Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Favorite Things

I can't believe it's Wednesday again already!  The weeks are just flying by so far this year.  It's time for another challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff and with it, a new project.  This week the theme is Favorite Things and I have used several of mine on my project.  My favorite things include the paper roses I recently learned to make, as well as flowers in general, ribbon, pearls, butterflies and Mariposa designer paper.  I have lots of other favorite things too but there wasn't space for all of them on this one card! LOL

One of my nephews is getting married in May so I made this one to go with his wedding gift.  I'm making the wedding album!  Yikes!  It's a little bit intimidating because I have never made one before and it's a really big project.  But I'm determined to have it turn out beautifully for him and his lovely wife-to-be.  I have most of what I need to make it, I just have to get busy putting it together now.

Here's my project for this week.  The overall dimensions of the card are 5' x 7".  The last photograph is the inside showing the sentiment which reads "In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities".  What a positive message for a young married couple, right?  I thought it was really sweet.  I stamped it on cream cardstock in embossing ink and used metallic gold embossing powder and then stamped some small pink hearts around the sentiment.  I trimmed the top and bottom with strips of the same paper I used for the roses and butterflies.  You can see the lovely pattern more clearly in this picture.  I crimped the trim paper to add a little dimension to the interior.  See materials list for details.

Tools and materials I used to create this card:

Core'dinations Pearls in kind of a peachy pink for base card
American Crafts textured gold foil cardstock for bottom mat and bottom sentiment layer
The Paper Company cream cardstock for 2nd mat
The Paper Company black cardstock for 3rd mat
4" x 6" DCWV Mariposa mat stack for top layer
K & Company Classic K stack for the paper roses, butterflies and inside trim
Recollections adhesive pearls
Gold -edged organza ribbon from Michael's dollar bin
Small iridescent white flowers from Michael's bridal section
"For Your Wedding Day" stamp by Stampendous (one of a 5-stamp set called Special Messages)
Lasting Love Quotes stamp set by Fiskars for inside sentiment and hearts.
Hampton Arts Embossing Stamp Pad
Chocolate brown and peachy pink pigment ink pad from Studio G for edging
Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink for sentiment 
Metallic gold Zing embossing powder for inside sentiment.
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Flower punches by Fiskars (XL Poppy) and EK Suceess (medium retro flower)
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Small rose leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Large rose leaves from Michaels
Embossing Stylus Set by Royal Langnickel
Blue Violet Ultrafine Crystal Glitter by Mark Enterprises
Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Aleen's Original Tacky Glue
Aleen's Clear Gel Tacky Glue
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Pink ATG)
Foam adhesive mounting squares
Pop Up Glue Dots

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Craftin' Mamas  - Embellish It! 
ABC Challenge - S is for Sugar and Spice (My color choices are brown, pink and white which remind me of brown sugar as well as some spices, powdered sugar and spun sugar as in cotton candy)
Creative Craft World - Love and Marriage
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Flowers, flowers everywhere
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Tuesday Throwdown  - Sparkle & bling
Woodware USA - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  As always, your comments are both welcome and appreciated.  Have a wonderful day!

Happy crafting!


  1. Oh I LOVE this!!! You made those flowers again, didn't you!! I am so jealous, they are beautiful! Love the vintagey/artsy feel to this card, it's truly beautiful!
    Tracy V

  2. So pretty, and your paper roses are fantastic!

  3. I love your flowers. They are awesome.

  4. Gorgeous card, Annibee. I too have to make a wedding card soon. You have inspired me again! Thank you so much for the blogger award. You can view it here:
    HugsXX Barbara

  5. This is just gorgeous!!
    You are the winner of a Tim Holtz Sander for commenting on the Sceptres/Queen's hop!
    Please email me your info at
    scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com

  6. Thank you for taking part in our weekly challenge.

  7. An exquisite card...I'm sure your nephew and his bride will appreciate the love with which it was created! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  8. Wow, such a stunning card, this flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  9. Beautiful! Love the flowers on the front. Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA.

  10. This is just a gorgeous card! Those flowers are amazing!! :)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, wonderfully designed and embellished.

  12. Oh my...I LOVE your card! It is so pretty and elegant! The flowers and the colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /sari

  13. This card is truly splendid. I love all the little touches.

  14. WOW gorgeous card. Your flowers are beautiful.
    Love all the embellihments. Your nephew and his future bride are going to love it. Hugs, Anne :)

  15. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog hop! This card is lovely! I just bought this paper pack for my mom cuz she loves butterflies.


  16. Oh my! I'm stunned! This card is just breath taking! You are quite the artist! I'm following your blog now. Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my blog.

  17. That is just beautiful! Thanks for joining in with is at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  18. What a stunning card. The colour combo is superb and the
    Great work


  19. stunning! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

  20. Beautiful card, very elegant.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious and ABC this week and Good Luck.
    Hugs Sue x

  21. Wow such a pretty card! Your nephew will be thrilled when he get this card and the album! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at The Paper Variety! :)

  22. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Love, love the cluster of flowers and the butterflies are georgous. Beautiful dp and colors. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you for playing along over at ABC Challenge;0)

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

  23. GASP! This card is so beautiful..inside and out!!! I'm a follower! :)

  24. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  25. Beautiful card and i love the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  26. Wow!! This is so gorgeous!! The flowers arrangement and colors are amazing! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

  27. Beautiful! It's just gorgeous :). Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety!

  28. Очень красиво! Very beautiful!

  29. A totally stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our wedding/ anniversary challenge.
    Choccy x


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