Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vintage


Challenges: Mojo Monday sketch #147, Party Time Tuesdays #7: anything goes birthday card, Crazy Challenges "it's hip to be square", and The Play Date Cafe: #37 Provencial Theme, and CAS-tastic #12 SIMPLE (stamped image, inked edges, lace doily)

Challenges: Unscripted Sketches #63, Just Scraps "Create a Wedding Card", Stamping Sisters in Christ #47 "what brings you peace or rest?"


I have gotten into the vintage look lately. Love the papers- creams, blacks, pinks, greens and blues all together in muted designs....yummy! For me, though, finding the right embellishments was always tricky. I was able to find some old stash: prima flowers, ribbons, and pearls that I was finally able to put to use. If you were to see my table, you would be amazed that I could actually find anything! All items were set out- separate piles of goodies to sort through for each card.... add in punches, scissors, glitter and glue, buttons, 3d foam tape, stamps and doilies, more paper (see the emerging pic in your head...?) Total chaos on the table. A cluttered table leads to a cluttered mind.

Onto the cards...
The butterfly wish card was such a fun card to make! The scrunched ribbon is American Crafts that was found in the clearance aisle of Michael's. Found doilies too, which seem to be the in/out new/past fad that I finally decided to try. The papers are Websters, Lullaby Lane. Don'tcha love the vintage?

The Cherish card evokes feelings of love for me. The romantic colors, flowers, butterflies with glitter....Simple elegance. In keeping with the feeling of love, God loves me. It is a constant reminder daily that even when I fail here on earth, my heavenly Father cherishes me, gives me this beautiful gift of Encouragement to which I use heartily here (making and sending the homemade cards) and that as long as I believe in Him and follow his ways- my hiccups along the road can be turned to good for His purposes.

I am ending my entry with this thought as I have been going through some growing pains. My daily walk has suffered, my mind/table are cluttered with too much mediocre stuff, and our family's faith/relationships have been put upon the shelf lately. Time to get back to what really matters in this life. Tonight I will go to bed with the last thought that I am loved and that I am cherished.

17 comments:

Paige said...

Stunning cards! What talent you are blessed with! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Esther Peh said...

Beautiful card you have there! I like the butterfly :))

Nana said...

Beautiful, stunning work! Love them both, so pretty!
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Miesje said...

I like your card - that doily is wonderful on there. I liked your last thought - every day is a new day! Thank you for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges. Have a "Peace filled day tomorrow.

Miesje said...

That card is fantastic! I love the doily and the way you used. I like your last thought too, good thing every day is a new day. Thank you for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Anna said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Katie said...

Your cards are just beautiful! So happy you shared them with us at PTT!

Jean said...

Thanks for playing along at Just Scraps Kelly. Your cards are beautiful. You are right. Family IS everything. I too am blessed with a wonderful family who put up with me even when I stray into the mediocre. Have a great day!

peggysue said...

It always helps to take a minute to evaluate what is going on in life . . . some weeks are more challenging than others. But that is a great thought, God loves us and each morning his mercies are new. Beautiful work, I'd say you have vintage down pat. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week.

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Dianna said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

itsabrt said...

Wow these are so lovely! Beth

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, love the the butterflies. Thanks you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week.

Karen B. said...

Both these cards are lovely! I find this style hard to pull off but you've got it nailed down pat.

Nancy said...

So pretty and delicate!! Thanks for joining us at the party this week at PTT!!

Kristie said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!