If you visited my Feb. 10th post you might remember I didn't have much crafting time for a good reason. We celebrated my 62nd birthday a couple days early by meeting hubby's daughter & her husband at a favorite restaurant on the Columbia River for an incredible Sunday brunch that included prime rib, made to order crepes, crab legs, a chocolate fountain, Mimosa--& about 100 other choices! Certainly was worth having a birthday! I'm kidding--in my business you learn to really appreciate every precious day and as Abraham Lincoln (my birthday twin) said: "It's the life in your years, not the years in your life that counts." Hubby surprised me yesterday with beautiful red roses for Valentine's Day saying he thought I might enjoy having them early while I'm off for a couple days. I considered the brunch to count for both, by I'm not complaining!
Now on to my card for today. I had this design in my head for a few week's but didn't sit down to make it until last night with the deadline today for the Impression Obsession Shades of Green challenge. Simple card that ended up taking 4 tries due to smudges, stamping the words upside down, etc. Finally got it right--Note to self--try creating when it's not almost midnight! I've been wanting to do the technique of masking & adding color as a background to an embossed image--love that look. This is my first card using IO stamps Three Little Twigs, E8829 & Marvelous, C5171. The twigs are embossed with Zing! Chestnut ep, the sponged color is Distress Inks crushed olive & shabby shutters & the quote is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. Thanks for all the sweet comments & your friendship by computer over the past year. You make me smile!