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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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Best Thing to Hold On to is

We have a very elderly couple in our church who are celebrating their anniversary this month.  They have been together since they were in their teens and now they are in their late 70's and early 80's.  Wow!  I have so much respect for any couple who sticks it out through thick and thin, through good times and bad.  Through times when you are not sure if you love each other and other times when you know there has been no other one you could have loved.  Wow!  I have a 8" X 8" Wedding paper pad from Memories and I had decided that I wanted to make their card from these papers.  And Verv's layout for this week was perfect for these papers.  So this is what I made:

The die cuts are SB Labels 10, Ovals, Classic Circles and Classic Scalloped circles.  The Sentiment in the circle is from Just Rite Stampers, the sentiment on the oval vellum over the branched paper on labels 10 is from an Anna Griffith stencil I purchased years ago.  The stencil had three elements to it, the sentiment, the border that you see in black on the upper third, and in white on the lower third, and fnally the light silvery leaf on the vellum around the sentiment.  The rhinestone/black pearl flourish is from Kaiser.  The ribbon is satin white from Michael's.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Cameo, most elements of the stick pin and the rhinestones in the upper left corner are from PizzazzAplenty.  Another look at the card from a different angle.

I know that this type of bow is supposed to be easy to do, guess I need to get on YouTube and look it up, because it gave me a dickens of a time.  But it's overall look with the cameo and stick pin is wonderful.  The silvery beads on the stick pin are really bright in real life, neither picture does them any justice.  I took a "closer" picture, but it turned out to blurry.  So this one will have to do for now.  Thanks for looking :)

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:
 Wags and Whiskers: Black and pearls,

1 comment:

Jan Marie said...

So very, very pretty! Love the embellishments and the layers!