Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I love this card and finally I'm using something I purchased two years ago....

It's Wednesday again...where are the weeks going?  It seemed like yesterday was Wednesday, and worse than seemed like yesterday was Christmas and it's only 9 months from now...YIKES!  So, back to this card.  I made this card for a very dear friend....I've had this Graphic 45 paper for quite some time, and I LOVE it.  And, I've also had the Spellbinder Romantic Decorative Elements die, which quite frankly I love the look of, but hate the difficulty in cutting it.  I even went so far as to purchase the Grand Calibur thinking that would fix the issue....not so.  So it's back to shim shiminy, shim shiminy, shim shiminy shim!

Where was I?  Oh yes....I used a Krylon 18kt pen to outline the decorative paper and gold mirror card stock to outline the sentiment which was stamped using white pigment ink and Judi Kins translucent gold embossing powder.  Which by the way is my very favorite embossing powder.  The butter flies were made using Martha Stewart punch with the three butterflies.  Here's the inside....
I'm happy....I'm sure she will be to.  Her house is very beautifully decorated with Asian Art, this is my tiny contribution. on to yet another card....
I've had Perfect Pearls and the medium for a long, long time, and until now, I've not used them...Why?  who knows.  This week, I was watching a GinaK Designs video.  She sparked my interest and guess what it was not difficult...So, now I can't say I've never used them! 

I'm working on 3 birthday cards for 3 important women in my life.  that said, now I'll show you my desk.  pretty  You should see the rest of the room....I'll show the cards mid- April after the last of the birthdays.  Who knows, I may find something else that's been waiting to be used!  Before I go any further.....Julia is almost at her 4th anniversary check out how you can play along.  And if you just want to link your desk, you can do that's my mess.....check out those who sharing their spaces here.
Before I go back to creating or cleaning (I pick creating)....let me tell you about a big event at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.  For anyone living within 400 miles, this is the place to be May 3rd, 4th and 5th.  She will be hosting a HUGE event.  This is her 7th. such celebration to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  Every year they get better and better.  The price is soooo very worth it.  just to give you a hint, there is another store in the area that is charging TWICE as much.  I know from experience the catered food and desserts , the fantastic give-aways, and the new and exciting products make for a most creative weekend.  Karen added a third day this year....can you believe it  yet another day to play.  And the people I've met are such fun.'s something you need to know.  The spaces are filling up, if you are interested, I'd suggest you sign up today.  If you sign up for 2 days the third day is FREE!   You heard me!  FREE! 

And here's something else exciting:  Check this out.... Here's something to keep under your have a chance to win something really nice....I'm talking REALLY NICE.

I'm off for now.  The neighbors are here for a visit....
Have a wonderful week.


  1. Your cards are Gorgeous, love the elegant designs and detail x Have a Happy Easter Heather #86

  2. You are busy. And you have purple kisses, never seen those before. Love the card, all the work with the spellbinder is worth it...but I know what you mean about the cutting inadequacies...drives you nuts huh! Your desk doesn't look too messy to fact, i think I could stroll in and get on straight away!

    1. Julia, the purple Kisses are dark chocolate.

  3. Two absolutely FABULOUS cards. Enjoy your day(s) in Paradise!
    Sarn xxx

  4. 2 beautiful cards.
    Love the desk, full of lovely things.
    I'm late this week and trying to catch up!
    Have a good weekend.

  5. Your Romantic Decorative Card is beautiful. I have that die,did
    you use a solid card base under the die.I use wax paper when I
    cut this kind of die. Carol

  6. Beautiful cards. Happy Easter , Jill #148

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card. Just realised I'm not following you but am now!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Beautiful cards Mary!!! i love them all...


Thank you for spending time visiting my blog. And thank you even more for your comments. I LOVE reading each and every one of them. Happy creating!