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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sweetest Word You'll Ever Hear!

Maggie Mini's "Just Because" candy here!

And what is that sweetest word for us who are mommies... I can still hear every one of my children when they were wee wittle bitty things say "Mommy" :) Their sweet little voices still ring in my mind - love it!
For this Mother's day card I chose one of my new gifted maggies - still working on the shading techniques of these sweet stamps - but practicing is soooo fun! Followed the sketch over at Papertake Weekly by Dawny P.
This one I used my MS deep corner punch (this punch is one of my faves and well worth my investment). The DPs are from EchoPark "Victoria Garden". I distressed-shabby upped the edges of my DP with my Tim Holtz distressing tool. The roses were white and colored with copics and sprinkled with "sugar" glitter to go with the theme of the sentiment.
I am soooo thrilled to share with you Tiffany's awesome tutorial on custom-fit sentiments to spellbinders - you MUST check out this tutorial to take the guesswork out of the sizing of your sentiments/nesties.
I was at the LSS the other day and finally got the Lacey Oval nestie to go with my large ovals - perfect for this card. Also cut some Sizzix sizzlets flourishes - all done with my cuttlebug. Added some pearly fun to the roses and lots of layers with lots of double-sided foam tape.
Oh, ya, and it's an easel, too :)
Wicked busy week ahead for me (Shirley, it didn't take me more than a week to fill up my calendar! - LOL) now that I'm retired! First BFF and I went through the "scrap shed" today and pulled everything out preparing for a HUMUNGO craft sale next Sunday May 6th and will finish organizing over 2,000 patterned papers and about that much again in cardstock, page kits, embellies up the wazooo, stamps, tools, storage - you name it, I've got it! Late afternoon tomorrow photographer for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary party, Monday I have two senior portrait sittings, Wednesday a rehersal, Friday a wedding (package deal - sweet hubby is the minister) - whew... and then after the Craft sale, on to the next Estate sale with a house full of antiques and collectables. So if I'm MIA next week, you'll know why :)Thanks for stopping by today!
Challenges: Papertake Weekly-Dawny P sketch; Simon Says Stamp-AG; CMC Copic Challenge-celebrations; Craftymess Challenge Blog-distress/emboss; Hiding in my Craft Room-mothers/flowers; My Sheri CRAFTS-Flowers/mom; Sugar Creek Hollow-Mother; Crafts 4 Eternity-spring; Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge-AG; Prairie Fairy Fridays-flowers; Fussy and Fancy Friday-punches/dies; Stampin' for the Weekend-sparkle/shine; The Poodles Parlour-AG; Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps-distressing; Chocolate, coffee & Cards-BINGO/distress/punches/ribbon; Moving Along With The Times-garden/flowers


debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous card Wendy, what fab colours and details.


Hi Wendy
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful easle card Wendy . Love all the work done on the cuttlebug .Thanks for sharing on Craftymess Challenge Blog.

Janette said...

Hi Wendy, What a sweet and gorgeous card, so very pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Wendy, I love the gorgeous pink and those Roses are wonderful. Thanks for taking part in the MAWTT challenge.
Hugs Mau XX
Isn't is amazing how busy we can be in
Have a good week all the same.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Wendy! I love the colors and papers and all the layers! Beautiful image, perfectly colored with such pretty details!

Flowergirl said...

Really gorgeous card! Love your design and colours and all the pretty details x
Wendy x

scrapper al said...

Beautiful! Love the sugar on the flowers. Good luck with the sales!

Sue Nicholson said...

Very beautiful card, luv your embellishments, thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour anything goes challenge. Good Luck Cheers Sue N x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Love it! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the Challenge. Judy GDT x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Wendy.
Stunning colouring and beautiful DP's and embellishments.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love your coloring! I just love all of the details too! So many wonderful things to look at! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

~ Barb said...

My goodness you have a busy week ahead. This card is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the sugar glitter on your roses! Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Wendy: Oh my! This is just SO beautiful. I love the bright pastel pinks and the sweet feel of it. All your work shown here on your blog is really something. I'd love to have you stop by and play along with us at:
We would be SO blessed to have you join us in our challenges. Have a great week, and I really hope to see you soon!
Karen L, Blog Owner
Word Art Wednesday

Sarah said...

Oh!!! Your card is just beautiful! I love the color combo, the flowers, the pearls....just everything! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great easel card - love that beautiful image x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous & such stunning detail too..

Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

Torrey said...

I love your roses...the "mottled" color effect on them is very unique! Plus...they look like candy. YUMMY! Thanks for playing with us at CCCC!


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fabulous.

Congratulations on your retirement!

Charlotte said...

Oh so pretty and such wonderful details. Thanks for joining My sheri Crafts.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Gorgeous easel card. Nice sentiment. Love the color choice and colouring. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

pinky said...

Stunning project. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous Easel card, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week

michele said...

Beautiful card Wendy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is a lovely Mother's Day Card. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

May said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...what a stunning card I love all of it, Beautiful image coloured just perfect... Hugs May x x x

Brook Guinn said...

Very cute card. Wonderful coloring and your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.