Sunday, March 25, 2012

LIfe is a Matter of Moments

As I was crafting a card tonight, I was thinking about the sentiment, "Life is a matter of moments", and how true it is.  I can't remember every detail of my daughters' childhoods, but each daughter brings a series of precious moments to my heart: a grin, an exchanged look that exchanged so much more; a squeal of delight; a broken heart; a moment of triumph!  How can you express the essence of those moments to another?  There are no words.  How wonderful to have memories!

Here is the card that inspired all this philosophy:

I used a new stamp set, Elements of Style, that was delivered as part of my Starter kit and it fit this design perfectly.  I made the card for the Paper Players Challenge #88.  Here's the sketch I was working from:

I used Not Quite Navy for the card base and the back panel is from the Brights collection Patterns Designer Stack.  The strip is from Marina Mist cardstock, and the scalloped edge was achieved by using Edgelits Adorning Accents.  I added some Very Vanilla Satin ribbon topped with some navy grosgrain ribbon and a small sentiment from the same stamp set snipped and attached with glue dots.

The main panel is stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock with Not Quite Navy ink and a little Marina Mist added to the flowers using a Stampin Write marker.  The sentiment piece was punched with the decorative label punch and the sentiment is also from Elements of Style.  All the Very Vanilla panels were sponged with Not Quite Navy ink.

With a few basic rhinestones to finish off the look, it was ready to go!  I have a friend who loves hummingbirds and this card would be perfect for her.  This one is for you, Jen!


  1. Beautiful card....I love the colors.

  2. Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and idea behind it - so true.

  3. So amazingly beautiful!! The colors are perfect and the hummingbird with the swirls are so elegant!! Love this card.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the blues and the bling! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. Oh this is so pretty! I love this stamp set and I love how you used it with a monochromatic colour scheme. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

  6. Such a gorgeous card! I have this set and have never inked it up. This is such wonderful inspiration to get it out. I really like all of the beautiful blues you used, too. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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