Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If I Didn't Have You as a Mother...

....I would still choose you as a friend.  This is the lovely sentiment on my card this week, and I just love it.  It is the complete truth about my own mom...even though I am much happier to have her as my mom, and not just a friend. :)  You may have noticed that my blog looks slightly different.  I have really cleaned up the sidebar on the right hand side, and turned it into pages at the top of my blog.  I really dislike cluttered websites, and that is how I felt about my sidebar.  I left the followers on the sidebar, in case someone wants to follow my blog- they easily can.  And I left blog archive, as I use it quite often.  I really think it looks so much better, and I love having all my favorite links in different pages at the top!!  Yay for a cleaner looking blog!

The card I have to share with you today is for CPS Sketch #213, where we were sponsored by My Favorite Things this week.  I used this week's CR84FN23 Color Challenge (light pink, black, cream) & The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #53 (Doilies &/or Lace + inspiration photo) as well.  Here is what I created!
"Happy Mother's Day" supplies: 
Cardstock/Felt: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: Teresa Collins Designs (Welcome Home: Chandelier, Chic Bebe Girl: Fleur De Lis, Crush: Houndstooh, Sweetheart Tags) 
Stamps/Dies: My Favorite Things (Clearly Sentimental about Mothers set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) & Ranger Industries (Distress Ink: antique linen) 
Ink Blending Tool: Ranger Industries
Lace: vintage craft supply
Pearls: Zva Creative
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold vintage cream cardstock in half to make card base.  Cut a chandelier paper block slightly smaller than the card base, round the corners and ink the edges with antique linen distress ink using the blending tool.  Cut two blocks from houndstooth paper, round the proper corner, and ink the edges the same way.  Adhere the blocks to the chandelier paper, zig-zag stitch along the seams, and then adhere to the card front.  Round the top corners of a pink dot paper block, and ink the edges.  Stamp the sentiment to the top of it, wrap vintage lace around the bottom, and adhere to the card front.  Add the pearl flourish to the lower right corner of the card.  Diecut the butterflies from vintage cream felt and pink dotted paper, and adhere together.  Accent the middle of it with pink pearls, and adhere to the card front to finish.

Well, I better get going for now!  I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday ahead of you!!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

P.S. Here are the inspiration graphics from the challenges I created this for:

22 comments:

  1. This card is beautiful. All glitzy and with pink pearls to boot. Very nice indeed.

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  2. What a lovely card and what a fantastic sentiment!

    Marie-Anne

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  3. This is SO gorgeous Lea! LOVE all the pink and all the bling!!!

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  4. ow, its so pretty n luv the sentiment too.

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  5. Beautiful Mother's Day card, love the sentiment! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

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  6. So pretty and I really like the sentiment that you used!

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  7. I LOVE that sentiment and the soft beautiful colors! Great card Lee! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

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  8. What a beautiful card. It made me smile and want to cry at the same time. I lost my Mom and having such a hard time. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a perfect sentiment for Mother's Day! Such an elegant card! Thanks for sharing wth The Shabby Tea Room!

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  10. Lea, I LOVE that sentiment! I feel the same way about my Mom! Your card is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the flourish and that FAB butterfly! LOVE how you used just part of the chandelier! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  11. Such a pretty card and I heart the sentiment. I love your colour combo and butterflies :D

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  12. A true beauty, Lea. I LOVE this sentiment. That is so special.

    I like the clean look and tabs at the top as well. I just wish I knew how. I see that Blogger has the option. I just need to take the time to read how to do it.

    Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)
    Hugs~

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  13. Beautiful card Lea! Love the pearl flourish and beautiful sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  14. Gorgeous! I would be super happy to receive a card like that....but my daughter isn't a crafty girl...sob!

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  15. Lea, this is SPECTACULAR! WOW! What a beautiful combination of DPs and beautiful embellishments! What a wonderful sentiment {I feel the same about my mom:)} LOVE the fantastic pearl flourish! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!

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  16. This is stunning! I love the papers, stitched details and the sentiment is absolutely fabulous!! Your mum will love it! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  17. I read this sentiment wrong the first time and thought it was a card for someone who didn't have a mother (which would be appropriate I'm sure for many), but now that I drink more coffee and open my eyes I see that it says something else... lovely job.

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  18. So gorgeous and so elegant! I love your cards!!

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  19. Such a pretty card, love the pearly bling. Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.

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  20. SO gorgeous, Lea! Love all the pink and pearls! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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  21. What a fabulously chic card. Love the pink with black and those canderliers. Have a happy easter

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  22. oh, wow! this is really pretty. Congrats on winning this month's MFT April Favorite Find.

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