As a way of saying thanks, I will present this person with an advanced copy of a freebie that I promise, no one else will be able to get their hand on for at least three months and possibly longer. Although given how busy I am in February, it may take a little longer than usual for me to get it to the winners.
So without further ado, the comment I'm highlighting and reflecting on this week belongs to...
who said this:
First, congratulations on your DT spot - well deserved, my friend. Now, what a sweet image - love the way you've colored it and I love the idea of the line art image on the inside - who knew? I must try that!!! Purple??? Ooooh, is there a better color? LOVE purple! Thanks for linking up to DDF at My Paper Crafting. I always look forward to seeing your designs. Hugs, Larelyn on Card Design: QKR Challenge #26--Anything Goes
Larelyn grabbed my attention on two fronts.
First off she loves the colour purple too. In fact when I went to visit her blog, that quickly became very evident. There is just something about purple that is so soothing and calming. Apparently, the colour purple is also a favourite of people who are creative and often the colour preferred by eccentrics. Well, that it explains it. I'm not sure whether Larelyn falls into the eccentric category but she certainly falls into the creative one. As for me, we all know that I don't always follow the established norms. So, if purple is the colour that defines the creatively strange, I'll be the first to wave the flag proudly. There is nothing wrong with being your own person. It would be rather boring if we were all cut from the same cookie cutter.
Secondly, it is hard to believe that I have the capacity to teach anything new to someone who has been in the card making and blog business for well over two and half years. As you can see from her comment, Larelyn had never thought to just use an image without colouring it, to enhance the inside of a card. It is something that I have often thought about and have finally taken the time to implement. The key of course is finding something complementary and then printing it in a colour that suits the project. The Happyville location in my brain lights up knowing that even I as a newbie can inspire someone with my creations. It is a nice, warm and fuzzy feeling. Thanks Larelyn for helping me go to my happy place.
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It is getting harder and harder every week for me to choose comments to highlight. There are just too many wonderful ones to choose from. Additionally, as much as I would like to, it is getting more difficult to respond to each individual comment coming in. As my responsibilities increase with new DT and GDT obligations and with my effort to ensure that I keep up with all my weekly posts, the time I have available decreases. I so, so appreciate the time and energy you put into visiting my blog and leaving me a note to reflect on throughout the week. I know you see this same closing line at the end of each spotlight but I really do mean what I say.
Until next time,
- Aw Lisa this is lovely of you and I always feel they look better on some one else's blog! I'm glad I'm not the only one who imagines little people living either in the tree or in the Mushroom! I now feel a need to make another Magical Fantasy! My last one, I gave away as a freebie, mainly because there was a big mistake...and even in the fantasy world, things have to be true to nature. My big mistake was??? I put the sun, even though it had a face, in front of a cloud... The updated version of that will be in the store later in the week, I hope it doesn't disappoint! Thank you again for all your hard work on doing these show cases!!! ((Lyn)) PS Nikki makes great blog badges! on Saturday Showcase: February 16, 2013
- OMG - FABULOUS Showcase Lisa !!! Rina's card is stunning and the shoe from Calypso really rocks. :-) As for Spyder.... I just LUV this woman. I have got loads of her digis and we often converse :-D She is also writing an awesome Sci-Fi book which can be accessed from her Blog. Fan-blooming-tastic. !! Such brilliance !!! Hope you have a great weekend. Hugz IKE xxxxxx on Saturday Showcase: February 16, 2013
- Ooooh!!! How elegant! I love the colors and that key is amazing!!! Happy Valentine's day to you and Raymond and congrats on 25 years!!!!!!! That is admirable and shows another side of you and Ray! Have a super day filled with love and know you are loved in Bloggy world soooooooooo much. Big extra super hugs Naomi on Happy Valentine's Day: Being Thankful For the People in Our Lives
- Browns and creams are one of my favorite color combinations, as they can be used for all sorts of occasions and cards, giving them quite an elegant look, like this one. I like decorative cards without the use of any image, the beauty is in the simplicity of the design and the elegance of the papers and details. Pia on Happy Valentine's Day: Being Thankful For the People in Our Lives
- You are so right. It's most often the little details that will make a day or that will make us say it was a bad day... but in reality most of the times compared to illness and real trouble our little details were insignificant. We really have to put things in perspective and that's what I now try to do ;) Helps to have kids to bring you back to the essentials lol. One day after a really bad work day, I came home crying... and my youngest boy asked me if someone had passed away (we were going through lots of people being sick and close to death) so when he said that it really brought me back to the essentials... my day was really not worth me crying over it... ;) So I keep this in mind now and see his little face when I'm going through a rough time. Vicky on Sunday Spotlight: February 10, 2013
Until next time,