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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!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sending you Hugs and Prayers

Good Evening Everyone!

Well, today was a beautiful day outside, quite cold, but the sun was shining and the wind was light. So I went outside and moved some mulch around on some of my flower beds.  Then I came inside and finished up this card I have been working on.   With all the Christmas cards I have been working on, I was getting sick of doing Christmas cards, so I strayed just a bit ;)  I did make a card (but I have a couple of other non-card projects going on) but I had a stamp from last year that I hadn't had a chance to get inky and thought it was time to do so. 
     The card is of a Praying little girl (I think I picked her up at SCAD) in her jammies, so needless to say, I felt it should be in pinks.  I have never done a card in pinks so I struggled a little with this, but all in all, I think it turned out pretty good. 

For the first time in years I pulled out my Circle Scissors.  I cut the large Circle with it and then cut the smaller Circle offset to one side.  Then took a darker color cs and did the same thing but made it thinner. Placed one on top of the other, glued them and then Embossed them with a folder.  After dry embossing, I rubbed some DI over the raised areas and then sprinkled on some Stampin Up Hologram EP.  Cs is PaperTrey Ink, Distress Inks used were Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Frayed Burlap.  I used SB's Labels 13 and Foliage dies, Cheery Lynn Victorian Flourish, and leaf dies,  My Favorite Things Flourish die and Marianne's Corner Flourish

Most of the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace and most of the bling is PizzazzAplenty.

Sentiment is from Layers of Color, their Encouragement clear set.  That's all for tonight, tomorrow hopefully I'll have one of my first projects finished to show off.  So far I am very pleased with both - let's just hope they finish that way.  Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday, a perfect day to begin the week with :)

This card will be entered into the following challenges:  Totally Paper Crafts - Anything But Christmas


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really, pretty, girly card. Love that sweet image and the flourish and flowers are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx