Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Forever In Our Hearts

And, here we slide into mid-week! This week is just one of those where I've had something nearly everyday so and it isn't slowing down. I do love it though!

Today's card is special. I made it for my friend Nancy. I didn't really want to make a sympathy card but I did feel I needed to make something so I compromised with a "forever in our hearts" card. The beautiful dogwood patterned paper is from the Curio paper pack by Basic Grey. Isn't it just gorgeous? The card layout is from the Verve Stamps: Viva la Verve! challenge for this week. The wonderful sentiment is from Verve and the butterfly came from a emblosslit. I placed a vanilla color piece of cardstock inside, sponged some cameo coral around the edges, and then placed another butterfly inside. The color of the patterned paper is really a coral type of color. I will also enter this into the Paper Sundaes challenge which is something new. Both the patterned paper and the sentiment is new to me on this card. Please note you can click on the card to get a better look at it.

I'm truly hoping that this will be a soothing card for her. I'm also hoping that God will help me put words inside that will soothe her heart a little.

On to some fun news! I made the Top 3 at Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles Blog! The challenge was to make something that either represented new or with something new. I made THIS card and entered it in the contest. I am absolutely honored to have been chosen as a top three! I now get to put the super cute badge on my blog! Fun!

Okay, I'm sure you've read just about as much as you can on my blog for today so I guess I'll stop typing now. Have a super fantastic day! See ya tomorrow with my very first, official post for McMahon 5 Designs!

16 comments that make my day!:

Kristine said...

Such a gorgeous card Lorie! LOVE that dogwood paper, haven't seen that one yet. And of course the sentiment and butterfly are perfect for the ocassion. Lovely job! And congrats again on making TOP 3 at Doodle Pantry!

Donna said...

Your card is stunning and I'm sure Nancy will be thrilled to receive it. Congrats on the Top 3 pick! Way to go!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful colors on that paper, perfect with that layout.

resmith said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, Lorie! I am sure your friend Nancy will love it!
Congrats on getting the top three!!

Danni said...

Very pretty!! Congrats on the top 3! I haven't ever checked out Doodle Pantry...I guess I need to do that one day when I have $$..hehe!

And I think I missed the day of commenting but wanted to say congrats on the Paper Pretties DT!

Dani said...

Beautiful Lorie! I'm sure your friend will cherish it.

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Sue from Oregon said...

absolutely gorgeous!

otomys said...

Absolutely stunning, Lorie. Beautiful paper and the layout is awesome. Congrats on the Top 3 - yor cards are always tops!
Amelia X

Aletha J. Williams said...

Lorie,
Another fabulous one! This is grogeous and I love the layout! Thanks!

JenR said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Lorie! I know Nancy will truly appreciate it and love it. Congrats on the Top 3! I went to check it out and am totally loving the images! I'm seeing a small purchase in my future! (thanks a lot! teehee)

Diane said...

I'm sure your friend will appreciate and love it! It's gorgeous! Congrats on making Top 3!!

Jo M said...

What a lovely card. Beautiful and inspiring.
Congratulations on 3rd place. I really liked that card also.

Creative Mish said...

Such a pretty card. I'm going to try and do more challenges this year... oh! and thanks for that link on the Scripture study..

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card...I need to make two sympathy cards too..bummer.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, Lorie!