Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello, everyone!! So happy to be back home! But so very glad to have enjoyed some sunshine and warm breezes while away. I'm sorry to say it's snowing here today, and dreadfully dreary outside. But I made this card for Melissa Phillips' photo challenge with all sorts of sunny, happy, thankful thoughts in my head and heart. I just know things will brighten soon! And in case you're needing it, I hope this card will help you believe that too! I picked the lightest, airy-est, prettiest things in my stash for it... I love the new Tiny Tag dies from Papertrey, but was not fortunate enough to get in on them the first time around...I'll keep waiting...but in the mean time...I made my little tag from a Martha Stewart tag that had a pretty detailed edge and was large enough to accommodate my tag punch. It suits me just about you? The pretty image is from Crafty Secrets. The only ones I have from them are spring-y, so this time of year...I hear them calling to me ;)
The rest of the card is pretty straight forward. The paper is pretty old, I think--from MMEye. The border die is from Papertrey, of course, along with the buttons. And now, I should share the photo from Leslie. So selfish of me to save it for is lovely...and it did inspire me to make this card, believe it or not. I just didn't want you to spend the entire post with your head cocked to the side and your nose all crumpled up thinking,..."huuuuuh?"

...My card's not very matchy, matchy, huh. I think Melissa's whole post inspired me, not just the photo. It just made me think of a springtime blue sky, a fresh warm breeze, clean spaces, new beginnings...and blessings. This card is going out to a dear family mom's best friend...I was born on her birthday and named after her. I am sure neither one of us could count how many times she has prayed for me or someone in my family. My mom is gone...but I'm so glad her dear friend is still here to share my mom's love and life with me. When I got her birthday card in the mail last month, I felt like I got a little of my mom right along with it! Such a blessing!

And speaking of blessings, before I really should hear THIS by Laura Story...her new song, "Blessings". My sister told me about it, and I was finally able to hear it on YouTube. It's worth sharing! But grab a couple tissues...I can't listen to it yet without sobbing.

Better go!

Hope your day is full to the brim with blessings (the simple, EASY kind!)



  1. Wow, this color just sends my mind to dreamland. You do so well with layering and soft design. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous! Definitely has a MP feel to it! Love the soft blue color and the touch of glitter it has. Just beautiful!

  3. LOVELY! I love your take on the photo inspiration. That blue does look like bright blue spring/summer skies. They almost hurt your eyes, but this card sure doesn't.
    So glad you had a great time on your trip. Hugs!

  4. Gorgeous; maybe not spot on the challenge but I love these subtle shades. Your cards are always filled with lots of lovely and gorgeous details. This card too and it turned out fabulous!

  5. This is beautiful Geri. Love the softness and pretty glitter you added. Glad you are back creating. :)

  6. This is so beautful, Geri! Love the glittery swirl! I enjoyed your pictures from your trip, thank you for sharing them!

  7. This one is really beautiful Geri! I just love the softness of it! It actually evokes happy memories for me for some reason! Funny how certain things can do that, isn't it? Thank you for that! :o)

  8. Stunning card! I LOVE what you did with the photo inspiration. I agree, Melis' words inspire me too! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

  9. What a GORGEOUS take on Melissa's color inspiration pic! LOVE that gorgeous, vintage pic and all your shabby chic embellies! Stunning!

  10. You are amazing Geri! This card is truly so breathtaking, soft, and gentle. All things I love and love to soak in. Thank you for your friendship!

  11. Hi Geri, your card is super pretty and perfectly shabby - really beautiful work!!!
    Thanks so much for playing in our first monthly Linky Party and best of luck in the draw!