Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That's what Friends are For!


Hello my friends! I'm sorry I have been a little slow in my posts lately but I have a lot going on and I have just not had the time to give it! Today I wanted to share a card I made for this week's Sketch Saturday and also Our Daily Bread's Shining the Light Challenge, to use a sentiment only for your stamping. The sketch called for that little triangle in the upper left corner of the main panel, so I cut the birds out of the designer paper because I thought the birdies went perfectly with the sentiment I chose. This sentiment is one of Our Daily Bread designs new stamps this month from the Blessings Collection called "Friends". Loving these single stamps! Check out all the new collections Kelley has introduced!

We have a pair of Cardinals nesting in our bush just next to our front steps. There are eggs in the nest and mom and dad are both attentively watching it. I'm excited to watch the babies hatch and grow and hope nothing happens to them since they are a little exposed! I guess I just had to use this part of the Websters pages dp because of them! My grandkids will be here all next week and I'm hoping they might see some babies!

Here is my card recipe:
Card Stock: Papertrey
Designer Paper: Websters Country Estate, BoBunny Gabrielle
Accessories: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle, Recollections bronze half pearls, CB embossing folder, TH Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Dimensionals

This is also for the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp something, Digistamps 4 Joy - wings, Anita Be Stampin' -#22 Go Crazy with Layers, Bearly Mine -#12 Anything Goes, Craft Room Challenge #1 Anything Goes, Tuesday Throwdown - #52 Animals, Crafty Cardmakers - Love the lasting kind, Make it Monday - Always anything goes, Stamping Scrapping Central - Embossing, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Friends, Card Cupids - More Than 3 Layers, Crafty Pad - Stripes, Dream Valley Challenges - Stamp Something, Paper Sundaes - Sentiments from the Heart, Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Inspired By A Song (That's what friends are for), j


Basslady said...

a fantastic and extra-ordinary creation!
i love the noble colours and how you combined the spellbinders!
gorgeous look!

hugs and kisses and many blessings from germany,
silvi xoxo

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Grace, I love the birds, lovely colours too.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. I hope you see some cardinal babies soon!

Rose x

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful card.Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly

Benzi said...

Grace, your card is just amazing. I sure love birds, along with their nests and their houses, also. Just a bird lover, I suppose.

Thank you for dropping by my gallery and wishing me a happy birthday and leaving a much appreciated comment. You're such a sweet lady.

NancyD said...

I love the antique feel of this card. It's such a good ideas to emboss some of the layers. It really adds to the texture. Wonderful card!


I love your stripes and the other dp mixed! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sunday.
Tammy Louise

sara said...

just beautiful i love those colours together thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous card and just love those beautiful papers you have used , great elements and the embossing really is fantastic.


Hellma said...

Gorgeous card Grace, love the colours.

Mel said...

WOW, wow wow!
I just love this honey! The images and colours are beautiful!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Zoechaos said...

Very beautiful card everything about it is so elegant and graceful. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge for our first Challenge, we hope we will see you again. XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

Stunning card, I love everything about it. Good luck in the Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

ChristineCreations said...

These papers look so beautiful together Grace...beautiful use of this layout too! I love the little corner with the birds!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Grace!
I love the papers you have used on this card. It's a lovely design with the framed sentiment. the birds look cute how you have them.
Hugs Maz

Crystal said...

I absolutely LOVE this DP Grace, WOWWEEE this is one stunning creation my friend!!! Sorry I have been MIA I am finally feeling better again :))))) LOVE this and hope you are having a fantastic week!

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

This is such a beautiful and lovely card. I love the colors and the layout, and the birds especially. The Sentiment is beautiful. The whole thing is just wonderful!

BTW, Congratulations! You have won the "Card of the Week" at the
He IS Able blog! It will be on it's way tomorrow!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

cyndie2010 said...

What a beautiful card Grace. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your creative abilities with us. May God Bless you and your family.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, oh my goodness, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! The papers are stunning and the way you have combined them blows me away! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a beautiful card. I love the sentiment and I love the paper and the detail. Fantastic!

Unknown said...

So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (SSCC). Hope you will come and see us again soon.


Brenda said...

Grace, once again this is absolutely beautiful. I am always in awe of your stunning creations! Thanks for layering it up with us this week at Anita Be Stampin~Bren

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card:-) I love your papers, thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's

Jennipher said...

Grace, what a beauty this card is. I just love that patterned paper. The sentiment is precious too. Well done.

Kreativmonster said...

Hi, Grace, your card is very beautifull! Did you notice, that I used the same design-paper for my DT-card? Thanks for playing along with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY, hope to see more of your art soon.

Debi said...

Grace, what a beautiful card ou have created, love all the layering details, thanks for joining us at CRC Debi x

craft-roomjulia said...

A truly elegant card, and I love the sentiment. Good luck and thanks for joining Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Julia xx

Caz said...

Wow beautiful card Grace...Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..

Bunny GD DS4J

Nadell said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Grace, just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card design, and love sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

OMG! I have fallen in love with this. For some reason I find this really soothing and the colors and the LO just work so well. The sentiment and how you have cut around the stamped image to make the corner .... What is there not to love about this! Thanks for playing in The Crafty Pad - Stripes Challenge challenge this week.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the DPs and all the wonderful layers!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, love the verse, very pretty. Hugs, Lori m

Riet said...

So beautiful card Grace,I love the image.
So gorgeous papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

hazel said...

A fabulous card. Beautiful colour and I love all the layers. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Cindy Haffner said...


Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning. I love those papers and the layout is fabulous. Thank you for joining our first challenge at CRC. NIkki DT

Dawn said...

Beautiful card & such a lovely sentiment! I love the colours too!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad for our Stripes Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Mervi said...

Hi Grace,
gorgeous and elegant card!

Thank you for sharing this with us at
Craft-Room Challenge, good luck,
hope to see you again soon,-))m

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Grace!! I just love your colors and combo of paper. Such a unique layout with the birds!! Thanks for always being such a big support for the Shining the Light challenge my friend. I cherish you!!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

a stunning card thank you for joing us this fortnight at DS4J
Love Jan

Ida said...

Fabulous card. Love the images and the papers and how everything just coordinates so well. Hope the baby birds have hatched by now. Always fun to see.

Michelle said...

Oh Grace, your card is simply amazing! So beautiful.

I'm lost for words, the layering, the papers, the embossing, everything!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Shirley said...

How lovely! The colors, the embossing, and the layers are marvelous!

Dianna said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!  Hope to see you again soon!

~ Di

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card! Perfect Inspired Song card! Love your sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Sentimental Sundays DT

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful! The papers you chose are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card...all those wonderful dp's are fabulous. And I love the sentiment that you added with it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ~ Charlene GD DS4J

Kim said...

Gorgeous! The papers are beautiful and I love the vintage look. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for joining us this fortnight at DS4J
love Jan