I’m back and feeling much better!  I don’t know what bit me, but I don’t recall ever having back pain with a virus before!  Perhaps I’m just not quite as young as I try to tell myself I am?!  Today, I’m thankful to be back up and running close to normal again and find myself feeling so lucky to have had good health so far in life!  To all of you chronic back pain sufferers out there, I might be able to sympathize a teeny tiny bit with you now.

I’m back in my craft room too, which feels liberating!  I have been wanting to play along with the ColourQ challenge for a long time and finally got around to it!  How could I resist any longer this week when the colors are such beauties?!

I couldn’t find any Cool Caribbean in my stash of oldies, but goodies, so went with Pool Party instead.  I hope it’s close enough!

I simply cut a strip of each of the four blues, adhered them to a white piece of cardstock and embossed the finished panel in my Cuttlebug.  I then popped the panel up with foam dots, stamped the simple sentiment and added the little felt star.  The inside simply says, “YOU.”
Today is going to be a bit of a catch up day.  Funny how quickly things pile up when you’re down and out.  Fresh energy is mine, though, so I plan to tackle a mountain!
Have a great Thursday!




  • Ardyth Posted Thursday, 12/06/2012 6:33 pm

    This is a perfect way to showcase those colours! Glad you're feeling better!

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 12/06/2012 7:11 pm

    So glad you're feeling better, no fun to be sick this time of year. Sweet little card Melissa, I love the tiny felt heart!

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 12/06/2012 7:11 pm


  • jimlynn Posted Thursday, 12/06/2012 10:45 pm

    SO glad you're feeling better! This is lovely! I really like the addition of the star too!

  • Rosemary Posted Thursday, 12/06/2012 11:40 pm

    love your card, melissa!! the color blocking is fabulous!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 12/07/2012 1:03 am

    Awesome, as ever! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Friday, 12/07/2012 4:31 am

    Seriously gorgeous Melissa, I love the embossing! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  • Darcie Posted Friday, 12/07/2012 10:40 pm

    Sorry you were under the weather! Glad you are feeling better now!

  • Patrice Posted Saturday, 12/08/2012 12:49 am

    Great card – I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  • Deanna Jean Posted Saturday, 12/08/2012 3:53 am

    This is a such a great card! I love your use of this week's colors. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ.

  • Sylvia Posted Monday, 12/10/2012 1:24 pm

    Fun card, Melissa, love the embossing! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

  • Silke Ledlow Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 1:53 am

    Totally cute card Melissa…what a great CAS design! Thank you for joining in the fun this week…hugs ~S~

  • N@ Ali Posted Monday, 12/17/2012 5:23 pm

    simple, effective, perfect! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

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