7/23/09

a charmed, inspired card


oh, to be creating again! I am practically singing...MIL had a fab checkup with the surgeon yesterday, is feeling like staying by herself and it's given me back so of "MY" time. Yep, I feel like dancing too!

And so, in honor of the 365 Card ad inspired pillow and the Ways to Use it on SCS...it was like being in a fabric store and bead shop all rolled into one. I reversed the orientation of the pillow on my card, using Basic Grey's Ambrosia papers. Tim Holtz's crow stands in for the parrots. The butterflies are from Cornish Heritage Farms...linked with Memento Tuxedo Black and embossed with clear ep. I colored the Monarch with Copics and the brilliant blue is a shimmer paper. I added the 'no's' and numerals from a set by Purple Onion Designs called Observation. At the bottom of the crow are some postmarks stamped lightly in Tim Holtz distress ink Frayed Burlap. These along with the tiny postage stamp were gifts from Amy when we visited together earlier in the year. I didn't have a coolio poms for the trim so I took the simpler route with white twine.

Thanks so much for having a peep...and Pam, you are right about Amy, she has the GIFT of encouragement! I am happy to call her friend. Have a deLIGHTful day!

12 comments:

Carolyn V said...

Oh Susan! PHENOMENAL... lovin' it!

Sherry said...

Susan, this is absolutely beautiful and talk about beautiful I love your perennial garden in your new banner. Just too beautiful for words.

Patti J said...

Wow - ditto what Carolyn V said! This is wonderful!

~amy~ said...

SWEET mother of Pearl Susan...you rocked this inspiration challenge my friend! How absolutely excellenge...right down to your No's..LOL...when I was reading your post I had to stop and think about that...

Thanks for your kind words Susan...right backatcha sista...love all the encouragement you give me....have a super day my friend!

Lynn said...

Love this fabulous card, Susan!! What awesome work!!

fabricbutterfly said...

gorgeous card, so pretty, I love the BG paper, fantastic!!!! and your yard is just amazing, I am envious.

Kim said...

Wow Susan this is just Beautiful! great job with todays challenge : )

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Susan, this is fantastic!!! Love the colors and how you used your charm!!! Great card!!

Dawn B. said...

I am so glad that she is doing better. You are such a great DIL. This is beautiful. I love the paper. It is awesome. Hugs to you.

Maricar said...

I love love love the charm around the bird's neck.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Your card is amazing Susan. You really rocked the challenge.
Hugs
Michelle

Paula said...

You really make those papers look great & I love how you used the charm.