Monday, April 7, 2014

A Sparkling Hello

I had the great fortune to be blessed by one of my blog friends, Loly.  She blogs over at Card Ville.  She emailed me out of the blue one day and asked for my address.  Apparently she had somehow got her hands on duplicate set of Simon Says Stamp's Very Special clear stamps and wanted to share with me.  That is so generous and kind of her!  I promptly sent a thank you note off to her to let her know how touched I was with the gift.  Loly couldn't stop at sending me the stamp set all by itself, but instead included lots of fun goodies along with.  Isn't she grand!?

  • The flower was cut from MME's Ooh La La For Her paper pack using my Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms dies.  I then shaped the flowers, layering the cuts and creating a glitter center with some Crystal Accents and Peacock Feathers Distress Glitter
  • The Hello die cut was part of the gift from Loly.  She provided a black, white and the patterned paper cuts.  I thought that the layering really added depth along with the linen background to add texture.  
  • The sequins were also a gift from Loly.  She's a peach and so this card basically made itself.  
I continue to be amazed at how kind and generous blog friends are.  I'm an introvert at heart and so I make only a few close friends and stick by them with a fierce loyalty.  I'm not sure when Brandy and I started this blog over 3 1/2 years ago that I thought I would come to know, care for and be cared for by others as a part of the blogging world.  It really does make blogging a special treat and so I thank God today for Loly and her generosity as well as the other blog friends I have made.  Let's keep it going!

I'm going to link this up with Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge: Journey.  It really has been an amazing journey this past 3 1/2 years.  This card is proof!  I'm also linking up over at the Inspiration Journal's April Monthly challenge: A Few of My Favorite Things.  Besides how much I love the Heartfelt Creations flower dies (one of my most favorite tools), the friends I've made blogging are definitely one of my favorite things!  Finally, I'm linking up over at Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #126: Anything Goes.  These opportunities to share my talents add to the feeling of community that blogging brings.  Come join the fun or just stop by to look at all the amazing talent on display just waiting to inspire and/or encourage you. 


  1. The linen background is perfect for your flower and sentiment. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  2. Hi Andie...thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely message.
    I absolutely love your card! The linen background really adds to the look of it all. That flower is fantastic...great job. And the hello is so nice and cheerful looking.
    Nice to meet you Andie.
    Debbie Reed

  3. Wonderful post, love the card. Love the burlap backing and fabulous flower. Gorgeous how much depth there is to the hello. Hope you have a fabulous week.

  4. Such a lovely hello card Andie, I love the CAS look and the way the hello sign stands out, thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment

  5. Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful blossom!

  6. Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. The linen background makes a very fun design.

    Hugs Diane

  8. Love your card Andi! That flower is gorgeous, and the hello really pops on the beautiful background. Thanks for your kind words, it makes me happy to share my blessings, and I'm so thankful for the crafting community as well. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  9. Very nice card. The colors are beautiful.

  10. How nice to get wonderful goodies from a blog friend! You made a great card with them. I really like the linen background. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Inspiration Journal. =)

  11. I love the patterned paper die-cut on the burlap - so effective!


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?