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Monday, April 30, 2012

Wishing You a Day Full of Happiness

Happy Monday, my dear friends! I hope your week is already wonderful. Thank you for praying for that sweet family last week. They appreciate it! :o)

After a month without coloring, I was ecstatic to return to my beloved Copics over the weekend! (So rusty!) This card is for the dear owner and super sweet employees at my local cupcake bakery, which I regularly support. They are so kind, overly generous to me and my sweetheart, and recently celebrated their 1st Anniversary! It's been a fun year of fancy cupcakes. :o)

"Wishing You a Day Full of Happiness"
(I was fighting to photograph this in between massive rain showers. Forgive the lovely blur, please!)

This beautiful Elisabeth Bell stamp, Cinnamon Sugar, stole my heart at first glance and is perfect for the occasion. I colored her with rosy pinks and aquas, and incorporated some extra sparkle along the way. It's upsetting that they do not show in this image, but I used four Copic-colored aqua rhinestones on the top of her apron, deep red rhinestones for the cherries atop the cupcakes, and added shimmer to the hearts on her dress because love always sparkles. You all need to go buy a cupcake so you can see how sparkly it really looks. :o) I used Broken China Distress Ink and a cloud template to give her a sky backdrop, which photographed a bit washed out. I also made her a grassy hill to dance upon during her cupcake picnic. Cupcakes always make me happy-dance.

One of my favorite parts is on her apron. I cut a slit on top of the pocket to open it and tucked a sparklified heart inside. The secret ingredient to the perfect cupcake recipe is always love. :o)

The gorgeous papers are from the My Mind's Eye Blush collection. I lightly inked the edges with Victorian Velvet, sewed the layers with my sewing machine, and added a border of my favorite Doily Lace edge punch. The Doily Lace paper has a beautiful light pink damask design. The roses and lilies are from Wild Orchid Crafts, which are all trimmed in Star Dust. (Honestly!) I used my favorite Cindy Loo flourish, which is decorated with a few roses. The Guipure lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. (I only have enough remaining lace for ONE card. Panic attack.)

The sweet sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley~ Dreamy Days stamp set. I framed it with a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die and inked it with Victorian Velvet. I chose it not only to wish them a day full of happiness every time they look at it, but also because their cupcakes and sweet personalities give all of US happiness. :o) I hope everyone at the cupcake bakery loves this as much as they loved the Christmas card I made them, which they had on display behind their counter for quite some time. (I told you they were amazing!)

Challenges entered:
 * Belles 'n Whistles~ Spring is in the Air
 * CES~ Candy and Cupcakes
 * Cooking with Cricut~ Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (lots of sparkle!)
 * Elphine House Australia~ It's a Girl Thing (Use pinks or purples)
 * Lollipop Crafts~ Anything Goes
 * Paper Playtime~ Anything Goes
 * Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes

Thank you for dancing on by to visit me! I hope your day is bursting with hugs and cupcakes. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridge: Cindy Loo
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Lacey Circles
 * Paper: Core'dinations, My Mind's Eye, Papertrey Ink
 * Sentiment stamp: Lili of the Valley~ Dreamy Days
 * Image stamp: Elisabeth Bell~ Cinnamon Sugar
 * Copics: E25, E29, E31, E50 (hair); E0000, E000, E00 (skin); R81, R83, R85 (dress, cupcake wrappers); BG000, BG11, BG13 (dress, picnic basket napkin); E31, E33, E35 (basket); E27, E29 (cupcakes); YR20, YR31 (frosting); YG17, YG23, G28 (grass)
 * Flowers and Guipure lace: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Edge punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace
 * Miscellaneous: Heart punch (stash); iRock; Stickles


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sympathy Card

Happy Tuesday, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week! :o)

This is perhaps the simplest card I've ever made, but sometimes the situation warrants it as such. Sadly, one of my sweetheart's friends and his family are mourning the loss of a sweet little girl. The family couldn't be any nicer, always wanting to see us and be a blessing to us. We all hoped and prayed that her brain tumor would be overcome, but after a long battle she is now strong and healthy at home with the Lord. They are not taking it well. The funeral was yesterday, so let us pray the emotional healing will begin.

I wanted to make them a card and a treat, as my honey thinks it will help their spirits. I had the hardest time with this card. I finally settled upon a peaceful, simple scene. Being surrounded by nature can often make one feel closest to God.
I used Art Philosophy for the branch and card shape, immediately knowing I was going to use my beloved Magnolia Butterfly Dreams paper as the background. I added three soft, vintage pink Wild Orchid Crafts roses to the branch and two white butterflies to the scene. The larger is a Martha Stewart Small Monarch, the smaller is a Fiskars punch, and both bodies are accented with pearls. Although it's hard to tell in the photograph, I used two shades of My Craft Spot crinkle ribbon for the bow: Aqua Mist and Snow White. I centered it with another rose and trimmed the petals of all four with Star Dust. To finish it of, I added pearl accents to the frame in two sizes.

The interior is a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle, made with the same soft green as the branch. The Whimsical Designs stamp is from the Everyday Sentiments collection. Paired with a chocolatey treat, I hope this will bring a tiny bit of sunshine to their hearts this week.  It is such a heartbreaking time.

Thank you for fluttering on by today! I wish you a day that sparkles with love. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridge: Art Philosophy
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Picot Edge Circles
 * Paper: Core'diations, Kaisercraft (branch and interior), Magnolia, Papertrey Ink
 * Sentiment: Whimsical Designs~ Everyday Sentiments
 * Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Crinkle Ribbon: My Craft Spot (Aqua Mist and Snow White)
 * Butterflies: Fiskars; Martha Stewart Small Monarch
 * Ink: Walnut Stain
 * Miscellaneous: Pearls (Recollections and Queen & Co.); Stickles


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Showers of Love: I Feel the Love

Happy Sunday, my crafty friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. :o)

This month is speeding by, so I had to hop to it to get another card done for sweet Emily. Emily is this month's recipient of Madison's inspiring project, I Feel the Love. Each month she selects a person, family, or organization in need of extra sunshine and love. In turn, we have the incredible opportunity to be a blessing to someone in need... to use our passion for a far greater purpose. I am so thankful for this cause, as it drives me like no other.

Emily is six years old and battling leukemia. Last week I posted a kitten card I made for her and I decided to stick with the Create a Critter cartridge for this one, too. :o)

"Showers of love..." (If you enlarge it, you'll see the gorgeous sparkle of the background paper)
"... to give you a rainbow."
When I saw the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week, I instantly knew I wanted to make Emily a showers of love card. For the background paper, I turned the horizontal design sideways to make it look like colorful, rainbow rain. I punched out some hearts, covered them in Star Dust, and inked them with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to make them glow in love. I placed them at the ends of the "streams" of larger raindrops. I love how sparkly the paper is and thought Emily might, too. :o) (The pond is super sparkly too, but the photograph does not capture it.)

To amp up the cuteness factor, the froggie has googly eyes and a Peachy Keen smile. His tummy is polka dots because he's bubbling up with love for Emily. :o) I especially like having textures and patterns on kiddo cards, so I used coordinating plaid and polka dot papers for the lily pad, grass, and umbrella. All the patterned papers are from the DCWV Nursery~Baby Girl stack, which I've used for everything except a baby card! Hehe. I embossed the clouds with D'vine Swirls and used foam tape for the frog, umbrella, and front grass sections for dimension. I did not pop up the clouds because Emily will rise above this storm, protected by heavenly love.

The card is framed with a bubbly-looking frame from Elegant Edges in the same color as the frog. I used a Spellbinders Lacey Pennant die for the computer-generated sentiment, but kept it tonal so all of the color is in the main scene. For the interior rainbow, I used DCWV glitter stack papers to make it as sparkly as possible. The colors don't exactly match the front, but that is by design. I wanted the rainbow to be Emily's favorite colors. :o) The heart is a coordinating pattern to the one I used for the rain, which is bubbling up in rainbow love. :o) As always, I pray that she feels a burst of love and sunshine when she receives this card, which was made with my and God's love for her.
Challenge entered:
 * Fantabulous Cricut~ April Showers

There's still some time to link up if you'd like to make a card for Emily. :o) Thank you for hopping on by today! I hope your day sparkles with hugs and blessings. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Create a Critter, Elegant Edges
 * Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls
 * Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Lacey Pennants
 * Paper: Core'dinations, DCWV, Papertrey Ink
 * Sentiment: Computer generated
 * Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain
 * Miscellaneous: Googly eyes, Stickles (for umbrella handle)


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sweet Saturday!

Happy Saturday, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a marvelous weekend! :o)

I won't be able to finish my in-progress card for Emily until tonight, but at least I have a tasty recipe to share! :o) If you love the flavor of S'mores, be sure to read on!

Like many, I love different confections that mimic the flavors of the beloved campfire treat. Melty chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and delicious graham crackers are all packed into this one incredible cookie. I am in love with these Gooey S'mores Cookies!
These have already been requested in a double batch, and for good reason! The inclusion of graham cracker crumbs into the dough was brilliant. And do you see those sweet little marshmallows? Those are the new Kraft Jet Puffed Mallow Bits! They are amazing in this cookie! I found them at Target and Meijer, but apparently they're hard to find by many. :( The dough is out-of-this-world fantastic and I confess that my sweetie and I had more than a few tastes of it from the mixer bowl.

It's also worth noting that this is my first time making a cookie recipe that calls for baking powder as the leavening agent, as opposed to baking soda. I was a bit worried once I noticed the change, but quickly discovered why the recipe's creator went this route.  Though difficult to tell from the angle of my photograph (oops), it makes the cookies extra fluffy. :o)

If you're a cookie lover and/or a S'mores lover, you simply must make these! I promise you will love them. :o) I'll be back tomorrow with another cute little card for the sweet Emily! Have a sparkly day, my friends!

Note: If you make your own graham cracker crumbs instead of buying a box, you can either use your food processor/blender to crush them to smithereens or use a Ziploc baggie! Stuff them inside the bag, seal it, and roll over it with a rolling pin until it's a bag of tasty crumbs.
Note 2: I made the cookies slightly larger than the recipe indicates, which gave me 18.

Gooey S'mores Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen cookies

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⅓ cups flour
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (7 full graham cracker sheets if you crush your own)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Mini Hershey's Kisses (or regular-size chocolate chips/chunks)
1 cup Jet Puffed Mallow Pits

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until combined.

Stir in the chocolate and mallow bits, just until combined. Place 1.5 tablespoon-sized scoops of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Do not over-bake. Cool on the baking sheets until able to lift without the cookie falling apart, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Source: Slightly adapted from Kevin and Amanda


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Card Outreach and I Feel the Love Cards

Happy Tuesday, my sparkly friends! I hope everyone is having a marvelous week! Today I have a couple of things to share with you that I made for two very sweet girls. This post is a bit picture-heavy to show the contents of the petal box... and a bit long in general. But with two cards for two cancer-battling girls and a deadline tonight, there was just no other way.

The current Cooking with Cricut challenge has joined forces with my favorite part of crafting: Madison's I Feel the Love Project. They are collecting for two amazing girls and I am thrilled to have something for each of them. My sappy heart was in overdrive over the weekend as I created a card and little gift for each of them.
You all already know how important (and vital) I Feel the Love is to me. Each month the sweet and talented Madison highlights a particular person, family, or organization in need of an extra burst of love and sunshine. In turn, we have the incredible honor of using our passion for a greater cause. This month's recipient is Emily, a lovely 6 year-old girl who is battling leukemia. She loves pink, purple, kittens, horses, and arts & crafts... I jammed them all in between her card and gift. Teehee.

I hope she gets as much joy from this card as I had while creating it. Create a Critter was used for all of the cuts. I used bright and cheery Heidi Grace papers to reflect a sunny outdoor scene. I couldn't resist sprucing up the sweet kitten's pillow... so I pleated some My Craft Spot Buttercup crinkle ribbon to symbolize ruffles of sunshiny love and added bright yellow rhinestone "sunbeams" to the trim. She's one happy kitten, immersed in God's loving warmth.

I love the yarn accessory that's part of the kitten page on the CAC cartridge, but instead made a little "ball" of yarn with Grape Fizz trendy twine. Not only is it Emily's beloved purple, but it also adds another fun textural element. Strawberry Cupcake twine was used for the kitten bows and I used Peachy Keen faces to give her and the sun some personality. :o) All twine is also from My Craft Spot.

"Wishing You Sunshine all Year Through"
For Emily's pillow box (from Art Philosophy), I used the same Heidi Grace paper as her card and wrapped it with Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz ribbon and Strawberry Cupcake twine. Oh the sweet sentiment... for so long I yearned for circular sentiments from Lili of the Valley. They recently had a free worldwide shipping promotion and I finally ordered one of the sets. I opted for the Dreamy Days set and am in LOVE. What better first-use than for these two girls? :o) I used a Spellbinders Lacey Circle to frame it, lightly inked with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar. Regarding the contents of this, that is the one thing left undone. Since Madison's collection runs through the end of the month, I will be filling it up this weekend with a bunch of cuts she can play with and will post it with the second card I'll be making her. Since Emily loves arts and crafts, I'll be doing a similar assortment to the pillow box of love I made sweet Trinitie last month.

The other recipient of Cooking with Cricut's challenge is a beautiful 13-year old named Patty, who is battling a rare form of cancer. She has had numerous rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries, and a stem cell transplant. Aren't you so crazy proud of her? I wish I could hug all of these people we create for...

"Be Unique, Be Unforgettable, Be You"
After much debate, I made Patty a purse from Create a Critter. I wanted to make her an actual purse, but I lacked the proper supplies. :( Hopefully she likes this purse-shaped card. :o) It's a pretty pink plaid because Patty is wearing pink in the picture of her that was posted. I gave it a fun pom-pom trim, which is one of my favorite things. To personalize it and make it especially for her, I made her a "P" logo and tucked it just beneath the pom trim. The heart base and frame layers are from Gypsy Wanderings. Her initial is from Storybook, which I accented with rhinestones. The purse closure is made of Art Philosophy flower cuts, a shimmery button, and a Blossom twine bow.

The wonderful Whimsical Designs sentiment is from the Whimsical Fun~ Volume 1 stamp set. It's "secured" with Strawberry Cupcake twine and I finished the purse by adding three tiny rhinestones on either end of the handle. When I debate between brads and rhinestones, the sparkly option will always win out. ;)

"Wishing You a Day Full of Happiness"
Do you think Patty likes wonky bows? I sure hope so. ;) (Although I will try to fix that before I mail it out.) I made her a petal box from the Art Philosophy cartridge, wrapped it in pretty ribbon that she can just slide off, and used another one of the beautiful Lili of the Valley sentiments. I truly love all 12 that came on the sheet.

Want to see the contents? The petal box Echo Park paper provides a clue... pretty flourishes are like fluffy frosting swirls. :o)
Secured with a jump ring, I made six fun and delicious cupcakes. All of the frosting is embossed and I tried to choose a nice variety of "wrappers." But these aren't merely pretty confections. What goes with sweet cupcakes? Sweet sentiments.

"Believe That You are Wonderful"
"Believe in Your Dreams"
Each cupcake has a unique sentiment from that same coordinating set, stamped upon a lacey circle, and inked with Spun Sugar. I tied sheer pink dot ribbon to the jump ring to coordinate with the petal box. I hope and pray that Patty and Emily smile upon receiving their little gifts. :o)

Challenge entered:
 * Cooking with Cricut~ Card Outreach

Thank you for persevering through this post and for visiting me today! I hope your day sparkles with love and joy. :o)


Friday, April 13, 2012

Rocky Road can be an obstacle or an ice cream...

Happy Friday, my sweet friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter. :o)

It's been a challenging week, but thankfully I've been able to work on some cards for a couple bloggy friends who could use a little boost. :o) The one I'm sharing today is for a friend who is injured. No worries, she's been warned to stay away from my blog until the card arrives. :o) If she steals a sneak peek, it's not my fault. ;) Teehee.

"Rocky Road can be an obstacle or an ice cream..."
"I'll happily take either from you."
Teehee! She wouldn't mind me stealing her ice cream, I'm sure. ;) The first half of the sentiment is one of my favorite quotes, then I added my own ending for the interior. Silliness aside, I wanted to tell her that I would happily take and endure her trials so she wouldn't have to... not only this current injury, but it goes for every personal and professional obstacle in her future. Hopefully she'll take a peek at this at any of those moments, smile, and remember how much she is loved. :o)

Ice cream fixes everything, right? I made her a quadruple-scoop ice cream cone from Simply Charmed, but the current rocky road has turned it a bit topsy-turvy. The vanilla scoop has tumbled off and I couldn't resist adding a sweet Peachy Keen face. The first scoop is embossed with D'vine Swirls and covered in Stickles. Depending on the angle of the card, it's either caramel swirl (like here) or a minty green swirl. Ice cream is so magical like that. ;) The middle scoop with the happy Peachy Keen face is cotton candy flavor, which happens to be a personal favorite. The top scoop is my rendition of Rocky Road, with coarsely chopped peanuts and pearls for marshmallows.

The base papers are among my favorites, which I have been afraid to use! Hehe. I hope she likes them as much as I do. I always love brown and pink together, and the sweet pops of red hearts are just so pretty. Both heart designs are from the SEI With All My Heart collection. I cut out an Elegant Edges frame, backed it with pink Core'dinations paper, and foam-taped it atop the diamond-heart paper for dimension. The sweet pink and white twine is Blossom from My Craft Spot, which I just LOVE. It reminds me of strawberry milk, which adds extra sweetness to this card. :o) I secured the ice cream cone with a Little Yellow Bicycle heart button, because one touch of love is all that's needed to truly brighten a friend's day. :o)

The sentiment tag and interior base are Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles. The inking is Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink, then to the tag I added some pretty sparkles and a sweet little Blossom bow. The interior hearts and picot circle are the same pink textured cardstock as the frame base. The Whimsical Designs "Thinking of you" stamp is from the Everyday Sentiments set. I hope she loves it! :o)

Challenges entered:
 * Fantabulous Cricut~ Buttons and Bows
 * My Craft Spot~ Inside and Out (Sentiments on the inside and outside)

Thank you for fluttering on by today! You make me sparkle. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Elegant Edges, Simply Charmed
 * Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Picot Edge Circles
 * Rocky Road sentiments: Computer generated
 * Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs~ Everyday Sentiments
 * Peachy Keen stamps: Everyday Character Face Assortment
 * Paper: Core'dinations, SEI, stash
 * Twine: My Craft Spot (Blossom)
 * Button: Little Yellow Bicycle~ Love Potion
 * Pearls: Queen and Company
 * Heart punch: Cute little one from stash
 * Miscellaneous: iRock, Stickles


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Thursday, my sweet friends! :o)

Two cards this week! Color me sparkly! This is a quick post to share the Easter card I made for parents. :o) I hope they love it!

A better look at the iridescent microbeads, especially if you enlarge:
The egg cut is from Art Philosophy, which I have been anxious to use. The patterned papers are from First Edition~ Love Letters. The two scallop-trim sections are covered in green glitter and then coated in Glossy Accents for dimension and protection. (I don't think they want to be covered in green glitter upon receipt.. though I wouldn't mind! Teehee.) I filled the six little oval-detail sections at the top and bottom with Glossy Accents and then pressed iridescent microbeads into them. They're pretty and textural in person, though a bit difficult to capture with the camera.

The sweet little bunny is from Kate's ABCs. Her tiny bow is Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and I used a rhinestone for her eye, which I colored with a caramel-colored Copic. I couldn't resist using a fluffy pom-pom for her tail. The little butterfly is a Fiskars punch, which I accented with a few tiny pearls. The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Labels Four die, which I attached with Snow White crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and centered with a Star Dust-trimmed Wild Orchid Crafts rose. The tag is inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet.

Challenges entered:
 * Cooking with Cricut~ Easter Themed
 * Fantabulous Cricut~ Egg-ceptional Easter (Include an egg)
 * Getting Cricky Easter Blessings
 * My Craft Spot~ Easter
 * Paper Sundaes~ Easter

Thank you for hopping on by today! I wish you all a glorious Easter, filled with divine love and the remembrance of what this day truly represents. :o) God Bless You, my dear friends!

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy, Kate's ABCs
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Four
 * Paper: First Edition~ Love Letters, Papertrey Ink
 * Crinkle Ribbon and Trendy Twine: My Craft Spot
 * Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Butterfly punch: Fiskars
 * Ink: Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet
 * Miscellaneous: Glitter (Martha Stewart); Glossy Accents; Microbeads/Pearls (Recollections); Pom-pom; Stickles


Monday, April 2, 2012


Happy Monday, my sparkly friends! I hope your week is off to a sunshiny start. :o)

After two weeks without making a card, I was thrilled to get back at it over the weekend. Thank you for your well wishes! I am feeling much better. :o)

A somewhat closer look at my new peach and yellow flowers. Don't let my photography fool you into thinking these and my papers are pink!
Limited due to an uncooperative spine, this didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned but it still makes me smile. :o) Hopefully the recipient will, too. I used one of my favorite Elisabeth Bell stamps from her Belles and Whistles line, titled Wishes. Isn't she precious? I colored her with Copics, made her a pretty landscape, and added peach and yellow Flower Soft along the vine and the yellow flowers in front of the well. I love the textural element Flower Soft brings to cards. :o) I also added a little cluster of it in her hair.

This card's inspiration is sunshine. Although there's not a sun, I made a summery scene and used yellows in various ways to provide that element. The yellow sweetheart blossoms in the flower cluster make me think of little suns, while the yellow corner details symbolize the scene (and us) being engulfed in God's sunshiny love. The layers are trimmed in sunshine via their light yellow bases and I like to think of the yellow Flower Soft as little sunbursts. :o)

The pretty patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody collection and all layers are inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The banner, corners, and flowery border in the middle were made with the Art Philosophy cartridge. The banner, border, and Cindy Loo flourishes (nestled within the flower cluster) are all made with the same flowery paper. The "wish" is stamped with a Studio G alphabet set, are "adhered" with tiny rhinestones, and are tried up with lovely sky twine from My Craft Spot. The beautiful flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, consisting of peach and white roses, a peach lily, and yellow and white sweetheart blossoms. All are trimmed in Star Dust because I simply cannot resist. It might be hard to see in the picture, but the two highest flowers are attached to a flourish.

I added two sizes of rhinestones to the flower centers in the border because wishes are sparkly. :o) The coins our little sweetheart is dropping into the well are covered in silver Stickles. I machine-stitched around the card to finish it off.

Challenges entered:
 * Divas by Design~ Stamp Something
 * Elphine House Australia~ Rain or Shine
 * Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today! I wish you all a day of sunshine and blessings. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy, Cindy Loo
 * Papers: Core'dinations, My Mind's Eye, Papertrey Ink
 * Stamp: Elisabeth Bell~ Wishes
 * Sentiment: Studio G stamps
 * Coloring medium: Copics
 * Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Twine: My Craft Spot
 * Miscellaneous: Flower Soft, iRock, Stickles

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