Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just for me....Just Because!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!

Have you ever made a card and thought to yourself, "Wow! I did a great job on that!"? Well, not to be boastful or anything; but that is how I feel about this card I have to share with you today. I just couldn't be anymore pleased with the final outcome of it. Truly though, the picture doesn't really do it justice.
I started with a Kraft base and then added a layer of Blushing Bride (PTI) paper that I embossed with a new embossing folder I got from Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of it, however. I do wish that Provo Craft would put the names of the folders somewhere on the actual embossing folder because I always throw the packaging away and never remember the name! I scraped the edges and distressed them with Vintage Photo distress ink. The music sheet DSP is from a new pad I also got from Hobby Lobby (can you tell I did a bit of shopping?!) It is My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection: "Madison Avenue" It is such a pretty package with all these amazing pink and brown vintage type patterns in it. I absolutely love it!! I added the edge punch details as shown before added the focal image. I stamped the Eiffel Tower from OCL's Vintage Traveler set in Chestnut Roan fluid chalk ink onto another piece of pattern from the same MME collection. The ticket and the clock are also from the Vintage Traveler set. I layered the Prima flowers and added the button. One note though, I actually edged the white flower with little bit of pink chalk ink because I didn't have a pink flower that matched. I've added a close up of the flower and side image so you can see the detail.
Anyhow, I was actually going to send this to someone; but the more I look at it, the more I can't help but think that I just want to keep it for myself...just because I can! I So, I think I'll put a little frame with it and find a nice place on the wall for it!
Have a great weekend everyone; and thanks so much for spending some time with me!!


Freshly Brewed: Embossing

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Flowers

Truly Scrumptious: Mostly Pink

Craft us Crazy: Anything Goes

Card Making Mamas: Pink

Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes

Jellypark Challenges: Punches and die cuts

Sew Many Cards: Edge Punches

Crafting Misfit: Anything Goes


Stacy said...

You have every right to be boastful! This card is GORGEOUS! The colors are stunning and very vintage feeling, love it! I feel the same way about the embossing folders, would it kill them to print the names on them? Oh well.... lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at
Stacy D

Jamie M. said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the light colors. Thanks for joining Sew Many Challenge!
Jamie DT

Unknown said...

Well done, yes you should be proud :) it's lovely xxx

Michelle said...

You are rightly so saying you did a great job with this card. It's perfect! Love the color combination and just the little bit of distressing. Great job!

Sheryl said...

Hi Dori!
Your card is beautiful! I love your layout and the pretty soft colors! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Emboss It" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

inkydoodlecrafts said...

No wonder you were so chuffed with your card it's gorgeous, I lurve the hint of pink, cracking idea. Thanks for joining us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

well that IS a gorgeous card! no wonder you feel so proud!
thanks for playing along in our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Those just for me cards are few and far between, but are sooooo needed!!! This is BEAUTIFUL. The colors, scalloped edge and ticket... It is like a vacation in a card :D

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss it challenge.

Heather D.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - So very classy x

Thanks for sharing it with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the image and your colours and colouring are lovely...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
Mandy x

Crafting Misfit said...

Doesn't it feel great when you create something awesome?! Well, you did!

Thanks for linking up to my show and tell! Remember, every Friday at
my Website we do it again!

"Crafting Misfit"

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Realy elegant! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Diane Davies said...

So pretty - love this card!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )