(I know...essentially the same picture but I couldn't decide if I liked it against the dark or light background...remember what I said about being indecisive? :) )My card was definitely influenced by this card by Laurie Willison. I admire her cards so much, and to me, her style represents so well one major part of my goal--simplify, keeping only things with meaning/purpose. The changes I made reflect things I love like twine, woodgrain, and watercolors. :) The colors (coral, aqua, green, grey) have meaning, too. They are my favorites. I craft with them. I wear them. I decorate my house with them. They make me happy. And white is the main color because well, I want my life (and my home for that matter) to be cleaner and more pure. And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by....I hope you'll come back soon. I have a card to share later today that I'm super excited about.