Live the Life You've Imagined

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I needed a sentiment that ran subway-style for the card I'm sharing today.  "Live the Life You've Imagined" fit the bill and I will add the disclaimer that I do not, most days, fancy that I want to be a dragonfly.  With that being said here is the card:

I actually think that dragonflies are very interesting creatures.  They look vaguely like a helicopter and despite their size seem to fly around in a very elegant manner.  When I was a kid my sisters and I somehow thought that long body was some kind of sewing needle and if one of these fellows landed on you nothing good would come of it - you'd be sewn up like Frankenstein, I guess.

The colors for my card are inspired by the current challenge at Muse - pinks, green, and white are predominant in the inspiration so that's what I chose for my card.  The layout comes from the Mojo challenge and the dragonfly is a nod to the "winged creatures" challenge at Global Design Project.

I had an enjoyable long weekend, but it's back to work today.  The weather here the last few days has been decidedly spring-like but I try not to get too excited about that.  It's only February and warm days are an aberration here at this time of year.  But I'll enjoy it while I can.  The week ahead is looking good too so I'm hoping to get back to my lunch-hour walk!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Life's Possibilities (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Pixie, Lemongrass, Raspberry, The Sorbet Collection (Avery Elle); Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Accessories:  Blueprints 21 die, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX (My Favorite Things); Libellules die (4enscrap)

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16 Responses to “Live the Life You've Imagined”

Cindy Downes said...

Love this card!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful, Jen! Funny story about you and your sisters! Enjoy the nice weather!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So pretty! Love the pink dragonfly!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely and delicate dragonfly! This is wonderful Jen!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love that dragonfly!!!

Happy Dance said...

It's funny what we dream up as kids, isn't it? cute and rather funny! Nothing 'funny' about this card, though. It's beautiful in all its pink glory. My older sister is rather enamored with dragonflies at the moment, and I know she'd like this too. It's really lovely! Well done you!! Bev

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that dragonfly is so delicate and pretty, Jen!!!!! Enjoyed your story!!!! Great use of the colours!!!!! Beautiful card!!!!
Have a great day!!!

SonjaK said...

Oh my, I'm so afraid of dragonflies (the large ones) that I wouldn't want to be one in my life. But the guy on your card looks really pretty. So I might have to re-think this. ;o) Great card by the way!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love your layout and really love the delicate and beautiful dragonfly ! and thank you for joining us this week at Muse

Karren said...

Love this sentiment and love your card - the pop of lime is such a fun look!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your clean design. That dragonfly is an elegant touch to your sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

Jess said...

Great card Jen. I love the clean style and that sentiment stamp is great. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Global Design Project.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So pretty. Love your delicate dragonfly.

Robyn Oliver said...

Very pretty card Jen, so soft

Estelle TBT said...

Great card Jen! Pretty and delicate.
Beautiful design.