Heartfelt Thanks

Hi and Happy Thursday! This sweet Mama Elephant stamp came in the mail when I as on vacation, I couldn't wait to play with it!
 

I used Watercolors to color in the image, splattered some Mr. Huey in white all over the card. I cut some vellum, and white cardstock with Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Die, and Stitched Borders 3 dies at the bottom and wrapped twine. That's it!
 


 
 My boss asked me how long it truly took me to relax on vacation,  I said two weeks minimum . He said it is wonderful to see me happy and smiling, because I've had a horrific year,  then he asked me how long I think it will last (my job is stressful) , I told him I'd let him know lol! 
 
 
 Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char



 



16 comments:

MaryH said...

Your watercoloring is just gorgeous! Of course it's a pretty image, but since I'm rather rubbish at w/c myself, I noticed yours and how well done it is. Loved those pretty border shapes too. Glad you are relaxed from your vacation. And hope the job stress doesn't set in too fast. I'm glad I'm outta that stage of life - I can remember all too well how bad it can get. So when you have it rough at work, then take yourself away back to that time of peace & relaxation. TFS & Hugs.

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous.. fabulous coloring. I LOVE IT

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous Char, oh my gosh!!! You certainly have a way with coloring, love this!! I hope the smile and happiness stays with you for a good long time ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Greta said...

How fun to have goodies waiting when you got home! Stunning flowers, Char--love this beautiful card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, that is just gorgeous, Char! Your watercoloring is so beautiful! Love how bright and vivid your colors are, and that stamp is amazing. Love how you added the sentiment right in the center of the bouquet. And love the wavy borders, too!

Leigh Penner said...

Glad you're relaxed and that your vacation had such a positive effect on you!
Your card is gorgeous! I love it!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Char!! I love the flowers!! You colored them perfectly!! What a gorgeous card!! I love, love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maria said...

It's always great to receive happy mail! Your card is just lovely with the beautiful water colored flowers, Char! So glad you got away and enjoyed yourself! Take care, hugs!

Lisa Young said...

Absolutely beautiful, Char!!! Lovely!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a beautiful and vibrant card Char!
Wish I could do that!!
xx

TK said...

Your card is beautiful, the flowers just wonderful! So glad you had a relaxing vacay!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely happy package to receive, Char ... you showcased that new stamp so beautifully! Your colouring is stunning ... so much depth and a fantastic sense of dimension ... just gorgeous! Thanks so much for coming by, and for your sweet words! Anita :)

Leslie Webster said...

I find coloring especially water coloring is a great stress relief! Perhaps you just need to tell your boss you need some coloring breaks scheduled in your job. Love the card and seems like vacation euphoria only last 24 hrs after the first day back to work.

Jinny Newlin said...

Ugh! Stressful jobs are no fun, but it sounds as though your boss is a great guy. Hang in there, love! Try to get away more often. Such a beautiful card, too! LOVE that floral image, and the simple sentiment lets is shine!

cm said...

A stressful job on top of your stressful life, of late, doesn't sound like a fun combination at all; you're a champion for being able to keep yourself intact! Your boss seems like a caring person; perhaps you can negotiate for 'short' holidays more frequently or, at the very least, colouring time built into your schedule. Employee happiness *grin* Your card: gorgeous in every way! Hope the smiling and happiness you're feeling stays for a good long time!
hugs~c