Friday, April 5, 2013

Celebrate Your Day!

Hi there!

How are you doing on this Friday?  If you've seen
my previous posts, I'm hanging in there.  Crafting
is a great outlet to help calm oneself.  As one
friend so aptly has her blog titled, Craft Therapy.
Indeed, it is therapy for my soul.  Again, I thank
you all for your support and prayers!

Today I want to share with you a card I made
for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.
Here is the beautiful inspiration photo we were
to follow...

I knew the perfect paper to use for my card.  I re-
cently purchased Graphic 45(French Country)
collection and went to work.  My card base is kraft.
The lace border is actually a cross stitch bookmark.


You can see the aida cloth with pinked edges at the
bottom.  I thought the lace would aid in a beautiful
frame effect for my project.  The sentiment is from
Paper Sweeties!  The stamp is from the set,
So Sweet of You.  I added a resin corner piece in
the top right corner.  I applied dazzling details(glitter)
on the focal point.  Ribbon, twine, pins and pearls
were placed to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for viewing my card today!  Take
care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!


Paper:  Graphic 45(French Country), Bazzill, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  So Sweet of You(Sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Night of Navy)
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla), Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  SU
Resin: Prima
Dies:  MFT: (Blueprints)
Lace Bookmark:  Janlynn
Dazzling Details:  SU
Twine:  PTI
Flower:  Prima
Pins:  The Hobby House


  1. Your card is beautiful, Maria. So pretty and feminine x

  2. Hi Maria! Hope you are hanging in there! Your card therapy is paying off...this is stunning! I love the pretty elegant and vintage! Beautiful trim frame and resin accent!!!!

  3. I believe this is now my favorite card of your's. It is so beautiful! I love the blue and white color together. Healing takes time. You never really get over the loss of a loved one; you just learn to live with it.

  4. What a beautiful shabby chic card. Love the lace trim and beautiful bow. :)


  5. Absolutely gorgeous Maria, I love the lace borders and the beautiful papers, fabulous card.
    Glad your crafting is helping you at this difficult time. Xx

  6. So Beautiful and very Elegant Maria! So creative with the lace Book Mark:))Thankyou for joining us again in the Tea Room!

  7. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and lovely design.


  8. OMGoodness, this is absolutely stunning, Maria! Such a perfect take on that inspiration photo, and so completely beautiful! I love the papers and design. Your use of the cross-stitch bookmark is just genius. This is one of my all-time faves of yours!
    So glad you felt like doing a bit of crafting. It does always help me. :)

  9. Maria, what a stunning card. I love that French Country paper and the beautiful cross stitch bookmark. What a great idea to use it. The blue and white just sends it over the top.

    I'm so glad you got to do some crafting. It tends to take your mind off things.

  10. So beautiful Maria!!!

  11. Maria, this card is perfectly shabby and sweet! I love your toile focal point. Gorgeous!

  12. Wow - isn't that a beautiful rooom - pretty to look at but I am not so sure too comfy to life in.
    You have the best taste Maria and always do such beautiful work. I love this especially the corner embellishment.