Sunday, September 18, 2011


 The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is Monochromatic
You can use any color as long as you use just one color, and stay within that family. I love the elegance of Black & White. Perfect for a 25th Wedding Anniversary.  I made this for good friends of ours who will be celebrating their 25th in a week or so.  He is the one who married Aaron & I so we have a special bond with them.
Inside- Top
Inside- Bottom
Can there possibly be any more bling or sparkle? I'm the wrong person to answer that because I had to step away from the bling!! LOL! I'm sure I could have put some more on there! I don't know where, but I can find a spot! I love all the shimmer in this card! 

Sometimes when there is a Monochromatic
card especially Black & White it is hard to know 
if the card is truly black & white or if it is digitally processed. This card looks like it could have been processed, because there is no color. So this is to 
show it is truly black & white. Then this made me think of several years ago when we used film cameras. 
I used to take pictures of the cat with those last few pictures so I could turn the film in. The first time I used black & white film, I thought how nice it would be to have black & white pictures of my cat. Do you know what color a black white cat comes out in black & white film? Yep, black & white! That was a blonde moment! Here's my sign!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Alphabet Stack
Ribbon: Offray
Silver Button: Jolee's Boutique
Doily: Martha Stewart 
Love Letters: Gartner
25 Numbers: Making Memories
All Bling, Flourishes, Bling Circle, Flower Sticker, Small Buttons,: Recollections
Sentiments: Computer
Die Cut: Heart Circles By Spellbinders

Challenges I would Like to Enter this in:
Catered Crop Sentiment, Ribbon, Button, Die Cuts
2 Sisters -  Lets get Sentimental
Crafty Emma - Embellish me More 
Bloggers Challenge - Buttons
Delicious Doodles - Cute as a Button 
Bearly Mine - Button it up. (use one or more buttons)
Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons & Bling
*NEW* Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Do You Stack Up? -  Silver 
Little Claire's - Black and White
Clearly Inspired - Glitter
Heart Song Inspirations - Glitter and/or Chipboard
Crafts and Me - Heart (Inside)
Simon Says Stamp - Song or film title inspired- Endless Love- Movie & Song
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside 
Crafty Sentiments - Spots & Stripes (Spots are inside)
Corrosive Challenges -  Punches and/or Dies (Inside)
Crafty Pad -Diamonds (use sparkly gems)


E.T. said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Is this beautiful or is this BEAUTIFUL!!!! so so gorgeous Stacey! Love every inch of this shimmery, glittery goodness! Brilliant monochromatic creation!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning really beautiful love it hugs cherylxxxxx

Linda w said...

Completely stunning card, love the glitter black and white. No-one, absolutely no-one, blings the way you do. Fantastic. Hugs lin

Dorcas said...

Well I personally think you could've added just ONE MORE jewel....NOT! LOL You've blinged your way to success here,the card looks great, awesome job!

Tine said...

Fabby card Stacey. Lurve it all & perfect for that very special anniversary. I know they will just love it too.
Tine :)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Stacey!
It's so elegant and beautiful:)
Love it.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Babs said...

Beautiful Stacey! Well done lassie! Thanks for the video, that's funny!
Luv, Babs

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the coloring and all the embellishments. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week.
Debbie HSI DT

Regan said...

Lovely monochromatic and bling-tastic card! Fabulous dies too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful monochromatic anniversary card - love all the added shimmer! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Marcy said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Evelyn S. said...

Totally elgant! Truly a wonderful Silver Anniversary card.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my cranking out another elegant beauty with such fine details! Beautiful Anniversary card!

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Black & White project with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Challenge!

Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS love the B&W kitty too! x

bente_me said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you have decorated the inside of the card:) Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
Hugs Bente

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Another piece out of your personal treasure chest! Oh, I can´t tell you you how much I love all this sparkle and bling! Great card!!!

Melodie said...

Wow, I'm speekless, your creation is a dream.

Rebekah said...

Fabulous bling thanks for joining us at CS for spots and stripes hugs Rebekah xx

Cassie said...

What great glittery goodness all over your card! Thanks for playing along with CIC36 :D

Pami said...

Hi Stacey, Wow I am loving the sparkle on your gorgeous creation! I love the monochromatic as well, very stylish! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

PS - love the photos of your cats!!
P x

kurlygirl said...

This is gorgeous! You really did a great job catching the shimmer in your picture. Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Silver Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


maxine said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at little claire this month x

Allison said...

cute card, thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week

Heike said...

This is a gorgeous card with a lot of attention to detail.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful monochromatic card, very stylish and elegant

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our 'Sparkle' challenge this week and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

Naomi said...

Beautiful card! I love that black, white, and silver colour combo..very classy, and, you're right, FABULOUS for a wedding or anniversary! Love all of that bling as well! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, at DYSU!

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi there
fantastic button and bling project, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and good luck
i have a candy on my blog if your interested,
hugs sandra DT xxx

my candy

sara said...

great card very elegant love all the sparkle thanks so much or joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Jack said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week. xx

WencheP said...

Gorgeous! It's so elegant - love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kathy D. said...

You crack me up! Good thing we can laugh at our selves.

You do have some serious bling going on but I think it is perfect for a 25th wedding to go for them! Just think all that glitter would of raised the price over $5 in the store! So you are a bargain if you ask me!!

Thanks for going "glitter" with us at Clearly Inspired Challenges. Hope to see you on the 30th when the next challenge is posted.

Axa said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, fab choice of added embellies and lovely colourwork! Thank you so much for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

Wendy said...

Love the card hun fab thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for out challenge

Wendy DT TS

Ida said...

Gorgeous card. Love the sparkle and bling. - Great cat photo's too.
Glad you joined in on the BC Button challenge.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

What a FAB card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Truly Scrumptious, and good luck. Hope to see you at our next challenge as well
Hugs, Anja

Linda Monroe said...

So elegant

Faye said...

This is soooooo stylish, the monochromatic looks fab. xxx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the button :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful and elegant all rolled into one. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Hugs Tracy x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Beautiful creation!

So happy you've joined us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Tameko said...

Such beautiful card. Love all the bling!

Michele Gross said...

Wowzers!! I love all that bling! So much sparkle and dazzle, just like a 25 year old marriage should be :) Wonderful card!

Lin said...

So beautiful! Love the outside and the inside is pretty impressive too. Fabulous Anniversary card.

Thanks for joining in our button challenge at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Chrissy D said...

Such a cool idea! Wonderful work with the Bloggers Challenge!

kurlygirl said...

Congratulations on your win at Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog! Please stop by the blog to see what you've won. :)


aqualeiga said...

Hi! I Love what you've made, it's STUNNING! The gems are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
Hugs, Ali x

dragonllew said...

Great card perfect for our challenge thanks for joining our buttons & bling challenge at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x

Georgina said...

A beautiful card. A real keepsake. Great design and embelishments.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

Yenni Natalia said...

lOVE This elegant card and i want to catnap your cat :P


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