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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lily of the Valley.....

Hello again, dear friends: I've been absent for a while, lots of things going on up here but mainly, I felt a bit out of my MOJO, has this happened to you at all?
But now I'm here again to share with you this card I made using a new stamp called "The Potting Shed" from Lily of the Valley.  They have the cutest images and this one is no exception.
As usual, I stamped it on Canson water color paper using Stazon Ink and colored with my SU markers, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and my ever present Aqua Painter.

This image was so much fun to color and I really didn't want to add a lot of  extra bling or details to it so, I went to look for a pretty patterned paper and found this one from My Paper Studio that I thought would really compliment the image without looking to busy, I think this paper looks just right, what do you think?
Here is a little close up of this little mice, hard at work.

I added a little Wink of Stella to the little puddle and the water coming out of the watering can, I hope you can see it.  The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "From the Garden".
Now, for a little update about my training.....I've been going to the YMCA in Valparaiso, IN. 5 days a week the entire month of January trying to start getting my body used to the idea that I will be putting it through some hard work the next few months until the race in August.  The distances on this Triathlon are not long, but I still need to get ready.  As in my past races, I take the training very seriously, I eat good and rest plenty, after all, I'm no Spring Chicken, LOL!! But I love it so, all the hard work is totally worth it.  Next month I will be increasing the distances on all 3 sports. I will be swimming 1,200 yds and running 3.5 miles on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I will bike 15 miles on the stationary bikes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on Saturdays I might rest or do some weight lifting at home, Sundays I will just chill out. 
So this is all for today. I hope you like the card, please leave me a comment, I just love, LOVE reading your words.
Till next time, my friends.
Maria.