April 25, 2011
I want to feel You, I need to hear You
You are the light that's leading me
To the place where I find peace again
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the light to my soul
You are my purpose, You're everything
You hold me in Your hands, You won't let me fall
You steal my heart, and You take my breath away
Would You take me in, take me deeper now
Would You tell me, how could it be any better than this?
You're everything, everything
You're all I want, You're all I need
You're everything, everything" -Lifehouse
How I love that song.. so romantic.. poignant.. very much a love song. It was a song I listened to over and over when my guy and I started going out. It speaks volumes..it's everything I feel when I look at him. How blessed I am to have him.
A couple of good friends of ours are getting married. This card is for them. I'm sure they would relate to the song. They are meant for each other; very compatible.. so cute together. I am so happy for them..I know they will have a wonderful life together. They can live their happily ever after.
I decided to make a glassine bag since I didn't have any on hand.. decorated with a die cut, lightly stamped butterfly, complete with a handmade rosette. Lots of Basic Grey goodies..tried to capture the 3d effect of it all. Little personalized embellishments all over the place. I really had fun making this card for them. And, it fits with a couple challenges this week too! Over at The Shabby Tea Room, they have a gorgeous inspiration picture...challenge is to use butterflies.. I made this card before knowing the challenge. Funny how it fits.
Over at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog this weeks challenge is "here comes the bride." I believe it is to do with weddings.. and this card fits just so. I'm off to pop on to the sites and post my creation.
Thanks for the visit,
ETA: This card made honourable mention over at TSTR! I'm so proud to be chosen along with all the other talented ladies! Thanks to the DT!
April 17, 2011
The Play Date Cafe, and one of their colour challenges. Here's the colour palette to work with:
This card was inspired by the talented Cherry, over at Cherry's Jubilee. She did an amazing neutral version of this.( Much better than my attempt.) I fell in love with hers at first glance. Take a peek at her blog. You will enjoy your visit there!Well, I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow. Up bright and early for a trip into the big city. Had to pop on and post this card, and pop it up on the challenge site.
Thanks for the visit,
E.T.A Just saw that I was an Honourable Mention cup of tea over at The Shabby Tea Room for last weeks challenge.. oh happy dance!
April 16, 2011
this blog, you can imagine how I felt. Such a great idea, having birthday card challenges so you are always with in arms reach of a fab birthday card.
Birthday Sundaes blog before time runs out. Give it a check. I can't wait for the next challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay sweet :)
April 13, 2011
For me my blog is like a scrap book.. I can go back and see the progression.. Look at older challenges...seeing what I liked back then, and dislike now.. I think I've finally found my groove. My own style.. I'm loving feeling comfortable in my own card making abilities and not constantly comparing myself to others..
|Closeup of center piece layers|
I've decided to enter another challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. It features some of my favourite items; doilies and lace. I used a combo of crocheted doilies and paper.. and used some lace to add dimension to the centerpiece.
*sigh* Don't you just adore that sentiment..I need to get more of Ali Edwards stamp sets. The way the script and handwriting go together amazes me. I think this one is going to my MIL, by way of my guy.. Mother's Day is coming up soon. Some PTI goodies; papers and my fave Love Lives Here dies.. Those little hearts make my day. Melissa Frances papers..some tea stained trim... I like the overall effect.
I'm off to post this over at the gallery and take a peek at some of the other talented ladies.
April 10, 2011
enjoying the weekend with my guy...I love when he has four day weekends..
soaking in the sunshine gracing us daily.
watching the snow melt.. its amazing how fast its going. I'll be planting a garden in no time.
enjoying afternoon walks with the puppy..getting him used to the route..socializing with other owners and their dogs out on their walks...
crafting away while the sun comes pouring through the windows...such a lovely feeling of Spring even sitting inside. This card is inspired by spring, and the mood it puts me in. We are already planning out the backyard...lots of work to do: putting in a new fence around the perimeter.. making a new fire pit and seating area for those long anticipated, summer evening fires. Sitting around the fire talking with friends late/early into the night/morning...I can't wait for those nights..it's been too long a winter.
This is one in a set I'm making at the request of my mama.. I'll have to post the set up soon!.
Well, that's it for me for tonight.
I'm off to watch all my fave Sunday night shows, and who knows, maybe a little more crafting too.
April 8, 2011
My solution? A fun themed card for my sisters guy. I had so much fun with it. She gave me an idea to play with and I just ran with it. I'm so glad I did. Casey is such a gaming fanatic. This was the perfect card to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Before I go, I just want to announce the winner of the magazine giveaway I posted here. **drum roll please** Random.org selected:
True Random Number Generator 2
Ros said... Your post makes a picture in my mind ... you sound more settled and happy now and I am happy for you ... your beautiful cards are a delight ... Enjoy your day Becks...
Congrats my friend! Feel free to email me your address if you'd like the magazine!! Look forward to hearing from you:)
That's all I have for tonight. I'm off to spend some well needed time with my guy and 'the kids'
April 5, 2011
I'm so excited to announce I was chosen winner over at the City Crafter Challenge Blog for week 50! Thanks to the DT for choosing my lil card! I'm beyond happy! I'm off to post the winner badge on my sidebar..Thanks to everyone for their sweet comments!
April 3, 2011
mothers and motherhood...
commemorating a job well done...
graduation and the start of a new future...
City Crafter Challenge Blog the challenge this week is "Celebrate Good Times". You have to use either a banner or the word 'party' on your project. Since we have a few birthdays coming up I decided to go the banner route. It's such a great way to use up those little scraps that I just can't bring myself to throw away.
I am off to post this to the CCCB site and check out some of the other entries.. Won't you join me?
Have a great Sunday afternoon,
April 1, 2011
four tiny, brown and white, mischievous mottled paws…
two amazingly blue and turquoise, curious Siamese eyes…
two floppy, silky soft Husky ears; cock-eyed and alert…
one shiny, bright red stand mixer sitting proudly on my counter…
a brown haired, hazel eyed boy; all mine…
fuzzy leopard print slippers, so cozy and warm…
a grey,red and cream fuzzy flannel blanket keeping my legs toasty...
Just the view from here as I sit and type my post...Bringing you another completed envelope...using some more of my favourite things; The Girl's Paperie papers, old book print, PTI stamps, Love Lives Here die cuts..half pearls, organza flowers...all yummy products that make me smile. I thought ahead and added a ribbon to help hold closed the envelope once I put some treasures in it...
Here's the two together... keeping the colour schemes relatively the same. I love the background floral print...a stamp set given to me by my sister one Christmas.. it was just what I was looking for to add a floral motif..I'm looking forward to working on another one tomorrow..while my guy is at work.. if I can get the kitten and puppy to get along for just a little while...
Before I go I wanted to show you this:
Have you had a chance to check it out? I have a subscription to it.. Each month I am dazzled by the gorgeous creations within its covers.. as I am with my Cards subscription as well... I have an extra copy of the Feb/Mar "Simply Handmade" If you'd like a chance to grab this copy, leave a comment. I'll leave it open a few days and randomly draw a name:)
Have a wonderful weekend