Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspired By Stamping #35 - Pretty Pink Thanks

Hello everyone!  It's good to be thankful every day for our blessings, but with the American Thanksgiving holiday peeking around the corner, it reminded me to make this card.

It's for a friend who I am very thankful for.  We've had so many wonderful phone conversations (we live far apart) and she is such a dear, generous, uplifting, gentle soul who brightens my days.


I used a beautiful sentiment from Inspired By Stamping, and also their challenge inspiration photo:


The buttons are vintage, topped with pearls.  The flower is so pretty, isn't it?  It's from IBS, and so is the ribbon (links at bottom of post).


Two other challenges entered:

Won't you come play with us at Inspired By Stamping?  You have a chance to......
Do you want to be a Month-Long Guest Designer with the Inspired by Stamping Girls?
Here is what you have to do…Play in our challenge the month of November and “Wow” us with your beautiful card or project!
The winner will be chosen at the end of this month and will be our month long guest designer for the month of January! Plus, they will receive two 4×6 stamp sets from the Inspired by Stamping Store to create with during this month!
Blog-Candy
IBS has some blog candy also to give away this week! Please enter your card this week for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Inspired by Stamping Store! The winner will be announced next Thursday!

Thank you all for offering your time and kind words here at my blog.  I am grateful for each of you!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: All Year Wishes I - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; pattern - London Market - Pink Paislee
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: cream lace - JoAnn's; Victorian Rose satin ribbon - Inspired By Stamping
Other: buttons - vintage; pearls; doily - Wilton; White & Pink flower - IBS; Beaded Circles die - Spellbinders 

38 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beauty this one is Colleen! Love the feminine feel this has and the way you've interpreted the photo. Wonderful card my friend ~ have a great day ;)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is so beautiful and stylish - so You! LOVE your design and wonderful colors (as always!)! Hugs, Karin

Marisa said...

Wonderful take on the insp. picture!! Love the doily/nestie layer and the pearls in the buttons are a great touch. This wouldn't happen to be for ms Emzi would it?!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card. X

Lin said...

Oh, Colleen, this is so lovely! I just love your style!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is so pretty and delicate! Gorgeous detail Colleen!

Benzi said...

So soft and gorgeous. Love it!
My guess is the same as Marisa's. :-) No matter the recipient, they will be very pleased.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Colleen this is gorgeous - so elegant, feminine and delicate.
Thank you for joining us at the ITP challenge - do pop by again!
Sylvia xx

Joanna said...

Wow Colleen! This is sooo beautiful! I just put this up on our challenge and FB page! You are so talented! Your dear friend will just love this! Hugs, J

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen!! Love these colors!!

Bonnie said...

So delightfully feminine!

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Colleen, it looks so classy, I love it!

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! So beautifully feminine!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVE the soft pink paper and those brads/pearls/buttons! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm sure your friend will cherish this:)

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the the vintage buttons with pearls! Your friend will treasure this!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful thank you card, Colleen, love all the pretty buttons and pearls! thanks for joining in the fun at the Papercraft Star this week.

Jennifer said...

Love this card, those buttons with pearls are lovely and so is that ribbon. Hmm heard there is a sale at IBS...Maybe I'll get an early Xmas gift for myself =)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card thank you for sharing

Christine L said...

Hi Colleen

Your card is stunning.... so elegant but also quite CAS... absolutely perfect!

Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... hope to see you again soon!

Hugs
Christine x (ITP)

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is just so pretty Colleen! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Col! Love all those buttons and pearls and especially that beautiful ribbon!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the use of the buttons and pearls -- this is a gorgeous card~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the pearls and the doily!!!

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL movement here Colleen!

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving friend~

~ Kendra ~ said...

OMG!!! Such a beautiful/elegant card! LOVE!! Love the added pearls in the buttons, such a beautiful added touch!! Will have to do that sometime!

lainey said...

this is a delightful card and would be a joy to receive!! lainey x

StephC said...

This is stunning! What a fabulous take on the challenges you've combined. So glad you shared with us at Papercraft Star!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! The flower is stunning! Looks almost like the French Lace Rose we had in Houston. I checked out the site and your tutorial for the votive candles spelling out NOEL is great! I want to make them! Thanks Colleen for sharing your talent with us!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda R said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the soft tones.

I do hope you have a happy weekend.

Hugs

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning!! Your friend is really going to appreciate this ... Adore the design! Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

Charlene said...

Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend as well! She will love this stunning card!!! Happy Thanksgiving Colleen!!

Stella said...


Colleen your card is breathtaking. It's a lovely way to say "thank you"to a friend who means a lot to you. The subtle almost powdered colors are gorgeous and I love the way you added the pearls. Elegant and chic!

XX

Martha H. said...

WOW, Colleen, this is a beauty! I noticed the pearls are not in a straight line.. I always want my rhinestones to match up perfectly, and I can see from your gorgeous card, that it's okay not be so exact! I also love that lace peeking from under the bow!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love it!

Julia S-W said...

Very, very pretty. I love how you've used the pearls on the buttons. It changes them so dramatically - love this idea!
Juliaxx
I bet your friend loved this card.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Colleen your card are always so stunning. I am a fan of the flower and ribbon, but the way you have dressed up those buttons just steal the show! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Ayesha Ahmed said...

such a beautiful card ..

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