Friday, May 14, 2010

A Pear-fect Day

Fruitful Delight_3_May 2010

Happy Friday! It was a short, easy workday. It’s sunny and mild outdoors. All is well with my family and friends. It could not be a better day.

Stamp Simply #139, as featured on the No Time to Stamp? blog, is a sketch challenge. Jenn Buck from The Buck Stamps Here created the sketch. As simple as it is, tonight’s card took forever to put together. First, I hunted for paper, and when I could only come up with two of the three coordinating papers I needed, I had to create one. Decisions, decisions, all the while fretting that the patterned paper I had selected would be too cutesy for my serious pear. Not to worry, however. I think it came out OK.

Materials & Tools: Vanilla Cream and Chocolate cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck paper pad; Black, Chocolate, and Bamboo ink pads; Fruitful Delight, Noted Backgrounds, and Happy Birthday stamp sets; Chocolate grosgrain ribbon; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Sponge dauber.

Was your day a good one, too? I hope so. Do you have big plans for the weekend? We’re going to Roseau for a birthday party for my great niece tomorrow. Sunday, I am hoping to spend time with the family as in husband, children, and grandchildren. Of course, there are the usual chores to do and should I get time, projects to tackle. My task for this evening is straightening out my corner, which is bordering on a disaster zone.

I’ll sign off with a heart full of gratitude and a wish that your weekend is wonderful. If you are in the neighborhood, stop back and see what I’ve come up with for Simple Saturday. Take care, friends.


Sharli said...

You are definitely selling me on the fruit stamps! This pear looks so wonderful - what a neat combination of papers! You did an awesome job on it!

I'm glad your day was good and you have a weekend filled with happy things! Hugs!

Laurel said...

Oh this is pearfect! I love how you have used this stamp!

Jeanne said...

Great card, Kathi! You make the pear look almost appetizing! (it's not my fruit of choice to eat) Love the colors!

Sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned! Ours is busy too, at least today. I'm hoping we'll see more sun and less rain on Sunday!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful ... and so beautifully coordinated!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" Sketch Challenge!

Alanna said...

Super cute. I love the pear and the background paper. And your coloring is fabulous.