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January 8, 2011

Hope...Always!

Happy Saturday to you!

Warning...you may get glittery from this post...and the last two!  lol   I been playing in the glitter for the last few days, you can probably imagine what my work area looks like!   Acutally, it makes me happy when I sneeze glitter...I find it somehow magical! 

Stamps: SU! wonderful words 2
Papers: BasicGrey dp
Other: Versamark, SU! embossing powder, Prima  mini flower
MS border punch, CM punch, dewdrops, Sprinklettes glitter,
hand cut heart, new-store-bought seam binding

I didn't have a heart punch in the size I needed so I just cut one out, remember life before die cut machines?  lol  I also found some regular seam binding and decided to use some before dying it and wrinkling it! lol

This certainly could be used as a Valentine's Day card, with a change of the word...but I needed some encouragement cards...I'm hearing so much sad news around me this year already!

Quick note here...if anyone needs prayer or has a prayer request, please let me know...my email is on my profile page!  I would be honored to pray for you!

I have used Lucy's day 5-sketch, again a challenge for me for some reason!  But, yes, I'm still hangin' in there!
Lucy's Cards
I hope you're enjoying your Saturday!  No matter what you might be going through in your life, I pray that you keep looking up...that's where HOPE resides!

Praying Peace, Joy and much Love over you!
Blessings!


some challenges...
Polkadoodle- a wish for the new year
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Claudia & Co – use a tag
Creative Card Crew – new beginnings
Flourishes - Flowers
2 Sisters - gettin girly
BasicGrey  - dots & spots (BG papers)
Marks Finest Paper - embossing
Craft Your Days Away - anything goes
Stampin' B's - use an old favourite and something new (old SU! word, new prima!)


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38 comments:

Jacilynn said...

very cute! love the colors/papers.
BTW, this fits OCS love challenge ;)
x

karen said...

Hi Maria
This is lovely, fab papers, hugs, Karen

Gina said...

I love the comment about sneezing glitter! That's too funny. Very pretty card and perfect for encouraging someone.

Donna said...

Aww Maria, you are so lovely I could just Squeeze you! lol Always encouraging and thinking of others, you always make me feel good and inspired when I read your blog. Your card is beautiful as always, love your glittered heart (which is cut extemely well may I add) Talking about glitter, while out Christmas shopping I noticed my partner had glitter all over his face, we were standing in a queue in toys r us, I wondered if i should tell him or would it just make him paranoid as its hard stuff to just wipe off, well it was the Christmas season and decided it might bring a few smiles to shoppers faces so I said nothing lol. Have a lovely weekend. x

Shirley said...

Good to hear from you Maria. Hope your Christmas was Merry and that your New Year will be a Happy Healthy one every day! Your card is just awesome. How lovely!

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful card Maria, great design and sparkle.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Hugs

Joanne x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgoues hun,love your work,as you know bless you for playing at polka doodles this week,love hugs cheryl GD xx

Giò said...

Hi Maria!!! first of all let me tell you.... HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So.... your card is totally gorgeous, papers, sentiment, big bow.... all is fantastic.
Have a great week end!
Hugs, Giò

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful card Maria!! I really love the glitter and the yummy ribbons on this!! TFS! HUGS

Kim said...

This is so pretty! I thnk I got glitter all over me looking at it! LOL!

Liz Williams said...

Hey, Maria! Glad to seeing you playing in this challenge. I almost used that same paper myself. Love that plaid.

Harriet Skelly said...

What a lovely card - I love your sparkly heart! I can just picture one sneezing glitter - that is magical!! LOL Thanks for playing with SPeedy's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the colors you chose~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

I love the plaid background on this pretty card.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Becky said...

Wonderful card, love the plaid background. Thank you for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Benzi said...

Just love this pretty paper and it is a lovely card of encouragement. Are you telling me there were days before die cut machines???? LOL
Guess my 2 1/2 yrs. of card making never let me see that. Just kidding.
Thanks so much for joining the Stampin B's new/old challenge this week.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card, just a fabulous layout, so simple yet so effective. Love the BG papers you have used too, some of my faves !

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week and good luck !

Hugs,

Jo xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Vintage Milly said...

Awe, what a lovely card, you brought a tear to my eyes when you offered to pray - what a beautiful thing to do.
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Polkadoodles this week, all the very best to you,
Em.x

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the heart!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deanna said...

This is a beautiful card!

maxine said...

Hi Maria this is a stunning card, I love your take on the sketch hugs maxine x

A.J. said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the sparkly heart. Thanks for joining in with our “Anything Goes” challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Mary G. said...

Very pretty card! Great take on the challenge!! Although I'm "glitterphobic", I'll check out your other cards! I just hope I don't get any glitter on me!! :D

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co this week!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oh, I love the sparkle.Thanks for playing along with us at Claudia & Co. this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Smiles!
Gwen C&Co.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Die cutter...who needs a stinkin' die cutter...not you, you did a great job. Don't worry about the rest of us getting glittery, I think most of us are anyway. You had a lovely post. Thanks for the prayer offer. Take care and God be with you.

lis-m said...

Pretty card, cleverly done..
thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week!
hugs xx

Anne said...

So pretty Maria, thanks for sharing with us at 2 Sisters. Hugs, Anne (2S DT)

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Colette said...

Very pretty card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Marlene said...

Oooh, I love glitter!!! Pretty!

Saskia said...

Maria,

Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles with this great card! Good luck!

Saskia :)

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Maria! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week in our"Wish Challenge" Really elegant card! Cheers Claire x

Fliss said...

Really lovely card and thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles Wish For The New Year challenge.
x

Nikky said...

Really pretty! Lovely card, thankyou so much for joining us over at Polka Doodles this week xx