Saturday, January 12, 2013


Hi Friends!
How's your weekend going?  Mine is going well
so far.  And, I can't complain about the weather
for today it's supposed to reach 60.  That is very
unusual for NW Ohio in!  But,
it doesn't hurt my feelings one!  I wanted
to get this posted before meeting up with some
friends for lunch.  I don't see them every week
like I used to because I had to quit bowling due
to my back.  Maybe one day I'll return to
bowling only time will tell. 
Anyways, I'm here to tell you about my card.
I entered this card over at The Shabby Tea Room.
This week we were to follow the colors in the photo
and include ribbon/bow and a flower.
Here is the lovely elegant photo inspiration...

Isn't it a beauty?!  That is one gorgeous display of
gifts!  I've never wrapped a gift with such elegance,
but it certainly gives me inspiration to do so!  My
card is really self-explanatory.  I used a fancy
square die behind the dimensional flower with pearls
I added flowers, ribbon, bow, and a lovely button
from Webster's.  Ok, friends, that's it for now. 
Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!
Paper:  Kraft Outlet, SU, Recollections
Dimensional Pearl Flower:  EK Success
Ribbon, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearl Letters:  Darice
Flowers:  Paper Studio(large white flower)
               Inspired by Stamping(small roses)
Die:  Spellbinder's (Lacey Squares)
Pearls:  SU
Button:  Webster's


  1. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the big flower and all those pearls clustered in the center..stunning!

  2. Gorgeous card, Maria, Love your big, beautiful, pearly flower! x

  3. Beautiful card, Maria! I hope you win! As for the mild temperatures, I am longing for snow!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the feminine details. :)


  5. Love Love your pretty shabby card! Fabulous take on the photo , with the gorgeous big blooms. Love the pearl sentiment too:) Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room!

  6. Gorgeous! I love all the beautiful flowers and how love is spelled out with pearls....that is elegant! Beautiful Maria!

  7. Gorgeous card and fabulous take on that inspiration photo, Maria! Sooo love all the dimension and detail. Those colors are fabulous! Really LOVE those flowers, too!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful Maria, I love that big bloom, and the pearls and ribbons.

  9. Oh, wow! Maria, this is such a stunning card. I couldn't possibly pick what I like best about it but everything just came together beautifully. Wow, again!!!

  10. So PRETTY, Maria! LOVE that big FAB bloom and the pearl LOVE! Super card!

  11. Gorgeous! Love the flower you created and love in pearls!

  12. Wow!! Maria this is Just GOR-JUSS!! Love your Big Beautiful shimmery Blossom! And all the Lovely Sweet pearls!! Just Wow Lady! 8-) Wonderful take on the inspiration pic! 8-)


  13. Gorgeous card Maria!! A winner for sure :-) The weather here is about 60 during the day and is getting down into the 30's at night....but it's so cold because it's windy brrr......!!!!! Hugs!

  14. What a beautiful take on the inspiration picture, Maria! LOVE all those trims and embellishments! I couldn't possibly pick a favorite detail. Yum!

  15. So lovely! Congratulations! Love that bloom and the pearl! So elegant and gorgeous!

  16. Blue is my favorite color and I love how you used blue and nailed the challenge. But I must admit; the layered flower caught my eye; it looks sensational. I think I see a winner:)
    Have a lovely day and thank you for your sweet comment. I appreciate you take the time to visit!

  17. Hopefully you have a bit of sun to go along with those wonderfully warm temperatures!! I love the blues and silvers together and the ribbons and pearls are so elegant and beautiful.


  18. Beautiful card, love the bow and pretty flowers.


  19. Very beautiful interpretation of the inspo photo, Maria! My DD has that same large silver flower sticker, and I always wanted to use it!

  20. Wow-wee!!! Maria, this breathtaking! All the lovely layers have me drooling! That flower is AMAZING! Love the Websters button!!!!