10 June 2011

'thinking of you ~ always' SSW

hiya chickies! hope you're all doing well! whoa...sure have been missing everyone ~ but...i really needed to take a well deserved break from everything, recoup and put things into perspective. ok...i won't lie..i was burning out and needed a break! dh and i have certainly had our share of appointments and travelling this past 4 years or so and it does it's toll on ya! nice to just be home and settle down for a bit. ah...sigh! i do have to say ~ i really have appreciated EVERYONE'S love and suuport. it does not go unnoticed! also, we've had some friends out here at the campground ~ playing games ~ chittin and chattin ~ and juz lazin it up! can't beat that! anyhooo... i've pulled out my goodies today and gotta gettin scrappin happy. i popped over to sweet sketch wednesday to try this week's sketch challenge and see the great inspiration the ladies have created. here's my card for the challenge ~ whoa...gotta say i thought i lost my touch there...it's been quite some time since i created anything or colored a mag. sure did feel good playing and creatin again! the pic of the flower was a photo a snapped over in our neighbors garden ~ i did a lil digi editing ~ purdy flower eh! well..take care this week chickies ~ i'm gonna be doing some more camping with some friends..but ~ i'm gonna be back wednesday to check out the next upcoming sketch! 

~ click on the photos to make bigger and see the details ~
thanks for looking



mulberry station said...

As always Melz, your card is stunning. I must say you always add gorgeous detail work to your cards. This one is no exception. All I can say is Wow!!! Nice to have you back.
Nancy SSW-DT

Zoechaos said...

Hello Sweetheart good to see you and know that you are doing OK. You have not lost your touch at all this card is very you bright and cheerful. The picture of the flower, stunning! Enjoy your camping XOXO Zoe

Colleen said...

Your card is just beautiful. Sometimes the mind and body just need a rest and so glad you gave in and took a rest but so glad to have you back.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh how glorious!!!! This card is stunning! Love your rich colors and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Jeannie said...

Your coloring is just perfect on her, and such sweet lace and flowers to match! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

bumblebee creations said...

WOW!!!!! What a gorgeous card--colored up so perfectly and so many gorgeous embellishments!!! I Love it!

Philippa said...

YOur card is amazing Mel, love the colours. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. Love your papers and those lovely butterflies! Fabulous detail! Thanks for your sweet comments about SSW!

Kathie said...

Hi Melody, it's great to have you back I've missed you and your cards especially when we celebrated our 100th Sketch Blog Hop!!!
Your card is totally adorable, Tilda is stunning as usual isn't funny when you haven't crafted for a while you sit there thinking where do I start? Love your colours and design papers they all work perfectly together. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

BethieJ said...

Mel your card is STUNNING!!! So HAPPY to see you back! I ALWAYS get happy to see comments from you because then I know.. SHE IS BACK!! :)
Hope all is well.. enjoy camping with your friends!!

Arlana said...

What an adorable card. Love your sweet colors and papers.such week detail. Glad you could join in this week. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

Jona Panesa said...

wow, she really is a darling!!! you really make lovely cards!

Pia said...

wooooow what a beautiful colours, love it!!!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning. Love the movement the cute butterflies gives to the creation.