Monday, July 30, 2012

Never Give Up

Never give up! I started an exercise regiment lately to try to tone up and get healthier. Yup even though I am 60 I was told that you are not too old and to give it a shot. (Thanks sons and daughters in law) So I made this card for me! Today was a tough work out (CrossFit) and I certainly did think I would rather be home - at my desk - cutting paper and coloring images. But I didn't give up AND made a card when I got home.

Anyway, here is my card with the wonderful sentiment from Word Art Wednesday, following the photo inspiration from JUGS. I painstakingly cut out the fence (since my legs hurt too much to walk) and colored the stamps from TCM for the flowers. If you look closely you can see that the fence is popped up a little.

So this is my fun little entry for today. 

Stamps: TCM - Nature's Beauty - WAW - Sentiment
Paper: GKD - whit, red, black
Designer Paper: None
Other: Spellbinder's butterfly and tag, ribbon, colored pearls
JUGS - picture inspiration
WAW - sentiment
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes



CarolCel said...

Good luck with your exercise. I started going to the gym last year (at age 56) and am still going. And while I was often sore at first, now I feel wonderful!! Most of my aches and pains are gone, and I have more stamina.
Keep going! It will be worth it.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Miesje!! What a stunning card!! I just love your colors, the design, the butterfly and the scene on the bottom. Very beautiful!!

I hope all is well!! You have been in my thoughts!!


Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just beautiful, and I'm so blessed to see that you've used the free word art this week. You made it really POP. Thanks for blessing us with this wonderful creation in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and good luck in the draw!
I just prayed for you, and hope all is well with you and your family.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous card!! Love this color combination and you used the Word Art soooo beautifully!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marisa said...

Beautiful take on this week's challenge. Love the fence wiht the flowers and that sentiment is so true! Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Miesje..lovely image and colouring, the fence is fabulous and that bow is gorgeous..and good on you for getting up and doing exercise, it does not hurt for long and you will start to fee
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.
l wonderful...

Chrissy said... L and wonderful jumped down the bottom...was mean't to say you will start to feel wonderful...


Brenda said...

Miesje this is beautiful!! I love that you have made a card for yourself.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, striking colours, love your butterfly and use of Spellbinders dies. The pearls are gorgeous and I love your layout. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marlena M. said...

I love the striking colors you combined here Miesje. Your shading is so sophisticated! Thank you for sharing it at Word Art Wednesday.

Lynn said...

Love the sentiment...and way to go on the exercising! I'm having constant conversations with myself to do more! Love your card...wonderful sentiment and fabulous layout. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Stranger! How u been? :)

Awesome take from the inspiration photo. However, I especially like the gems in your staging :) Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

SiskiyouSue said...

Ha! It must be our age, my daughter has been telling me the same thing. I told her she was getting too big for her britches and she just laughed at me... I saw your lovely card on Make It Monday. It's so much fun to visit other blogs.

Wendy Swenne said...

This is beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.