Fall Has Arrived

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This was absolutely the best weather weekend!  I awaken to degrees in the high 50's, perfect for taking my Yorkie for a quick stroll around the block and then being able to sit on my patio for a hot cup of coffee.  I even managed a few minutes in my tub just soaking and relaxing before the water turned cool and forced me to get out and continue the chores of the day.

Throughout the day I went from store to store, relaxing in temperature's that didn't exceed 86 degrees and with a cool breeze coming in from the North it felt cooler than it actually was.  I didn't buy anything other than a few ingredients to finish my dinner, but I had a wonderful time just being out and about.  Even my COPD decided that I deserved a day of peace and I coughed very little all day.  It was wonderful I tell you.

Back at home, I cleaned, did laundry, mopped, vaccummed and even tried dusting a bit.  I had tons of energy...that was generated by pure joy.  To all my crafting friends, I say to you, never take for granted your ability to breathe and go out at your choosing.  Find joy in being able to work in your garden, trim your hedges or even wash your car.  I never thought I would miss being able to do those things until they became almost impossible for me to do.  So this weekend I wore myself out doing all the things I at one time complained about having to do...and I enjoyed every tiring, dirty minute and I smiled with every drop of sweat.

But of course that had to end so after getting the crock pot going with my hearty soup, I went into my haven to play with my paper.  I found the neatest, really easy, mini album to create and I will share that on a later post.  I've finished the structure but now I have to go back and add a bit of interest along with the mats and stuff.

I did create something to share with you guys though, so for now give me your thoughts on my latest card.  Its a purple card that I think turned out really well, although once again I attempted to mimic Alyce's style.  I tell you this determination of mine is going to be the death of me.  Eventually, I'll return to what I know but for now I am mesmerized by her coloring and therefore I mimic.

Well finally, let's get to my latest creation!

Bazzill Cardstock
DP:  Paper Studio
Image: Saturated Canary Whimpsy
Spellbinders Classic Oval
Wild Orchid Flowers
Embellishments include lace, brads and pearls
Copic List:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E13  Hair: E50, E53, E57
Dress:  BG00, BG72, B97, V000, V01, V04, V06, V09

Challenges I'd Like to Enter:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with a twist of Marker
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Color Challenge Plus A Twist
Lady Anne's Challenges - Stamp Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Purple Power


MaxineD said...

Oh Lseia - I so hear you about the COPD as DH also suffers that (an more) and I see him struggling daily.
Love your purple card, and I love the way you have coloured her.

laurelbeard said...

Love your card. Great coloring.

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Laurel

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘COLOUR INSPIRATION’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sheila H said...

Very pretty - I love purple!

Treva said...

Another pretty card, glad you were able to get out and enjoy the milder temps! Purple is one of my favorite colors!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'purple power'challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Oh, she looks adorble! I like the lay-out, the coloring and the pretty flowers you have used on this card. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Purple Power". Good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT Sweet Pea Stampers

Berni Cuttino said...

Amazing design and dazzling embellishments, simply an awesome card. Digistamps4Joy.
Berni (DT)

paper fun said...

She is stunning. The colors and coloring is beautiful! Your flowers are very sweet.

Thanks for joining us in our purple power challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps.


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful card Mema.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

sue jones said...

What a gorgeous card! thank you for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers "Purple power" this week :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Beautiful coloring and design. Thank you for sharing and joining us at DigiStamps4Joy.
Blessings, Antoinette

Angela B said...

Gorgeous Work! Thanks for joining us at


Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love reading what you said Mema; I too enjoy all the housework and dirty work and gardening etc. Love the sweat and makes me feel fresh and blessed. You card is amazing, I love your design, awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again. I would also love to invite you to my blog giveaway to win some goodies Mema so do drop by, ends in several hours! Good Luck :)
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]
[Qinaahana Giveaway]

alicaz said...

So sweet and totally purple-licious! Wonderful coloring too!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 7kidscollegefund.com.


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely Saturated Canary card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “purple power” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Alyce said...

so gorgeous!!! i think you have done a great job of her :D the purple papers go perfectly with the colouring :)

Colleen Holmes said...

Adorable! Love the image and those colors are sweet together, very nice designing too! Thank you for playing with us at www.7kidscollegefund.com challenge! Hugz

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