Thursday, February 17, 2011

Live, Love, Laugh

I have always loved this sentiment: "Live, Love, Laugh". The first time I won something BIG was this birthday card that I made for my DD Stephanie's 20th birthday and that was the first time I used this sentiment.. I entered it for the Hero Arts weekly contest  (see here). That was a humble start of my avid card-making....Now that I have the pleasure of working with SRM Stickers, I made a new card with the same sentiment.
live, love, laugh
I incorporated a few colors, punches to make it into a window-like design. The card reminds me of Spring...Hello stranger! Spring is not far away now, I kept telling myself, but then when you look at my street... bbbrrr!!!
My son David in his snow shoes (it really helps to walk on a LOT of snow...)
I'm looking forward to a scene like THIS!
This is one of my favorite vegetables--Baby Bok Choy (it happens to be my favorite Scrapbooking friend  Jing-Jing's blog ID name). Isn't this photo the cutest?
edited note: This card was featured in Create Blog (Border Punch).

32 comments:

Arlene said...

Love your spring colors! It looks like a walk with an awning overhead. Fun and cute!

Barb said...

I am sooo ready for warmer weather and no snow too! Love this wonderful card, Virginia! The colors scream Spring! Pretty scallops and the kissing looks fab!

Simone said...

This is so gorgeous Virginia! Love the beautiful pastel colours :) Wow those photos are amazing! So so pretty :)

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty Virginia!! Love it!! :) :) :) :)

Dawn said...

your card is lovely. Love the colours on the kissing. Just gorgeous.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful card, V!!! delightful colors and design and your first card for your girl is sooooooo sweet! LOVe them both! and yes!! baby bok choy is one of my favorite vegetables, too!! so yummy with shitake mushrooms... mmm.... hungry..... =)

Cathy Fong said...

Beautiful card and coloring! loving the kissing effect u did on the silhouette :D
and love the baby bokchoy.omg.how did u get the pcture?!

joy said...

Oh, Virginia! I love all the layered scallops and trims. The colors and kissing are so pretty - looks very spring-y!!

Lin said...

Fun, fun post today, Virginia! Love the card (and I do remember your winner from before), love the snow pictures, and that bok-choy pic is amazing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Fantabulous card! LOVE your stamping! Fab pics!

Kathy said...

Hey BC, Made a point to check out your street scape. Wow I would go nutzo with all this snow. thanks for the share. loved the card and story too
hugs,Kathy

ruth_spolton said...

Cute card Virginia! It has a lovely sunshiney feeling even though its cold outside ;)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

First off, I LOVE that card, Virginia! So beautiful!
I am happy to say that yesterday, it krept up into the 60's and I opened all of my windows! Super excited about that! I hope spring arrives soon in your neck of the woods! :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Cute card! Love the baby bok choy, don't love the snow. :) We have hit 60 degrees today and our snow is almost all melted. LOVE. THAT! :)
You'll be in 70 degree weather before too long! Have fun!

Vicky said...

Love the photos!!! So much snow! The cards is lovely as always! Thanks for the photos :)

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Virginia, It has winner written all over it!! Great snow scene too, hope the spring arrives for you soon!"

AnitaRex said...

When I saw this I thought Spring too! We had the feeling of Spring for the past few days and I loved it but knew it wouldn't last as it's only February! Now they are calling for snow and really bad winds! Such a fun pretty card! And I love how you shared how you used the sentiment once before and how you won for the first time with that!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Virginia,

Fun card! Love all the colors and as well the different colors on the stamped image, looks great! Good you feel spring in the heart, 'cause that photo of your street doesn't look like spring at all.... but it's coming, for sure!! So, just hang in there and a happy card like this surely helps!! Very nice!

Hugs, Wendy

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card Virginia and those fish are just amazing! Jo x

Marie-Anne said...

Lovely card.

Marie-Anne

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... fabulous photos, especially the Baby Bok Choy.. so darn cute!! Gorgeous card, Virginia! Love the kissing on your card, look super cool... I got to give the technique a try! Hugs!!

Janetcraft said...

Thanks for dropping by and appreciate that..
I love your this card which features the little bicycle (which puts me one of the list to get it) and I know it must be from HERO ARTS. Just wait a bit later then...who knows if there is any discounts!

Yenni Natalia said...

Hi virginia..congratulations for being selected on the create blog AGAIN..woot woot :)

hugs
yenni

Brenda said...

Ok, I am never going to be able to look at Bok CHoy in the same way again! Love your card and the bright happy colours, great "kissing"!

Christine said...

This is a very beautiful card, fun to look at... :)

Greets
Christine

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats on being featured on the Create/CARDS blog! YAY!! :)

Karen from MI said...

HOW SWEET, Virginia! LOVED your card and photos!! Hopefully, it won't be long before Spring weather is here!! SUNSHINE is soooooo COMFORTING these days....it's been a LOOOOOOOOONG WINTER!! :( You sure are doing a nice job with the stickers, too. Love, Karen xo

Tanya Tahir said...

Congrats on the feature on the Create blog - your card is sooo pretty!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Virginia!
I always appreciate you sharing a bit more about your life too so thank you for that as well ;-))

Take care!

ivy said...

congrats on the cards blog feature!

i will never look at bok choy the same way! what a fun pic that is! i have some in the fridge right now that i want to go get a stalk & play with my bok choy!! maybe tomorrow---with the boys!

stay warm!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

The bok choy photo made me smile. :)

Big Congrats on your cards blog feature. Love the beautiful layers on your card. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Here's to hoping that you are having a great time in FL right now :) those baby bokchoy fishes look good enough to eat!