Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanks with a Flourish!

I mentioned a while back that every year at this time, I organize an outreach event for our church, entitled "One Night in Bethlehem".  I explained it more fully on this particular post.  I have an amazing committee helping me to get this huge event off the ground each year, and each year I like to thank them with a small gift and a hand-stamped card.  This year was no exception.  I picked up a nice poinsettia plant for each one and created a Thank You card for them.

Not easy taking photos of such a silvery, shiny card.  My camera needs a flash for good focus, but the glare is blinding!  Sorry for any of you with sensitive eyes...or migraines!  I did try to tone it down without darkening the whole shot.  The colour palette was chosen in order to enter the Dynamic Duos challenge #30 this week:  Midnight Muse and Silver.  Very classy together, I must say.

 And I took advantage of this design to use up my Flourish Designer Frames.  The card base is Midnight Muse, but that's kind of obvious isn't it.  I layered it with Whisper White and you might be able to see a little peek of the Houndstooth embossing folder around the edges of the next panel of Midnight Muse.  The sentiment is one of my favourite fonts from Lacy and Lovely and you may have noticed how the Decorative Label punch coordinates with the Flourish Designer frame.  The main image is from a stamp set that I've just now used for the first time: Rejoicing with You.  It is perfect for heat embossing with silver embossing powder.  And I used Window Frames framelits for the Silver Glimmer Paper and Midnight Muse backing.

 My special VIPs, the One Night in Bethlehem committe members, were so happy to get these cards, so I was happy that they were happy, and it was all one big happy fest!!  We will all be genuinely happy when the event is successfully completed and we can actually start planning our own Christmas celebrations!  But it is so rewarding to see something like this help people to understand the real reason for the season!

I want to remind you that Wednesday, Nov. 28 is the last day to take advantage of our On-Line Extravaganza sale.  Wednesday only, the door busters are:
Pg. 7
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
Pg. 7
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
Pg. 175
109127Stack & Store Caddy

On top of this are all the other amazing deals: up to 50% off!  Don't lose out.  Email me or call today.  Order goes in at 6 pm. 

Several items are in backorder status or are running low and may not be shipped until some time in January.  They are: Crosses of Hope Clear Mount set; 25 and Counting Clear Mount set, Dr. Bag for the Big Shot, You are Loved Clear Mount set; Scallop Edge Punch; Petite Pocket Bigz XL die and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  If you have ordered one of these items during the sale, there is a chance that it is back-ordered and unavailable until January.  If it doesn't arrive within 21 days, you could get a full refund or exchange.

Stamps:  Rejoicing with You (w126300; c126302); Lacy and Lovely (w122885: c122887)
Paper: Midnight Muse (126843) and Whisper White (100730) card stock; Silver Glimmer paper (124005)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283); Classic Stampin' Pad in Midnight Muse (126860)
Accessories:  Flourish Designer Frames (127835); Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131); 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse (126847); 1/8" Mini Brads in Silver (122941)
Tools:  Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Heat Tool (129053); Houndstooth Embossing Folder (123134); Paper Snips (103579)


  1. What a beautiful marriage of these two colors! Your card has a great combo of sparkle and shine! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. Lovely! Love all of the embossing. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  3. Great combination of silver sparkle! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. Lots of sparkle and shine and this is always a good thing! The silver frame is a great touch. (I totally forgot about having those stashed away in my stamp room. Lol!) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)


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