Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Everything Will Be Okay for the Pals!

To be perfectly honest, I really hate it when someone tries to comfort me by saying, "Everything will be okay!"  Because it's easy to say, but when you're the one who has to face the "everything", and you can't see past it, you may be far from sure that everything will be okay!  And sometimes, things don't turn out okay. I've experienced that in my life for sure and, though I've grown and my faith has sustained me, I would not willingly choose to have to go through those times again.  So, I use that sentiment with care, and only when I can be there to support the person who has to go through it.

But this sentiment caught my eye when I was designing my challenge card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #202 this week.  It is a colour challenge:

Aren't those colours gorgeous together?  I immediately thought of the Fresh Prints Paper Stack. (Does that name make you think of Will Smith?)

I found one of the designs that used only Real Red and used it for my central panel.  Here's my entry:

  • I used the Crumb Cake and the Bermuda Bay to grunge up the panels a bit using the images from Gorgeous Grunge.  I stamped them off once to lessen the intensity.
  • I got out the Window Frames framelits and dusted them off.  It's been a while since I last used them.  I love the way they frame a 2 1/2" circle.
  • The sentiment is part of the stamp set, Really Good Greetings, which has some great sayings in it like: "Live the life you've imagined!" and "Miss You Already!"

  • Take a close look at those rolled flowers on the bottom left.  No, I didn't use the Spiral Flower Die to make them.  For two reasons: 1. The flowers it makes are too big for this design, even if you trim them smaller (which kind of defeats the purpose)  and 2. I can't find mine. ( I think I lent it to someone, but I have no idea who.  If you know who, please tell me, okay?) I used the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch to get two Real Red and one Bermuda Bay scalloped circle and then cut a spiral into them.  I rolled them from the outside to the center on a BBQ skewer and hot-glued them onto their base (the center of the circle when I spiral cut towards the middle).
  • The leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch and are cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and the white and Crumb Cake polka dot design from the Fresh Prints Paper Stack.
  • The sentiment is stamped on a 2 3/8" circle die cut with the Circles Collection Framelits.  It is framed by a narrow margin with Bermuda Bay circle punched with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.
  • A Tea Lace Paper Doily adds a feminine touch under the focal point.
And here's this week's Weekly Deals:

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  1. Love the layers of the window frames and the doily peaking out. A fun card with a special message.

  2. Your flowers are beautiful on your cad!


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