Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday Ways to Use It Challenge & a RAK

Happy Thursday to you!! Tonight I have a couple of cards to share. This first card is for today's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use wire. I have some but haven't ever used it so this challenge was a great one for me!! This is also the first card I have made using chalks. I need more practice but I am happy with this card. After coloring the image I cut it out and attached it to Basic Black cardstock, cut out a second butterfly and attached with dimentionals. I used the wire on the branches of the flower. Initially I was going to use the wire around the leaves and the veins but it is more difficult to bend and get right (need more practice with wire also!) so I just stuck with the branches. I used my Scor-Pal on the main panel to emboss. I really like the look of the embossing and it adds so much to the card. I had this pretty dp out already and thought it would look nice as a background (sorry I don't know who makes it, I cut that portion off already!), then I wrapped the Elegant Eggplant ribbon around that layer.

This next card is very special to me. When I was in Ocean City a couple of weeks ago with Janice and Denise we spent an evening stamping and coloring. Denise started working on this card that evening, she finished it when she got home and sent it to me with a very sweet note inside!! Thank you so very much Denise, I absolutely LOVE this card. I will be putting it up in my stamping room as a reminder of the super weekend we had!!!
We had all been talking quite a bit online through Splitcoast and I knew we were going to have a great time. But it turned out even better than I thought!! They are both so very nice and sweet!! I felt like I had known them for years!! They are both very special to me!!

I will leave you with a couple of pictures from the weekend:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Love the card!! It was so great to meet you in person! We had such an awesome time, I hope we can do it again real soon!

  2. You're special to us too, sweetie! Love ya, girl!

  3. I love the seagull card!! Great coloring!


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