Friday, August 21, 2009

Thinking of You {with sympathy}

Happy Friday! Time is just flyin' by these days, and it's making me feel like I'm crawlin' along at a snail's pace -UGH!

Well, first I just want to thank you sweet, sweet ladies for being so kind in your comments to me. It's nice to think I was missed, even if you were just saying that cuz you didn't want to hurt my feelings (it worked -lol). ;P

In light of all I have on my To Do list (which is much longer than my days!), I'm gonna make this post short and sweet today. Really. Don't believe me, eh? Well, check this out....

I used this week's Card Patterns Sketch 28 to make this card for a dear friend whose grandma recently passed away: That first one shows the true colors more accurately, but I think this next one is a better picture: I gotta say, I've never used a piercing template before. OMWord, was it ever challenging! I've always thought it would be so easy. I mean, you've got a template for pete's sake, so how hard could it be!? Uh-um...think again. Well, okay, so maybe it's just me, but it almost scared me away to the point of giving away my templates. Good grief, I felt like I was flyin' blind and thought for sure I was going to crash 'n burn any second! And making those little holes caused me the most stress I've ever felt while making a card! Me thinks me needs LOTS of practice before me feels comfortable with these very intimidating little gems. And if any of you have any tips on how to work with them, I'd LOVE it and be most appreciative if you'd share...pretty please???

Here's a shot of the inside: And here's a picture I NEVER in a million years thought I'd be able to share with of CLOSE-up detail --woo hoo!!! Yes, it's a rather BIG deal for me cuz I've had this camera for about FOUR years and, thanks to my hubby...and a little thing called the camera's manual -lol...I just now learned how to do this --and of course now that I LOVE my camera, it's starting to act up a little. Uh-oh! ;(

This card had lots of layers and really had some 'heft' to it, so I was glad I didn't have to mail it. ;) was {fairly} short! ;P Time for me to get back to work now.

Thanks so much for the visit, have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Bamboo, (ret.) Pansy Purple (CTMH), Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo-Wiggins)

Patterned Paper: Wisteria collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps: Thinking of You (JustRite Stampers)

Ink: (ret.) Pansy Purple (CTMH)

Other: Labels 4 Nestibilities dies (Spellbinders), Lace border punch --THANKS, MOM! ;) (Ek Success), piercing tool (CTMH), piercing template (Ecstasy Crafts), ribbon (Offray), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), self-adhesive pearls (Joy! Crafts), pearl hat pin (eBay), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape


Sarah said...

It is beautiful and I am sure that the recipient will be heartened by it. I have some stitching templates and I actually liked them...I don't know if that is the same as a piercing template?
I love your bow and the pin/pearl that you put through it..wonderful!

Pat said...

This card is just beautiful! Sure to be cherished. I'm still not receiving your blog via Feedblitz, so don't know what's up with that -- but I just check in occasionally to see if you've been able to post.

June Houck said...

Breathtaking! Love your piercing. I have admired those Spellbinders templates, but I have never tried one. Sorry! No advice from me. It turned out beautifully and does not appear that you had trouble. Did it slide easily? If that is the case, perhaps use painter's tape to hold it down? Just a thought.

Lovely ribbon treatment too with the pin. GORGEOUS card :)

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I hear you on the to do list being longer than the days. I'm right there with you on that! Only I don't have a card to share and you do!

As for the templates, I usually tape the template down some how and go to town. You are using a mouse pad or something underneath, right? And hold the piercer straight up and down. Good's fun not stressful!