Saturday, May 15, 2010

BBQ #1

Spin class was completely packed this morning! I was worried that I wouldn't get a spot because I forgot to call in the day before to make a reservation. Fortunately, I was able to snag a bike near a fan. I definitely needed it. With all the warm bodies, I think it makes the room really humid. I thought I saw the mirrors fog up at one point!

My mom's garden has really been blooming recently. I included a few pictures that I took this afternoon of some of her pretty flowers (see below).

The grill got its first workout for this BBQ season. We enjoyed some steaks, chicken, salad, pasta salad (that I contributed), and some red velvet cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory at the last minute. Yummm!

For today's card, I wanted to use some cardstock that I messed up on another card I was working on this afternoon. I printed a sentiment using my printer, but then the resulting words were lower than I wanted them to be, so I cut that portion off with my paper trimmer and came up with a smaller sized card. No need to waste! I also wanted to use a non-traditional color for the floral image. Usually, I'd reach for a bright red (as I did in this card) or a vibrant blue, but I chose the coffee color (an ink I hadn't used before) and had the flower embellishments be the colorful element of the card instead. There's not a lot going in the card, but I like its simplicity.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Creamy Brown and Warm Red
Stamps: Inkadinkado (sentiment and flowers)
Punches: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


Terri said...

Beautiful card Tina!!

I also love the flowers, my garden is just starting to get some color to it.

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