Carpe Diem

Friday, January 3, 2014

As I sit here typing this, the snow is not-so-gently falling outside.  I am in the middle a really big snow storm and, according to the weathermen, I am lucky enough to live in a little pocket of southeastern Massachusetts that is predicted to get about 15 or more inches of snow.  This, of course, is great news if you like to ski, snowshoe or have a day or two off from school.  For me I'll just be happy if I am able to dig my car out so that I can get to work on time.  Wish me luck!

So as the snow was falling I got to work in my stamp room (a room I have been neglecting lately) and made a card for CAS(E) This Sketch, Color Throwdown, and One Layer Simplicity.



The challenge at One Layer Simplicity is to restock your stash.  I always like to have cards on hand that have inspirational messages so I took the opportunity to make this card using a sentiment from a new stamp set that I got for Christmas.  I had a hard time deciding which sentiment to use from this set (because there are a lot of great ones in it) before I realized that there was a bit of a connection between the "seize the day" sentiment and the clock (which I chose as a symbol of the passage of time to the new year).

By the time you read this the big snow storm is sure to be over and I will hopefully be happily ensconced at my desk at work.  If you don't hear from me it may mean that I got lost in the snow and am now a human popsicle!  Seriously, stay safe if you are anywhere in the path of this storm.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Clockworks (SU); Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Into the Woods sequins (Lawn Fawn); Midnight Blend sequins, Winter Blend sequins (Avery Elle)

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17 Responses to “Carpe Diem”

Jackie said...

I live in the southeastern Mass. too and we're getting a lot of snow and wind gusts right now. A GREAT day to stay inside and craft!

Love your one-layer card Jen!!!

Deepti said...

Love this style of urs :)

sandie said...

This really caught my eye Jen, love the mix of Stamps and the CAS design x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card. Love the images you used and the lay-out. Great CAS design. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Karren said...

Fabulous one-layer card with lots of interest! Stay safe (and warm!)

Nonni said...

Beautiful! I love all the details and the subtle colors.

Happy Dance said...

Hope you were able to get safely to and from work today. You'll get the cold we're having next...sorry. Your card is pure delight! Love the grays and the happy pops of blue. Really wonderful Jen.

Deb said...

Jen, this card rocks! Absolutely phenomenal job combining challenges!

dstandard said...

Fabulous card - love how nice and clean it is!

Susan Raihala said...

Fabulous card, Jen! I particularly love the color scheme and use of three sequins in a fab visual triangle! You reminded me I have sequins and need to remember to use them...thanks for the inspiration!

And thanks for playing along with the OLS challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful use of the colors [love that combo] -- I love the balance of this card - well done!

Meg said...

Fantastic card - I love the simplicity of the layout, balanced with a simple , but powerful sentiment.

Joan Ervin said...

What a super awesome artsy design, Jen...love how you used the colors and the sequins are the perfect detail!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love this card!! Wonderful use of these images! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

Lori said...

Fabulous one layer design! Love the little bit of sparkle from the sequins. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

mayholicraft said...

Clean yet perfect one layer card. Love it!

Karen said...

Great card Jen...so many fun elements to look at. Thanks for playing along with the OLS.