Wednesday, September 1, 2010

embossed meadow

Hello!  Well the first of September is here and with it fall weather has arrived!  I won't lie to you, I am not a fall girl!  I love the summer and with my daughter starting kindergarten this year I hate it even more!  Although I do have something to look forward to, Scrapfest in Minneapolis!  I am going on a girls trip with three of my friends from here, and looking forward to meeting up with a bunch of my Hero Arts Flickr friends!  Scrapfest is so much fun and I was able to sign up for a Hero Arts Class and a Tim Holtz class also!  And I have shopping to look forward to also!  It's going to be so fun!  Anyone else I know going to scrapfest?

Today I have two cards to share that I made the other night.  I saw the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week and fell in love with the shop, The Caged Fairy and loved this necklace:

Isn't it divine?  Oh how I wish I could wear necklaces!  So many beauitful ones!  I wanted to play with a dolie as I really like them and have a hard time coming up with ways to use them so I thought of embossing the blooming meadow stamp by Hero Arts on a doily!  I didn't have gray embossing so I went for black:




I am so pleased with how it turned out!  I used some blue pp that I have and distressed it.  I love the feel to this card! Do you know when your crafting and you make something that you really enjoyed making and are so pleased with how the idea in your head turned out?  That's how I feel about this card!  I think also that my kids were finally in bed and I had some me time helped also! :> Because everything was out I made another card that is similar to one I made before:

I enjoyed adding the lace under the bow!  I am really enjoying embossing. :>  And tieing bows!  The other day when I got to work I had to tie probably 50 bows on baby onsie packages and I loved it!  I just need to find more good ribbon!  :>

Well I hope your having a great week!  I am off to a surprise party dinner for one of my good friends!  Looking forward to an evening out!  :>

20 comments:

Hannah said...

Gorgeous, Anita! the doily and the bow! by the way, sorry for the delay, but Ariel's card is on its way! i left it blank so she can send it to someone or keep it. hope she enjoys it. :) Hugs, Hannah

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Tiffany said...

Oh, this is really gorgeous, love both versions! I especially love how you stamped directly on the doily, don't see much of that, very unique look!

Virginia L. said...

Jaw-dropping GORGEOUS! I LOVE LOVE this, Anita! I totally can see why you were so happy how it turned out. Simply stunning! I was also inspired by this piece, but didn't get a chance to make anything with it...so glad that you did!! Thanks SO much for playing Etsy Inspired Challenge! PS: Can you tug me into your craft carrying case to Scrapfest!!? Please SHARE what you see and do. I want to know!!!!

Lin said...

TWO beautiful cards! Love them both, Anita, the bits of laciness are so special on both of them, and the color is wonderful - well done!

de said...

What?! These cards are GOREGEOUS! And I love the necklace you chose to be inspired by. You totally pulled it off!

Thank you for playing EtsyInspired this week!

SmilynStef said...

You should certainly feel pleased about those cards ... they are fabulous ... such great stamping on the doily ... wonderful inspired designs.

~amy~ said...

Both cards are super fab!!! I'm such a spring/fall girl:)

Simone said...

wow these are gorgeous Anita!

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... these are so pretty and elegant, Anita!! LOVE that you stamped on the doily! fabulous cards!!

donna mikasa said...

Love both of your cards, Anita! Just gorgeous! I really like how you stamped on the doily--very inspiring!

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards, Anita! Love the stamping over the pp.

DominoDebi said...

These are lovely, Anita!

Barb said...

Love these cards, Anita! Such pretty colors and the stamping on the doily looks fabulous!

Can you say "Scrapfest?" Sooo excited. . .can't wait!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anita, this is stunning! They're so beautiful.

Priyanka said...

this is fantastic I always love doilies work.

Kathy said...

Anita your card are beautiful ..I would never think of directly stamping on a doily...love it :)
So happy you are going to scrapfest and get to take two classes...fun fun
Have a good weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards, anita! love that inspiration piece!

Nat said...

love this technique, makes me want to run out and buy some doily's and stamp away. So beautiful!! :)

Nat said...

love this technique, makes me want to run out and buy some doily's and stamp away. So beautiful!! :)

 

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