Monday, June 1, 2009

I love the stillness of early morning...

It' so very still here in the mornings, only the songs of birds and soft breezes. It is my most favorite time of the day, before everyone is awake and I have time to catch my breath and just "be". My husband made me a beautiful redwood bench for Mother's Day which I have placed on the front porch. I love to sit, have coffee, and mentally prepare for the day. I've potted trees and plants all around - it is such a peaceful part of my life.



My card for today is for my Secret Sister in our Designing D.I.V.A.S Blog Group on SCS. The challenge was to make a birthday card. My image is one I bought on ebay and it's from Sugarloaf. I gold embossed it and then use watercolors. The DP is from the Sprout pack by Memory Box, the pink CS is from Bazzil, the Vintage Creme is from Paper Trey, and I used my Nesties for the circles. A little sewing finished it off. And, you'll notice I finally got a watermark!!

Have a wonderful day - try to find some quiet time just for yourself. With everything we have to do each and every day - it's so important to take even just a few moments to just "be".

Take Care

16 comments:

Martha said...

just beautiful, love the colors.

Burnin' Rubber said...

Oh, that is beautiful and peaceful!

Angie Williams said...

This card is so beautiful! Great job on your challenge!

Karen from PA said...

This is so beautiful!

My family gave me a swing for my birthday and I love sitting out there in the morning with my coffee. I am the only morning person in the house, and I love having that time to myself. (In fact, I can be really grouchy if I don't get it.)

Sara said...

Oh mom, it's gorgeous, I can't wait to see your bench!

Gina said...

I love early mornings on my porch too. Your card is beautiful,, I love the stripes of color and the way you used the pearls.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your card is lovely as is everything you make! I appreciate my quiet mornings with my big mug of coffee more in the summer when quiet time is less frequent. Then the kids wake up and the excitment begins.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I am not an early morning person, but I share your love of sitting and enjoying a cuppa in the quiet of the outdoors. We were a little cool today, so had to be indoors, but soon, I will be on my backporch taking in the chirps of the birds and the peaceful goings on in the garden!

Happy belated pink Saturday!
Judy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is SO beautiful!! I totally agree with you on the "early" mornning peacefulness ... except I do it while still laying in bed. I love the quietness of the early morning with the exception of the birds ... they get very talkative around 5:30 a.m. around here!! LOL!

Last evening Mark & I layed in bed and watched the approaching thunderstorms coming in from the West. It was pretty cool to watch the lightning & hear the thunder as the storm got closer! Until it was actually upon us and I had to close the windows or get wet, LoL!!

Itajeff - Something To Share said...

The card is so wonderful, love it. I do love and enjoy the stillness of early morning as you do. :-)

Have a nice day
Lots of luv,
Ita

Michelle said...

This is Gorgeous! it's as simple as that :)

Anne said...

Dru this is lovely!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

This card is a beautu......love the colours you chose. Just to let you know I am the newest of the DIVAS.

Scrubbysue said...

This is beautiful!!

The Wired Angel said...

This is absolutely a darling card.. beautiful job Dru! Your SS should be delighted to get this.

Katy said...

Very pretty! Great colors.