Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sending Some Love Your Way…

Good afternoon, my friends! 

It’s pretty gloomy here in central California today…the clouds are filled with rain and just ready to burst! (I secretly love days like this!)

Well, as  my title says today, just sending some love your way today…not much to talk about, just a couple of cards and a warm hello to each and every one of you!

Here’s my first card:

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This beautiful vintage image is from Crafty Secrets’ new “Calendar” Creative Scraps—there are now more gorgeous images on the back!

Isn’t it beautiful?!

I just typed up my own sentiment on the computer, added some beautiful black lace, PTI black grosgrain and satiny white ribbon..

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…lots of Platinum Stickles just everywhere…Dazzling Diamonds on the image, and some gorgeous chunky clear German glass glitter on the beautiful Prima flowers.

Next, something a little different…

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Isn’t this  fun?!  “Let them eat cupcakes”…love that!This is from Kristin Hubick at Retro Cafe’ Art….so many great images!

Marie is usually kept to all the sumptuous, soft pastel colors in artwork…I felt like she needed to pop a bit more on some black—I like it!

Black and pink grosgrain ribbon, black sequins backing fabulous crystal rhinestones…

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…lots of Platinum Stickles again…I’m just a little hooked on that stuff!  Dazzling Diamonds, again…pretty much everywhere…and that’s about it!

I love the way colored images—especially vintage ones—just pop off the page when backed with black.  My tastes have really been influenced  by my Mom…she’s an amazing artist and so great with color…

She would always choose things backed in black, I would usually go for the same things backed in white or cream….she eventually swayed me over to the “dark side”! (Never admitted that to her yet…ssssshhhhhhh!)

Well, that’s all for today…hope the day is beautiful for you, no matter the weather!

See you soon with something new…