Tuesday, December 28, 2010


It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC98)!  I am the challenge host this week.   I have an easy one for you, too.  I am challenging everyone to pearls. You can add individual, colorful, big, small, flourished, or swirled pearls to your cards/projects. We look forward to seeing what you create!


I am using Flourishes Apple of My Eye and Forest of Trees stamp sets. Both of these sets are currently out of stock at the moment, but should be in stock shortly.  Flourishes is having a big 25% off  Year End Sale on EVERYTHING in the store so stuff is flying!  Hurry over and check it out!


For my card,  I was going for a masculine themed card using pearls. Is it possible? I think I did it! Masculine Elegance is a good thing. I am using some
Webster Pages Petite Papers Combo Pack - Hollywood Vogue & WonderFALL.
I love the blend of patterns and textures looks that can work beautifully for girly cards or, in this case, masculine. I added some machine sewing stitches along with a rich navy satin bow and touches of gold pearls to finish the look.  My colors are navy, olive, with a touch of some daffodil delight.  This trio of colors is for today's SCS Color Combo Challenge CC303.  Check out the link and find out how to play along.


My card is also for a few other blog challenges!
365 Cards:  Day 18 Plentiful Patterns!
ABC Challenge:  K is for keep it simple (way simple than most of my cards)
Tip Top Tuesday:  Embellishing(pearls, ribbon, buttons, dew drops, sewing)
Tuesday Taggers:  Old Father Time (quote and tree add to theme of growing up)
Incy Wincy:  Distressing!  I sponged the edges!
Sew Many Challenges:  Anything Goes!
The Beary Scrap Challenge:  Pearls or Gems!


Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created using pearls!

27 comments:

  1. So cute and pretty Betty!!! Got to love all these fabbo pearls!!! Did you get more snow??? Hugs ~S~

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  2. What a stunning card Betty, I just love this image and sentiment and adding those pearls all over the tree is so creative. (note to self) remember this card. :)

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  3. Great nestie shape for the focal image and I love the bling on the tree :)

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  4. Hi Betty and Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

    Yes, you carried this masculine card off beautifully...especially your colors(I always envy you on your colors)...this image is just perfectly created...along with the embellishments as well...Thank you for the last year of your inspiration girl...You have been quite the inspiration for me and I love every creation you make :)

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  5. So gorgeous Betty!! I'm loving the different papers and that tree is stunning!! Beautiful job as always!! HUGS

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  6. You definitely gave this a masculine feel Betty, and I love how you used the pearls in the tree, looks great!!

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  7. Betty this is GORGEOUS!!! Happy Holidays.

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  8. What a wonderful quote Betty! love that tree and your pretty mix of papers!

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  9. I never thought pearls would look good on a masculine card, but you've mastered it here! Love everything about this card!

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  10. this is so pretty betty-love the dp you used and the nesties shape is awesome-perfect touch on this beauty

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  11. Gorgeous card Betty! Love all the layers and the pearlized tree :)

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  12. SIMPLY UTTERLY GORGEUS!OH i am drooling on your paper well actually the whole card lol! Very very pretty.Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge and have a Happy New Year,RubyM:)

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  13. Betty, this is just beautiful! I think it's a perfect masculine card!

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  14. what a lovely card Betty. Thank you for joining us on Tuesday Taggers this week. Emma xx

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  15. Love the card. Very nice masculine card. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Beary Sweet Challenges. Happy New Year. This is just an FYI and may not apply to you but I'm putting on all my comments but rembember if you not a follower to become one we have had to not choose some really awesome projects because people didn't follow that would have won.
    ~Patricia
    TBS DT

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  16. Beautifull creation Betty and love the sponged edges. Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy this week.

    Hugs Linda

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  17. Yes, you did it! Masculine and pearls... only you could make it work, and it works beautifully, Betty! Happy holidays!

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  18. Beautiful card with lovely words. Thankyou for joining TT this week

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  19. JUst lovely.. Love the combination of pp on the background and beautiful image and sentiment. Ribbon tie is wonderful too :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenge. We hope you will join us again :)
    Blessed Christmas and A Happy New Year ..hugs Annie

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  20. You certainly got the masculine right :) Looks great :)

    Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week .
    Hope to see you again

    Heather my blog Vanilla Hevn
    And the DT
    Happy New Year :)

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  21. Perfection!! The first thing I noticed was your beautiful pearls in the tree!! I love that idea!! Everything is perfect and a great masculine card! :)

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  22. Betty, I always love seeing your cards, and this one does not disappoint! It's lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Sweet Challenge - We hope to see you again!
    Good luck!
    Gini

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  23. What an elegant card, love it! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge, I hope you to see you in our next one too!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

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  24. Hi Betty - this is gorgeous. Gorgeous! The tree stamp with gold pearls is BRILLIANT - such a beautiful touch. Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck.

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  25. Very pretty. And what a great way to use pearls! Thanks for joining in during Flashback Week at 365 Cards!

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