Sunday, September 11, 2011


For Your Inspiration has the most beautiful photos to work with.

I was inspired to make this:

FYI #13

Paris makes me think of love.

Love makes me think of complicated layers.

I hope the card is self-explanatory. ;)

I think of our bodies as cages holding our souls...

 Your "cages" are tethered together...

.... two individuals glued together to create one.

The longer you're a couple,

the more layers you may peel back and reveal.

At some point, you lose track of where one life begins and the other ends.

You can't go back to two separate lives.

Love cannot be erased.

It can only be torn away.

Your life will always have that love in your history.

Did you get all that? ;)

I really enjoyed creating the layers for this...rolling it back, flipping it over and stamping, and adding the chain with beading.

Thanks for peeking in. ;)

My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Mabel,Teresa Collins Posh,Quickutz heart die,Corrugator,Versamark ink,copper embossing powder,silver embossing powder,Fiskar's deckled blade rotary cutter,Tim Holtz ink


  1. Beautiful card, and explanation. I love all of the details. Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

  2. Marlena that is a beautiful explanation of your card. So profound. Love the embossing and pops of color. So glad you joined us at FYI again.

  3. Beautiful card - love your birdhouses! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  4. Wonderful card, I love the birdcages - great embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The ColourQ this week :o) Have a great week!

  5. Beautiful card, Marlena! Love your embossing, too. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  6. Ooh, this is really pretty. I love the softness. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  7. Wow, wonderful layers and so well thought through. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  8. Wow, Marlena, your explanation of your beautiful card is as beautiful as the card itself! Thanks for joining us at FYI!


Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)