Friday, September 17, 2010

Honestly if it's not one thing it's another around this house.

Uh yea, we have had quite the week again!  It seems if it can break or go wrong it will around here, lol!  We have had water line breaks and then when the town tried to fix the mess from that they broke the gas line and had to turn it off and re do all of those!  There has been more but believe me I don't want to re-live it, nor will you want to hear it.  So I decided I really needed to make a card today!  I actually made two, one I love and one is ok.  Unfortunately for you today's post is the ok one, lol.  I actually like it much better in person but the colors look really dark on all the pictures I took.  Anyway, this is for this week's Blogger's challenge.  We are to use the colors blue, brown and green.  Great combo!  I was determine to work from my scrap pile so I was kind of forced into the shades I could use but I may have chosen these anyway.





Stamps:  Just Believe
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Other: markers, nestabilities, ribbon brads, embossing folder

So what do you think?  Is the chocolate chip too dark for that layer.  I swear it looks better in person, lol.  Hope you have a great day, and before you get finished surfing why not check out what the rest of the Blogger's challenge crew did by clicking HERE.

Have a fabulous weekend.
Mary Jo

26 nice people left a comment:

Lisa Somerville said...

Hope your days get better! Love the embossing! Beautiful card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Mary Jo! I think that the Chocolate layer looks wonderful! I love the embossing too! Hope that your days get better soon! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

I sure hope your week gets better- and I guess I should stop complaining! LOL I love your pretty card and the soft flowers. TFS

Jane Bosi said...

I love it!! Your ribbon is so pretty and perfectly tied!!

GCgirl said...

I love the chocolate--it looks rich and elegant! It was the first thing to catch my eye even before reading your post. Blessings to you as you persevere!

Clara said...

I hope your week gets better for you. The background embossing looks great. Very nice bow! :)

Ida said...

This is very pretty. The Chocolate Chip layer looks fine and I love that set and the embossing. I can so relate with your hectic week. Hope it eases up soon.

Rose said...

Your card is beautiful, I love tht ribbon and the bow, nice cutting too. Hope you have a better weekend!

Aloha Jan said...

Actually I like the dark layer---it makes the center stamped image really pop. :-)

I also had to smile about how your day is going. Tomorrow is a new day!

Linda Monroe said...

Glad you are moving past your bad week and looking toward next week. Like you say 'some weeks are just like that' This card is really darling. The stamp set 'just believe' is a winner. It looks really nice in a circle with the scallop border.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Gorgeous color combo! Your card is beautiful. Hope your next week is also!

inkedx2 said...

I think it looks great! Sorry for the drama in your life this week. Tomorrow is a new week and it has to be better! :)

Robbie

MelissaS said...

Oh, I think this is very pretty, and the Chocolate Chip makes the blue and the image panel stand out more! I also love the brad in the center of your bow :)

BarbaraW said...

Hopefully better days are ahead. Your card is lovely. The colors work so well together.

monikastamp said...

When I our house got to be about 10 years old we felt the same way - one thing after another! But we are past it all now so hang on it will pass. And I like the card - very beautiful. Everything with that stamp set turns out nice. Thanks for sharing.
Monika Davis

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Wow - what a gorgeous card!!

Rachel Hope said...

Here's hoping it all gets better! Beautiful Card!!

Tami Black said...

Praise God that this too shall pass! LOVE your card -- love that set, all the debossing -- just gorgeous!

Connie Paxman said...

Mary Jo your card is stunning especially with the ribbon treatment...This too shall pass...but never be forgot...the sewer/gas issue is the worst problem you can have...
connie paxman

Basement Stamper said...

I love the chocolate chip and think it looks fine. I'm sorry that you are a having a rough go of it lately. Hope things go better.

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful card, I love all the detail you added to it!!

Amber said...

Love this!

Amber said...

Love this!

njburk said...

MJ--your cards are always amazing and this one is no exception.

I was able to play after Sasha's tough day. Sorry to be late in leaving comments--welcome to my crazy life!

Hugs, Nola

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card, especially if it is from scraps! Your story was comical and I know we all have days like that -- I remember that right before I clicked on your link, your "signature" said to "tell your problem how great God is!" Now that's something we all need to remember -- thanks so much for sharing that too, especially as I'm having one of those days today, and my day really starts tonight when I go to work!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card MJ, hope this week returns to normal!