Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers


I am super excited! With the help of Phil from Feedblitz (yes...I am on a first name basis) LOL! I was able to get all the kinks out of my blog, not to mention the help from Nancy Riley and some of her friends! Thanks so much! I hope that you are all getting your feedblitz updates now. I took yesterday off from stamping and went to the movies with the kids! My son also had his
"Blue and Gold" Banquet for Scouts. He recieved his Wolf award and some gold and silver arrows! Yipee!

I ordered this "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set, but it was backordered and I finally recieved it last week. I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet, so I took some time to ink it up. I can tell it will be a fave! I especially love the tree image that it comes with and I am sure I will be using it a ton with different sentiments, not just the ones it came with!

I started out using my Always Artichoke, Ruby Red and Pretty in Pink markers to color the image. I stamped it onto PTI white cardstock ( can I just say how much I wish SU! would come out with a similar weight pure white cardstock?) and then added some pearl gem stickers from Martha Stewart Crafts. I wanted to use the Bella Rose DSP, but it uses Kiwi Kiss green, so I took my blender pen and added some kiwi highlights to the vine so that the green would go. I stamped the sentiment separatley onto a piece of PTI white cardstock, trimmed it and then sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink, as I did for all of the edges. I popped everything up using foam squares. I added a key charm and some buttons for a little something extra. I thought this design was begging for a lace border, so I added it even though it hangs down farther than the card base. This will have to go in a bigger envelope to accomodate the addition.

I started the stamping day out trying to do today's sketch challenge over at SCS today, but that card ended up on the floor in a pile. I guess I will revisit it later on. I am 0 for 3 in this week's SCS challenges. Oh well. Thanks for fluttering by!




Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Chocolate chip, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, PTI White
Accessories: Key charm-LSS, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sewing Machine and Thread, Linen Thread, buttons from my stash, sponge

44 comments:

Marci said...

Your card is gorgeous!! Love the color combination. This set was also on my first SU order. Thanks for the great inspiration using it! As always, thank you for sharing.

Juanita said...

Love what you have here. Fab card

Norine said...

I love this card very pretty love the pearls
Hugs
Norine

Linda E said...

Your beautiful card really makes me want to get this set!

Lil' Inker said...

Another stunner! You never disappoint. The charm really goes well in your design. Love this set you used too!

curtis said...

What a nice card. I love the colors you used, the accessories and the layout. Thanks for sharing. Susan N. (Not Curtis)

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, Kelly! And yes, Phil rocks! :)

maiahs_momma said...

Just had to stop by to say WOW, what an AMAZING card...it is gorgeous :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Justine said...

Wow Fantastic card. We have our Blue and Gold ceremony on Sat. My lil guy will be crossing the bridge during the Arrow of Light Ceremony. HUGE!!
Your sweet comment made my day over on my blog

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning!! I am so happy you got your blog fixed!!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! this is absolutely STUNNING!

Mel Buenavista said...

Stunning! Love the colors!!!!

Lauren V. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and the little pearls are precious. TFS!!

Also, will you share the shower invitations you referenced a few days ago? Thanks!

Dawn Easton said...

Another beautiful card Kelly! I can't wait for my order to arrive next Tuesday!! This set is in it!!! I think it will be a fave of mine too. Love that you highlighted with Kiwi....so pretty!

Marlou said...

such a beautiful card :)

Dawn (flowergal) said...

I was wondering where you were at in the challenge gallery.. Glad to know I am not the only one..hehehe.. This is beautiful.. I know this will be a set in my SU shopping cart also.. Beautiful..

Sarah Finn said...

Beautiful card!

So glad to be receiving your updates in my blog feed again.

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning - what a gorgeoues card.

Cynthia said...

Oh my Kelly! I loved this set and flower when I saw it, I just didn't imagine it looking so good! I love everthing you did from the pearls to the key to the lace punch to the colors...I could go on and on! I'm so glad you got your blog fixed! Yea Phil!

mariemc said...

Hmmm....Feedblitz stopped working for me and I lost almost 200 of my subscribers because of it - not all of them transfered over to Feedburner, which works. I would love to know what he told you! They weren't able to help me, and I'm not very html/code literate, so it was not something I could fix on my own.

As for the card, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I love everything about it!

Melissa said...

I love this set and your card is the prettiest one i've seen so far. You are so inspiring with your designs! Thank you! Melissa

tracy said...

Once again such a fabulous card Kelly. Thank you for sharing :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just pure gorgeousness! What a beautiful card!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

So pretty and elegant, Kelly! Love that key charm!!

Christina Hill said...

Kelly that's just beautiful. The key charm and the lace border are wonderful. You did a great job of mixing and matching your papers.

Nancy Riley said...

Your favorite blog stalker was so happy to see this beautiful card show up in her Google Reader!

Lisa Brown said...

Oh, I love this set and what you have done here is absolutely gorgeous!

Janet Swofford said...

This is so beautiful! It really makes me want this set.And I am so happy to be getting your updates again!! I LOVE your blog!Thanks for sharing you wonderful talent with me.

Emily said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I am so going to CASE this when my order gets here!! TFS!

Sharron said...

What a beautiful card! Love all of the lovely embellishments. Great job & lovely blog!

Tanya said...

ohhh so pretty! I can't wait to get that set and this is FABULOUS!

apigonfire said...

Fabulous! I am sad I didn't get this now! (I didn't know if I could make anything pretty with it!)
Now, I wish I had got it! I still doubt I could make anything this pretty though!
~Kendra

Wendy said...

Wow! That is really beautiful!

Maureen said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you coloured the image! I was debating on whether to get this stamp set or not and now I think I will...thanks for the endorsement!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh MY Kelly, this is amazing! The color is just gorgeous!

Happy to hear your Feedblitz issues are worked out too!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my word, is this a stunner!!! Gorgeous everything...love all your little details.

Ifat Art said...

Wow... The card is soooo elegant...
I love everything about it.

Thanks for sharing.
IfatArt

boynecitygrl said...

Oh my, that is just another beautiful card. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us. Congratulate your son on his arrows. It's a big deal you know.

Cindy Major said...

I like the nice, antique look you have created here! It looks great with the papers and stamp set :)

Your whole blog is great inspiration!!

Cindy

Crystal said...

As always this is beautiful!

shel9999 said...

GASP! This is stunning! I love the tiny pearls!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Kelly... I'm so happy you have your blog working with "FeedBlitz"!! I had help from Mr. Phil last fall and he is so kind on his advice and service... LOVE THE GUY!! :)

Now, your card is just so adorable & ELEGANT!! I have this set on order and can't wait to play... :) You sure inspire me girl! Michelle :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Wow! another beauty:)

Lisa H. said...

wow! just wow! beautiful colors, and embellishments. TFS!