Thursday, October 27, 2011


It's Thursday!  One day closer to the weekend!  This week over @ Creative Sketches, we have a sketch for you to work with  and a theme.  The theme is any holiday.  So, I picked St. Valentine's Day.  It's my favorite holiday, so that is how I decided.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my Valentine's Day card:

I have been on a scrap kick lately.  You know, use your scraps.  You should see the piles of scraps.  Its amazing.  I used some paper I used for my grand-daughter's birthday a few years back.  I 'love' stamp.  and then a precious little key and tag that just really worked!
Thank you for looking.  Drop me a line and let me know what your favorite holiday is!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sketch week #10

It's Wednesday.  That means that it's time for another sketch from the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  For this sketch challenge, we ask that you use your Stampin' Up! supplies to be eligible to win.
Here is the sketch:

Can't you just see all the potential this sketch has?  I know that I wanted to change the shape of the 'label'.  But, other than that, I really didn't have a plan.  
Once you sign-up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you receive a monthly magazine called, 'Stampin' Success'.  This magazine has alot of inspiration, projects, business tips, and specials.  Well, I saw this beautiful card.  And I just love the colors, and elements used.  So, here is my card:

One stamp set.  One background stamp.  Three card stocks.  I hope this image show how shimmery the card is.  I used the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday's Mojo Faces

It's Saturday, and that means that the super creative ladies over @ Our Creative Corner have a new challenge for us!  And you won't be disappointed!  We have a wonderfully talented hostess this week, asking us to use 'faces' in our submission this week.  How clever and oh my, lets see what you create!
I got my inspiration for Mojo Monday #211.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Ok, the face isn't stamped.  And the funny thing is, that I have a stamp that is very similar to this image.  But, for some reason, I just could not get the mojo working.  I wanted a CAS card, so that the 'face' wouldn't compete with anything else.  I selected simple embellishments, and added little touches.  The button is hand-sewn on.  The tags were individually hand-threaded.  I chose a plain pink background panel, to help bring out the pinks in the flowers, that are in the tag.  I put the card onto Early  easpresso cardstock, to help bring out some of the browns and darker lines.  I added a vintage brad to the tag.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you have been inspired!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank You Spiced

Oh my, is it Friday already?  Whew, where did the time go?  So, as it is Friday, it is time for another sketch challenge by the fabulous group Sketch Frenzy Friday!  And, I have to admit, that I have really enjoyed the creative sketches these wonderful ladies have created.  And this week is no exception.  Tammy B. is this weeks designer.   So, without further ado, here is her sketch:

Isn't this just a great sketch?  Here is my card:

I used my new favorite dsp: Spice Cake DSP.  I just love how the colors and patterns make me 'feel' autumn.  I matted the lighter dsp to help bring out that beautiful pool party blue.  I wrapped some early espresso ribbon around it, to help ground the piece to the card.  I stamped the 'thank you' in soft suede classic ink.  And, I'm sure I haven't surprised you by using some of the first edition dsp.  I used the hand held punch to create the flowers and added a rhinestone jewel to the centers.  
Thank you for looking! and I hope that you find some time to play along with us in this weeks challenge.  Now, don't forget to stop by Tammy B.'s blog, to continue on with the blog hop!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Layered DSP

Happy Thursday to everyone.  The Creative Sketches challenge team has a fun and different challenge for you.   We want you to layer some dsp (designer series paper) and add some dry embossing to it.  Sounds fun, huh?  Well, they even have a sketch for us, too! Yahoo!
so, here is the sketch:

Ok, before you say anything, I know a few people who aren't fans of flowers.  But, don't just see a flower.  See a shape.  Any shape.  A star, a heart, a box, a circle.  Can you en-vision it now.? Don't let different elements of any sketch throw you.  Now, don't see the wavey line.  That is pretty hard to duplicate.  See a torn edge, a scallop trim, a decorative edge.
So, here is what I created:

See, it looks like I used the sketch as my inspiration, and added what I had or what I wanted, and still followed the guidelines.  I used three different papers of dsp: spice cake and first edition.  I used the large scallop trim for the tasteful trims die.  I wrapped some crochet ribbon around the card, and tied on a bow.  I added one of those small vintage tags.  I stamped 'hello' from tiny tags stamp set in soft suede classic ink.  I sponged all the edges with crumb cake classic ink.  I used vanilla card stock with the vintage wall paper embossing folder for my dry embossing. 
I love the simplicity of this card.  It has a lot of charm without having a thoushand pounds of product.
Play along with us @ Creative Sketches!  Who knows, you may be our next top winner!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

week #9

So, it's week #9 @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  I can't tell you enough how wonderful the sketches are.  They are super easy to work with, and it's fun to create something beautiful! 
Here is the sketch for this week:

And so, I made a Halloween card.  For those who know me, know that I'm not big on Halloween.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not against it.  I just don't decorate.  My daughter, she decorates.  Loves the holiday.  So, when ever I paper craft something Halloween-ish, I give it to her.  She is just happy as a clam.  
And here is my card:

I used the Pick your Poison DSP and Pick your Poison stamp set.  I added some first edition dsp.  That has got to be my allllll time favorite dsp.  I cut a label from the lots of tags die set, using the silver glitter paper.  Then sprayed the glitter paper with some home-made black classic re-inker mist.  I sponged the edges of the cardstock with crumb cake classic ink.  Tied a pumpkin pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the dsp.  I tied the bow onto the strap of ribbon.  I added 3 black brads to the lower right corner of my panel.  I used foam tape to pop-up the whole piece.  
I love this card.  I can't quite decide if I'm going to sell it, or use it to send to my daughter.
Thanks for stopping by, and now go create something using your Stampin' Up! supplies, and join our sketch challenge!  You could be our next big winner! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Stampin' Up! is coming to Albuquerque!  It's a half-day regional event!  So, you know that I will be there! and so are the wonderfully talented ladies in my downline.  If you aren't familiar with what that is, when you recruit another person, they are your downline.  And you are their upline.  Kinda cute, huh?  Anyways, so I'm super excited!  I'm even hosting a vintage card swap at this fabulous event.  But, what I wanted to share with you are the tags that I made for my downline.  
So, a little background.  Once you reached Senior Supervisor you can name your downline group.  It's kinda big deal.  So, after much thought, and quick action, I named my downline group, 'Hoot's Got Stamps?'.  Hoot, you know, like an owl.  Isn't that just the cutest? 
So, here are the tags I made.  I have one of each of my downline ladies who are attending regionals.

Aren't these just the cutest?  The overall size is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I haven't quite figured out how to get it to attach yet.  But don't fret.  I'll have that all taken care of by Thursday.
Thanks for looking!  Stop back by all week, because I have made my cards for the design teams I am on.  I hope you won't be disappointed.  They are actually quite good!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Altered Canvas

Happy Monday.  It's been a crazy busy past week, and this week doesn't show any signs of slowing down.  If you are a regular visitor/follower, you have noticed that I didn't post or participate in the OCC challenge this past Saturday.  And you would be correct.  Life has really gotten busy, and so I took the weekend off.  It was super nice to take a break.  But, this is a new week, and a new set of challenges to participate in!
I wanted to try my hand at mixed media art.  So, I took a blank canvas I had sitting in the top of my craft room closet.  (and yes, I purchased them in bulk several months back.)  
I started with painting the edges with a shimmer acrylic paint tinted with a super light beige re-inker.  So, while that dried, I started working on my layout.  Now, I don't scrapbook.  The 'canvas' is too vast for me.   So, it did take a while before anything certain came to me.  My canvas is 11" x 14".  I know, what a crazy size and talk about alot of space.  Anyways, I found some pretty pattern paper, some girl-y embellishments, and started.
Here is what I came up with:

For those who know me, my oldest granddaughter is 5 years old.  And she is my princess.  We cook, craft, dance, and sing together!  Her name is Haley.  And so, this altered canvas will go in her bedroom here at our house.  (yes, she has her own room here.)  I totally girl-ed it up, because she is a girl-y girl.  The pool party cardstock, is the matt in which her photo will sit.  My printer ran out of yellow, and so I need to get a new cartiridge before I can print her photo.  
Here are a few close-ups:

Yes, the buttons are hand-sewn onto the ribbon.  I created the monogram with stamps and used some foam tape to pop-up the monogram square.  The key and ribbon charm were put on jump rings and strung through a vintage trincket and pinned to the floral ribbon trim.  The large flower was purchased.  I did hand-stamp, ' when I count my blessings I count you twice' and 'Molto Bello {very beautiful}' in Soft Suede classic ink.
I love to mix textures, and so I added some fabric pieces, [there is a square that reads, 'earth angel' and then a small piece that has a dress on it] and some photo corner resin pieces.  
Thank you for looking.  This project was created with several different pieces, so for any inquirys as to what was used, please email me privately.
Thank you for stopping by today.  And I will be participating in several challenges this week!

Friday, October 14, 2011

merry christmas text

Happy Friday to you!  I hope your week was good, and you have some extra energy to play along with us in one of our challenges.  Well, for this Friday, I am the person who did the sketch for the sketch challenge @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I based the sketch on a card I created several months ago, and I just loved it!
Here is the sketch:

I am getting ready for another Christmas card class for this weekend, so I have used my Christmas paper to create a card with this sketch!
Here is my card:

I wanted to create a unique and different.  I used Letters to Santa DSP for the pattern paper.  I masked the green ornament so that when I stamped the red ornament, it would look like the green ornament was closer to you.  I stamped the Merry Christmas on top of the text paper.  I used a scrap piece of the Silver Glitter paper to create the star.  I added an old olive button tied with the early espresso bakers twine.
Thank you for looking, and I hope that we see your work!  Now, don't forget to visit Tammy B. 's blog to see what she created!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

colored rolled flowers

It's Thursday, and that means we are one more day closer to the weekend!  I'm having my second Christmas card class this weekend.  My SIL is racing this weekend also.  So, there is alot planned.  The lovely ladies over at Creative Sketches have a wonderful color challenge for us (including you) this week.  Here is the color inspiration:

The colors for this weeks challenge are: soft suede, basic black, crumb cake, and cajun craze.  Sounds like masculine themes.  
Here is the card I created:

This card was alot of fun to create.  I inked one of my all time favorite stamp sets: Friends 24-7.   I just love the wonderful images in this stamp set.  But, it is retired.  I created my own rolled flowers.  I used the First Edition DSP to get the text paper.  I made my own shimmer mist with cajun craze re-inker.  I punched basic black and crumb cake dsp to create the leaves.  I stamped the chair image in soft suede.  The sentiment, 'cherish' is a play on words.  The image is a chair.  I thought is was 'cute'.  Join us for this week's color challenge!  Who knows, you may be our next winner of our challenge!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sketch because

It's Wednesday!   We are half-way to the weekend!  Just think extra time to paper craft!  Yahoo!  Oh, and it's time for another sketch brought to you by the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge!  So, without further ado, this is the sketch:

This sketch has alot of potential!  You can use a variety of cardstock to make this sketch work.  Don't forget, you can turn the sketch on it's side, or flip it!  Here is what I came up with:

See what I mean?  I used a pattern paper to occupy some of the blank space.  I used some scrap pieces of different pattern papers to create the top piece.  I tore the first edition dsp to re-create the rough edge, as in the sketch.  I used a scrap piece of the cherry cobbler quilted ribbon.  I just love this ribbon.  It has a wonderfully elegant pattern in the solid color ribbon, and the weight is soft enough to tie without adding a bunch of bulk!  
Come on, join us in this sketch challenge!  Use your Stampin' Up! materials, to create something fabulous!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thank You, Lisa

I have a 'friend' in California, her name is Lisa S.  She is very sweet and considerate.  I had a mishap of some mail order items, and she was nice enough to mail them right out to me, on her own dime.  I appreciate her efforts, kindness and generosity.
So, I made her a card.  

And I stuck a $10 Starbucks gift card inside to cover her costs and help spread a little sunshine into her day.  The card is not layered with a hundreds different items, or layered with thirty different pattern papers.  I actually made this card with some scraps I had left over from my Bunco gifts.  
Just plain and simple.  Just to say 'Thank You'.  And I really do mean it!  Thanks Lisa!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mojo meets Creative Corner

Happy Saturday to everyone!  This holiday weekend, should be productive.  Well, to get the creative juices turning, Lori has another fun challenge for us (yes, that means you, too!) over @ Our Creative Corner.  Lori has a color challenge.  Well, I needed a bit more inspiration, so I headed over to Mojo Monday #209 to see what they had.

Here are the colors:
Here is the sketch:

And, here is what I made!:

All supplies used are Stampin' Up!.  I used the spice cake DSP and the scallop trim punch and the pennant die.  The leaf I stamped the outline in chocolate chip craft and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the inside with Cajun Craze.  I fussy cut the leaf and sponged the edges.  I adhered the leaf with foam tape to lift it off the card.  The ribbon I cheated.  I had tied this bow a few weeks back, and it was still on my crafting table.  It was the perfect size :)
Thank you for stopping by! and enjoy Columbus Day weekend!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Happy Friday, to you all.  This has been a crazy week, but arriving to Friday feels pretty good.  It feels good to have another week in the rear view mirror, so to speak.  
To talented group, @ Sketch Frenzy Friday have another creative sketch for you to play with.  Robbie R. is the designer of the sketch this week.  She did a fabulous a fabulous job.  This week was a challenge for me.  And this sketch really made me think, play, and try a new technique.  So, thank you Robbie, for making me stretch my creative wings.  :)

Here is Robbie's sketch:
Here is the card I created:
Yeah, I still have some Beau Chateau DSP left.  I just love this DSP!  It has to be my all-time favorite DSP.  I have been using Stampin' Up! products for over 7 years.  I have seen Stampin' Up! make changes both in their red rubber images, as well as, their business end.  I am very happy with their new style of red rubber images, and with the support/help I receive as a SU! demonstrator.
I used one new stamp set, and one background stamp.  I used only 2 colors of classic ink.  I stamped the frame in chocolate chip craft ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used my craft knife to cut out the frame.  I adhered a scrap piece of Beau Chateau DSP with dimensionals behind the cut-out frame.  I used the First Edition DSP to create the flower.  I used the Birds & Bloom die to get the flower shape.  I added a vintage trinket (button brad) to the center of the flower.  I added two small scraps with prominant patterns above and below the frame.  
My faux-half pearls were created with a new technique.  At the SU! convention this year, we were given a crafting idea, by adding crystal affects to an empty re-inker bottle.  The ink that is inside the bottle actually 'dye' the crystal affects, and the crystal affects adheres to whatever you add it to.  So, your rhinestones, and faux half-pearls can be colored!  I added a few sprays of Vanilla Smooch to give my card some glimmer and pizzazz!
Thank you for stopping by.  Now, don't forget to visit Tammy B. blog and she what she is up to!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Belated Birthday Wishes

Happy Thursday!  I like working with sketches, and making something pretty and beautiful.  And, as long as I'm not interupted.  So, I was given that creative freedom last night.  My husband plays ice hockey a few nights a week, so those are my 'golden' crafting times.  
The talented ladies over @ Creative Sketches, has a new sketch for us to work with this week.  I encourage you to play along with us.  

Here is the sketch:

Here is my interputation of this sketch:

My first thought when I saw the sketch, was to make flowers and line them up.  But, that seems too obvious.  So, I quit browsing through my craft room and changed my focus.  And the perfect pennant punch came to mind.  Then, I needed a color(s) to get this card going.  While eating dinner, I had a blue and vanilla color combo running through my mind.  So, that was my platform to start.  I have been on a tangent to use my scraps.  (oh my, if you only knew the extensive collection.)  So, I knew I wanted 'blue' and that was my start.  I used a variation of 'green' and 'pink' based on the colored polka dots in the pattern paper.  
Most of the products used, are from Stampin' Up!, except the colored polka dot pattern paper, the pink plaid pattern paper, the stamped 'blue' pattern paper, and the buttons.
Thank you for looking, and I hope your Thursday is fantastic!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Moments

Hello!  It's Wednesday, and we are half way through the work week.  On the local news of Albuquerque, New Mexico, yesterday, said that the United Postal Service is working over budget, and can't seem to figure out how to control it.  Also, that folks get an average of one hand-written piece of mail every 7 weeks.  WOW!  That story made me almost cry.  And so, I have set a goal for myself to craft some hand-made cards and mail them out to my girl friends.  I will work on creating some 'flat' cards, so I don't exceed the 64 cent postage. :)
Anyways, the wonderfully talented Cristena @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge has a great sketch for us this week.  The sample shows a Christmas themed card, but, you know me... I do the obvious!  So, I created a 'friendship' card.  Probably because that news story made me so sad.
Here is the sketch

Here is the card I created

I used 'happy' colors: Calypso Coral, and Pink Pirouette.  I had a few scraps from Beau Chateau DSP.  I made some 'flowers' with various circle sizes.  I made the two centers different, to add some visual interest.  I punched leaves, using the 2-step bird punch.  The glitter butterfly is made from the silver glitter paper and the Beautiful Wings embosslit die.  I think the shine with all that silver glitter only makes you smile!
I used the Lots of Tags die to create this pretty tag.  I used the You're Cherished stamp set for this simple sentiment.  I stamped it in Soft Suede classic ink, on a scrap from the Beau Chateau DSP.  I think it looks soo appropriate with the First Edition DSP.  And yes, I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake classic ink.  I used the 2-step owl punch (pupils) to create the faux rhinestones.  And, yeah, it was from the scrap piece that I used from the butterfly die. :)

As always, thank you for stopping by.  For those who are looking for some direction or guidance on how to create a balanced/better card, I am working on a on-line class.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Just: Us Girls + Just Add Ink

For those who know me, know that I am currently on 4 (yeah, kinda alot) design teams.  Oh, and I work full-time.  So when I say my plate is a bit full, I am serious.  I love to paper craft, and so most days, these posts are more fun than basically anything.  However, sometimes, I don't always have 'free' time to play along with some of my all time favorite challenge sites.  But, today I am.  When I saw the sketch challenge @ Just Us GirlS and color challenge @ Just Add Ink, I knew that I had to play!  

The sketch challenge looks so wonderful, now who could pass this one up?  

Now look at these beautiful colors!

And here is my card:

Now, if you are super big fan of Stampin' Up! like I am, you can tell that these are their colors.  I know a few companies who have similar colors, so don't let that stop you from playing along.  The only items that are not SU! are the buttons.  One is from a competitor and the other I found on the clearance rack at a local sewing store.  (I always check the clearence area first, when I go shopping at craft, sewing, or hobby stores.)  I used cardstock scraps to create this little beauty.  I need to use  them up anyway, right?  So, why not start there, instead of cutting a brand new whole sheet of cardstock.  
The card base is Crumb Cake.  The panel is Pool Party texture.  I used Calypso Coral ruffle ribbon.  I used the white bakers twine to connect the buttons.  The large flower is a discontinued item.  The stamp is done in Soft Suede classic ink.  I did some faux stitching with a paper piercer and a white gel pen.  I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake classic ink.  My stamp-a-ma-jig assisted me in making sure my sentiment was straight.  I don't think I'd be able to make a half-way decent card without that little guy.
Thank you for looking.  Don't forget to check back daily, as I will be posting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and again on Saturday!  Have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Card Class

Happy Monday!  I am hosting a Christmas Card Class this month.  I have 2 different dates: Saturday, Oct 8th (10a-2p) OR Sunday, Oct 16th (1p-5p).  You will have all the supplies and materials to make these 5 cards (4 of each), including envelopes.  The cost of the class is $35.  If you attend both classes or purchase 2 kits, you will receive a 20% discount off your second class/kit.  I also have a 'special' during the class days.  That way, if you want or need to make more of the cards, you can get a discount on your additional supplies.
Just think, by the middle of October, you could potentially have all your Christmas cards done!  How fantastic would that be?  That will leave you with just over 2 months left, before Christmas, to get all your shopping/baking done!

This is just a small glimspe as to what the cards look like.  So, join me, and see for yourself how fabulous these Christmas/Holiday cards are!  All cardstock is cut and die cut, if needed.  All you need to do is stamp and assemble.  How quick and easy!
If you would like to purchase a kit, long distance, please contact me privately.  Add $7 for shipping and handling.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

World Card Making Day!

As this weekend is coming to a close, I hope that you have had a chance to enjoy sometime to relax and  unwind.  That for me translates to: paper crafting and baking.  To celebrate World Card Making Day, I had a card class at my home.  I know these economic times are difficult, and there doesn't seem like there is an end in sight.  So, for WCMD, I wanted to share some tips and tricks on making your paper crafting supplies last longer.  Little ideas to help get more cards out of a roll of ribbon, how to ink, use, and fall in love with a background stamp.  How to use some scraps to make a card, quick.  What to do with the left overs from a Scrapbook page kit.  See, useful tips and tricks, and we got to make 4 cards!

The first two cards are made from scraps.  The first card uses scraps from the Tea Time simply scrappin' kit.  The second card uses scraps from Cheerful Treats DSP.  I used the same stamp set, to show how a simple sentiment can get alot of mileage.  I used You're Cherished stamp set, but the Thank You Kindly stamp set would be perfect, too!  I used the same ribbon and base cardstock for both cards.  

Tip:  I also made 'poor-man' bows.  Wrap a scrap piece of ribbon around the front of your card, and then another small piece around the wrapped piece.   Tip:  use the string of rhinestones to add sparkle to your card.  They are already lined up, so you don't have to center or space them.  Trick: when stamping on pattern paper, use the lightest or less patterned paper.  Also, stamp your sentiment in a dark color, such as black or dark brown.  You don't want your words to compete with objects or get lost in a busy pattern.  Trick:  use the pattern paper from the same package, because they already coordinate. 

The second two cards are made with stamps that may seem intimidating or over-whelming.    The first card uses a background stamp: Hello, Doily, and an abstract object: Timeless Treasures.  The second card uses a stamp set with a large font: Hand-Penned  Holidays.  I used the same cardstock for both cards.  I used the same colors of ink, too!

Tip: use a brayer to ink a large or background stamp so you get even coverage.  Tip: swipe wax paper over your cardstock before using a stylis to score your paper.  It helps create smooth score lines.  Trick: when using a large stamp, stamp off the cardstock, so the image is not centered.  That way, you don't have to be perfect.  Any variation will look beautiful.  Trick: stamp the background stamp in a light color and your object in a dark color.  Trick: add a large faux half-pearl to the knot of linen thread.

Here is a card, that my granddaughter made for her mom (my daughter):

Thank you for looking.  I hope that you were able to carve out sometime to create, and exercise the other half of your brain - the creative side.  I hope you stop by again, soon! Take care.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chateau de Versailles

It's Saturday, and the weekend is upon us!  I hope you all have time this weekend to do something you love.  Today, is Oct 1, 2011...its World Card Making Day.  And the wonderfully creative Lori has a great challenge for us and you, @ Our Creative Corner Challenge.  The challenge is to create a card using another country as your inspiration.  And I don't think that it will come as a surprise, when you see my card!  
I love things French.  I'm not sure why.  I'm not french, but I gravitate to french inspired things.  I'm even a fan of French cooking.  And so, I started my inspirational search looking for things associated with Marie Antoinette.  You remember her in history, when referring to the poverty and suffering of her own people, she said, 'Let them eat cake!'.  Marie dressed in very exaggerated gowns.  Lots of lace, ruffles, pearls, bling - all things pretty, feminine, and just gorgeous!  Then, I searched the Internet for some photographs of the interior decor of Chateau de Versailles.  The rooms that I saw, were decorated extravagantly.  Lots of bold colors, patterns, and large scale architecture.  So, with those images going through my head, I sat down at my craft table, and put together this card.

I took the wall paper inside Versailles as my inspiration for the main panel.  
To show some of the architecture of Versailles, I used an oval frame embossing folder to create the oval piece.  I stamped a pink flourish inside the oval.  I stamped 'Bonjour' inside the pink flourish.  I added a white resin floral piece.  
To add some elements from Marie's gowns, I created the vertical strip.  On a strip of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped some 'music' on it, and then created a box pleat.  I wrapped a piece of ruffle ribbon and created a multi-loop bow.  I hot glued a white button and pale pink faux half-pearl to its center. 
I wanted to add another feminine and pretty piece, so I created the flower.  I cut some floral shapes with a die, using sheer fabric and text paper.  I stacked the pieces together and added a scrap piece of white crochet trim.  I added a wonderfully pretty rhinestone brad to the center.  I adhered the flower to a white paper doily.  To add some softness and innocence.  
I did stamp on the main panel.  I stamped a Paris address in the upper left corner, in a brown classic ink.  I stamped 'Paris' in the lower right corner, in a black classic ink.

Thank you for looking, and I hope you have been inspired to join us @ Our Creative Corner, for this fabulous challenge!  Remember, it's World Card Making Day!  Please, use this 'holiday' to create something wonderful! and share it!