Monday, November 22, 2010

Let the Spirit of Love...

As we get closer to the holiday season, we are reminded of the many charities that are in need. At The Shabby Tea Room this week, we are supporting several great charities for our theme of Pick a Cause! Our sponsor is June Lanum from Lina Beas and she is generously providing one lucky winner with a crocheted flower and 20 trinket pins! Our Design Team is also using crocheted flowers and trinket pins in our creations this week.
I made my card in honor of the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins is a world reknowned hospital in my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and they were there for me when I needed to take my son there for a heart condition when he was 11 years old. He's fine now, but when you are going through something as scary as a serious health condition for one of your children, it's great to know you have such a fabulous hospital that is filled with caring and supportive staff and doctors ready to help through any situation. I am so thankful that they are so close to me and grateful for the excellent care they gave my family.

I used some great Memory Box and Basic Grey papers to layer up here...my favorite is the little birdies paper peeking from the back. I stamped my sentiment from Flourishes Christmas Classics stamp set in Memento Rich Cocoa right onto my dp and topped it with some pretty pearls. The layers of ribbon and lace include some green crocheted lace (thanks to my stampy friend Korin) and a burgundy silk crinkle ribbon topped with a fluffy bow made from some of Deb's Simple Treasures seam binding...you can get some at her Etsy Shop...HERE! I used the sponsor's generously donated crocheted flower to the center of my bow and tucked the trinket pin in the back. I also added another leaf trinket pin by Maya Road and a pearl to the center of my flower. The inside of my card is also embellished with the same ribbon, paper and pearls and another Flourishes sentiment.

Be sure to stop by the other Shabby Girls' blogs to see what they have created for you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations


Challenges:
Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #83 - Sketch plus decorate the inside
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #93 - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon #12 - Christmas
The Creative Cottage #27 - Someone Special at Christmas
Stampin' Royalty #46 - Patterned Paper ( I used 4!)
Crafty Creations #94 - Beautiful Insides

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Pattie! Your use of the crocheted flower and trinket pin from June are just perfect along with the seam binding - yum :)

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  2. WOW!! Pattie, this creation is so stunning!! Beautiful colors, details and so elegant!!TFS! HUGS

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  3. Smashing card Patti, thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne

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  4. Love, love, love, Pattie!!! This turned out beautiful :). Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop :).

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  5. Wowwww, so gorgeous!

    ...checkin' out your blog photo....you ARE h-o-t! :)

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  6. Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

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  7. Great Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

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  8. Wow Pattie this is pure luxury what fabulous papers, design, sentiment and flower it looks stunning.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  9. Pattie! That is so pretty. I've been away from your blog for way too long. Now I'm back and seeing all your pretty creations. I've got to try to be more regular here! :)

    hugs,
    Viola

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  10. Pattie, having seen part of this card IRL, I can say this it is beautiful!!! Awesome job, great charity! Fun stamping with you too!

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  11. Well, I got my tongue twisted around my words...let's try again...I can say that this is beautiful! That's better! :D

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  12. What an amazing collection of dsp. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

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  13. Thank you! As an agency RN I have worked at John Hopkins and Howard County hospital which is part of John Hopkins... ER's for the past 10 years...I am medically retired now. It is a wonderful feeling to know how much people do appreciate you being there!!! Your card is gorgeous!

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  14. Fantastic! So festive and elegant! I will have to get those papers too, even though I promised myself not to buy more papers this year ;)

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  15. this is such and elegant card - inside and out! I love the rich colours and fabulous textures! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

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  16. This is breathtaking! A beautiful card!

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  17. Great job showcasing patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

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  18. Pattie, your card is gorgeous! I just love that paper with the birds...and the colours are wonderful...very fall/wintery wihtout being all snowflakey. Very nice.

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous and beautiful, Pattie!
    hugs

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  20. What a wonderful charity and I'm so glad that your son is doing fine now. This card is just gorgeous!! I LOVE that crocheted flower.

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