Friday, November 11, 2011

Black & Pink Thanks

Sorry for the wholly uninteresting blog post title.  ;-)  I just couldn't think of anything snazzy, even after a good nap today.

I wanted to play in the CR84FN challenge, and used a sketch from Paper Crafts' Card Ideas for Paper Crafters, Vol. 1, (page 138) to help get me jump-started.


Happened to notice AFTER the card was made that my pink is not exactly pale, as the challenge calls for.  I'm hoping the gals at CR84FN will take pity on me and let my entry stay.  :o)
I made this 'thank you' for all of our veterans, past, present and future, for defending our country.


The sentiment is one of my new Verve stamps from Celebration of Thanks.  I admit, I'm becoming kind of a convert to Verve stuff.  Those fonts that Julee Tilman uses are gorgeous and unique.


The glittery chipboard frame is from a 99 cent pack found at Target (aah, gotta love Target!), and the black and pink paper inside is a recycled tag from my 13 YO's new shirt.  As I lay in bed, recovering from my surgery, Haley modeled her new shirt for me.  As I looked at the shirt, my eyes went to the tag.  Haley said, before I could even utter a word, "Yes, Mom, you can have my tag."  My kids know me well.  ;o)

Thanks for your visit today.  I ALWAYS appreciate it!

Colleen

Stamps:  Celebration of Thanks - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI; Basic Black - SU; patterned paper unknown
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Scallop Border - SU
Other:  chipboard frame - Target; glitter heart chipboard - Recollections; clothing tag

31 comments:

Barb said...

great card! love the soft colors and touch of glitter. beautiful!

Kristi S said...

This is lovely!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! Love the black, white,and your shades of dazzling pinks!!

Lisa said...

HA!!! Love the story about your daughter's tag!!! And the frame from Target...who knew; I'll have to take MORE time there! This is so pretty Colleen. Thanks for your love on my blog today. And yep my baby (man) boy owns a vet clinic! He's the business manager ~ Max gets THE BEST of care (hehe)!!!

Jen said...

This card is so pretty...love that touch of pink! What a fun story about the tag...I'm still chuckling at how all kids know their crafy mom's so well..I can relate! I think I have to go check out Verve now..that font is lovely! And thanks for sharing...I'm surfing blogs and your creations are wonderful!

Linda B said...

Ahhhh... this is a beauty! I went to do a card for the challenge and all my pinks were bright. Am still not settled on any of them. Maybe I could go buy a new shirt. LOL (What a cute story.)
Hugs!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

How pretty Colleen! Love the elegance! The tag matches perfectly! I always look at the tags too! Right now so many of the styles has beautiful ribbon roses. I so want to dissect some of them.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! Very classy and elegant! I love how you re-purpose items such as the tag in this case!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful! I love the frame and the heart! So classy!

Linda Callahan said...

Pretty! Love the glittery frame!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Colleen, LOVE the story about the tag! I can so relate! The pink may not be pale but the card is just GORGEOUS and in honor of a wonderful cause! LOVE the verve font and the glittery heart! So Glad you played with us at CR84FN!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Fabulous card ...really stylish ...
I thought i was a follower i ham now one ....hope you are well
Hugs sylvie
Gibraltarxx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Colleen, love the rescued tag, and the beautiful font on the sentiment. Gorgeous glittery chipboard frame too, a very elegant card.

Hope you're feeling much better now? Xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Hey Colleen-glad to see you had a chance to play with some paper and stamps and get back into the card making scene again. Black Pink and White is so gorgeous together. This is so pretty. Been thinking of you. Need to answer your email.

Marisa said...

Love the DP and the glittery heart is gorgeous with that frame.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautiful card Colleen!! It's even more awesome knowing that your paper is a recycled tag! How cool is that!! LOVE your frame and sparkly heart! And I hear ya about Verve sentiments. They're nothing short of fabulous!! So glad you had a fun time at the Verve release party!! Glad you could join us!! Congrats on your win too!! Hope to see ya around!! :)

Maria said...

Very pretty card, Colleen! Great idea to recycle the tag...too cute! Love your elegant card with glittery frame and heart...so pretty! Hope you are recuperating well...take care, hugs!!:-))

Patrice said...

Love that pop of pink!

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant card! Love the sparkly heart and frame!

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card.. Love all those sparkles..

Hugs, Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the shimmery heart! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh fabby card I do hope that they accept your entry! Love the bit about your daughter and the tag - made me chuckle (probably because I have family members saving those little bits of ribbon that you get in some tops and dresses!!) I then reuse the ribbon on cards!

Anyway hope your op recovery is going well.

Take care

Tina
X

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Colleen! I love the paper inside that frame, too.
Ha..funny about your daughter...she knows you so well. :-)

Emily Keaton said...

I love how pretty this is, Colleen! My kids know to save tags for me, too. :)

Marlena M. said...

LOL, that is so funny, Colleen-your kids DO know you well. What a gorgeous card you created with your findings. ;)

Annette said...

LOVE this card..I love the added pink and that heart is adorable...

Debgem said...

Gorgeous! I do like the simplicity of design - very nice! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Bonnie said...

That is a beautiful font and perfect with the flourishes!

Andrea Ewen said...

How perfectly elegant, Colleen! I love the black and pink together and that background design is beautiful! Love the stamp, too!

Ruby said...

I LOVE Verve stamps, but I just can't start collecting yet another brand, it's bad for my bank account lol. Gorgeous card!

~Tammy~ said...

So so beautiful and elegant! You have the best luck finding beautiful bargains!

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