Monday, January 28, 2013

Uplifting A Friend

Hi!  How are you all doing today?  It snowed here this morning but quickly turned to rain.  I hear we are going to have temps in the 60s in a couple of days, and for January, that is so unusual!  Perhaps I am in the minority, but I enjoy winter and a change of seasons.  Give me the cold, give me some snow!

This is a card for a friend who's been going through some rough times, and I wanted to let her know she is not alone:


I paired some pretty papers from DCWV's Garden Party mini stack with an old flower that I found in my Christmas decorations.  I took out the center and replaced it with a shiny green rhinestone brad.

The lace is more of that almost-20-year-old stash I recently used, so I am entering this card at Shopping Our Stash once again (oldest ribbon challenge).  After unearthing the lace in the basement, where it languished with all of my sewing supplies, I'm really happy to give it new life.

I'm also entering at Word Art Wednesday, a lovely place to visit.  :-)  The challenge is 'Anything Goes.'


Many, MANY thanks for the awesome comments you've left for me lately.  I'm so uplifted by all of you!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Sincere Sentiments - Stampendous
Paper: Garden Party - DCWV; Pink Pirhouette - SU
Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - Zipper Stop; 'vintage' lace
Other: flower (leftover from an arrangement); green rhinestone brad - SU; pearls

40 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous! Love that lace....hope it gets cold enough for you. ME, I prefer the sun! =)

Lin said...

So lovely, Colleen! Love that lace!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Collen,
This card is delicate and beautiful. Your heart shows with the sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! I know she will love it and it will cheer her up!

Lisa said...

Well I'm sure it will lift your friend's spirits, it lifted mine! Your lace trim REALLY makes this card. It's the perfect accent to the papers and your pretty bloom. Wonderful Colleen, very pretty card!

Sindhu said...
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Sindhu said...

its an absolutely beautiful card colleen.. It's sure to lift anyones spirits..the lace is gorgeous. The papers, the flower, lace and sentiment..all go along so well together.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that lace and the pearls!!!

Linda said...

This card is seriously gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will appreciate it so much :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Linda

Andrea Ewen said...

How soft and beautiful! Looks like you may have to scavenge a bit more to find more treasures like this! :)

~Tammy~ said...

So many beautiful elements Col! This would life anyone's spirits and your friend will appreciate your heartfelt love and thoughtfulness you put into this! Your trim is gorgeous and could it really be that old? :-) New life you sure gave it and an appreciated one it will be! I hope you are doing well. You have been in my thoughts.

lisa808 said...

Pretty card. I really like the lace and pretty pretty flower on the bow. This should help to put a smile on your friend's face.

Sue Lelli said...

So Beautiful Colleen! Love the papers and the colors and that Fab lace! Perfect to brighten up anyone's spirits!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun to have "found" this gorgeous lace :) Made for a great card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOWZA, Col! This is a gorgeous card! LOVE the flower and that sentiment! I'm so sorry that your friend has been going through a hard time. Give her a hug from me:) <3

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it!

Karen Letchworth said...

The design of this card is just so soft and sweet, and the heart-warming sentiment is awesome! It will be such a blessing to your friend, and I pray that God will bless YOU for being a blessing to your friend, and to us in sharing your wonderful art.
I'm so grateful for your participation, and hope to see you again soon.
God's blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Leslie Miller said...

This is a lovely, heartfelt creation and I know your friend will appreciate it. I have that sentiment set and I find it very useful.

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Colleen ..I am sure your friend will appreciate it a lot :) ...I loved the papers and the trim you have used so gorgeous!!!

Pooja said...

Its so pleasant and pretty ! I loved the pp, beautiful rose , lace n pearls .all of them make a gorgeous card.

Sophie said...

Oh, Colleen,
du hast wieder so eine herrliche, elegante Karte gestaltet.
Wunderschön die zarten und feinen Farben.

Herzlichst Sophie

Ellen said...

Oh Colleen your friend will be so happy to get this beauty! I love how you used the DCWV Garden Party papers. I don't know how you do it but you always have such beautiful lace. Love it dear!
hugs,
Ellen

Jessi Fogan said...

We've had over a week at extremely cold temps - down to -39C with the windchill. Today it's -16C, and tomorrow? +8. That's just not right. Rain in the winter is just icky & gross. I'm with you!
Your card is gorgeous - I love the tiny bit of cheery red peeking out from the cream/white tones!

Benzi said...

It's just the sweetest card for you friend, Colleen. That brad looks so pretty in the center of your flower and the lace is yummy.

We'll be 70 degrees or a bit more today. Of course, storms on the way. Ugh!

Emily Keaton said...

Hi, Colleen! What a beautiful way to give new life to your old lace and flower. This card is just beautiful! And no one scatters pearls perfectly crossed a design like YOU!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card to cheer up your friend. It's so elegant. We have snow, ice rain, fog and ice all over everything as the moment ! I like winter for about two months and then I would like to see spring ! Two more months to go..... Shirleyx

Lea L. said...

This is so soft and pretty! Love it!!

Jinny Newlin said...

I'm sure this beauty will do the trick, Col. You're such a thoughtful friend.

Deepti Stephens said...

Love your cards..:)

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty. I love wonderful colors of paper you used and the lace and flower is the perfect touch..

Hugs~

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the sentiment. I am sure your friend will truly appreciate your support...

Maria said...

Love the sweet delicate background, mix of papers, and beautiful lace, Colleen! Such a pretty card...love it!

Bonnie said...

This is so sweet with the pretty lace and flower and I love how you've scattered the pearls! We were at 70° today and supposed to be tomorrow too. While it's nice to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, I'm still hoping for some Winter weather!

Annette said...

wow totally gorgeous..

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a sweet comment.

This card is so pretty and feminine.

Hope your friend feels better soon.

xxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will be uplifted by it. Great to find a use for old stash - I should try that again.

Shani said...

Your friend is blessed to have such a thoughtful friend as you, to make and give this lovely card. I'm sure it meant a lot to her.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How sweet this is. Such pretty papers and love the gorgeous lace.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Stella said...

You are so privileged when you a receive a card like this. Sending this to a friend who is going through a dififcult time is a lovely way to show her you care for her. Gorgeous Colleen!
XXX

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! I really liked the sentiment you used. The colors are so soft and soothing. A nice way of saying you are there for your friend. You have a great stash of lace! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Chris R. from Iowa

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