Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Perfect Sketch ...

... for a monogram card! This is my card for Mojo Monday Week 77. A simple stamper, one wouldn't think I would have struggled so with the monogram stamps, which lend themselves so perfectly to simple cards. Nevertheless, I have had a heck of a time with these things. Nothing I've tried has looked right to me - either too much or too little, never just right with my JustRite stamps - until today. Having followed the sketch to the letter, there isn't much to explain except that I'm thrilled. My own biggest critic and a pathetic perfectionist, that doesn't happen all that often. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Black, and Bamboo Cardstock; Silhouette paper packet; Black ink pad; JustRite From the Desk/Kitchen/Library of ... and Trompe Script Font stamps; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Hero Arts adhesive-back pearls; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Any guesses as to what the 'L' in my monogram stands for? My 'real' name, by the way, is Kathleen. With the exception of my mother, who will initially identify me by my given name on the telephone, it's been saved for 'serious stuff' such as wedding vows and signed paperwork such as birth certificates,bank loans, driver's licenses, etc. I like the sound of "Kathleen" when Mom says it but not when I hear it coming out of the mouth of a telemarketer or heaven forbid, the police officer, who, when I roll down my car window, asks why I'm in such a hurry. (I usually have a good reason. LOL.)

I'm posting early today, because I came home from work early. Even though I live on the edge of town, I wanted to make certain I got home. We're in the midst of a blizzard with frigid temperatures and winds gusting up to 45 mph. Snowplows in town and on highways throughout the region have been called off the roads until it settles down. Roads are closed; Schools are closed; Some businesses have closed, and every scheduled activity has been canceled. As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz said, "There's no place like home ... " My plan for what's left of the day is to do some chores and then, enjoy a quiet evening. I hope you enjoy yours as well. Later ...

12 comments:

Annika said...

Oh my, what a wonderful card, the papers are just delicious and layout so beautifully balanced! GORGEOSU!

Emily said...

Drop dead gorgeous card! Love the color selection.

Sarah said...

Absolutely perfect!

p-inks said...

I say it is for LORRAINE
Kathleen Lorraine - am I close? LOL
Love the card!

Sassy Stamper Designs said...

This is an awesome card. I absolutely love it. Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Kathi,

Love the card - great "lines"! It's just perfect!

I know what you mean about hearing your Mother say your name - that's very special. Your post brought back some sweet memories for me, thank you so much!

Sharli - CTMH, AZ

ScrapyCrafter said...

So pretty and classic. I like it so much.

Laurel said...

Beautiful, still love that paper!

Jeanne said...

Simply stunning! I LOVE it!

The first name that came to mind was Lynn (even though it sounds like the leen in Kathleen)...but then I also thought of Lenore or Lenora...I don't know why, but that's what came to mind.

I hope everyone got home safe with the weather you are having!

Steph K (booga3) said...

This is SO beautiful, Kathi!

Barb W said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE it!

Bev said...

Beautiful! Such gorgeous colours and papers x