Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Release Day #2: Love Life

Day #2, and today I'm showing you a card I make using the Life, Love, Lemons set from Flourishes.  This set screams summer, and has the cutest images!  I stamped a lemon tree, lemon wedge and lemon slice, then colored them in using Copic markers (Flourishes will be carrying them very soon!!).  Have you checked out the lace that Flourishes sells? Seriously, its hard for me to make a card without it...I so love it!  To brighten up the card & to add contrast I used some satin pink ribbon, then attached a button using twine.  For your chance to win this set, head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter, to enter!
Right now even with my hubby gone, I just love life!  The kids and I went to see Up, then went on a 4 mile bike ride.  It was so hot out, and neither one of them complained.  It felt like I was in a movie, the sidewalks are around 8-9 ft wide, there were couples out walking, all of them said "hello" as we passed, one older couple even commented on what a beautiful family we were.  Cars waited to turn, so we could cross the street first without stopping (which I am so thankful for, my Jacob is just learning how to ride his new BMX bike) When we finally made it to Walgreens, the checker, sat and talked to us in her most polite southern accent, about the weather and what she had done that day, questioned what we were up to, and we were perfect strangers.  Ask any military spouse, when their husband is gone, the thing you don't have very much of, is interaction with other people, you are just so busy taking care of your family, so, to have a meaningless conversation with her made my heart sing.  So as I was on that bike ride, I think the man upstairs opened my eyes, and made me see how truly blessed and lucky I am.  I live in a wonderful community/neighborhood where the people are so friendly and kind, I felt like I was at home.
hugs
Latisha
"love life"

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25 comments:

Ann said...

Wow, this is SO pretty! I just love those images with the punch of pink!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

An absolute stunner! Love the lined paper and the background is so cool. The peeking slices fit perfectly with this design as do both ribbons! WOW!

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is so pretty and I loved reading your story how blessed you are.

Jen said...

Love this card! Can't wait to see more of this set and the patriotic one. Fabulous work Latisha!

Amy said...

This is a wonderful card--I love all of the elements of it. And what a nice story of a slice of your life--thanks for sharing it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just gorgeous, Latisha! I love the lined paper and your fabulous layout!

NancyK said...

What a wonderful story! Your card is so pretty - I love the pop of color with the ribbon, and the lemon tree on the dotted paper is darling!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is outstanding with that new stamp! Your story is so inspiring and reminds me that we all need to learn to appreciate the little things in life that mean so much. TFS!

Kimberly Crawford said...

SO SO SO SO SO SO SO fabulous!! WOW! AMAZING design!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Latisha! I love the way you stamped the images on the dp, great ribbon to boot!
I have to tell you I have a lot of respect for military families as you know. How you do it with your spouses gone is very hard on all of you. I am so glad that you had a great bike ride and felt very at home and had an *extended* family hug then. I hope while he is away that you continue to have days like today. Hugs.

Julie Koerber said...

What a fun and fresh card Latisha!!! I absolutely love the design - so eye popping and original!

Deb said...

Beautiful, Latisha! I love the fuschia! Such bright, happy colors! I am so glad you had a wonderful afternoon! {{hugs}} to you, my friend! I hope Northeast Florida will quickly become *home* for you...and that you'll feel that us stampers closeby are *family!*

ChristineCreations said...

Girl, your composition on this one is just awesome! I love the collage feel done just right, and the pop of pink is fabulous!

And I love hearing about the blessing God spoke to you today...through what you experienced and through others. Big hugs girl!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful and very creative card, Latisha! I love how you added the lemon slices and stamped the tree outside the box just a little. The ribbon is a gorgeous color with the lemons, and the Kraft background is the perfect foundation for it all. I'm glad you had the kind of day that makes you feel good. I know the move has been stressful and you were ready for a day like this.

ellen s. said...

this is so amazing. i am in awe of the detail you can do on a card. beautiful!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. The lace and lovely ribbon just add such great detail to this card.

Connie said...

So fun and pretty, Latisha! I just love the pop of pink on this card!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card!!! The colors are beautiful!!

Lance Armstrong said...

Sounds like you had a great ride! The man upstairs called me and was wondering if you and your BEAUTIFUL children wore your helmets. Now make sure you always look both ways before you cross the street. TOODLES! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous card and layout - Latisha!!! Love this card - so fun and fresh!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris said...

this is gorgeous! love the layers!

susieclayton said...

This card is lovely -- reminding me that I CAN stamp and color on patterned paper! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for stopping by my blog!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Latisha, enjoyed my trip to your blog! I love your eclectic style; you cards are just beautiful!

Randee E said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love your fresh style. And thanks for introducing me to Flourishes :0) I've not seen them before, but the images are beautiful. Really lovin' this set.

Anonymous said...

Tisha, you really demo how to use this new Flourishes Life, Love, Lemons set to create a beautiful homage to summer and to the simple pleasures that fill our lives with joy. Thanks for sharing the story of your afternoon with the kiddos! How appropriate and complimentary for the sentiment of the card. And i agree, the Flourishes lace is awesome and adds so much to a card. And wow, Lance Armstrong commenting on your bike ride with the kids!!(omg, my idol!!)BeauTifuL card T!!

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