Sunday, May 22, 2011

Grateful for Paper Maniac & ATU

Good morning. This is the card I posted over at Paper Maniac a couple days ago. I made it with All Things Unity challenge #31 in mind, and chose a couple stamps that I'd never used before - but which were also still in stock at Paper Maniac. I probably have a few too many of those, so I love this particular challenge!! It works for both previously unloved stamps *and* brand new goodies! At least, that's how I read it...it doesn't say how long a stamp has to have been in your stash. Right?

So anyway...I've had the set Simple Blessings since it was released, but I'd only used the leaves before. My friend, Nancy, is a member of My Time Made Easy's Pretty Pattern Sketch DT. She suggested I play along with Challenge #10, so I thought the larger leaf swirl would be perfect for the slanted lines in the sketch. And since Paper Maniac is closing (sniffle) several of us are making cards for Patti, the owner. I chose the Grateful for You sentiment because I am truly grateful for the opportunity she gave to me in giving me a place on the design team and I appreciate the faith she showed more than I can ever convey.I used Memory Box cardstock for the base, Crushed Olive Distress Ink and Oval Nestabilities.

7 comments:

carole said...

So pretty, and the sentiment can be used for many, many reasons.

Sara Henton said...

We're grateful for you too babe!!! Your card is adorable. And I'm so glad that you got to play with us this go round at All Things Unity!!

Nancy said...

What a great card! LOVE the swirls! The sentiment is so fitting too. Thanks for taking my advice and playing along with us at MTME... I hope you'll continue to join us in upcoming challenges.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty- I find the CAS cards to be the hardest- this card would not be hard to CASE....perfect card for just adding a sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love this card--LOOOOOVe the swill of leaves...and that green! LOOOOOVE it:) You nailed this challenge:) Hope everything is going well at home!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at ATU!!

lynn said...

such a gorgeous card, carole! have a great day!

Toni K said...

This is so awesome! I love the swirls :)