Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thanks For All You Do

Good morning!! Before I get onto today's card, I want to thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments about my first card publications :) Okay...today's card is not even close to the card that's been mulling around in my brain all week. And that's a good thing!! LOL It didn't translate very well into paper and ink so I scratched it...within 30 minutes even and this card started to form on my desk. I LOVE it!! It feels like me :) It took me awhile to warm up to this colour palette...I love all the colours separately or a few together...but all four? Looking at the card, though, they all work. This is for the new Embellish challenge sponsored by Verve Stamps (and you know how I feel about Verve!! LOL). To honour one of my favourite stamp companies, I chose a lovely sentiment from a recent release. It fit perfectly onto the lines of the library card (downloaded from the talented Heather Nichols blog). I was inspired by this card so chose some pink note paper and the binding edge border punch. You can't have a library card without a library clip!! LOL I was so excited to use one of these again...they are the cutest!! The crocheted flowers were inspired by that super sweet hat in the photo below :) Funny tidbit: The sheet of pink notepaper I used for this card had some creases in it so I cut around the creases only to add them back in after I made the card!!! I like the bit of visual texture it adds :) Have a wonderful day...one more until our Spring Break!!! And the Verve release {double} :)




What's in it?
Stamps: Verve Thankful Hearts
Ink: SU choc chip
Paper: PTI cream, light yellow (craft supply), Cosmo Cricket dp
Accessories: SU library clip; crocheted flowers (Etsy), basic grey large brad, satin ribbon, Heather Nichols library card, ek success binding edge border punch

14 comments:

TannyP said...

Librarylicious! Such a sweet card, Maureen. I love what you've done with the colors - they all work so perfectly (and that stamp....if I don't have it, I need it!) Perfect bow as always...

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the layout and how you incorporated the library card! Great little touches! It all works so well together!

Have a great day! ttys!

Marisa said...

Darling card, Maureen. Sure you are doing the happy dance with spring break coming :D

Laural-Lee said...

This is fantastic. Wish my cards came together like that! The colours did a number on me too. I couldn't get the peach to work for me. I'm going to take one more stab at it...only because I will not allow myself to be beaten by a colour!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Courtney Baker said...

This is so so so pretty! I love it. And congrats to you! Glad to share the pages of CARDS with you. Your work is fabulous!

Aga said...

What a cute card! Love the flower!

Tammy said...

I think this is one of my favourite cards I have seen of yours! love what you did with the Embellish colours!!

Karla Kroese said...

Love the clean & simple design, and those crocheted flowers are adorable!

Tiffany Heilman said...

very cute! I love the flower and the journal card. Great job on the Embellish challenge!

Jane said...

I LOVE LOVE this sweet card! That mini clip is yummy!

Charlene Austin said...

Perfection! Congrats on the pub!

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love everything about it!
:-)

Mariana Grigsby said...

This card is gorgeous, Maureen! Love the crochet flower! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge

Traveling Mama said...

Oh, wow! This is such a great design! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

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