This is pure luscious goodness!

Lindsay said...

This is super awesome Sue Ann! I looove those images in the Life set and how you cute that sprig out. Great work with the patterned paper too! This card is fabulous!

Steph H said...

Sue Ann, this is beautiful! Your choice of background with the lavender is striking. I also love that crinkle ribbon...it's just the right shade. This card reminds me of our huge lavender festival in July in "the lavender capital of the US".

christy compton hall said...

Yay Sue Ann!!!! Congrats on your guest spot! I KNEW it was just a matter of time because you are truly the dearest of the dear!!!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Sue Ann I just stopped by from link on the PTI newsletter. Love your style and creation. I signed up as a follower.. so I'll be back for a peak now and then. Diane

http://dianeoliver.blogspot.com

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Curt in Carmel said...

OK, smiled through the whole post. Made me laugh with the "I have five more pieces so I felt okay about my decision today." Hilarious how we feel about our paper. Your card is so pretty, and I love how you did the button with the banner sentiment. Then I got to laugh again at your description of your worn out kids. Great post. And great "interview" on PTI! Thanks for sharing that. Love to learn more about my favorite blogging buddies! Best, Curt

Sara Mac said...

Sue Ann, I just came here to see your latest update. I thought I was a follower of your blog already, but I wasn't getting any updates. Anyhow, I'm following now. About this card, I really like the vintage feel. I'm sooo bad at that. The eyelet lace die cut is a perfect touch. Keep using up that patterned paper!

Cammie said...

Sue Ann, you know I love me some vintage, and this is pure vintage loveliness! I am off to light my lavendar candle. Congrats on the closing on your house and seeing the sun!

Monica K. said...

Gorgeous, Sue Ann!! Love the woodgrain panel with the Larger Than Life flowers. Good luck on the closing of your house. Glad you had some sunshine too, it's amazing what a difference that can make. Today it has been pouring like crazy!

BethieJ said...

Sue Ann I LOVE this.. it is so PRETTY!! I MUST ink up this set! :) I LOVE when mama accomplishes the wear the kiddos out mission! LOL! I hope Curt was able to get all things settled for the house!
Have a GREAT day!

JessicaLynn said...

Happy Superbowl Sunday,
I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look. http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn

JessicaLynn said...

Happy Superbowl Sunday,
I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look. http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn

Dana said...

YUMMMM. Love lavender here. I use a lavender flavored syrup in my tea sometimes as a special treat...NOTHING like it! I also spray the kid's pillows and bedsheets with an essential oil blend I made myself that includes lavender. Helps them sleep better.
This is beautiful. I love the PP and the stitching. And how clever to color the pin with Copics to suit your needs!
Do I detect a hint of sparkle on those flowers? Spica pen?