So this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks we have a challenge that well, I must say, I don't use near enough of these. Our incredibly talented hostess with the mostess this week is Leanne from Banking On Crafts. She has asked us for Challenge #136 to use CHARMS! We are also welcoming our new Guest Designer for the month of April and her name is Sue
Low and behold when I was going thru my stash of stuff looking for charms, I find this nice little package that Miss. Leanne gave me for Christmas. It was too perfect, thanks for giving me these charms Lan and saving my butt for this challenge. The charms she gave me are all different styles of hearts and they are super wonderful. My card is made with paper, ink and embossing folder are from Stampin Up (Night of Navy, Basic Grey and Whisper white), ink is Night of Navy, embossing. Now if anyone could help me my Night of Navy always looks purple when I take of picture of it...any idea's? Accessories are the Twine and charm :). The Stamps used are from Inkadinkado -Wedding.
On a special note I have a few very, very special people I would love to thank for my homemade 40th Birthday cards. These cards will always be treasured by me. There have been cards over the years that I have been saving to frame and I do believe these two will be in that frame. Now to find suitable frame. Turning 40 this past weekend was a hard one for me. When I turned 30 it wasn't bad but turning 40 was really hard, had me in tears often and down. For quite a few of my friends it was turning 30 that was the problem and not 40 (they embraced it and well hmmm...I didn't). There has also been so much going on in our lives that I think everything just got to be too much and the expectations of me. The goals I set for when I turned 40 were not met but I am trying to tell those Negative thoughts to go take a Hike. All in all my birthday was good spent with my family, we went shopping, bowling and out for supper.
My mom in the last few months has pumped out over 200 cards..she is amazing! She makes cards for all of my grandma, my aunts and uncles, my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and great for both. My mom makes, anniversary, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Days, birthdays and truly makes everyone feel special because she took the time to make them. Thank you so much for everything you have created for my kids, husband and myself. Each item being unique and very special.
Bonnie Stewart - My Mom...who needs to get a blog of her own *wink*
Leanne when I went to the mail yesterday, granted a few days after my birthday. There was a huge surprise for me parcel pick up slip. Boy was I thinking man I've been good and didn't order anything...low and behold it was a card from my dear friend Leanne. Well giddy with excitement as always to get something fun in the mail, it was quickly opened. To quote Robin and his friend Dylan..."that is sick"...which means it is totally cool. Then came the questions of if I could create cards like this. Well I said no mine are different but Leanne really knows how to put details onto a card that make them picture perfect. Lori I totally know what you meanT when you said to me over a week ago that this card I would want to frame and I DO!
Leanne took my desire for reading (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT) and crafted it into this amazing book on this card. The paper is perfect, the book, distressing, ribbon, flowers, pearls, charm, sentiment are super phenomenal. I have treasured the cards you have made me over the years Leanne but this one is truly my favorite. Thank you so much to adding to my special day! Too check out her amazing creations please click on her name and it will take you to her blog.
I would love to enter my card over at Make It Monday - Anything Goes (sorry for not commenting last week my blogger wasn't working for me) and Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Be sure to hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see the master pieces of the other girls. They sure do have some inspiration for you! I would love to hop on over to visit you too.
Thank you so much for having patience on this super long post and for celebrating my card with me.