Friday, August 13, 2010

Discover your wings...


Hello there - Can you believe this is my 100th post - in only 3 months I have 100 posts!!! I would have never thought 3 months ago that I would have that many...or almost 3000 hits or almost 30 followers, but here I am. I love sharing with everyone, joining challenges and seeing all the inspiring creations out there in blogland! Thanks for joining me and here's to 100 more posts!

I have two completely different cards for you today, but I only have time to show you one of them. I'll have to come back later and share again...busy day today and a possible root canal too! (yuck!)

I was so excited when this Taylored Expressions stamp set came in the mail. It's not a new release, but it is so pretty and I have had my eye on it for some time.

I started by embossing the black cardstock with a Cuttlebug frame (you can see it there on the right top and bottom under the clear acetate) and that decided the whole size and shape of my card. Then I got out the embossing pad and white embossing powder and heat embossed the dragonfly and sentiment - doesn't that just pop on the black paper!?! I used the photos from both The Shabby Tea Room and the Moxie Fab World as inspiration for this card. The shiny acetate reminded me of the The Shabby Tea Room (reflections) photo and the ivory lace and pink pearls (Moxie's she sells seashells) photo.

I really hope you like it. I enjoyed using so many products and techniques on this card...dry embossing, heat embossing, Stickles, acetate, vellum...yummy! I think this would be a great graduation card for a girl...and I'll need quite a few this coming year since my son will graduate...along with lots of his friends.

Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room #22 - "Reflections" (photo)
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - She Sells Seashells (photo)
Cuttlebug Challenges - Be Inspired #96 - I Can See Clearly Now (acetate)
2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch # 58

My Crafty Recipe:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Discover Your Wings
Paper: Bazzill black, pink/black dp from stash, K & Co. Basic Grey White Script Acetate Paper, Embossed vellum
Other: White embossing powder,Spare Parts lace, Recollections pearls, Diamond Stickles, Cuttlebug embossed frame embossing folder (on black cdstk), Black copic, Fiskars scalloped scallop edge punch

Have a great day, wish me luck with that root canal and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blogging success and fun! Beautiful card this week, Pattie! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

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  2. Gorgeous card Pattie! That dragonfly looks wonderful & I love the pearls!

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  3. Oh wow, this caught my eye straight away! Your card is just stunning.

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  4. Your card is beautiful. I saw it at the cuttlebug challenge. You did a great job!

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  5. Great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing in the Cuttlebug Challenge!

    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful. Love the pink pearls on the lace.

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  7. Pattie, congrats on your 100th post! Your card is just beautiful. So glad you could play with us at 2S4Y this week!

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  8. Pattie, your card is lovely! Congrats on your 100th post. Keep cuttlebugging :)

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  9. What a lovely and classic card you've created! I really like the black embossed background with the acetate overlay, and the dragonfly and sentiment do really pop with the white on black. Love the lace trim with the pearls, too. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

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  10. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Could not LOVE this more!!

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  12. Just gorgeous Pattie! Thanks for playing in our Cuttlebug challenge!

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  13. Hey Pattie! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  14. Pattie, this is one gorgeous creation!! Congratulations on your 100th post, and here's to many, many more!!! Love the dragonfly stamp, and your techniques are great. Thanks for sharing, and being part of Cuttlebug Challenge again this week!

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  15. This is such a beautiful card, Pattie! I've been trying to email you and I keep getting your emails that make me think that you're not getting my emails! lol. I hope that made sense!

    Anyhow, you can pick up the top crops badge here: http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png


    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

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  16. Wow, an amazing blog journey in 3 months. And what a sophisticated card !

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