Saturday, January 31, 2009

Love Warms Every Nest




This is for the Crafty Secrets weekly challenge over on the SCS member company forums. It's a lot of fun to play, and the girls over there are so kind and will comment on every submission! It really makes you feel good to be a part of that friendly group! The challenge this week was to use something you had lost or found. I went with the found part. One day I was browsing around my favorite store, Creative Play Stamps, and I discovered that they were carrying Crafty Secrets!! I was so happy, you have no idea! One of the first things I bought was the Birds and Botanicals booklet, which is where I got this image. Every single image in this beautiful little booklet is drop dead gorgeous. I can't say enough about how fun and easy these are to work with!

My card base is Bazzill Bling Petty Cash. I get mine at Creative Cuts and More, which is also where I got the sweet felt heart. Don't you love it? I love the softness it gives this project.

I think the designer paper is Basic Gray, but I'm not sure, because it was a RAK, and the pieces were cardfront size. It has the look and feel of BG, though. If you know, would you please LMK? I know there's not a lot of it showing, but it has sewing pattern marks on it, I think.

To change the color, I smooshed my Hodgepodge Hardware into my white StazeOn pad, worked like a charm!! I actually like that it isn't perfectly covered. I think it goes well with my haphazard style. The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets' Bird Notes, the first set I ever bought. I still adore it.

I finished this card with a very liberal few sprays of Antique Brass Glimer Mist, because it's the one I reach for most often. After I did that, I thought that Key Lime Pie would look gorgeous here as well. Oh well, there's ALWAYs another card! (God willing and the creek don't rise!)

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card Carla...what a fabulous image to work with!!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

That is gorgeous! I love the ribbon and heart. I just got the Crafty Secrets "girfriend" paper booklet and some CS stamps for Christmas and I've been thinking about doing the challenge at SCS...maybe I'll give it a try! My Big honkin DT pack came in the mail today from CC&M too, I can't wait to play!

Shabbychick Junk said...

Hi Carla!

Just wanted to pop over and say thanks for the comment on the CHA photos, and check out your blog! You're SO talented! Thanks again!

Lisa Z

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantabulous! Love your style -- superb details.

Judit V said...

Hi Carla, This is gorgeous and I love your blog... I have just found it(via thefrugalcrafter)!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is sooo pretty! TFS!

Vicki C said...

Oh .. this card is beautiful! Thanks for coming over to my blog .. and thanks for playing along with the challenge. You do fantastic work!

jo said...

YUM yum yum!!!! Totally love this card Carla!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... loved this card the first time I saw it and love it even more seeing it again!!! I've never used that Glimer Mist stuff ... might have to give it a whirl. If I run into problems, I'll give you a shout!!
Awesome card ... awesome blog! I'll be back!!!