Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just a Note - Jay Gee's Nook Challenge



Today...we're leaving on a jet plane...don't know when we'll be back again!  Just kidding...my mum and I leave for England this afternoon. It will be a quick trip for me...just one week before I'm back home, but my mum will stay for a couple of weeks.  It has been way to long since I've seen nana and I can't wait. But wow will I miss Pat and the boys!  A week is definitely the longest I've ever been away from them.  So, I'm leaving lots of little notes for them and a few little treats. I've pre-posted several blog posts, but unless I can easily find wi-fi access won't be blog surfing much.  So I'll see you all soon!

And before I go, two quick cards.  First is a PaperSmooches inspired card for the current Jay Gee's Nook Challenge.  I love the color inspiration and the stamps played to this perfectly!

And second...a quick card for a co-worker.  Perfect colors for a masculine card inspired by this week's ColourQ Challenge.


PS Do you like how Marcel snuck into this picture?  Can you tell he's saying "cheese"? :0

33 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Have a wonderful trip Lynn - I am sure your Nana is very excited about you both visiting.

Both your cards are wonderful, but I particularly like the first. The soft colour palette is so pretty - love that ribbon too. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Jen W. said...

Marcel's face is hilarious! I was wondering what he was saying - makes perfect sense that it's cheese! I hope you have a wonderful time in jolly old England with mom and nana. Sounds like a great time!

Love the patterned paper effect on your first card and the yummy ribbon - you always have the best ribbon! And the second cad is awesome - you rock those one layer masculine cards. :)

Jenny said...

Safe travels Lynn and hope you've packed your brolly we've got a dose of the April showers at the moment although that could all change next week!!!
Gorgeous cards..love those summery flowers and leaves...you're really working those PS stamps, love the masculine card too :0)
Jenny x

Ange Kelly said...

Wishing you a happy and safe journey Lynn! I love both your cards, but especially the first one.

~amy~ said...

Have a super safe trip...love the pic and your cards are super wonderful!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Lynn. Love the circles and those colors. Great design.

Laurel said...

Beautiful card and have a great trip!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such perfectly beautiful cards, Lynn! Have a wonderful trip! We can't wait to see pictures! Big hugs!

Laura B. said...

Both your cards are fabulous!! Love that orange ribbon so much!! Hope you have a great time with your nana!!!

Judy said...

Have a great time Lynn, I love your cards the colors are so pretty.
Hugs,
Judy

Barb said...

Love both cards, Lynn, but that first one, with those gorgeous colors, is fantastic!

Have a wonderful trip, don't worry too much about Pat and the boys, enjoy the time with your grandma and safe travels, my friend! :)

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your card--so springy and happy! Enjoy your time away, Lynn! I know how you feel as the home front is always busy.I'm sure the boys have it all covered!! You'll have so much fun in UK! Can't wait to hear about your trip! Safe traveling!

Maureen said...

oh, that ribbon looks fabulous!! LOL That's too funny that we are totally synched this week!! LOVE the stamping! It's looks like patterned paper (one that I would like to buy too! LOL). Love that Marcel's "cheese" looks a couple seconds too late and that it looks like you are holding that red wine in the picture :) Have an amazing time!

Sara Mac said...

Have a wonderful trip Lynn! How sweet of you to leave notes and treats for the boys.

Love the pattern you stamped on the first card. Just perfect stamp and color placement. I can never seem to pull that off.

Christina said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy every minute! I love the spring colors and beautiful stamping on your first card, and you totally rocked the graphic design on your masculine card. Awesome!
Safe travels, my friend!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Lynn, love your random design! Have a wonderful trip to see your Nana, I know you and your mom will always remember your trip together, enjoy England as well! Safe journey. thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ and sharing your cards.

Chunyuan said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the stamping on both cards. Have a great trip. Don't even think about blog world.

Marybeth said...

Have a fun trip, sweet picture. Love both cards.

Lisa said...

Safe travels Lynn! Both cards are marvelous!!

Dana Nelson said...

Love your custom paper!!

Aimes said...

What a sweet pic, Lynn! And what a gorgeous stamped background on your first card! Stunning!
Loving the guy card too - another one for my inspiration file!
Now I really hope you packed some wellies (I think you guys call them galoshes?!), an umbrella and some warm layers; it's bloomin' freezing, wet cold and windy. Do you think you could bring some nice weather with you too?! ;D
Hugs!
x

Kara said...

great cards! love the design on the CQC card..so unique!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Karen B. said...

I hope you have the most excellent time! Your first card is gorgeous, so fresh and clean and beautiful, and the second is a great guy card!

janmjax said...

Marcel is so cute in the pic! I hope you have a safe trip. I'm sure your Nana will be happy to see you and your Mum! Oh, and I love both cards and will definitely be CASing the background pattern on the first one! =)

Deanna Jean said...

Two amazing cards. Great use of colors on both. The elements on the CQC card are great! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ. Have a fun and safe trip.

Sue Lelli said...

You are just so ORGANIZED, Lynn! Have FUN on your trip! BOTH cards are FAB but I especially LOVE the bow on the first one! Be safe!

Lisa Arana said...

your layered stamping is so fabulous in the masculine card. And the paper smooches card is gorgeous. the colors are just perfect.

hope you have a fabulous trip!

kasia c. said...

Both cards are amazing Lynn!
Have a wonderful trip abroad. :)
Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

I miss you already!!! Have fun on your trip!!! Love these cards, Lynn they are gorgeous - as usual!!! Thank you so much for playing along at colourQ before your trip!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Amazing cards, Lynn, especially the first one! I love the photo of you, your Mom and Marcel. LOL Have a great trip!!

LeAnne said...

Love both the cards, but the second one rocks! Have a great trip! Thanks for participating in the CQC this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well-deserved congrats on being named a Colour Queen Courtier!

Michelle said...

Oh,Lynn, I adore your JG's Nook card. It's so pretty! I really need that Reflections stamp set! I also love your ColourQ card, CAS-beautiful! By now you'll be close to coming home again. I hope your trip has been wonderful!