My card to share is using a stamp set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog, Thanks for Caring. I think this set is just beautiful and offers so many options for the cards we all wish we didn't have to make. Whether it is a sympathy card or a card for someone going through a tough time, these are the cards that truly mean so much to the recipients. So often, a kind word from a friend offers so much comfort. Yet, for some reason these are the cards that are SO challenging to create, well at least they are for me. I just don't want to add "too much" to the design to take away from the sentiment that is being shared.
For this one, I decided to try something a little different with a Joy-Fold Card. (Click here for a tutorial on Splitcoast) I had a tough time with the colors and while sifting through my patterned paper library, something about the Blueberry Crisp DSP just felt like a good choice. Funny because Pacific Point is one of the colors I tend to shy away from.
One of my new favorite products in the new Occasions Mini are the *Rosettes*. They arrive to you in a Very Vanilla color but you can actually change them up to whatever your little heart desires. I had a little less then 1/4 of a bottle left of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, so I decided to add a few drops of Pacific Point classic, re-inker to the bottle and *voila* I was able to instantly create some, sparkly flowers that perfectly coordinated with my project. (Ps: if you would like to place an order anytime 24/7, please CLICK HERE)
Thanks for stopping by! Ok, I have a few tidbits to share with you now. From here you mooooove on along to the super, fan-tab-u-lous, Ann Schach's blog (I'm kind of giddy that I'm her opening act, actually!!).
**BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!**BUT WAIT, before you run along to Ann's blog...how about a little BLOG CANDY to sweeten your day?? I am offering up to one *randomly-chosen* hopper, the following:
Yup, it's THE card I shared today and a brand spankin' new package of SU! Pearls. (The perfect accent for ANY occasion!) Also included in this prize package will be a
*1* Leave me a comment on this post. Easy-peasy, right? Share some bloggin' love!
*2* Another entry if you play along with the "Anything Goes" Challenge over at The Paper Players site this week. Seriously, how easy is THAT? Just make something to share! YOU can DO that!!
*Also, if you would like to become a new follower of my blog, you would really make my day...but it is not required to win. :)
Winners will be announced Sunday, February 6th, on The Paper Players blog (my winner will also be given a special "shout-out" here, on my blog). Will YOU be a winner? Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping on to Ann's blog!
**SU! Supply List:
Stamps: Thanks for Caring
Ink: Not Quite Navy classic ink
Paper: Blueberry Crisp DSP, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Scallop Trim Boarder punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponges, Crumb Cake marker, Roettes sprayed with Vanilla SMOOCH Spritz with a few drops of Pacific Point Classic ink, Kraft ribbon (ret.), Watercolor Pen, Dazzling Diamonds and Pearls.