Good morning all! My prayers go out to all of the family's of the Veteran's who have been lost in war. I spent much of this morning reading about many of those who have died in Iraq and Afganistan and the families and loved ones they left behind. I feel fortunate and grateful for
all of my blessings thanks to those who have fought for our country so that we can be free.
I made this card and little purse for my sister to give to her friend at work. For the card, I used white metalic cardstock from Paper and More. This cardstock is 110 # and though it may be a bit expensive, it is worth every penny to me because it is so strong and beautiful. I then put Cuttlebugs Distressed Stripes on metalic text paper, again from Paper and More and then added some DP from Paper Pizzaz that I bought from Michael's. The gorgeous swirled pearls came from a dollar bin at Michael's (can you believe it)? I added MS butterfly punch at the top left. The ribbon came from Sharon's Ribbon Store. Isn't this pink just beautiful? The flower was made with PaperTrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II Dies, which I made with the different sizes. Man, I love PTI's dies.
The little purse was perfect to hold the gift card my sister put inside. I made it with Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels One and Petite Nestabilities Circles. As you can see I used SU's Pretty In Pink cardstock and I used the same DP and Ribbon as I made for the card. You can find this adorable Template at Create With Julia dated January 7, 2010. You really need to check out her blog...She has some of the most amazing creations and I love all of her little altered boxes, baskets and purses!
Here's wishing you all the best of a new week. Thank you so much for your generous comments and for just taking the time to visit!