Monday, July 12, 2010

Just because....

This post is "Just because" I worked my tail off when I should have been packing. I wanted to get more cards done and preposted, but it was not to be! I'm not ever as organized as I intend to be! BUT, I did get a few cards made and loaded onto the computer and I am posting this from our motel room on the coast of beautiful Maine!
This is our 7th year to come here for one week in July and we love it! We already have taken our morning walk and set our chairs up on some precious real estate out there. We've had breakfast and DH is doing dishes. (Yep, he's that great a guy!) We are blessed to be spending another day together reading, getting wet in the ocean and with our biggest decisions being when to call the sitter and check on the cats and where to have our lobster dinnah! Life is good!

Anyway, I love how this card turned out. I uses R81, 83 and 85 for my pinks and matched it to Girls Paperie paper. I just got this glittered flower in an order from scrapbook.com and I tinted the edges with some rose red ink and a sponge. I love Tilda's hair like this and wish Pauline would draw some others with this "do"! The sentiment is from PTI and the darker paper is from My Mind's Eye because it was a better match than any of the solid colors that I have.
The only thing I wish I'd had time to do was to sew on the card. I think that would have made it perfect and I may have to make another for dear Diana complete with stitching.
I can't find this Tilda in her store right now so if anyone knows the name of it I would love to know.
Getting closer to 200,000 hits and a giveaway at the end of July-hope you can stick around!
I also hope you are enjoying your own fabulous day today!
Bye for now,
Cheryl




32 comments:

Christina C. said...

Love your Tilda in pinks! Absolutely gorgeous!
I agree, Maine is wonderful....I spent 1 week along the beautiful coast last year.

Teri said...

Cheryl, I hope you are enjoying your vacation, it sounds heavenly!! Your card is absolutely adorable!! I love this hairstyle, too!!! As usual, your coloring and construction are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with all of us!! Teri

Tracy V. said...

Cheryl, She is sooooo cute. I too love her hairstyle. I love how you used the paper with the words as your border. Very cute. I made note of the pinks that you used too. I have been searching for a good shade of pink for sometime. So far I don't like any of my combinations that I currently have and pink is one of my favorite colors!!

Thanks for sharing,
Tracy V

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cheryl, Hope you enjoy the sea and the sun! Your Tilda is sooooo cute in pink! So "girl"! I just love the scalloped band (hope this is the right word) in the background. Your DP is so well choosen, it makes a beautiful ensemble! Adorable card.
Hugs.
Danielle.

Peggie said...

So very sweet. Love the pinks and the scallops and ribbon.

Myrna said...

I just love this Tilda!!! If I was stranded on a deserted island this is the stamp I'd want with me! She is ADORABLE in pink! Love your coloring.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh girl, I am soooo jealous! It all sounds like total heaven! Enjoy your time away! LOVE your card! Beautiful colors, papers, and design. And of course your coloring is always divine!
hugs!
Sharon

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the pink

charlene aka scrappygma said...

cheryl have a great vacation I wish I was on the coast :) Your card is just o pretty love your coloring.
Hugs

Angie said...

What a very sweet card Cheryl! I love how you pulled all of the colors from the dp's into your painted image. It's also very simply accessorized so the image just jumps off the page. Just beautiful :-)

Angie

Barb Hardeman said...

Have a wonderful vacation Cheryl! I've never been to Maine so I can't imagine how beautiful the coast line must be. I have lived near the ocean, and dearly miss those waves and the surf when it's pounding! Oh, your card!!! LOL She's just beautiful! I love this hair do as well, and you've colored her to perfection. What a pretty layout and the ribbon is such a beautiful finishing touch! Love everything about this card...

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danni said...

This is just so darling!! Love it!

Leonie said...

O this is so pretty!! i want to thank you for giving your pink colour combo as i have been loking for a nice pink set. Have to get those ones!! Love your card and that gorgeous big flower too!
Hugs leonie

Rene said...

This is just beautiful! I love it!

Rene said...

This is just beautiful! I love it!

leenda said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Enjoy your vacation!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cheryl!
Your card is adorable. I think Tilda suits pink the best and this pink is beautiful. Love the wisps of grass at her feet and the rose looks super. Lovely layout.
Hugs marion

Anne said...

Hi Cheryl! I also love this Tilda. She is called "Tilda With Spring Bundle". Your card is gorgeous! I am envious of your vacation! I am in AZ and it is 108 in the shade! Have a fun and safe vacation!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, isn't she a cutie, I just love this image. Yes, she is called "Tilda with Spring Bundle". I recently purchased her, and am currently working on a card with it. I thought this image was so fun to color. I love all the elements you used to pull this card together. Very Cute. Hope you have a nice vacation, in Maine. Blessings to you, Rea

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Love that big ribbon and flower :)

Pat said...

Cheryl...what a beautiful card! I love the design...and DPs...and, of course, your little Tilda is darling! Pat Frank

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful Cheryl. I love the colors and the layout. I hope you are having a very relaxing time. I have 11 days and counting before I can say the same..

Sumtoy said...

OMG--She is soooooooooo cute and I love your coloring...great job

ellabella said...

Wonderful....lovely little Tilda. Love the Paper...coloring looks GREAT!
Janine

Marciava Stovall said...

nice card..love the pink tones

Cami said...

Another beautiful card, Cheryl! I love Tilda in pinks (and other colors too!) but this is so soft and feminine, and your layout and DPs with that beautiful bow is gorgeous. Your coloring is something I always admire. Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and adorable card Cheryl.
PS. Congratulations on your 200,000 hits :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Cheryl it sounds like your vacation is wonderful. Enjoy it to the fullest :o)
What a wonderful card you have posted today!!! So beautiful in every way!
Hugs, Candy

Silvie Z said...

Another beautiful card, Cheryl! Gorgeous color combo and layout! And your coloring is amazing!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Kim said...

Cheryl this is absolutely amazing hun! What a beauty!!! Hope you are enjoying your time with the hubster!
Hugs~ Kim

Beth Devitt said...

Very nicely done. The image is really cute. It says just because perfectly. Congrats on reaching 200K hits. I'm 200020

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