Monday, April 9, 2012

~Embellish and a Sketch~

Did you have a beautiful Easter?

Was it peaceful and serene?

Ours went well...we had a meaningful service with wonderful worship music.

Two of my girlies and I were a part of the handbell choir's presentation.

I won't lie to you...I messed up!

However, there was grace in the room and I pray God was glorified with our offer of praise.

As for crafting...
I'm so happy I was motivated to create a card combining a couple of challenges today.

It's a great way to start my week!

Here is my card...

*My Little Shoebox Summer Breeze-Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags sentiment-Versamark ink-Papertrey Ink Premium Dye ink Hawaiian Shores-Ranger embossing powder Antiquities weathered white-Want2Scrap baby bling-Martha Stewart All Over the Page Pattern Punch Caning-Piggy Tales DP-Bazzill Basics paper-Georgia Pacific White cardstock-Spellbinders classic circles-American Crafts ribbon*

The beautiful sketch is from CardPatterns Sketch 160 by Michelle.

The color and rhinestones were inspired by 

I inked and embossed the doodle from My Little Shoebox's Summer Breeze and used baby bling from Want2Scrap to make it more special.

LOVE this Martha Stewart punch! It's fun to punch wherever you want-to get the look you want!

I know Mondays can be difficult...but hang in there!

Embrace life and it's beauty. It can be a lovely moment, song or hug.

Even better, make something pretty or know you'll feel better!

Take care now.


  1. Marlena this is so pretty. I like what you did with the sketch.

  2. Very pretty card, wonderful take on the sketch and color challenges.

  3. This is gorgeous! I just love those ribbon tabs- one of my favourite things to do with ribbon in fact.

  4. Fun approach to both challenges! I really like the modern feel to the cad! A beauty for sure!

  5. I'm glad you had a great Easter! I'm sure no one noticed about the handbells. :) Beautiful card--I love the punches! Great take on both challenges (combining sketch and color challenges is hard!).

  6. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!


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