Happy WOYWW dear friends! Can you believe that October is here? As I write today’s post, I wonder how many of us craft according to the seasons and how many of us craft according to our hearts. Intellectually, my mind tells me I should be pulling out my fall and winter crafting items and be focusing on more seasonal projects right now but – emotionally – my heart is in the spring.
One of the Card Challenges I came across this week was 365 Card’s Day 273 Must Have Challenge, which invites you to select an item you absolutely must have – to make it the primary focus of your card – and to share why you simply had to have it. Now, I love all of the elements I used on this card, but the must have item for me that I designed this card around was the lace. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s Wholeport Tulip Pink Embroidery Lace and its beautiful colors, its sheer delicate qualities, and its width make it perfect for card-making!
I used DCWV cardstock as my backdrop to the lace, and paired it with Wholeport Golden Wintersweet Japanese Zen Origami Paper. This gorgeous paper reminds me of cherry blossoms in the spring. I used lustrous pearls to complement the golden shimmers in this paper. The inks and the beautiful sentiment are from Close To My Heart – specifically from D1197, My One And Only stamp set.
This week I’m hosting a Worldwide Giveaway for not 1, not 2, but 3 copies of Chicken Soup For The Soul – Reader’s Choice Edition – as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration! If you’re looking for an inspiring book for yourself or a loved one – this is it! During my last Chicken Soup giveaway, winners in the US, South Africa, and Jamaica received copies of the updated 20th Anniversary Edition book! I can’t wait to see where this book will travel to – can you?
I’m also featuring a candid photo showing what Legend does when he’s not crafting with me. To see what he’s up to, visit Wordless Wednesday!
This week also marks an important milestone for me – my 4th blogaversary! I hope you’ll join me for Friendship Friday this week to help celebrate the occasion!
Have a great week and I look forward to seeing What’s On Your Workdesk This Wednesday!!
- 365 Card’s Day 273 Must Have Challenge
- Allsorts Challenge 226 – How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Craft It Up & Link It Up – Anything With A Sentiment
- Crafts & Me Challenge – Lovely Lace
- Hobbycutz Challenges 18 – Lace & Pearls
- Jelly Park Challenges – The Sentiment Is Key
- Jo’s Scrap Shack – FFC 19 – Women’s Friendship Day
- Kaboodle Doodles 191 – Your Special Day
- Lexi’s Creations 100 – Pink
- Make It Monday 160
- Pink Saturday
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Say It With Stamps
- The Pink Elephant TPE219 – Anniversary or Wedding
- Use It Tuesday Challenge 64 – Use Two Hoarded Supplies(Pearls & Stamps)
- Vintage Stamping Challenge 12 – Anything From Your Garden
- Word Art 99 – Anything Goes
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Gorgeous gorgeous lace! A definite must have and a beauteous card. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8
Wow! You always have so much going on here, Ramona! So much excitement! Patsy
Such a beautiful card. Happy crafting #4
I always love seeing your kitty. April #17
Your beautiful lace looks amazing with your flowered paper!! Love this sweet sentiment!!
Happy 4th! I just celebrated my first in August. Now I am addicted to keeping mine going. Kim #22
Congratulations Kim on year 1 – wishing you many more!
Such a sweet sentiment on your card hugs Nikki 21
Well, Happy Blogaversary to you for Friday! I love, love, love your card! The lace is superb, I can see why you love it so much and that sentiment goes so well with it! What a great idea for a challenge, guaranteed to make participants really create with love! Legend is becoming a bit of a legend for me. My daughter and I love cats and I always show her the photos from your blog! Thank you for sharing and introducing us to another of the beautiful felines who inhabit Crafty Blogland! Julie Ann xx #56
Thank you Julie for sharing my cats with your daughter – that just makes my day! 🙂
Your card is quite lovely.
Love the cherry blossom paper and that lace. Sooo sweet. Peg R #29
Happy WOYWW, love the card. I can’t believe it’s October either… eek! Helen 14
How very pretty, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.
And also FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.
I am with you on the lace just beautiful and a stunning card for it to adorn. Say hi to Legend and give him a pat from me. Happy crafting.
Eliza & Yoda 20
Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz – good luck! Susan x
Definitely gorgeous lace and it looks perfect on your card too. I’m like you in that there is so much that is on my must have list but I think pretty paper has got to be in the #1 spot, closely followed by ribbon at #2. However, it’s proving very difficult to part with any of it at the moment – packing up my craft room to move house is just about killing me! It must be aeons since I first picked up Chicken for the Soul and I think it is about time I revisited it again – thanks for the reminder 🙂 Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #49
Good luck on your move Elizabeth – I know how challenging mine was!
Oh what a gorgeous card, I love the lace!! Congratulations on your blogaversary too!
Your card is beautiful and I love the lace. What a true sentiment.
Legend is beautiful! I LOVE that card and its sentiment. Thanks so much for visiting me and my dollhouse madness and mess! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #3
a very sweet and romantic card!
hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi’s creations challenge)
Gorgeous card!! =)
Beautiful card, ribbon and lace are definite must haves for me, I can’t pass a Mike’s or JoAnns without looking in their clearance section for yet more ribbon!!
Pretty card..I really love the sentiment. Using that, no wonder your heart is calling spring!!
Didn’t know this edition had come out ……. loved the original book.
Thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts Tracyx
OMGoodness, I love this card!! I love the paper you used and I love that lacy!!! But that sentiment says it all!! I do not create by the calendar, although it would look like it this month. lol I go with what I’m in the mood for a lot too. Thanks for joining us at Jo’s FFC;-)
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Sew Crafty Angel
a pretty card with a lovely sentiment focal! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again! Tammy DT
Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards this week! Your lace is certainly beautiful and I can see why it is a favorite!
How many flowers in your card! Thanks for sharing at use it tuesday!
Well I think you can choose any season anytime for your beautiful cards. Today’s choice is so pretty. The lace is gorgeous. Good job. Making a card every day of the year is a real challenge. Good for you. I LOVE the sentiment.
Oh WOW! That is a beautiful card…for any season .
Pretty papers and trim on this lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.
have a nice Saturday
Thanks Gilena – you too!
So neat to see such pretty choices in creative card making teamed with such a meaningful quote. Perfect for any season. Visiting from Pink Saturday.
Sue CollectInTexas BlogShop
Welcome Sue – thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your sweet comment!
Such beautiful lace on a very pretty card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Crafty hugs from Shirl x x