Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Howdy! I hope you had a good weekend.  We celebrated Labor Day, yesterday, here in the United States of America.  I had a wonderful weekend.  I did about everything I set out to accomplish.  So that always feels good.
I created a card during my break from 'work' (aka my paying job) and did some crafting.  So, that always makes me smile! {smile}   
A lovely lady, Karen L. had posted the sweetest compliment ever! on a recent post, and suggested that I give her card challenge (Word Art Wednesday) a go.  So, I did.  But, before I show you what I made, I have to admit, that I needed a bit of direction on my creation.  
I stopped by one of my favorite sketch challenge sites, Cardabilities and here is this weeks sketch:

I don't know about you, but I am a FAN of the banner.  Love it.  Don't know exactly why, but I do.
And here is this weeks challenge over @ Word Art Wednesday (challenges inspired by God's word):  

and here is what I created:

I was touched by the write up of the verse.  I don't know about you, but I really do need to learn to slow down, be patient, and give thanks for the moment.  I finally used this beautiful pattern paper I purchased from Poland - Lemon Crafts.  I used the pattern paper and paper blossoms from the collection.  I used a scrap piece of white trim, and white seam binding.  I created a simple bow, die cut some leaves, and distressed the blossom petal tips with white distress paint and diamond glitter.  I did some machine stitching (zig zag) to adhere the trim and seam binding to my banner piece.  I sponged all the edges of paper (pattern and solid card stock) with crumb cake classic ink.  I added a trio of sequins and tiny half faux pearls.
The card is too bulky to fit in an A2 size envelope, so I decorated a large glassine bag to hold the card.  And yeah, this little gem will be for sale in my Etsy shop, HERE.
I hope your week is good.  And don't forget to appreciate what you have, where you are, who loves you, and have patience with everyone around you.


Unknown said...

The colors and textures as well as the shapes makes one want to slow down to really enjoy this creation. Thank you for dropping by. Sweet sunny smiles from Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

Aggie said...

Lovely card! Beautiful colours :) Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities :)

Nowe Love Papierowe said...

Beautiful card,colours :) Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities :)

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!