Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks (Mojo Monday 103)...


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After what seemed like an interminable hiatus, I am finally back in the card-making universe. I was determined to make a card this week, and I thought what better way to kick-start my mojo than with a Mojo Monday sketch challenge? This week's sketch is terrific, and I decided to create a thank you card for my husband's wonderful Aunt Karen for a very generous and thoughtful house warming gift she sent for our new apartment in New York.
Karen has always treated me as one of the family, and she remembers each and every loved one for every special occasion, be it birthday, anniversary, holiday, or milestone. For her card, I wanted to send something bright and sweet, which is just how I think of her. I hadn't had a chance to try out the new Stampin' Up! In-Colors, so I thought I'd start with Bermuda Bay. I used a bonus stamp from Verve for the sentiment (how much do we LOVE bonuses?) and this whimsical Inkadinkado clear bird stamp (double-stamped to pop up the bird and a few flowers.) For the patterned background, I stamped one of Verve's Miracles Blossom posies in varying shades. To add a little subtle pizazz, I finished off with some sparkly gemstones. I hope this card inspires you -- and it's wonderful to be back!
BEAN NOTES: Verve Heartfelt Thanks and Miracles Blossom and Inkadinkado Birds Galore Stamps; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay Classic Dye Ink; SU Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla Cardstock; SU Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware; Cream Organza Ribbon (generic); SU Designer Label and Ticket Corner Punches; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Clear Gemstones (generic)

11 comments:

Janelle said...

Such a lovely card! The bird and flowers are so pretty.

Olena said...

This is a wonderful card! Love it! ~Olena~

Miranda said...

Love that little birdy! :)

Melissa said...

Very cute! I love your color choice...very refreshing!

Mary Fish said...
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Mary Fish said...

Hi Regina: My last post had a typo so I deleted it . . . didn't realize it would leave the "removed by the author." Sorry.

Your crisp and pretty card leaps off the page. I love the polka dot texture and "rolling" flowers. Hugs, Mary

iamtutu said...

I adore this card! Simply elegant!

Cards by Gina said...

Welcome back! So very happy to see you here again. I love, love, love this card. Stunning--everything about it!

Margaret Moody said...

So glad to hear your settled in now in the "Big Apple" and amazed you've posted this pretty card already! This is beautiful, Regina! I love the clean look and the overall simplicity! Great idea to highlight the sentiment Hodgepodge Hardware piece! It really makes a statement! Great job!

Martha said...

Welcome back Regina. Your card is beautiful. I love how you cut out the bird and flowers at the bottom. Just beautiful.

....Linda.... said...

So pretty - love the color combo!