Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wishing You.....and some blog awards!!!!

This card is for two challenges. Today's SCS Ways to Use it challenge(WT235) to use red. I opted to use some ruby red which I do not think I have used in quite awhile. I actually found some retired ginger blossom dp, so saffron, and old olive dp in my stash. This card also for yesterday's SCS Sketch Challenge(SC245). I did turn it to fit my image alittle better.

I am using ODBD newly release set Thinking of You. This card is pretty simple and straight forward with no major bells and whistles. I followed the sketch and added a scallop border at the top and bottom of the focal panel. I layered a 1/4" circle punch with gold pearls. I sponged the focal image edges and added a few tiny gold pearls. I added photo corner punches to create some balance. I finished with two ribbon tabs on the bottom right side. I love this color combo eventhough I have not used it in awhile. I think the layout, colors, and patterns used could work for a man, too.

ODBD Thinking of You
So saffron, ruby red
So saffron, ruby red, black, gp white, old olive dp, so saffron dp, and ginger blossom dp Accessories
scallop border punch, photo corner punch, glue dots, 1/4" hole punch, sponges, gold pearls


I interupt this blog post to show you a couple of blog awards I have received. I received them a month ago, but with my computer crashing and school starting back I have been alittle slow at getting these posted

The first award is from Crystal!

The second award was given to me by Bev(Beestamper)

Thanks so much Crystal and Bev!!! Please check out these ladies blogs for some wonderful inspiration!!!
The rules for this award are that I must list five things I love to do and then pass it along to five other people.
1. I love to stamp and make cards. I bet you did not know that? LOL!!
2. I love to spend time with my family. We especially enjoy watching movie. Right now we it is fun to watch movies from the 80s.
3. I love to READ! I am so glad my kids love to read, too. I litterally walk around with a book most days.
4. I love to decorate. I actually love to do room redesigns for people. I have done this several times. Using what you already have....just moving it.
5. We seem to entertain quite a bit. It is nothing formal or anything. We just often have friends and family over for cookouts.

I am passing both of these awards to the following bloggers. These are ladies that inspire me with their gift of crafting in some way. Thanks so much!!!!







  1. This is beautiful Betty!! I love your colors!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! I love your sponging!!

  2. Lovely card with a wonderful sentiment. Your color choice is stunning. Pat

  3. Wonderful sentiment on your card, Betty. I love your color choice. Beautiful!

  4. Betty this is a beautiful, wonderful sentiment and gorgeous colors!

  5. Betty, what a tunning card!!!! Love those colors together. Another masterpiece ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  6. Sorry about the spelling. I meant to say stunning card!!! Sorry!!!

  7. These colors just pop, and wonderful combination of challenges, Betty!
    Congratulations on your blog award!!

  8. This is soooo pretty Betty!!! Your layout is so special because of all the added details... great take on the sketch! Your punched edges and corners and perfect layering are all sooo pretty! What I find stunning is the color combo!!! So Saffron is a color I love... it's so warm and wow, you have used it well! Love the sponging!

  9. Hi there Betty, thanks for the Blog awards, I am feeling very special.
    Hugs Michelle

  10. This is beautiful, Betty! Fabulous message! Love the colors and the wonderful design!

  11. Betty - just saw this over on SCS...beautiful card!!! Love your take on the challenge!!! These are some wonderful colors!!! Hugs ~S~

  12. Love your card Betty, great mix of papers.

  13. WOW!!! I love the design, I love the colours and how the black makes it POP and I love your sentiment and image!!! Gorgeous Betty!!!

  14. Beautiful card Betty!! Love the colors and the layout!
    --Hugs Becca

  15. Awww... Thank you Betty! I am so honored! I think my work stinks compared to yours so I really appreciate your kind words and passing these awards on to me! :)

    Your card is gorgeous... as are the other 2 that you have posted and I have yet to comment on (sorry)! I love the colors and I for sure have to check out this company with all these great stamps! What beautiful verses for such elegant cards!! Thank you again Betty!!

  16. Wow Betty, I am so honored that you did this! Thank you for stopping by and visiting and giving me awards to boot!
    Beautiful card. I love how you put so much detail in your work, they are pieces of art!
    Have a blessed day!

  17. CONGRATS Betty on your awards, you deserve them!

    This card is soooooo pretty...I LOVE the color combo, and that stamp and sentiment is beautiful! Love everything about it!

    Have a great weekend!

  18. Super cute! The contrast in these colors look great!

  19. Gorgeous! I love how you put a card together! You have a great eye for color and placement! :-)Traci

  20. Gorgeous, Betty! Love your color combo. The black makes everything really pop!


Thanks so much!

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