Tuesday, April 15, 2014



This card was included in the top three at Unscripted Sketches, 
and was a winner at Come & Get it Challenges !!  Thank you, ladies !!

Another beautiful day here in Oregon.  Except for that pollen count, of course.  The pollen lays thick on our cars, and porches.  Never had an allergy until I moved here.  The last time I was tested I was positive on 14 of 16 items, all but dogs and cats.  What I didn't know is that you can increase your allergies as you age.  Yikes.

Worked on my Oregon taxes last night, nothing like the last minute, huh ?  Then I read in the paper this morning if you don't owe, you cannot be penalized for a late entry.  That is, on the federal, but I would guess it would apply to state taxes too, if you don't owe they can't take a percentage of 0.

So that is the kind of stuff I learn every day ...

has this amazing sketch

and they are celebrating their 5 year anniversary, so pop by and head out on their blog hop !!

Also, this one is going to

who are having a black & white with splash of color challenge ...

Here is my card, it was really fun to make ...

The outdoor light hit the two angles differently.

Hope you like it !!



  1. JAN!!! I was gobsmacked when I saw this awesome card! I am so partial to black and bold, that this is FANTABULOUS, and hey there, we are practically neighbors, I am in Washington, and in June we will actually vacation in Oregon at the coast, in Rockaway Beach, and Neskowin....
    Cool, Thanks for finding Unscripted Sketches and linking up! This does look lie a fun card to make!!!
    Hope you play again!!!!

  2. Jan, this is really pretty, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It.

  3. Very pretty card and color choices. I love those flowers and the color choices. We too are almost neighbors as I live in SW Washington. Going to Seaside next weekend for three days..yea. Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches for our challenge. good luck ..hugs

  4. Oh wow! That black and white flower caught my eye the minute I saw it! Love :) Thanks for playing along with US during the Blog-iversay week!

  5. Hey, Jan. This is a great CAS card.The flowers are really pretty and the embossing looks very nice with the card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenges. Bunny- DT

  6. Gorgeous card - love the fabulous embossing too! Thanks for playing at US!

  7. Beautiful card Jan. I just adore the Flowers and the lovely embossing folder you have used. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week. Meighan DT

  8. Thanks for playing along this week with us at Unscripted Sketches... even with the looming tax deadline {I too waited until the last minute}. You card is gorgeous, full of texture and contrast. I really love the contrast of the black and white flower against the pink and white - so chic!