Sunday, August 28, 2011

Less is More 30...Recipe: Taking 3 Challenges

The hurricane-rushed wedding we attended on Friday night was lovely...the rain held off until after the reception, then it poured!!  The bride was beautiful...and yes, the couple will have much say about their special day for the rest of their lives!  The hurricane came through our area of Virginia yesterday.  There are 250,000 people without power, a tornado destroyed 5 beach houses(evacuated) and 5 people died.  There is much flooding, but compared to Isabel in 2003, the destruction is SUPER MINIMAL!!  Our lights flickered many times last night, but we never lost power.  An incredible family from our church let us borrow a generator just in case...but quickly came to collect it this morning for a family member who WAS without power. We were spared and feel very blessed today!! Church was cancelled today, but the sun is shining and our backyard is no longer flooded...it is beautiful outside...and best yet...I got to make a card this morning!!!
    Thank you to all who were praying and those who left such sweet, caring comments...it touched my heart!!!
   The challenge this week at Less is More is to make a card combining 3 of the last 29 challenges.  I chose #1:to use black white and pink, # 12: Off center the image and # 25: To use button or ribbon.  What fun!  And although I try to make several cards, I figured if I just make one and get it posted early in the week, I will have more time to comment:)!!
I LOVE black, white and pink...used stamp sets from Papertrey Ink(Flower Fushion #1 and #7) and a Papertrey texture/impression plate for the black panels.  The white paper and polka dotted is Papertrey Ink.  Popped up all the panel and the flower(which was cut with a PTI die).  Super simple..thanks for looking, hope your week is WONDERFUL:)!!

22 comments:

  1. So glad you and yours are safe Lisa, you have been in my thoughts

    Your card is fabulous, so striking
    Wonderful
    Thank you very much
    Mandi Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Your card is lovely but, even more importantly, you and your family are SAFE.

    Happy Sunday

    Kathyk

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  3. Glad to hear that you are all safe and really lovely card the splash of colour from the flower is very striking x

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  4. Your card is just gorgeous, I love the colour scheme and the little flower is adorable! Glad you are safe and well after the hurricane, must of been so scary, hugs meadie x x

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  5. We lived in Virginia for three years when my son was a baby... we have really felt for you and been praying for everyone's safety in the wake of the hurricane. I'm so glad you are OK.
    This card is stunning. The colours are so vibrant and your mix of challenges is perfect!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Hi Lisa! Love your card (as usual!)Glad that you have loving and helpful people around you and that the hurricane did not affect you too much- must have been scary though!!

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  7. I'm with you re: B & W and pink - such a great color combo and you have done a great job with it! Fabulous card wiht the color blocking and the embossed panels are perfect.

    Thrilled to hear you are safe and sound after the storm and the wedding went off okay too!

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  8. Wonderful to hear you and your family are all safe. Love that hot pink flower against the black & white. xx

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  9. Glad everything is well with you. Love your card, gorgeous design. x

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  10. I'm so glad you are ok. Your card is STUNNING. ;)

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  11. Black and white and a pop of color! Always a stunner! Beautiful card!

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  12. So happy to hear your safe and past the worst Lisa :)
    Fantastic card, what a great combination of challenges :)
    Jenny x

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  13. Glad to hear the worst is over and that you are all safe. This is a stunning card
    Beryl x

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  14. This is a stunning card Lisa. Glad to hear you and yours are all safe. Carol x

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  15. absolutely stunning card, lisa!! so glad to hear that your area did not get hit so hard by irene!!

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  16. A wonderful card, all elements are perfectly placed. So glad that you are safe after the hurricane.

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  17. What a gorgeous and unique background for that flower! The black and white color and the squares perfectly highlight the sweet little flower.

    I also wanted you to know that I left you a award on my blog. Check it out on Joyful Creations with Kim.

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  18. Such a beautiful card! I love your layout!

    So pleased to hear that you and your family are safe after the hurricane.

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  19. What an elegant card, so simple, so effective. I'm glad you have survived Irene ok and I'm thinking of those who are dealing with its aftermath.
    Anne
    x

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  20. Beautiful card Lisa. Fab design, love the colours and pretty flower. So glad you're all safe and well! Lisa x

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  21. I love the embossed pieces all popped up with the delightful pink flower! Glad you made it through the hurricane ok.

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  22. So glad you came through it all safely! I LOVE your card. it is fun and full of life! Beautiful!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa