Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blessings with Oriental Flair

 


"He liked to peep into the refrigerator and risk having his head shut in by the closing door.  He also climbed to the top of the stove, discontinuing the practice after he singed his tail."
                                                                          ------------Lloyd Alexander 

Hi, Friends......

The above photo of the cats lying on the car looks similar to what mine do all day....except I think the above cats are getting warm from the residual engine heat.  Mine are totally limp from these high temps.....they're like a bunch of dead cats lying about sleeping it off.  I take a cue from them and nap in the heat of the day with Little Peach.  It does help.  I wake feeling considerably cooler.....not cool, mind you....just cool-er. 

Today I am sharing a card I made for the MFP Simple Salutations Challenge with an Oriental theme this week.  Am I the only one around that ever uses the boxes of pre-folded solid color cards and envelopes that you see at craft stores???  I LOVE THEM!!  There are a number of brands, but I usually end up finding DCWV or David Tutera ones on clearance at JoAnn's.  They are great for putting together a quick card because the base is all ready.  That's what I used for today's card.



I went with complementary colors today with a pretty piece from the old DCWV Far East stack (discontinued) and choosing a pretty orange and blue K&Co. pattern for my Serendipity die-cut lattice butterfly.  The little greeting stamp is also from Serendipity.  The sheer ribbon was JoAnn clearance.  I love the serene look of this card, even though the pop of orange really stands out.  Do you think it is too much???? 

That's all for now.  Hope your air is better than our forest-fire fresh Idaho mountain air!!!  Ugh....hate fire season....and I know that a lot of places have it worse than we do here.  Stay safe, everyone.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #109 - Oriental 

2.  Eureka Stamps Challenge #102 - Things with Wings
3.  DL Art August Challenge - Anything Goes
4.  Butterfly Spot Challenge - Summertime Butterflies 
5.  Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #273 - Inspiration Photo  - Bugs


18 comments:

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

What a sweet card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty Oriental card. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

DIANA L. said...

Gorgeous card I just love it. The cats are such an inspiration they make me want to take a nap.
Ps I just became your newest follower
Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Stampsnob said...

Love the butterfly Really nice card..............Lis

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely oriental card and I think the splash of orange on the butterfly looks great. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A. Butterfly challenge.

Janis said...

Thanks, Cheryl. I appreciate you stopping by!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Vickie!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Diana, for your sweet comment and also for becoming a follower!!! Be sure to watch for my next post where I will give you one of my new-follower ginormous smiles!!!
I know what you mean abt the cats and napping. Seems almost contagious. lol...

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis!!! I really love that Serendipity butterfly.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for fluttering in for a look at my card! I'm appreciate your feedback on the orange......I hoped it wasn't too much for this rather understated card.

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Janis

Indy said...

What a sweet card! Love the colorful butterfly!
So glad you joined Cupcake Inspirations' Bugs Challenge!
Hugs, Debbie!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Indy, for your nice comment! I hope you will stop in again.

<3
Janis

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very pretty card. Great butterfly! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Come back and play again soon! Nance, DT

Janis said...

Thanks, Nance!! I appreciate you stopping in and leaving those sweet words.

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Another beautiful card Janis, and no, that orange butterfly is NOT too much...it's a great splash of color against the blue and gray! I also have that old DCWV paper stack, Far East, and haven't pulled it out in quite a while. I really need to start using it but I have to fight my hoarding tendency first..ha! Oh yes, and I use the boxes of prefolded cards all the time! I love the ones that are colored on the outside and white inside, then I don't have to line my cards.

Janis said...

Thanks, Karen! I know all abt that hoarding tendency......but I am trying to do better!!! The new Far East stack is gorgeous with the foil, but I do love that old stack, too.
Glad to know I'm not the only one who uses those boxes of cards! They are really convenient.

<3
Janis

Christine said...

I think your card is beautiful. I love the colour combo and don't think it's too much at all. Thanks so much for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

Janis said...

Thank you, Christine!! Sorry for not replying to your sweet comment sooner. I appreciate so much you stopping by and leaving your kind words!!

<3
Janis