10.16.2011

It's a Heavenly Day!

It sure is!  Feeling blessed and excited to be able to sit down and share my latest card for Sentimental Sundays this week.  Yesterday, I was completely grouchy and down right tired.  My daughter had a birthday party to attend that required me to drive her to so I dragged myself upstairs and changed.  I applied a bit of makeup to attempt to make me feel better but I still felt pretty yucky.   But DD asked me to take her so I had to go through.  We arrived to her friend's house  and I told her I loved her with a hug for a goodbye as I departed.  I decided to run a few errands that consisted mostly of returns.  Not fun.  I had 9 things to return to 9 different stores.  Ugh!  I returned 3 items in 2 1/2 hours and then headed back to get DD.  As I rang the doorbell to the friend's house, I knew I needed to put my smile on and a thought crossed my mind.  I realized sooner than later this won't be an option and sadness engulfed me.   The door creaked open and there stood my beautiful daughter all smiles.  She reached out to hug me and then she said, "I tried to call you and check on you Mom but you didn't answer your phone."  BAM!  It hit me that I needed to move that yuckiness to the side and step up to a better place.  It was obvious that my mood was affecting her. 
With that, a new day starts and it's heavenly!  Much love to my daughter for always showing me what life is all about and even more to our Heavenly Father for blessing me so. 



This is my fancy fold.  Pretty creative huh?  Did I mention I have been feeling rather blah?  LOL!  Okay, so this gate folded card started with a deep purple cardbase which I layered with Webster's Pages. ***When I make my gate fold cards, I like to make the left panel slightly larger so it overlaps on the right because the card will close better. ***  I like the contrast of two different papers on the front to break up the card and show the fold.  I have made these type of cards with pattern paper and cut the middle to have a seamless and perfectly matched pattern in the past.  It looks pretty cool if you are not planning on adding more layers or embellishing.   Now I added a lace and fiber trim along with a doily purple border  for a trio of yumminess on the left.  The sentiment is K Andrew Stamps which I stamped on a Webster's Pages journal label.  I then added a blossom in navy blue with two small Prima roses in purple, a twine ribbon, and a green leaf. 
I was very pleased with the end result and have a decided to send this to a new friend I met recently.  I hope she likes! 
Thank you for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!
Challenges for this card:
Allsorts: Lavender and Lace
Crafty Ribbons: #4  Ribbon & Lace
Fairy Fun Friday: #63 Sugar n Spice
Frosted Designs:  Fabulous Friday Challenge: Trim
Polkadoodle: #44 Ribbons & Bows
Top Tip Tuesday: #55 Use Designer Papers (also added  a tip above)

21 comments:

Laurel

What a gorgeous card!

Tenia Nelson

Love!!!

Annette

This is so beautiful..

Davi

Amy this is GORGEOUS!! I love the dp and layers of laces with the beautiful flower ! I know your friend will be totally delighted with it :)

Linda R.

WOW!! What a beautiful card.. That flower is so pretty.. And I love the green lace..

Hugs, Linda

Ros

This is a beautiful creation ... and I loved your post ... I hope you feel better soon ... seems a lot of my blog friends including me have not been too well ... so here's a group hug ... 0)(0!!

brenda

Just lovely Amy and so much beautiful lace.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts and joining in my Lavender and Lace theme.

B x

cnelson

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

Saskia

Gorgeous card! Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles, thanks!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Tracey

Your daughter sounds like a treasure Amy :)
I love your beautiful card, it is so elegant.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Ashley Horton

This is so, so pretty!!! I love the combo of the olive colored trim and the purple trim together! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :0

Joni Parker

What a gorgeous card!!! Those trims are all INCREDIBLE!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Caroljenks

This is beautiful and you Top Tip is fab - I often make gate fold cards but have never thought of this before - thanks.
I loved your little story about your 'yuck' day and the part your daughter played in making you feel better about it - funny how we often have to look at our children to see what's important in life!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

Carol x

Roberta: Mother of 3

I love I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs! that cotton lace and it's unusual color!

Suzi

Wonderful card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your adorable creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

debbiebakk

What a beautiful card this is- love it all especially the ribbon and the color choices you made. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs would love to see more of your work in the future.

craftykitten

Lovely card. Funny how our kids make us realise the important things in life isn't it? Thanks for joining in with our Ribbon and Lace challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn x

Audrey Pettit

I know we all have blah days now and then, and that's perfectly ok.......but good for you for pulling yourself up, dusting yourself off, and moving on, Amy! :)
LOVE your card! Wow, are you ever rocking the Webster's. Love, love, love this design and love your combo of colors and goodies. Stunning, my friend!

Emma (metalicbutterfly)

Beautiful card love the mix of embelishments!

Thanks for playing in our lavender and lace challenge this week at Allsorts!

Emma xxx

La Vikinga

Hi Mom Worrior;

I like your card because you made it to a beautiful card and unlike the mayority; without a stamp! Well done and thanks for playing along in our Ribbons and lace challenge at Crafty Ribbons,

La Vikinga (no worrior, non mother)

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour

Beautiful, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

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