I’m Back and ready for a Great New Year! I am so excited that 2013 is here and it is starting off Perfectly.. First I want to let you know that I have been thinking of all of you and wanting to get some new posts up but I have been up to something very exciting for the past couple of months that my good intentions were sent to the wayside.
CHA is coming up this weekend and I am so excited, I will have some great news to share with all of you once the show has opened on Saturday January 12, 2013. For those of you that do not know what CHA is it is The Craft and Hobby Association Show that is held twice a year where the manufacturers introduce all of their new products. It is a Wholesale Trade show and is not open to the public but it allows us to go and shop and see all of the new products and place orders to bring all of the Wonderful new items to you. Many of the manufacturers have been sharing sneak peeks of some of their wonderful new products and we can’t wait to see more 🙂
I have a card that I wanted to share with you, I made this for a Very Special Person who has been a part of my Life for over 30 years. She is like a Mother to me and even though we are not Family by Blood we are Family by Love and Friendship.
For my card I used a Sweet Magnolia Stamp “Tilda with Lovely Lace Shoes” I love this Magnolia Stamp with her Long Hair just sitting there without a care in the world. For my Card Base I used my Favorite Neenah Solar White Linen Coverstock for my Card Base, I added a Light Lavendar Bazzil Textured Cardstock for my main Layer followed up by a Pretty Pansy Design Paper, I just love all the shades of Purple Don’t you.. I then added another Layer of the Bazzil Cardstock and on top of that I added a Beautiful Die Cut and Embossed Layer that I cut using a Wonderful New Die from Marianne Designs Designable Embossing/Cutting Folder Line. Once I had Cut and Embossed this Layer I stamped a wonderful Sentiment that I Purchased at a Warehouse Sale at Stampendous sometime earlier this year using my Memento Ink Stamp Pad.
I added some Pretty Purple and Lavendar Mini Roses from Prima to the left side of my sentiment. I cut the small leaves using a new punch that I purchased at Scrapbook Expo this summer it is a wonderful punch it punches out the leaves and then embosses them. I will have to look at the punch and come back later to add the manufacturer for you. I cut out the 4 corner accents from my Spellbinders Persian Accents Die Set One of my new favorite die sets 🙂 I added a Pretty White Bow made using Seam Binding and wrapped it around the bottom of the Embossed Design but not covering completely the Die Cut Petals. I cut out Tilda and added a few pop dots to pop her up on the card and placed her just above the Ribbon so it looks like she is sitting on the ribbon. I added a little Bling to the card using some White Pearls from Want 2 Scrap. Here is a close up of The Wonderful Sentiment followed up by a close up of Tilda, You can see the Sweet Writing on the Bottom of her shoes.
Here is a look at the inside of the Card, I do not always post the inside of my cards but I really like the way this one turned out. I try to make the insides of my cards almost as pretty as the outside of the card.
It feels so good to be back and I will be back real soon with a A Very Special Announcement. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of my card. Please also visit us on Facebook and Like our Page, Once we have 100 likes we will be adding a post to give away some wonderful Blog Candy!
Now I am off to finish getting everything ready for CHA! I Love this time of Year it is like Christmas you wait and wait with Anticipation for the Big Event to arrive. Have a Beautiful Day!