Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thinking of You Roses

When one has had a prolonged break from crafting, or perhaps anything, it's always a bit of a challenge to get back into the swing of things.  Such is the story with my card making, but I'll continue trying.

I made a clean and simple card today using Hero Arts "Patterned Hearts and Flowers" and "Everyday Sayings" as well as a bit of washi tape and pretty MME paper.

Paper: card stock (PTI); designer paper (MME - Market Street)
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
Stamps: HA (CL596; CL342)
Other: Washi Tape

Without my light tent and it being close to 5pm with the sun going down, you'll have to excuse my mediocre photo.

I am thinking of my friend Lisa and missing her dearly, and my MIL and FIL, ugh, why does the USA have to be so far away!

And here are some photos of our property.  We are taking the month of July to make some changes inside the house as well as erecting a fence around the property so that my dog doesn't run away.  I just love the huge lawn, the view, the trees....so much better than concrete!


I think I'll spend a bit of time sitting on that grass and just looking out at the view.  What you see at the top there is where I should be mountain biking as soon as our shipment arrives!

I know nothing about trees or plants but I just love the look and bushiness of this tree on the side of the house.

We purchased a double lot simply because we wanted the space for our dog but also we didn't want to risk anyone building on that upper level as it has the most magnificent views to the left (I'll post a photo of that on another day).

I hope you are enjoying the remainder of your weekend!  Hugs to all!

23 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, you have such a beautiful lot, Brenda! So serene! And I love your CAS card! Pretty paper and colors! Sending hugs! :)

Lisa said...

Well your card making abilities look fully intact to me Brenda! LOVE the polka dot wahsi tape and those pretty flowers.

It looks like you've found a lovely home with a gorgeous view! Your little one must love all the room to skip and run ;)

jintyoo7 said...

Hi Brenda :D SO happy to see you post. Hope you are settling in a little - I know the transition will take a while. Your card is very pretty and I love the orientation of your sentiment.

What beautiful photographs of our new home, with incredible vistas all around. Look forward to seeing further photographs and creations. Best wishes to you and yours :)

Rosemary said...

a simply sweet card, brenda! and woo... what a gorgeous yard you have! i can see why you and your husband decided to purchase the other lot... what beautiful views!

Lin said...

Lovely card, Brenda - really getting to like grey, and it mixes with any color beautifully! Thanks for the photos of your new property - it looks wonderful!

Virginia L. said...

Love your "Thinking of You" card, Brenda! The muted colors and design are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your new home and property! The views and space are spectacular!! Can't wait to see more from your views near your new home! HUGS to you!

Tina said...

Brenda, your card is so sweet and beautiful and you live in such a gorgeous place.... I still live where I was born and often think about you as an extremly corageous person. But I think even I could move to a place like this. I wish your beautiful house will became a warm home. Hugs!

CinnamonSally said...

I know what you mean Brenda about the break from crafting, its always hard to get your mojo working but I love your card so pretty and thanks foe posting more photographs, love to see the gorgeous place you have chosen to live!

Kailash said...

Love your pictures, the property looks so pretty, beautiful out there with all that greenery, Oh how I miss the SA landscape, hope you are all settled and enjoying the "winter" lol!!

Kailash said...

Brenda, love your pictures and the greenery surrounding your property looks so beautiful, oh how I miss the SA landscape, well hope you are somewhat settled and enjoying the "winter" lol!!

Lisa said...

Oh B- these photos are simply gorgeous! What a beautiful piece of property! Jealous doesn't begin to cover how I feel when I look at them :(
Love your simple CAS card. You've still got it, don't worry :) LOL
Missing you big time too girl....just not the same here without you!!!

Robin K. said...

Oh my Brenda!! The pics of your new home are breathtaking!!! I'm sure your gorgeous surroundings will greatly inspire you! We all have a hard time getting back into the swing of things after a break-I think your card is lovely! Hugs to you:)

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Brenda - these views are spectacular! I like seeing these so I can really picture you in your new place. Lovely! And your card is adorable - cut yourself some slack, sweetie! Love your use of white space. Looks like mojo is just fine, especially for someone in turmoil!

Sue Lelli said...

How SMART to be able to purchase BOTH lots so you don't lose that FABULOUS view! I hope Lisa gets to fly out and visit you one day! LOVE your card! FAB with the washi tape and roses! PS We sold out house and are moving to Florida July 27th!

Dawn said...

What an elegant card Brenda. Your property is wonderful and I'm sure you are going to be happy there. A double section is perfect, great for the dog and your daughter will love all the space

walchowDesign said...

Such a beautiful lot and love the greenery around your house! It would be my dream house, Brenda!

Elegant card!

Trinh said...

Wow, your new place is gorgeous, Brenda! Can't wait to see more views. Your card is pretty and sweet!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! And love your property! What a gorgeous view. To wake up to that kind of view, how awesome!! Miss you!

Martha said...

Sweet Brenda, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of your new home and property! OH MY, look at that fabulous view! AMAZING BEAUTY!

Love your darling CAS card! So glad you are able to create again.

BIG HUGS to you, my friend!

Michelle said...

Wow! Brenda, I am in awe of your beautiful landscape! Property of that size is hard to come by in New York and extremely expensive!
Beautiful card! I love the roses!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous photos...I'm enjoying this so much Brenda!
Thanks for sharing!!!

natashakara said...

Such a beautiful setting. You are reminding me of home and making me miss it dearly! There is NOTHING like the African sunset ( what I miss most) you must have a magnificent view from your new home. Love your card too btw :) it does not look like you are out of practice at all :)

natashakara said...

Such a beautiful setting. You are reminding me of home and making me miss it dearly! There is NOTHING like the African sunset ( what I miss most) you must have a magnificent view from your new home. Love your card too btw :) it does not look like you are out of practice at all :)