Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You Are A Treasure



I just loved Diva Laurie's sketch in July so took the opportunity to use it for one of my Guest Diva cards.  I also took a bit of a walk on the "Diva Andrea" side :)  She regularly incorporates flowers on her cards and they always look amazing so I thought I would give it a whirl.

A while back I won some gorgeous Prima flowers along with some fabulous ribbon on Sharon Johnson's (No Time To Stamp) Stamp Simply Blog Hop, and this gorgeous one was calling my name.  I added some punched Martha Stewart leaves and some flower "thingies" I got from the dollar store (have NO clue what they are called...can anyone enlighten me?!).  A crimped version of Verve's Jotted Heart die and a touch of lace all on some Recollections DP run through with a Labels 16 nestie and I was thrilled with the outcome.  I also pulled out my long neglected Weathered background stamp from Stampin' Up! to give the blush blossom panel a little something.  Finished things off with the Martha Stewart border punch and monarch butterfly punch.  The outcome made me smile and I hope you like it too :)

We are focused on back to school shopping this week as well as catching up with a few friends we don't get to see that often when school is in so things are still busy.  The best news is the water main repairs are all done and now all we have to do is get a concrete guy in to put our driveway back together where they dug it up to get to the water main.  Soooooo glad to have that over and done with and it is such a treat to be able to deal with a company that does such a good job, despite all the set backs.  I'd recommend them to anyone!

Know that you are all a treasure to me and I so appreciate all your wonderful comments, support and encouragement (((hugs))).  Have a great day : )



Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve)
Paper: Itsy Bitsy Ditsy Cherry Pie (Recollections), Kraft and Blush Blossum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Jotted Heart Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Labels 16 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Deco Fans Punch Around The Page, Leaf Punch and Large Monarch Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), Rose (Prima Flowers), Lace (Mary Arts), Half Pearls (Michael's), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Viv said...

Ha Ha! your 'flower thingies' are stamens Marisa. This card is jaw-droppingly gorgeous with it's muted and pretty colours. Fabulous work! xxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty in pink! So soft, feminine, and romantic. Gorgeous creation filled with delightful eye candy. Love it.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors and bg with the dp. That crimped heart is wonderful!!! Now, did you do a bunch of cards for guest dt and only post some??

Colleen Dietrich said...

Glad things have improved on the home improvement front!

I thought this card looked a bit of Andrea's style, before I read the description. You've done a beautiful job making it your own, though, and that flower grabbed my attention immediately, too. Well done, you! :)

TannyP said...

Ohhh lala! I love this soft combination of colors and punches. The nesties are perfect and I always love that edge and always say I'm going to buy it. I really have to =) Your thingies....well, they're just that in my books...thingies. ;)

Glad to hear the driveway will soon be back to normal! Onward & upward with back to school shopping!

Andrea Ewen said...

A sprinkle here, a sprinkle there, everywhere a sprinkle, sprinkle...Diva dust that is! I see that you've embraced the flower embellishments...there's no going back now! Your card is an absolute delight, the flower, the pearl stamens (that's what I call them anyway), the sweet corrugated heart...all in perfect combination....Marisa Style! I adore it! My little eye also spies that punched border at the bottom...pearlized, no less...a beautiful addition to an already beautiful card! YOU are a treasure! ♥

Vicki B. said...

Just gorgeous Marisa!!

Maureen said...

such a beautiful card!! LOVE all the soft colours and sweet embellishments. Yay, for having the water problems fixed...hey, my guy is the concrete guy you need!! His brother owns the biggest concrete company in town...I know, doesn't help when you live so far away. Needless to say, we will have beautiful concrete patios and driveway one day...I guess that's one way to look at it...you'll get a nice new driveway :) Just trying to be positive :) Have fun visiting and shopping!

ChristineCreations said...

A pretty and feminine card Marisa! I love the shell punched border along the bottom.

Christina said...

Gorgeous, Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well don't you do pink well! This is really a cute card!

Katina said...

As Viv said, this is jaw droppingly gorgeous!!!! Stunning! xx

Kathy Martin said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors! :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I remember you winning from our hop. Love the use of the flower here! Hugs to you!

Wanda Cullen said...

Soft and feminine...so beautiful!! Love your signature crimped heart!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous, Marisa! Classic elegance! Beautiful!

Susan (rainy) said...

What an amazing creation! This is so feminine.. just beautiful, Marisa!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Marissa. Love the pretty flower, the butterfly... the lace and chipboard heart are fabulous. :o)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooh.....love this!!! What stunning colours and detailing!!! Love that flower and the punched border.....just gorgeous girl!!