Monday, October 18, 2021

Birthday Blooms

 Hey there! It's a brand new week and cooler weather has set in which I'm enjoying immensely. It's good to be  entering a new season and I am beginning to fall into the daily rhythm (pun intended). I do better with routine and structure, so I'm keeping that in mind as I amp up the card making. It seems to help keep fragmented-mind-syndrome at bay. 

I almost wanted to title this post Squeaky Clean and Green. Just for a chuckle.

I'm adding this to the challenges at 

The Paper Players 

and Just Us Girls

It is good to begin on birthday cards for the coming year and a delight to take a break from leaves and use some flowers. The stamps are Birthday Blooms from The Greetery. 

I'm not the only one battling fragmented thinking during the pandemic, am I? I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for coming to visit. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  


Caro said...

Such a beautiful card. Lovely bright colors that are nicely highlighted by the black accents.

Jaydee said...

Cindy, I know exactly how you feel. Structure and routine is the only thing that gets me through this strange new world!!! Oh... and stamping - that helps, too!

I love the bright, bold greens and blues and the little touches of black are a perfect balance. I love how you clustered everything around the middle. Fabulous card
So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Nancy said...

I love your Squeaky Clean and Green title and card. You should have used it! Great use of our colors at JUGS and the bold black really grounds everything together. As for your fragmented brain...You are so not alone. The less structure and or lack of a plan for the day I have the worse it gets. All my DT commitments and behind-the-scenes stuff have been my saving grace for the past two years. Cut yourself a HUGE break you have to throw a traumatic loss in there too. From here I think you are doing splendidly. If you ever want to craft and chat I am your gal. HUGS! Oh...thanks for playing at JUGS and TPP!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Squeaky clean and green? I'll take that Cindy, it would have made a great title for a beautiful card. I love the pop of colour against the black and white and the way the flowers intertwine with your hexagon shapes and sentiment. I am totally with you on the fragmented mind front - I am the queen of structure and routine, in normal times I struggle without it so if I didn't keep to a schedule know with Covid I would be a lost cause! I'm not a fan of the dark days of winter either, so my days always seem shorter. Keep on stamping - that is a great medicine! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Elton said...

I'm loving the squeaky clean and green, Cindy this is terrific! I'm kind of over working with fall products too and am ready to move on. My Christmas card stash is tragically low! Crafting has always been a good 'get a way from the craziness of the world' remedy for me. Hang in there, my friend- HUGS

Claire Broadwater said...

Squeaky Clean and Green is perfect for this gorgeous card! I am so far behind on my card making! I love the way the black just pops and these flowers are gorgeous. Love the sentiment, too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of the colors. Love the way you use the hexagon shapes also. This is a great card. Thank you for joining in at just us girls challenge

Leslie Miller said...

Count me as one who loves "squeaky clean and green", but whatever name you give this card, it's beautiful! Fresh, bright, sharp. I haven't had a schedule since I retired 6 years ago, but I've always had projects and plans and things to look forward to. There are limits now for different reasons, most of them stemming from the pandemic, and it's a little more tricky to try and keep things fresh while also maintaining the routine and structure. Overall I feel very fortunate.

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is so pretty and I love your "almost" title for this post! LOL! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Linda Callahan said...

This. Is. Beautiful.

Kim S said...

The flowers are gorgeous and the hexagon really catches the eye! LOVE the font! It's all so beautifully fresh and clean!