Monday, October 17, 2011

full of gratitude

Hello, hello! It's taking me a while to get back to stamping. Feeling a little tired. A little lazy. I'm trying to catch up visiting blogs and commenting but it seems there aren't enough hours in a day. Somebody please give me a jump start with those battery charging cable thingies.

Going through my stamping supplies, I discovered some Papertrey Ink stamps that have (gasp!) never touched ink! I always do that. Buy the stamps as soon as they come out because someone made such a fabby card that I HAD to have those stamps. Do you do that, too? Please say that you do.

I did a bit of hunting for my heat embossing tool and Cuttlebug and after a two month hiatus, I managed to finally stamp a card.


I loved Dawn McVey's card when it was on the cover of the Create: Stamping magazine and used it as inspiration for my thank you card.

I substituted the paper doily she used with the Starburst Lace stamp from Hero Arts. And the butterflies that she used are way smaller than the ones I had, so I used only three on my card. The sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink.

After I made my card, I went and ordered the set that Dawn used on her card. Yes, I just HAD to have them! Hopefully, I'll ink it up sooner than I did these.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to share some Purple Onion and Sweet Stamp Shop cards very soon. Have a happy, crafty week!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (butterflies, sentiment), Hero Arts (doily)
Ink: Memento, Versafine
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Other: Dimensional adhesive, pearls, corner chomper

31 comments:

  1. Dawn's card on the front of the magazine was the reason I bought this publication! I loved it the minute I saw it! Your card using hers for inspiration is just lovely! And, I love the sentiment you used.

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  2. Oh Donna, this is just stunning. Love what you created. Adore Dawn's card too.... think I might need both sets of stamps! oh no!!!!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the embossed doily - so classy!

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Love the embossed doily.
    And.....
    Don't worry, Donna. You're not alone. I DO that, too!!!!

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  5. Love this Donna so Pretty....That doily behind the butterflies is perfect....such a pretty design!! I think we ALL do that see a card and know...we have to have those stamps!! xoxox Glad you are feeling better!!

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  6. So good to hear from you, Donna! Love this wonderful card! Such a beautiful take on Dawn's! Sending hugs to you! :)

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  7. wow this is a lovely card..simple and clean!
    The sentiment....I love it..
    I have been wanted to get this stamp..but make it later then..
    Glad that you are recovering...and do take care..not to be hard on yourself! Cheer!

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  8. Glad to see you are back crafting Donna, I am always doing that, see a card and need the stamp lol. This card is such a pretty CAS card.

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  9. This is gorgeous Donna, i love how pretty and dainty this card is. Take it all slowly and listen to what your body wants as you recover, Jo x

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  10. Donna from this card you appear charged and ready to go!! I love the soft lace design behind the colorful butterflies.

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  11. Such a pretty card Donna~
    of course any take on butterflies is my fav, and your's just made my day.....

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  12. Gorgeous card, Donna! And no, you're not alone! LOL!

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  13. Yes, I do that too, lol! Love your take on Dawn card, I have doily stamps too and you've once again inspired me with your beautiful card! Great to see you back!

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  14. I think your take is divine, love the subtle lacey background.

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  15. Gorgeous interpretation Donna! LOVE those butterflies and doily!

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  16. this is so simple and gorgeous, Donna! love love your take on Dawn's card. fabulous work as always, my friend! hope you have a wonderful week! love ya! =)

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  17. I'm so happy that you are feeling better and crafting again, Donna! Stunning card, I love that you embossed the Starburst Lace stamp for the doily... so clever! Love your elegant stunning card, and those butterflies too!

    Heehee... I'm the same way too, I think a lot of us do! Like right now, I'm looking at your butterflies and thinking I have to get this set!! :)

    Have a happy beautiful week, my sweet friend! Been thinking of you, sending you lots of hugs!!

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  18. Lovely card, Donna! I confess to
    being guilty of the very same thing.
    I have a small basket of stamps
    still waiting to be inked. I saw
    some lovely cards made with them but have yet to try them out.

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  19. Glad that you are back to stamping more...I miss seeing your work regularly! And YES, I HAVE to have the new stamps when I see one ( I see A LOT these days!!).

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  20. So sorry you are feeling tired and not caught up! I don't have any of those battery charging cable things--but I can help you out by giving you a free pass to my blog:) You don't have to stop by! NEVER feel like you have to:) Hope that helps!

    LOVE this card--you are back in the swing of things and your talent is showing off in this card! BEAUTIFULLY done:) LOVE that stamped starburst lace background--those butterflies are gorgeous too! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  21. Gorgeous card Donna... and I'm so with you about buying stamps 'cause I've seen someone make something amazing with them.

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  22. Donna, I've not visited you in awhile. So sorry you've been having health issues. But I'm glad you're feeling better!

    Your kitchen redo is lovely! I can imagine cooking in it is such a joy.

    And this card is lovely, as always. I also buy stamps and never use them. Bad stamper! lol

    ((Take care, girly!))

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  23. Love your pastel butterflies, perfect interpretation of Dawn's card, so pretty!

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  24. Beautiful! Even needing an energy boost you've created loveliness! I love how you used the Starburst Lace stamp...I think mine will see some stamping action now, I'm totally inspired. btw, I have too many stamps to count waiting for their first inking; poor, sad little ink-less waifs.

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  25. this is a lovely lovely card!!! I especially love how you used the starburst lace stamp!

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  26. oh WOW! THIS IS SOOOOOOO gorgeous! Beautifully clean and simple, but totally stunning!

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  27. Too funny! I most certainly have let new stamps sit for long periods. I have both those butterfly sets and you've reminded me that I haven't used them in a while. They are gorgeous though. I love your inspired card, Donna!

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  28. What a gorgeous creation! Your wonderful creations always inspire me.

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