Monday, February 20, 2012

Seize the day!

Have you ever heard the phrase "Carpe diem?" It's Latin...and it basically means "seize the day!" Well, this card is all about living for the day! Say what?! Yep . . . just wait for it! It will all become clear very shortly! But first, my card!


This little cutie is Tilda . . . and she's perched on top of her luggage . . . waiting for a Taxi maybe? I think she's ready to start a new adventure in her darling paper-pieced dress! Here's sort of a side view . . .


These DPs are from My Minds Eye, the Lost & Found "Madison" collection. The lace and roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts . . . and the seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl. Here's a peek at the inside . . .


I actually did almost nothing to the inside other than layering some of the DPs. That Eiffel Tower is part of the DP design. The only thing I did was add a couple of stamped images . . . including a fabulous sentiment quote by author and humorist, the late Erma Bombeck. Here's a close-up . . .


Fabulous sentiment, huh?! So, there ya have it . . . Carpe diem! Or, as I like to say, "Eat dessert first!"


And, last but not least, the "artsy" view . . .what can I say? Carpe diem!! hehe!


I've decided to enter this card into the following challenges:

And that's it for me, my lovelies!! Thanks so much for visiting . . . and for your sweet comments! They make my day! Hugs...until next time . . . .


29 comments:

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat! Your colouring is amazing and I luv those dps and all your embellies. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Pat and love the Tilda image. Stunning colours
x catherine

Kim said...

All your cards are amazing. Your coloring is unbelievable and your eye for detail fantastic. Love to see every new card you make!

Danielle said...

Bonjour Pat! à la française, so much easier for me LOL. OH! yes Paris, la joie de vivre, I love your card, pink and brown, my favourite color combo! tilda is beautiful, and so nicely showcased. Of course I love the inside, and I will certainly enjoy desert !I have a sweet tooth, especially for mille-feuilles. Have a nice day. Hugs.
PS... hop by my blog... you will see where Tilda as landed LOL.

Tammy Ortiz said...

oh Pat This is so adorable hun
hugs
Tammy

Dorcas said...

LOL!!! Brilliant Pat! and I love the sentiment on the inside, its perfect!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Ohhh! I love this, beautiful!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Cheryl said...

Hi Pat, your card is stunning and I truly love that sentiment, life is short so do whatever you can now!
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs Cheryl

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so pretty Pat! You have such a wonderful eye for designing and adding gorgeous elements to your cards. Fabulous coloring, pretty color combo and fabulously finished inside too! Love the simplicity of it! Hugs...Barb <><

Autumn said...

Gorgeous Pat!! Love those papers and that quote is fantastic!! your coloring is fantastic as always!
xxAutumn

Candy said...

Amazing card, Pat!!
I LOVE IT! Beautiful paper - I thought you had done all the stamping LOL.
AWESOME COLOURING :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Martinas Welt said...

Oh Pat your card is fantastic!! I love the sentiment...oh, oh....!!! =) And all the lovely papers....*drooling*...and of yourse your lovely little scene! The papper pieced dress is soo cute and I have to say I really LOVE LOVE LOVE that card!!!!!
Martina

Sharon said...

Wow, your cards are really fabulous Pat. Just love this one, inside and out. What a stunning sentiment indeed. Have a nice day! hugs Sharon

June Nelson said...

Its brilliant and she is coloured so beautifully, your sentiment is gorgeous and I often wondered what that meant"" thanks for the info, just a stunning card love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ribbon Girl said...

Fabulous card Pat - and the sentiment is the icing on the cake, or should I say dessert - Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge.Mary G x ....

Lisa Lynn said...

This card is gorgeous inside and out Pat. Love all the flowers. Your coloring is perfect as usual.

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Oh, my heavens, Pat - this is absolutely g-e-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! As always... I hold my breath to see the inside of your creations, cuz they are always soooo fab and compliment the beautiful cover! Awwww... okay, I'm breathing again! wendy xx

Molecraft said...

This is gorgeous Pat, beautiful inside and out, love her paper pieced dress!
Helen x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow stunning card, awesome verse and detail, thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

Joann Burton said...

Pat, what a beauty...You always have everything matched so perfectly. Your cards are always so professional. How do you get the layers matched and aligned so perfect, lol...I love it all. Joann
Sassy Raggedy

Christina C. said...

Ohhhh, this is GORGEOUS, Pat...inside and out!!!! Love the colors and fabulous design. This lucky girl is going to Paris!
Amazing job!

~ Ali ~ said...

Woweee Mrs Simply stunning! love love love it colours are fabulous!

ali x

Lynne said...

What a fab card .... love those DP's and your Tilda sitting on her luggage is just so cute :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Tilda :)
Hugs
Lynne xx

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous Pat! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Andrea

Kruemel said...

This is just great - inside and out! And I love the paper piecing!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week!

Hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jane said...

This is stunning Pat and I just LOVE the sentiment! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! Love the brown and pink combo, the flowers, lace and ribbon. Love the eifel towers and the great sentiment. Love all your post mark stamps on the inside and love, love, love paper-pieced Tilda on her trunk! Just in case you didn't catch on. I love this make! Hugs, Lesley

Christine said...

Hi Pat stunning sweet Tilda creation lovely colouring fab colour combo great layout..

thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Pat! I love eveything - the papers, embellies and of course the adorable image, which you've colored so perfectly!