Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Purple Frenzy

I needed to make a sympathy card and was going to go a different route, when I saw this color inspiration from The Playdate Cafe!  It looked so pretty I had to try it! It was much harder than I thought to make these colors work.  I had a whole different thing
going on in the front and hated it. Almost chucked the whole thing.  Then took it apart and came up with this.
These Martha Stewart Die Cuts are so handy.  Saves the day every time! You'll be seeing a lot of them I
used them in several of my recent cards. (Not yet posted) I have been very busy.  I am making a gajillion cards, then will be busy making 4 scrapbooks for my nieces and nephew.  So no cards for a while! :(
 I made enough to post every so often just in case you'll miss me.  

Another Sympathy card for a friend.  You will be seeing a few of these too.  Several deaths recently!
 Inside Of Card
 Inside Top
 Inside Bottom
What was I on when these pictures were taken? 
None of them are straight! Can't do 
retakes already gave the card away! Oops!

Supplies Used:
Misc. Cardstock
Designer Paper: K&Co.
Ribbon: Offray
Pearls and Jewels: (Crystals) Recollections
Lace: From Stash
Die Cuts: On Outside- Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: On Inside- Oval and Scalloped Ovals & Labels 8 by Spellbinders
Sentiments: Deepest Sympathy & Thoughts And Prayers- (Color) Mine
Sentiments: Oval Black- Sympathy- TLC Freebie Found From Free Digital Stamps

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This In:
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes
DYSU: Add A Bow
Sassy Studio Designs: Make Your Own Embellishment- Butterfly
Creative Belli: Letter C- Embellishments- Crystals- (Jewels)
Catered Crop: Pearls, Ribbon, Die Cuts, Sewing, Oval, Scallops (Inside)
Ginger Loft: Die Cuts
Sentimental Sundays: Let's Go Sentimental
CES: Inspired By Song- Purple Rain By Prince


Linda McClain said...

Wow, it's stunning. I would have been challenged with those colors, too. But, you rocked it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card and very suitable for this weeks challenge. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

dj1952 said...

Stacey, your card is beautiful. I love the colors, and the way you used the MS punch. Hugs, dj

Heidi said...

I would have been challenged with those colours too. But you have made a gorgeous card Stacey:)
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dorcas said...

I think it came out really nice, Stacey. I'm afraid I can't find anything funny to say about this one.....sympathy cards are like that. LOve the colors!

WencheP said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Your symp.card is very, very beautiful - I´m sure it will console the person who received it.

Heide said...

Perfect use of the colors! Such a lovely card, your butterfly is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at SCH, be sure to stop by some of the blogs for the hop there is blog candy!
Hugs, Heide

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful touches with the butterfly, ribbon and lace.

Thank you for playing along in this week's Creative Belli Blog. Good luck.

Jo said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! The lace is beautiful and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Stacey, I like those Martha die cuts, too. I bought a pack, but haven't used one yet. I can't wait to see what other creations you made with them. Sounds like you've been a crafting fool lately! Your nieces and nephews are lucky to have you do scrapbooks for them. ANd your sympathy card is one of the loveliest I've ever seen. THanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Gemma said...

lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Die Cuts challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Shirl said...

Lovely creation and love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Ruby said...

I'm sorry you're in need of a few sympathy cards, this one is beautiful, great use of our colours. Thank you for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Kathy said...

Really beautiful sympathy card. The colors work so well and love your sentiment on the inside, too. Beautifully done, sorry you needed to use it. Thanks for joining us at SSD this week.

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Stacey! I, too, love those MS die-cuts, they're so elegant without all the work! Glad you didn't chuck the card, it really looks fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us in the Cafe!

E.T said...

Fantastic purple card! Whatever you are high on, I think I am usually too... my pics seldom come out straight!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh wow, this is a purple paradise! Love this pretty card and that small bit of orange. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Tracy said...

Very pretty! Love the soft muted color and purple has been a favorite of mine lately. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Michele Gross said...

Sympathy cards are so hard for me but yours is beautiful! LOVE the pearls!! Happy you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card and perfect for a sympathy card. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. SCH DT

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Hi Stacey.. You won my blog candy! Send me your address and I'll get it out in the mail this week! What a cute card! Scrap It Girl

Dorcas said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to play with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Linda w said...

I would not have thought of purple for a sympathy card but it works so well. I have to make another one tomorrow, I've just heard. Do they always come at once or does it just seem like it. Love the lace, and it is such a pretty medallion. Hugs lin

skylife said...

It's really nice card, though I think it would be more appropriate for some other occasion :-) Beside that - I really really love it and the colors worked out perfectly! Hope you won't need to do some of those soon.
Thanks for sharing with s at DDSB

Thebug415 said...

How pretty. I love the colors you used too. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

Gale said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Had to make way to many of them last year. Hoepfully none this year! Love that die cut on the front. This is the first MS die cut I have seen. Love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at GingerLoft Challenges! Gale :)

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!


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