Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Green Acres Is the Place for [Him]

I can remember way back when I was a wee one, watching the show Green Acres. For those of you who aren't familiar with the show, it was a sitcom about a couple who left the city (New York) to move to a farm near a small town. It was the husband's desire to live the country life; his citi-fied wife would have much rather had the luxuries of New York, or any city, for that matter.

Fast forward a number a years. I am now an adult (obviously) and I still think of Green Acres, for one simple reason. My husband and I could be that couple - well, except I'm not as inept as she was. LOL!

My husband LOVES the country - or at least small towns. I prefer cities and could be happy living in a high-rise apartment overlooking skyscrapers.

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, just look...

New York!!!

This is a Penny Black image and my colors are mostly pastel. This is for Barb's Spring Penny Black Card Swap. I hope she likes this card as much as I do. (Sorry, I don't mean to brag, but I tend to be my own critic too often here on my blog... and for once, I really like my card, so I thought I'd just go ahead and say so.)

Green acres is the place for me.

Farm livin' is the life for me.

Land spreadin' out so far and wide

Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

New York is where I'd rather stay.

I get allergic smelling hay.

I just adore the penthouse view.

Dah-ling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.

... The chores.

... The stores.

... Fresh air.

... Times Square.

You are my wife.

Good-bye, city life.

Green Acres we are there.

Image: Penny Black New York

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Gina K White and The Paper Company Black

Designer Paper: Recollections Paper Pack

Embellishments: KaiserCraft Rhinestones


April said...

Since you are only 17, I doubt you remember this show.....

It is a super duper fabby dabby card though!! Love how you only colored 'parts' of the immie!

Lisa Minckler said...

Jeanette, this is fantastic!! You should absolutely be proud of this card. I love the yellow and pink highlight colors here and the white on white background is superb!! I do remember Green Acres and her name was Lisa too..LOL. I think somedays I do resemble her in a dingy sort of way. :)
Beautiful card!

Melina said...

Cute title and story J!
I love that image and the way you designed your card. So very CAS of you! I LOVE IT! :)

Ana Carolina Little said...

WOW Jeanette, this image is so chic and cute!!!. LOVE it!!!

jimlynn said...

Jeanette, I'm in total love with this!!! A PERFECT CAS card - and yet, just sensational! LOVE everything about it.
Um....Green Acres! How well I remember! I guess I'm living in "green acres" around here - LOL! But would love to live at least a little closer to town. On and BTW, I do not dress like Ms. Gabor out here!!! LOL!

Barb said...

I am sure you are watching re-runs of this show as you are simply just not old enough to remember it--YET you know all of the words by heart!

Love the card and the colors--I have not seen this image before and cannot wait to see it in real life.

~Paola~ said...

Jeanette this is a FANTASTIC card!!
wowww...U do CAS so well!!
Love the Big Apple skyline immie and the fact U chose to color only part of it w/ three main inks...WOW! The result is AWESOME!
Lovelt d/p...just the right amount of bling et voila'...really really super card!!!{{{{{♥}}}}} it!! :o)

:: BlueInks :: said...

There's that plaid again! Love it. Very cute card.

Darlene said...

And proud you should be!!! This is a masterpiece! Very smartly accented with just the right amount of color, really snappy image! Keeping the card CAS just makes it look chic and stylish! This card is superb!
Great. Now I have that song stuck in my head...LOL

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- the cityscape image is awesome- and I love the way that you colored it. Hahahaha we used to watch Green Acres all of the time- we used to love how Jethro made Mr Clydesdale so crazy!!!