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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You're in My Thoughts

Good morning everyone....hope you are well and escaped all the tornadoes!!! My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones, homes, and businesses!!! We live in Texas and because of all the rock we don't have basements or storm cellars. I'm beginning to think we need to figure out a way to build a safe place to ride out such bad storms!! Anyway....I stamped a little during Dancing with the Stars last night. As you can see, I was in a shabby kinda mood...LOL!!!

Glitz Paper Layers paper was used for the background and I added all the details around the two sweet little birds. The sentiment is from Stampabilities and sewing and distressing were done around the edges. A pearl flourish, ribbon, lace, button and twine finish it off.

I have had a need for sympathy cards lately so you will see several this week!

I am entering this is a few challenges:
1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts - ribbon/twine
2. Let's Ink it Up - distressing
3. The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - things with wings
4. Allsorts Challenge - button and thread
5. Just Us Girls Challenge - sponge a layer (I sponged the sentiment layer)
6. Crafty Friends Challenge - use 2 diecuts (my sentiment layers)

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

29 comments:

Sasha said...

Beautiful background paper, Joan, and fabulous embellishing xx

Tammy said...

Wow, fantastic card! Gorgeous paper and I love the touch of lace and pearls.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous! Love the image/papers and all the pretty embellishments!

cookies4me said...

Joan, this is wonderful! I'm in need of a sympathy card today and this would be perfect!
Glad to hear that you were safe during the storm. I understand your concern with having no basement! When we have tornado warnings we all head to ours and hunker down until it's safe to come out. Hope you can figure something out for yourselves! Be safe my friend!

Annette said...

wow what a beautiful scene....love this card...so beautiful..

Mariƫlle said...

Lovely Joan! I like the paper and the ribbon on the card.
Greetz from Holland

jimlynn said...

Simply GORGEOUS! Love the paper and all the details on this Joan! Outstanding.
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Thinking about a storm thing, in our garage that they can build, but for now it is in a closet under our stairs and the animals hate when I stick them in there :) Stay safe this T season. Your card is lovely, you make such beautiful shabby chic cards, just love the look.

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful. Love the paper you used and the accessories are perfect. Fabulous job on this.

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! I love the colors and all the little details.

Jo Channon said...

Hi Joan

Really love this card the papers are stunning and love the way that you have used the buttons and thread. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

SuzanneK said...

Beautifully card, love the vintage feel and distressing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month. Good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Carol L said...

What an amazing creation! I love the dsp and all those pretty pearls! Gorgeous!!

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Joan. I love the paper with those sweet birds. The crystals and the ribbon and lace are all stunning!!
I was really pleased to see that you won with your Irises!!! :-)) Well done!
Stay Safe
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Kind said...

This is very pretty! I love the paper and all the shabby embellishments! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Noelle said...

This is so lovely, Joan! I LOVE the pearl flourish and those pretty birds. :) Hope you are doing well. :)

Susan Hogan said...

Great card - love that bird and your shabby side was certainly on fire! Thanks for joining in the fun at Lets Ink It Up!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- this is just gorgeous!!! Love the shabby-ness and love the gorgeous DSP!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful! Love the dp and the great ribbon treatment. Good luck with your challenges!

Teresa said...

Wow this is a stunning card, so pretty and feminine, love it.
Teresa xx

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my, Joan, this is GORGEOUS. The ribbon, the lace, the pearls... all such beautiful elements brought together with perfection!

Carole of Brum said...

Oh my word, Joan, this is divine! I really really really love this one, that paper is simply gorgeous.

I havent had the news on here so didnt know about the tornadoes, glad you are OK though. CoB

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Joan. Love the vintage feel of this card.
Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends Challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Lisa M said...

I'm so glad to hear that you rode the storms out okay. I remember when we lived in Texas, I always thought what a novelty a basement would be!
Your shabby chic card is tops and I love all the vintage elements and colors to this. Beautiful work here. :)

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Shirley said...

This is just so lovely. I really like your birds and how you did your sentiment too! The ribbons with the button and lace are perfect for them!

happyglitzygirl said...

Absolute perfection, love the shabby chic style, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Tracy Heaton said...

Really lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at LIIU
Tracy x

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
sandy

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Joan - This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}