It’s been a pretty laid back Sunday morning (though it just hit noon hour here on the Rock – that’s Newfoundland, not Alcatraz).  I felt quite inspired while surfing the ‘net briefly on my ipod while sipping my second coffee so I quickly tidied up the kitchen (breakfast dishes and weekly flyer reading) and headed down to my craft room to see if I could whip up a card loosely based on a layout I saw on Alice Wertz’s blog this morning.

I had coloured a few houses yesterday using a set of doodlebug stamps I got on clearance at Michael’s ($6 CAD) and decided I’d use one of them as my card image.   Initially, I’d chosen some patterned paper from Jillybean soup with houses on it when picking the colours to make the houses but while flipping through my patterned paper stash I found a really, really cute sheet of paper in the Echo Park – So Happy Together paper pad (you need this paper!).  I decided I was more inspired today by the colours on this paper so I re-coloured one of my houses (just coloured over the existing blue to make it more green-blue).  The door was a dark colour so I re-stamped the house on some cardstock and cut out a door to glue over the original colour.

I don’t know if Alice used Washi tape on her card but I made some faux washi for an accent on my card…well, it’s not faux – it’s just a couple of strips of cardstock.

Considering I already had the houses stamped and coloured, I made quite a mess with my simple little  card today:

(I confess some of the markers were left out from colouring the houses yesterday – it was pretty late last night)

…and here’s where I stamped the sentiment and cut the paper and cardstock for today’s card:

Guess it’s time to tidy up!