Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Little Baby: Big Love {and hitting the pavement}


Admittedly, I am a bit behind on the vellum trend and why oh why I'm asking myself haven't I jumped on earlier.  Laurie is consistently showing gorgeous cards with vellum.  Her Retro Sketch card from this week was jaw dropping.  I decided to have a go around simplifying the sketch just a bit.  I love the soft patterned paper in the background.  I'll be back on Friday with another card using vellum!  Thanks for a great sketch at Retro Sketch.

I also wanted to share that I'm back at it running again. I'm so thankful for the warmer weather. I've signed up to run the Flying Pig Marathon with two co-workers and Ryan. I'll be the oldest runner in our relay by 20 years.  Think I need to get a move on with my training so that I'm not immensely slower than all of them!  It feels so good to be running regularly again.  I've lost 15 lbs over the last 6 months so this is great momentum to keep me going!


18 comments:

sandie said...

I adore how vellum seems to CAS a sketch. I am also late on the trend but am awaiting an order in the next few days!
So pleased you are running again, nothing better for stress release and wow that is some fab weight loss-well done Lynn x

Hannelie said...

My first thought: WOW!
really beautiful card. Soft and just perfect for a new baby!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Lynn!

Barb said...

Wow - 15 pounds - way to go, Lynn! I love your card - beautiful design! I agree - vellum is awesome!

Maureen said...

squeal! I LOVE this with the vellum and enamel dots! Can't wait to see more vellum! Wow! 15 lbs! You go girl! It's not as easy as when we were in our 20s. I've really tried to up my workouts too despite being in school. It's easier now that there are longer days :) I'm sure you'll run circles around them all! ox

Vicki Dutcher said...

This card is FABULOUS! So glad you found vellum ;)

Marisa said...

This card is fabulous, Lynn! Love the vellum and the dots. Well done with the weight loss and running :) Used to love running in the spring and summer as the weather is warm and the sights are wonderful - flowers, people out gardening, smells of spring and summer.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn awesome take on RetroSketch, LOVE the vellum. Hmmm...do I see some Reverse Confetti on there??? Congrats to you for getting out running again the marathon sounds fantastic!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! I love the vellum over those papers. So simple but so perfect for a new baby card!
And whoop whoop for being back at the running! I've been benched from the Couch to 5K for the moment. :( Between shin splints and a messed up knee I'm now in physio and waiting for orthodic inserts SO FRUSTRATING!!

Gerrina said...

Wow, perfect CAS! Looks so simple, but the hard part is to get the idea... Hugs, Gerrina

~amy~ said...

You Go Lynn! That's awesome! 15 pounds and a marathon?!!!!!!!

Your card is wonderful. Are you now hooked on vellum? It's so much fun, isn't it?!!

Joyce said...

OK, now I am going to jump on the vellum trend. This card is just fabulous. Congratulations on your weight loss and also on your running. You show those youngsters just what you can do!

S said...

Quite simply wonderful.

Kelly Griglione said...

First of all, way to go on your running and losing weight! More inspiration for me to start, someday : ) Second, oh my, what a GORGEOUS card!! I can see this in a trendy boutique selling for lots of $$$!

Chrissy Larson said...

Wow!! Way to go, Lynn! My hubby and I are running a 5K tomorrow and I'm not sure what I was thinking...it's going to be COLD! Oh well, I keep telling myself the run will warm me up. ;) You and Laurie are killing me with your amazing vellum use. Teach me...

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Kudos on the running, vellum is good and an embossing buddy is helpful if do you a lot of heat and embossing with vellum.

Sian Ridley said...

Simply beautiful...that is all :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable baby card! Such a wonderful take on the sketch! The vellum adds such a softness. And great job on the running!!!! Good luck with your training!