Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beautiful Blooms from Just Rite

I should not, but I have been swearing...Blogger has been giving me fits!!! It keeps erasing my pictures. Anyhoo...I hope you have been enjoying this weekend as much as I have been. We have been having the most beautiful weather here. Lows in the 40's and 50's and highs in the 70's and 80's. The strawberries and blueberries have been just as sweet as can be.
I just bought some from the Farmer's Market and that is why I mentioned them. But then again, so are the other fruits and fresh vegetables at this time of year.

I made this card for my very good friend Kathy. I have known Kathy all of my adult life. We went to college together and she had a dorm room right across from my room. We have been working together for the last 20 years and her office is right next to mine. I have been fortunate to have her as my friend. She is one of those friends who will be there for you even if you don't ask her to.

I made this card using SU's Blush Blossom Cardstock with Vellum Fleur De Lis Gold DP on top of the cardstock. I used Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities using Gold Cardstock with the scallops and I heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder for the image and the sentiment. The image is from Just Rite's Beautiful Blooms and the Sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink. I colored the image with my PrismaColor Pencils and Gamsol. That little butterfly is a punch that I used to hide a booboo :) I used a Swarovski Gold Crystal for the middle of the bloom. The beautiful Gold Metal Flower is from Flourishes Finishing Touches.

For this little purse packet that I made, I used the same papers and added a MS punch for the bottom. The flower and Gold Pearl is from stash. As you can see when you open it up, I put magnets so the top and bottom would stay put. There is a place to put a gift card or what I put in there (because Kathy is nuts about Robert Pattinson) I made a bookmark. I got the pictures online and glued them to white cardstock. Then I ran the bookmark through my laminating machine and added some magnets to the inside as you can see.

I gotta tell you peeps...Kathy was thrilled with that bookmark...and you could tell that she was pleased with the card and the purse. I also made one of those tea light birthday cakes that you see on SCS, but I forgot to get a picture of it and it matched the card and purse too.
I hope you like my little gift set as much as I had fun making it...For goodness sake this hobby is addictive. I would love it if I could stay home and do this all day long. But hey, I am not least I have a job...when there are so many people

that do not have a job.
Just looking at these pics of Robert Pattinson (You Know Twightlight), you have got to admit...he is a hottie! Shame on me, this boy/man could be my son...LOL
Here is wishing you all a great week!Thank you for all of your comments and for stopping by...


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Velta, that is just breath taking... I left you a little something on my blog.

Cindy Haffner said...


Our Little Inspirations said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift you created for your friend! I love the DSP you used and the beautiful matching purse! I agree Mr Pattinson is easy on the eyes......regardless of WHAT age we are :)

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa, this is gorgeous! Your friend will absolutely LOVE this!!

Beate said...

Stunning purse and card!
Hugs and smiles

Silli said...

What a wonderful project dear Velta, this is a perfect gift!

I use a punch:
Hope, that helps...


The Rubber Maid said...

What a terrific gift set, it is totally lovely. Happy week to you.
Hugs, Pat

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwww, so gorgeous!

Irene said...

Morning Velta

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, I really appreciate the time you take to browse my blog and leave me comments.

What can I say about your craft projects but stunning, gorgeous and beautiful - you are one talented and thoughtful lady. I am sure your friend will be delighted with your gift.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my WORD, this is gorgeous, Velta! The vellum paper, the beautiful stamp, your pretty embellishments - all fabulous! I love the clutch purse gift card holder and the bookmark design. Do you think your friend might be a bit distracted when she tries to read?

Silke Ledlow said...

LOL Velta you are cracking me up!!! Robert P. sure is a hottie..doesn't matter what age you are...LOL!!!

Your gift set is GORGEOUS!!! Love the card and purse!!! Your friend will be blown away!!! Hugs ~S~

PS: I wanted to let you know that PSE - stands for Photoshop a software you can edit, organize photos and many more fun stuff!!!

About my gift project today...wanna know what's inside!?!? Send me your address and I'll send the gift set to you :)!!!

Big hugs ~Silke~

Julia Aston said...

Hi Velta! love this pretty set you made for your friend - how lovely that you have known each other so long and now even work together!! That book mark is super! (who doesn't love him!!LOL!!)

and - yes- the sentiments on my 'coaster' cards are both from Rubbernecker the life is a journey is located here:

and the To Find your path set is located here:


cats whiskers said...

Wow hun these are just so classy and he is not bad either
Hugs Jacqui xx

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this! Beautiful papers and embellies, so perfect together! A beautiful gift ensemble.

YOur Rob pics make me shiver too LOL! He could be my son too, but he's not and I'm not dead so I enjoy looking LOL!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is stunning, Velta!! Kathy will LOVE this, for sure!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW - what totally stunning projects!! Love the sheer elegance.....and Rob isn't bad either! ;)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers Velta, what a stunning set! I bet your friend was absolutely thrilled! For some reason, I only received two of your feeds and am not receiving them anymore. I'm going to resubscribe and hope I can get it to working! Hugs!!!!