Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wishes For You & Happy News

First, a BIG hello to the new Followers on my sidebar.  I'm so glad you're here!

Today I'm sneaking in a card close to deadline at CPS Card Sketches.  Here's the sketch:


I'm also entering at 52 Card Pickup, the Ribbon Reel, whose challenge is to use newsprint/bookprint and ribbon on your creation, and at JayGee's Nook.  This is JayGee's inspiration pic --


I focused on the bottom picture, which has bunnies on a book page, as well as the pinks, the flowering tree, and that wreath in the middle.  Reminds me of twine.


See the flower?  That's my homemade "Prima".  I was about to buy a pack of 6 white glittered Prima flowers for $4.00, when a thought hit me.  I went to the wedding section of the craft store and found bunches of 6 wired flowers for $1.50.  I bought two bunches, and used a paintbrush/craft glue/white crystal glitter to create something fancier for cheapier.  ;-)


The brads are from Stampin' Up!.  LOVE those Antique Brads.


This sentiment is a $1.00 stamp, bought at Michael's more than a year ago.  The bold font looks good on this book page (my old Miss Manners book).



Okay, so my happy news is that I bought a new camera!  It just came yesterday.  I didn't use it to take today's shots, 'cause I'm still learning the many features.  It's a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.  Ooooo, I am super excited!  I'm all professional now.  ;-)

More happy news:  THIS card made me "Chic of the Week" yesterday at Just Us Girls.  I'm honored!

Did you think my happy news might've been a DT announcement?  Welllll...THAT one waits until the end of March.  (insert happy grin)

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Stamps: $1.00 stamp from Michael's; corner flourish - Wedding - Hampton Art
Paper: white - PTI; Melissa Frances dp; River Rock - SU; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two; book page
Ink: Chestnut Roan - Clearsnap; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions
Other: flower; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart; Antique Brads - SU; pearls - Recollections; Doily Lace punch - Martha Stewart
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
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31 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love your flower!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! That flower is so clever and pretty! Congrats on the new camera and on your win. Can't wait to hear your news at the end of the month. I have some news I'm keeping quiet too -fun isn't it? :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

The flowers are so beautiful! Glad you welcomed your new followers, I checked, acckkk, I just signed up for your email feedbiz and wasn't a follow! how could that be? lol. I am now, situation critical taken care of. Congrat's on your upcoming announcement and for getting chic of the week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well that wasn't nice leaving us hanging WONDERING who the lucky Team is going to be that gets you! :)

Love this card -- soft all soft and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love the card! That sentiment really pops on that paperr! Colors are all soft and pretty. Love the flower treatment you did too! Congrats on the other card being chosen!

Chris R. from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Love the card! That sentiment really pops on that paperr! Colors are all soft and pretty. Love the flower treatment you did too! Congrats on the other card being chosen!

Chris R. from Iowa

Jay Gee said...

Such a pretty card Colleen and you did an amazing job with the flower - brilliant idea! Big congrats x 3 - for your camera, your 'Chic of the week' and your upcoming DT announcement. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! And that flower is pure genius. So lovely!

nwilliams6 said...

wow - I need to go get some of those awesome flowers too!!! Glitter makes everything better!! Absolutely gorgeous card Colleen, I love it!!!

Lin said...

Congrats on your JUGS win - that card was a beauty! And so is this one.....I love having text on a card. Your home-made flower looks just as good as those pricey ones!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous flower, and congrats on the win.

We're all standing by until we see where you're heading as a new DT.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! Congrats on your happy news!!!

Pauline said...

Hey Chic! What a gorgeous card, so romantic and dreamy! Love the home made flower, you would never know! And the papers and gold embossing make for a very rich and beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!
*and big congrats on being the Chic of the Week! Xx

Marlena M. said...

Pretty card, Colleen! Love your DIY flower. Great idea. ;)

~amy~ said...

genius on the bloom...it's gorgeous and so is your card! congrats on the camera and being so chic!!!!

Karen B. said...

Your version of the flower is absolutely amazing and the card design really showcases that! Congrats on your new camera too!

Annette said...

so pretty...Love how you distressed the edges with a hint of pink and that fun flower is adorable...beautiful card...

chilli pip said...

What a stylish card Colleen .Am glad some of the good things have not changed .

Maria said...

A soft lovely card in pink and brown! Beautiful flower,too! The sentiment is perfect! Big congrats on your chic of the week and upcoming DT announcement! Take care,hugs!!:))

Stella said...

You clever girl; your handmade flower is brilliant and breathtaking. And the combo of neutralst and pink is a stunner!
I can hardly wait to hear more about the DT news...
XX

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS flower! LOOOOOOOOVE! I love those brads and the twine--love this color combo too! FAB!

Linda R said...

Your card is gorgeous. I just love that pretty flower.. I hope you have fun with your camera.. :)

Hugs, Linda

Greta said...

Gorgeous, feminine card!

Hanne said...

This is so beautiful! I agree: The brads are wonderful too:)
Hanne

Ellen said...

This card is so sweet! I love your colors and that flower, you crafty girl! Congrats on the new camera! I am still using an old one. Gave my better one to my son and he lost it (GAHHH).
hugs,
Ellen

Michelle said...

Colleen, this is so lovely! I love the antique look of the brads and you applied the perfect touches to the flower!

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

Just love this pretty pink! So shabby chic and so very pretty! Love the buttons and that flower too! Very crafty and very thrifty! Have to save money where we can! Congrats on your win!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO pretty, Colleen! I love all the little elements and sweet touches you put together for this lovely card. Great work making your own "prima"!!!

E.T. said...

LOVE!!

purple_pea_fran said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great idea with the flowers, too! Thanks for joining The Ribbon Reel challange.

maria f. said...

Well that's a post full of happy! Congrats, congrats and congrats. (I think I'm jealous about the camera.)
Love the combo of the bolder sentiment with your dainty card.

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