Monday, July 28, 2014

'Thinking of You' Card

Hello to you on this wonderful Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. All is well in my little part of the world. My mom received good news from her lymph node biopsies. No cancer!! We are so relieved we are walking on air! 
It's time for a new challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, where I am once again delighted to be a guest designer! The challenge theme is 'Who's the Boss?' with the following guidelines: Show some embossing on your project. You can use dry embossing or heat embossing. You can use an embossing folder or a stencil. You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder. You can even create something with ultra-thick embossing enamel. You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard! Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use! For all other entry details just click on the link above and it will take you directly to Gloria's challenge blog.      

This adorable vintage girl sought out a quiet garden from which to ponder her thoughts, surrounded by the fragrance of cool earth and lush summer blooms.    

I chose dry embossing using two Marianne Creatables dies. The embossing didn't show up clearly in the photo of my whole card, so I've included several closes ups to show more detail.  Marianne Creatable dies are amazing. Each one is feminine, elegant, and easy to work with.    

I die cut several rose leaves from a Magnolia Doohickey's die and shaped them to add dimension. I hand crafted the two larger roses. The rest of the blooms are from my stash of pre-made flowers. I stained and painted each flower to coordinate with the papers I used; Prima Time Traveler and Cartographer. I can't seem to get enough of the new Prima papers. They've taken up permanent residence on my craft desk 

I distressed and layered my papers and frames. I also added a jute twine bow. The reason I use jute twine so often is because I have a ton of it in my stash!   

I scattered a few Melissa Frances pearls here and there and added a couple of die cut flourishes

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time with me. Each time you visit you bring sunshine into my heart. May you have a blessing filled day!  



  1. Wow Nancy, just stunning! What a beautiful piece for your gdt spot :)


  2. What a beautiful piece, love how she is popping out of the frames. ~Diane

  3. Wow Wow Wow, you rock with shabby vintage. Love this.
    Julie x

  4. This is seriously swoon-worthy! I love the color palette. It is so lovely and shabby and vintage and stunning! I am over the moon that we got to have you as a guest dt this month for Craft Hoarders Anonymous! Your work is always top-notch! Or is it top-shelf? ;) I am please for your mom and will continue my prayers for her!

  5. Be still my heart! Beautiful vintage piece..I love the dusty rose & sage colors!!! Awesome having you as a dt guest this month! xo

  6. Gorgeous. Love the shabby vintage look, the colors and your fantastic layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon

  7. I adore this piece! Great colors and and it has a vintage feel to it! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. What a beautiful card Nancy! I love the colours, the layout and all the little details you added! Gorgeous! :)

  9. The vintage beauty of this piece made me sigh with delight! What a gorgeous work of art! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Just amazed at your talent for putting a card together! Such a beautiful work of art here!