Monday, October 21, 2019

Eat. Sleep. Read.

Hello there and happy Monday!  Don't be shocked... today's post has nothing to do with Halloween or Thanksgiving or Christmas.  It's just a card with a matching bookmark, and it's good for any day in any season because anytime is a good time to pick up a book and read.

I combined two digital sets from Graciellie Design -- Book Lovers and Nourish & Flourish.  It was really the Book Lovers set that drew me in because, in addition to the stack of books and the tea cup, it has 7 great sentiments for a book lover.  The vase of flowers is part of the Nourish & Flourish set.




I colored with Copics and die cut with an old Spellbinders set.  Designer papers are Mintay's Dear Diary collection.




My friend and I spent Friday at the book store --  hours of talking and laughing and browsing books over lunch with dessert and coffee, and we each went home with a tote bag full of stories.  I slipped between the pages of a book that evening and didn't come out till bedtime.  It is a lovely place to be!

Have a beautiful day!


24 comments:

Glenda said...

Simply beautiful my friend! I too love to read and find the pages of a book transport me to a different world!

Cat Craig said...

Your card and bookmark are lovely. I especially love that white border one can get with the spellbinder dies. I too am a reader.

laurie said...

Very beautiful set! I do love to read and it's always more fun when you have a special book mark to use!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Leslie, this is amazing. I love the card and matching book mark, an excellent idea. You coloured this so pretty, love the softness of the colours, and the Mintay papers are perfect. I've said this many times but you certainly do have a great eye for details. Love everything about this! I just went and checked out the link and I see a few of her digi's I think I need. I especially need the Book Lovers as my DIL loves to read and always has a book on the go! I love to read as well, and bedtime is usually when I pull out my book.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card today Leslie!

Yogi said...

oh very pretty. Couldn't agree more Eat, Sleep, Read is exactly what I love to do... and add in my crafting. BIG GRIN and it would be perfect. Have a great day

Donna Ellis said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW! Prettiest cards I have ever seen! I love everything about the card and bookmark, Leslie - I don't know where to begin, either your amazing coloring, or the delightful sentiment (oh so true!) I love them! Reading is a passion - isn't it a marvelous way of expanding one's sense of the world, and how others feel? Not to mention amazing, incredible scientific "stuff". I love it all! hugs, de

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp set. Your creations always leave me in awe. I love books too, but mine are usually e-books. I don't go anywhere without my Kindle.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the card and the matching bookmark. They are both so gorgeous!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful card and bookmark!! I love the softness of colors and of course your coloring! I love to read and tried to instill that love into my Granddaughters. I make bookmarks for Jennifer now and she loves using them in her reading books.

Christine Alexander said...

What a great idea to put the bookmark and the card together, the images and colouring are beautiful :)

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Leslie
I came to your blog through Darlens as you said that you want to get your hand better to go shopping. I just wanted to wish you a quick recovery and Gods blessings always.
I am just glad that i found you as you love books too. Your cards are super fantastic and i love the coloring too.I will visit you often. blessings to you and your family

pam said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp set what a fabulous card and bookmark Leslie, as always perfect colouring and colours.
Pam x

Sue Lelli said...

These are just LOVELY!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and most gorgeous stamp set.xx

Lynette said...

What a great sentiment, a beautiful card and a great bookmark! Your day sounds very delightful, also!

Conniecrafter said...

Sounds like your wonderful day out gave you great inspiration for your card and bookmark. I love how you put the two sets together to make a sweet scene. Your coloring is so soft and pretty and I just love how you paired it with that paper, just gorgeous. Your hearts with the sentiment are a perfect pairing too, just wonderful!

Cindy Beach said...

So happy to read of your lovely day out! Lunch with a friends and a bookstore stroll sounds like the perfect combination - it' sone that I love! And your card and bookmark express that beautifully! Really take again with those pretty Minty papers. And your beautifully colored images - magical!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely sentiment for a stunningly beautiful card and equally stunning book mark. I love your artistic talent!

Lisa Dolson said...

Beautiful cards and commentary for us, Leslie! You have such a way with paper and ink, and with words. It is a lovely post!

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and image -amazing colouring as always and the B.paper is perfect
Carol x

Traci M said...

This is such a stunning set...love the softness of your color choice that melds so well with the Mintay papers,Leslie!! You have such a beautiful expression and I can always hear a story behind your cards. So glad you have a nearby friend to enjoy and that sounds like a perfect day to me. I actually began using my library once I started a Book Club and even started checking out cookbooks...just to read, ya know 😊

Diane said...

Beautiful set and beautiful post!! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday, mine was a pretty much normal day, but my daughters was Oct 2nd, so we went to lunch together and shopping at Home Goods (our downfall)..funny thing was she brought me a gift and I had one for her but forgot to bring it (old age forgetfulness) so she wouldn't let me have mine until we could exchange them together...so funny..but now we can do another lunch next week....anyhow I think Graciellie had some of most beautiful digitals and y9u did her proud with this card and bookmark!!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous designer paper for your beautifully colored book and tea images, Leslie. It sounded like the perfect day with lunch, chatting and books to take home:-) Hugs..Nancy

Stacy Morgan said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful time spent with your friend and that is always perfect. The matching bookmark is very sweet to give with the card. Beautiful and soft cozy feel to them both. Beautiful!

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