Welcome to my addiction!

Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Handmade with bling

Good morning all!

One last beautiful fall day we are promised here before the temps start to drop and the cool damp weather begins to set in.  Today I am posting a card I made after visiting two of my favorite blog feeds.  The colors were inspired by someone I dearly enjoy following for her intricate work in creams, tans and other light colors - Ms. Elly.  You'll have to take some time and browse through her blog, her work is phenomenal!  Another person who inspires me is someone who enjoys making as many of her own embellishments as she possibly can, and most of you know her, Ms Becca Feeken.  Becca is always looking for a new way to do things and because of that I love following her, you never know what she is going to come up with next!  In this card I have used her Tissue Paper Rose,

 if you would like to try it on your own, her tutorial is excellent :) And now here is the card:
This card has lots and lots of layers, and uses many dies, a couple types of paper (mulberry, tissue, vellum, & regular cs)Distress Inks, Embossing powder and Embossing Folders.  The inside takes elegant simplicity to it's best.

One of my favorite stamp places is Layers of color.  I have everyone of their stencils and this flourish is one of them, placed on an unknown DP from a stack pack.  Distress ink Wild Honey was lightly rubbed into the stencil  followed by a beautiful verse from OBDB.  The verse like the flourish grows in wonder and in grace as we draw closer to Him.  I hope and pray each one of you takes time to draw near and get to know Him better today.  Blessings!

This card has been entered into the following blog challenges:


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Cindy, this is just over the top gorgeous and those colors and that flower....WOW!! Thanks for sharing this beauty!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jan Garber said...

I also admire the sentiments at LOC! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and check out Alison's stamps at our blog!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Cindy Lou!! Love this!! Your use of the fall colors,the dies, the medallion and the tissue paper rose is phenominal!! I love it inside and out!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light and Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!


Ren-Yi said...

Oh my gosh - the flower is absolutely to die for. Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Cindy, this is gorgeous!!! you did an awesome job with this design & your rose!!!
hugs & blessings

kurlygirl said...

This is beautiful and that flower is outstanding! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Brown Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Jan Marie said...

Such a beautiful card, so rich and luscious with a bit of sparkle and glitz! Love that flower! and the layers! Blessings!

WencheP said...

Fabulous and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.