Monday, January 17, 2011

Because of You...

Hi everyone! There is nothing I love more than an extra day off! I love my job, I do. Have an awesome Boss, but i'll take a free day off any time! :)

Do you ever run across sentiments that are just so dead on that you have to have them? That's how I felt when I ran across the Just for You set from Verve. It's just really really nice. When I look at the sentiments, I think of women like my mom, my aunts, friends, mentors...it can just be used for so many of the people in our lives who helped to mold who we are.

I'm using the colors from this week's CR84FN challenge. Here are the challenge
colors:






And here is my card:






I really love these colors together..very rich. For the red I used Cherry Cobbler - just hands down the BEST red out there! I also used my new MFT Mini Rolled Roses dies. Like the original, they are fun and easy to use but they're smaller and oh so cute! They work perfectly on felt (the cream rose) and card stock (the brown). I will say, though, that I have much better luck if I emboss the card stock first with an embossing folder. It kinda breaks down the card stock a bit and it's easier to "roll".


That's it from me today. I hope you guys have a wonderful day! Laters...



Stamps: Just for You (Verve); Polka Dot Basics 2 (papertrey)
Card Stock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler (su)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark (su)
Extras: White embossing powder, Espresso satin ribbon (su); Pearls (want2scrap); Vintage Cream felt (papertrey); Square Lattice embossing folder (su)

26 brownkowments:

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture of this card! And of course these are my favorite colors!!! Those little flowers are perfect! Love this card!

Amy Beth said...

LOVE that sentiment! You are going to get me hooked on Verve yet!

Mariana said...

What a great card, I love all the texture, that SU folder is just lovely, and your black dots are perfect, you definitely rock the challenge! I am getting a bit worried though about all those beautiful sentiments, my crazy mind is starting to like them "TOO much"!!

Sue Lelli said...

This card is a WOW! LOVE that you chose those colors for your flowers instead of red! LOVE that very perfect sentiment! LOVE the embossing and the big polka dots! FAB card! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

Lisa Kind said...

Ooooh, pretty card! I just got that flower die from MFT and haven't had the opportunity to use it! They look so pretty on your card!

KER said...

stunning...the flowers are so perfect...all the different textures make this a work of art...

Andrea M said...

OMG, seriously fabulous Keva!!! The roses are awesome!!! FANTASTIC card! Absolutely wonderful take on the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!! Hope you'll join us again next week!!!

Ching-a-ling said...

Absolutely LOVE your card!! love the textures on the taupe cardstock.

Meredith said...

I love this card! I love how you combined this week's colours, I LOVE that felt flower, and you're right, that's just a wonderful sentiment and could be used in so many applications! Thanks for playing with us at CR84FN this week :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Keva! The white sentiment really pops! Such sweet little flower embellies! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Jen said...

Oh my. How luxe is this card?! Gorgeous! The MFT rolled roses look almost porcelain. You sure do know texture and how to work it. Just lovely.

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the flowers on here and that sentiment is wonderful!

Debgem said...

As you say - the sentiment is just fab!! And it stands proud on your card. I really like the textured background and big pearl details. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks colors! Love the sentiment and embossing! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful! Your embellishments are the perfect accent to this lovely sentiment. Can't believe I'm actually saying I need more flowers, but I definitely need me some mini roses, now!

Amy said...

I think I need you to stop using that SU embossing folder! Every time you use it, I think...I need to JUST order it! It always looks fantastic on your cards!

Heather Jensen said...

Fab card Keva. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

Congrats on your blog candy win. I see you like those flowers. I do too. ;)

 

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