Friday, June 22, 2012

God's Blessings


I thought I would share a picture of my car windshield to give you an idea of the damage.  Today they came and fixed it and tomorrow they are suppose to send an adjustor to see the rest of the damage.  Hopefully I will be able to head home in a few days.  In the meantime, Trisha and I are really enjoying our time together.  Last night she was working on her scrapbook pages when she looked at me and said, ”We need to make another trip to Archiver’s” so we made a quick trip there this afternoon.  They have a really nice store here and since this store has an over abundance of paper , they are having a special and all paper, along with stickers and embellishments, are 50% off.  Today I loaded up with some Basic Grey papers (yes, April, I picked up some for you, too).  I couldn’t resist using it for the Our Daily Bread Challenge of Summer.


To me Summer is flowers and butterflies and watching for the hummingbirds.  I used an image from the Bird and Butterfly Labels from ODBD and stamped it in black on light blue cardstock.  I fussy cut it and added tan and black layers using the coordinating Spellbinders’ Label Eighteen.  Behind the image is a rectangle of Swanky Grand cardstock from Basic Grey’s Little Black Dress collection.  It is so lacy and vintage looking.  I created the background design on the tan card base by stamping this lovely butterfly image from ODBD’s Faith Collection.  The sentiment is from their Mini Tags 3 set.  I don’t have a lot of ribbon with me so I used my black stamp pad to color some cream seam binding ribbon that I added to the card, along with some flowers and pearls.  

E. Marie 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge 70 – Clean and Simple
Charisma Cardz Challenge #24 – Summer     
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 138 – Pastel Color (Light Blue)
The Creative Card Crew Challenge #!3 – 1-2-3 (One blue flower, two black bows, three blue pearls)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 222 – Here Comes Summer
LadybugsCrafts Ink Challenge #63 – Double Trouble

23 comments:

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, This card is just so beautiful and elegant lovely layout and colours another stunner:)x

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining in this weeks CCT challenge

kathi17 said...

Lovely card Marie. I always love butterflies and flowers! I've got the silhouette stamp coming. That set is really beautiful, and I really like how you used it.

Lou said...

Hi! such a lovely card,gorgeous design and colours too.
Sounds like a lot of fun :) and wow 50% off that's great.
Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge,
hugs Lou and the DT.xx

Karin said...

Oh Marie, that photo just breaks my heart :( Glad you are making the best of things and that cardshare is beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Sorry about your window....not cool! I do love your lovely card though!!! Thanks for playing in the Stampendous! June Summer challenge!!!

Cat's sCrap said...

Sorry for your car. It's contrary. Fortunately windows, that replaces itself...

Wonderful vintage realization. Beautiful graphic effect. Magnificent layout. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Theresa said...

Sorry about the car. Thanks for joning us for the vintage challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Love the yellow. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Angie said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!! You did a fabulous job coloring the ribbon!!! I love the colors you used! This is my first time to your blog so I don't know what happened but by the looks of your car you had some blessings of safety! After I end my comment I will scroll down your blog! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful colours on your card and I love the two bows!
Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI this week for our Double Trouble and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous card. Gorgeous colors. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous E Marie!! Love your colors and your use of stamps to create your back panel!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Allison said...

lovely summer card
thanks for joining us at CHarisma this week
AllisonX

April said...

Beautiful card, Marie! Love the paper! Can't wait to see what you bring me. I used some you gave me for the Basic Grey challenge this week! Whew! the windshield is a mess!

Hugs, April

Margaret said...

I love it!! The colours are scrummy

Thanks for joining us at The Creative Card Crew

Margaret DT

tilly's crafts said...

really lovely card and love the layout - thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
Kim x

Brenda said...

what a fun color combo!

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0)

SusanH said...

I can't believe that about your car - but have fun while you're there!! I'm jealous you get to go to Archiver's - love that store! Love Basic Grey too - maybe you should bring enough home and we'll have a paper swap! (or I'll just steal some from you...) Be careful!!
Susan

Gemma said...

gorgeous summery creation! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Charisma cardz! Gemma :)

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ hope to see you next week.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is stunning! I love the color combination. It's so pretty and elegant. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.