Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mouse Waltz



 Here's my masculine card
If you have been keeping up with me here you will see that I have been enjoying Claire's Waltzingmouse Waltzes. They are scheduled for the 17th of each month and June is no different! but if you're here for the hop you know all this, so let's cut to the chase. I have a blog that I visit and comment on on a regular basis. She has been my inspiration for simple cards. Very simple and this one shall be no exception. there is not a lot of work in a one layer card but the process to get to it is not simple. Not for me anyway. I think a great card needs 'stuff', and lots of it. So simple is extremely difficult for me. I usually fall asleep, after the whole prayer thing, after the simple card on my mind issue. It is now that the process starts evolving, these few minutes before the eyes close and the brain shuts down and my body starts to heal itself from all the stress I put on it during the day. It is now that my eye starts to see things, leaves, lines, sentiments, etc. When I wake up in the morning the thoughts are still there and I can't wait to run down to my CR and pull out my WMS sets and start creating. Well, thinking first and then more thinking and deciding on colors, papers, stamp, etc. This card came to me June 6th and I made it June 7th. Wrote the post June 9th............. all for your enjoyment..........well mine, too! Ten days early, TEN! almost unheard of in my life due to procrastination and bad timing.
Since I already talked your ear off and it is quite simple. the only things you need to know are: Big Blossoms-Chrysanthemums, Irish Blessings, Handsome Hunter, Craft White, white gel pen, black ink pad!

Are you curious as to who is my simple inspiration?


This waltz, like a hop, has no links to the before and after crafter's blog. For WMS 'hops' you can go to WMS forum, register, and then see all the creations there. Claire has a secret link to view all blogs during a waltz without really leaving the forum. it's quick and easy and no waiting for the blog you want to visit to 'load'. Here's the link for the WMS forum: Waltzingmousehouse.com

Here's where I go for simple, fun, fantastic cards, and a big laugh or awwww on most days. My inspiration!
Joan, Joan, she's my girl if she can't do it, nobody can!!!!
Well, there's Cheryl, Shelly, Rhonda, Kristen, Mary, Susan, Kathy, Claire, Lorraine, Tracey, and YOU!!!
                                                                      Thanks for coming by!

21 comments:

Lee said...

Well done you did a great job! A simple yet striking card.

Antje said...

nice and simple card! Love the quote!

Lynne Phelps said...

Simple AND dramatic! Bravo!

Sarah Martina said...

Great use of color! :)

Julia Aston said...

Great design on this CAS card!

Mary I said...

The leaves really pop off the page with the white outline. Very nice CAS card!

Jen said...

Very nice.
Thank you for sharing

Bonnie said...

Love those gorgeous leaves! Such a wonderful one layer card - I am such a layer layer stuff girl too - What a fabulous job!

Rachel Webber said...

Nice! Love the leaves on craft

Janet said...

Nice work. I love its uniqueness.

Cheryl said...

Great CAS card! You did girl! I struggle with these cards too. I love this sentiment too. It appeals to the Celtophile in me. :)

Claire Brennan said...

An excellent CAS card Joanne! and I so enjoyed your post and yep, Joan is queen of Kraft in my book!! lol, also I keep a notebook beside the bed for just such inspirational moments, my head doesn't retain them in the morning! lol, Thanks for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

This card is awesome! And I'm impressed with your achievement to have it done 10 days early! Woot! Great job! It is nice to see some of the sets put together that you wouldn't just instantly think...but this went together perfectly!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow! Those leaves really seem to pop right off the card! Love the color combo!

Belinda said...

Fabulous! Love your CAS card!

rlo said...

Joanna - what a a great simple card. I think you hit it outta he park w/ the white ink lines along your leaves. it makes a bold statement.

Sharli said...

WooHoo!! I LOVE this card! Nice work!

Julie Ranae said...

Great card!

Monika Reeck said...

Simply lovely card Joanne...hugs

Pauline said...

Nice and simple, just right for a man!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- very simple and totally neat! (I am nice and Irish.....! Love the sentiment!).

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