Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Blog Hop

Howdy!  I hope (and pray) that this blog post finds you in good spirits and health.  Last week, I got the results from a few tests.  And well, it was a surprise.  I went into the exams thinking it's just another test, so that there wouldn't be any surprises for the surgeon.  And well, I was the one who was surprised.  I spent a few days feeling blue, and couldn't find any joy in the things I love: paper crafting, sewing, baking, canning.  You get the picture, I'm a little Martha Stewart.  I love to create home-made things.  Well, I pulled myself up from my boot straps (so to speak) and I decided, when you are given lemons, make lemonade! Right?  I have a life to live.  I have things I want to accomplish.  I have people who depend on me.  And there just isn't any room for complacency.  So, I apologize if I have been 'off-track'.  Please grab a cup of coffee/tea/soda/energy drink, and have a look at what this amazing design team has created!
It's Friday! It's time for a blog hop from the talented ladies over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday!  Blog hops, allow you to visit each design team member's blog and hopefully we inspire you!  We want to get your creative juices flowing, and we hope you play along with us.  This week Maria V, is our creator of this week's sketch.  Let's take a look at what she has given us:

Well, I didn't rotate the sketch, or flip it.  I created a card that showcases this sketch:

I wanted to make a soft and sweet card, for a wonderful friend, who has been so supportive and willing to listen to me cry.  As you probably know, Crumb Cake has got to be the most popular color I use from Stampin' Up!  I use the color (card stock, ink, and pattern paper) on almost every paper craft item I create.  I just LOVE it!
I started with Wisteria Wonder card stock for my card base.  I thought it looked kinda 'flat', so I added a piece of textured WW to the top of the card.  I edged the textured card stock in white craft ink.  I wrapped a piece of crumb cake DSP around the middle of the textured piece.  I added a piece of crinkled crumb cake seam binding and tied a multi-loop bow.  I tied a 'purple' button form the subtles collection, using some linen thread.
For my main panel.  I stamped the three different flowers from Everything Eleanor, using the masking technique.  I heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder on white shimmer paper.  I 'colored' the flowers with WW re-inker and lots of water.  I stamped the sentiment in Wisteria Wonder classic ink.  I matted the white shimmer card stock onto very vanilla card stock. Then this whole piece is matted onto a piece of silver glitter paper.  I added some butterflies embossed and cut from the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  I added some rhinestones for their bodies.
Now, please continue on with our blog hop and visit Tammy F.'s blog, to see what she has created.  I know that you will NOT be disappointed!  Come play along with us @ Sketch Frenzy Friday!
I hope that we have inspired you.  And, I am happy to be here, sharing my creations with you {smile}.


Deb said...

Oh Sharon!! This is stunning! I just love the softness of this!!! And I love the addition of the silver glimmer paper! Such a beautiful card! I know your friend will love it!

Anonymous said...

Very soft and pretty!!