Saturday, April 17, 2010

You make this world a better place

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I made this card for a dear friend who is moving away to be closer to her family.  I am going to miss her dearly.  She truly has made my world a better place.  I know wherever she goes she will make the world a better place, that’s just the type of person she is.

I broke down and bought new stamping stuff.  The first time this year.  I made it almost 4 1/2 months, so I am feeling rather proud of myself.  I really didn’t think I would be able to go that long.  I had a rather big job that I completed, so I was able to justify my spending.  I spent it all at Papertrey, so there is LOTS of Papertrey in your future.  I am so in love with all Papertrey goodness and could resist no longer.  This stamp set was in the first of three orders (yes, that’s 3).  When I go down, I guess I go down big. LOL 

I have to say that I LOVE this set!  I had so much fun playing with it, and the matching die….genius!  I stamped the flowers in Melon Berry and Hawaiian Shores. I die cut the largest flower and stamped the flower in Hawaiian Shores.  I was really surprised how easy it was to stamp on the die cut.  I was afraid it would be hard to line it up, but it really was so simple to do.  I then spread some Tacky Glue all over the image and added some glitter.  This is a great way to add a heavy coat of glitter, it really sticks well.  I think I would have liked a little less glitter on this flower, but I learned something in the process.  I then added a Melon Berry button tied with twine to the center.  The sentiment is from Verve’s “All About You” set.  It expressed perfectly what I wanted to say.

Well, I am off to clean my house on this cool spring morning.  Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

Stamps Delightful Dahlia (Papertrey), All About You (Verve)
Paper Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey)
Ink Melon Berry, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey)
Other glitter, melon berry button, twine, Dahlia die

17 comments:

Gina said...

Sorry your friend is moving. Love this, especially the sparkle. Can't wait to see all your new goodies.

Sara said...

ohhh very pretty Karen, love the sparkle!

Michelle VP said...

This is beautiful! Love that glittered flower. :)

Cindy said...

So pretty! The sparly flower makes such a great statement on this card and gives it such character.

Micki Switzer said...

Really like the ink colors on the card and the sparkly flower. Hard to see a friend move away.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card - love those colors together! I'm having a hard time resisting PTI stuff, myself. And you have a big, beautiful family!

littlethingsifind said...

First, I love this color combo- one of my favs. Second I love what you did with the pop flower. It looks great!

Michelle said...

A Verve fan AND a PTI fan - love it!; me too!! Love the glitterly flower - that's hot!

Teresa said...

Wow, these colors look great together! Love the clean, simple design!!! I think I might have to break down and get this set after all . . . ;)

Ramona said...

Ohhh! I love this stamp set already but you really brought out the best of it. I love the design and the color together. Great card. I think I will CASE this one. I am becoming a follower too!

Rebecha said...

I had two good friends move away last year, so I can empathize.

The card is gorgeous. Did you find that the tacky glue made your cardstock/paper curl up at all?

Brenda said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the colors. I'm jealous of your PTI haul! LOL! I so want to buy a few more sets but the budget won't allow me to right now.
It's great to meet a fellow Papertrey Pixie from PA. Where in PA are you located?

Payne Holler Cards said...

this card is so wonderful! love the sparkle...and wish I could last 4.5 months!!! there would be so much more money in our account LOL

Vicki said...

Such a lovely card, Karen, and such a sweet sentiment! Great accent! I know your friend will miss you, too! Blessings to you!

Jennifer Carter said...

LOVE all that glitter! Great job!

Janis said...

Beautiful!! I love the colour combination. I am always afraid to stamp over an image in a different colour but I think I am going to have to get rid of that fear after seeing your card.

Caryn said...

This is just gorgeous Karen. I love the glitter, it really adds a special dimension.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx