Monday, March 19, 2012

Thank You, #50 + #3

I hope everyone is enjoying this Monday.  Me, I'm surviving.  We had snow again.  Ugh.  I am sooo ready for warm weather.  And I don't mean 80 degrees warm.  Just a nice 70-75 would be absolutely wonderful!
Speaking of wonderful, we know this couple, who live in California.  They have got to be the nicest folks I have ever met.  They are kind, thoughtful, generous, and down right lovely.  Anyways, for my birthday, they sent me a gift package.  Inside was a nice bottle of champagne, along with some Hibiscus in syrup, and the most beautiful set of love birds perched on a branch.  Now, for those who know me, know I have a thing for birds.  (Ok, any creature with wings, but mostly birds.)
So, I wanted to make them a card, to thank them for both thinking of me, and their generosity.  I stopped by one of my favorite challenge blog sites and a new one:  CR84FN Color Challenge  and  retro sketches.
Here is my starting point:

I just love the bright and vibrant colors for this weeks color challenge @ CR84FN.  Pink, Orange, and Yellow.  How pretty!  And they make me think of spring.  The quote is quite lovely, too:  "Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. ~ Epicurus"  
So, the card I made is just that, for a friend!  Here is what I created:

I used these beautiful papers from Kaiser crafts.  Aren't they just dreamy.  The yellow pattern paper is from Authentique (my scrap box).  The flowers are from a stash, so no brand, sorry.  The ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink.  The butterflies, and leaves are from Stampin' Up!, the sentiment is from Amuse Studios.  I added dazzling diamond glitter to the buttons, once again.  It's kinda addicting {smiles}.  The half pearls are from my stash, too.
The card was quick and easy to put together.  Thank you for stopping by.  And, I'll have another post for tomorrow morning!  Stay tuned.  


Sue Lelli said...

Sharon, those papers together make for one BEAUTIFUL card! Your friend will surely LOVE this! LOVE the butterflies and the button and the bling! So PRETTY! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

kasia c. said...

Beautiful! I too love the patterned papers you paired together! Also I love the addition of that polka dot banner with the butterflies.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches. :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Very pretty colors! The little butterflies in the corner are a great touch! So glad you played in this week's Retrosketches!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Sharon! What a wonderful mix of patterned papers! Those little butterflies looks so sweet fluttering about! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Just a Thought... said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!!! What a lovely gift your friends gave you!! This card just sends smiles and happiness!! Anyone would be honored to receive such a "happy" card!! GREAT JOB!!! Amy L.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Sharon, this is amazing! LOVE those happy colors! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Such beautiful papers and pretty flowers - this is really gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Sasha said...

Hi Sharon,
Your card is gorgeous. I love the papers you used, pretty flowers and your layout looks fab:)
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment on my card x