Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pearl Drop

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Renee Biertempfel called Pearl Drop (Plate #159). I just fell in love with this stamp at first site! The works of this artist are gorgeous. This stamp was one that I absolutely had to get. It really fits this great nestabilities die cut that I have too. As you can see from this card, I first carefully trimmed the wings to ensure that the Spellbinders die would not cut them when I did the die cut.
I added a wonderful saying "Have a Magical Day" which I think goes perfectly with this card. I put some elegant lace that I just got while I was in Turkey. The markets there are just amazing. There's more ribbons, laces, and beads than you could ever imagine. Think of a bead show times ten. Walking street by street with nothing but shop after shop of crafts (mostly ribbons and laces, I was skipping the fabric district). Some of the more English speaking salesman were telling me there were factories you could see too....but would have to of course have an escourt for that. It's amazing. As soon as I got home I was full of great ideas.


I can't wait to share all of them with you. So have a magical day everyone! NEWS: I just realized that TODAY is my 1 year 6 month anniversary following double brain surgery!! WOOHOO, to celebrate, leave a comment on today's posting and I am gonna pick one lucky commenter and send them a Sweet Pea stamp!! (Winner chosen sunday morning! and will be announced RIGHT HERE)...start leaving your comments now!

WINNER: A_J_Brown@yahoo.com drop me an email or I will send you one and give you a link to the stamp choices and you can pick your prize!! Congrats!

Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); RubberStamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Adhesives (Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Pop Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Holley. Have you been seizure free since the surgery?

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  2. Yes, I have been 100% seizure free, almost completely headache free, pain free, and totally happy since!! A real miracle! That surgery was totally worth it. I can't thank that doctor enough.

    Holley

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  3. Gorgeous card Holley and congrats on the anniversary , so good to hear that you are feeling good! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  4. Great card Holley! I am glad that you are feeling so well and happy 1 1/2 anniversary! What a great feeling! Here's to many more years of blessings for you!
    Karissa

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  5. Another huge congratulations, Holley! A definite miracle! Gorgeous card too!

    XXX

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  6. Jan L (WowStampers)August 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Great card, Holley. I'm glad to see that you're using some of the beautiful lace that you got in Istanbul. I'm sure I'd just hide mine in a drawer somewhere and never have the courage to use it!

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  7. Congratulations Holley on your wellness. I bet those markets were fascinating

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  8. Holley,
    That is an awesome card!! The image is beautiful and I LOVE the lace!! Thanks for all your inspiration - in card making and in life! God Bless...
    Cheri Kinder
    Cheri2stamp@yahoo.com

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  9. Great card...so glad to hear you are doing well keep up the great cards

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  10. Love the card Holly and the lace is beautiful. Congrats on the healthy living!! Nancy D

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  11. I'm so happy that you have been blessed with good health since your surgery. You definately are an inspiration to so many people!

    I just adore that lace you got in Turkey! It goes so well with this gorgeous image! I love how you cut out the wings to highlight the image even more. Your coloring is awesome!

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  12. Beautiful card Holley. Congratulations on your anniversary. May you continue to live a healthy life. Trenita

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  13. God has truly blessed you, my friend! I'm so thankful for your 18 months of good health since your surgery! May God's blessings continue!
    hugs,
    ~jeanie.

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  14. Nice Card! It's a great way to celebrate your anniversary! Keep the good work.

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  15. Very pretty card, Holley - love the Turkish lace. Congrats on your anniversary. God is Good! Julianne

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  16. Holley - I am so happy for you. Glad that you had a good vacation. We need to get together for lunch - Thunderclouds - lmk when. Audrey R in Austin

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  17. Wow Holley... Bless you and best wishes on your continued good health! This stamp is amazing and the card is beautiful with that awesome lace! Thanks and keep on sharing your beautiful work....

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  18. It's very nice celebrations for sure.Congrats Holley. And OMG, that must be was best trip ever. Glad you have fun. We just camp with my Family. Kids has awesome time.
    OMG! Almost forgot to say, how gorgeous your card is. And your new lace is sooo yummy.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  19. What a great card...you know me I like those fairies.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1 1/2 anniversary!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  20. Congrats on 18 months since the surgery! Glad you made it!!

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  21. What a gorgeous card.. and now you make me want to jump on a plane to Turkey! :lol:

    And wow, double brain surgery?! That's incredible... congratulations on your recovery and happy 18 month anniversary! :)

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  22. Whoo hoo! What a great reason for a celebration. You are So amazing. I love your work.

    lizzy

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  23. This is such a wonderful thing to be celebrating. Great card.

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  24. Hi Holley,
    What great reason to celebrate- good on you. The sweet pea image is truly fabulous and I love what you've done with your card. Hope you filled your case full of lots of that gorgeous lace.
    Celebration hugs coming your way,
    Trish xxx

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  25. Holley, Happy 1 1/2 year Anniversary! You are truly blessed my dear! I absolutely love the stamp you chose for this card, she is very strong and beautiful. She kinda reminds me of YOU! You have gone through some very difficult times and are willing to share your victories and defeats with others in order to inspire them. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your world! Have a very scrappy day my friend! Shellie Sauve

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  26. Great card Holley. Congrats on your sucess. Wishing you many more years of good health. Your's is a blog I frequent daily. I love your coloring!- Mel Rhodes

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  27. congrats on your surgery being a sucess.. and may it contunue to be so
    Debbie
    ebat@cox.net

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  28. An awesome anniversary...totally worth celebrating! I am so happy you are seizure free and that you are mostly headache and pain free. A new lease on life is worth more than anything! I am glad you are happy and thriving! Your good news gave me goosebumps and renewed hope. Hugz!

    a_j_brown@yahoo.com

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  29. Holly, your cards are wonderful. I think the ribbon really added a beautiful touch.. to a most beautiful design. Great news as well re: your health. We all have to remember to stop and take care of ourselves so we can be around to inspire the rest of us. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  30. What a wonderfull achievement to be celebrating. Your card is gorgeous especially love how you have coloured this little beauty

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  31. It's nice to celebrate life this way! Congrats! hope you keep the good work. Lovely card.

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  32. Holly I am glad that your health is improving. Great card as always

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  33. Congratulations! A wonderful reason to celebrate!

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