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August 15, 2011

A Day Full of Possibilities!

Good Monday Morning!

Hope your weekend was a good one!  My heart goes out to those in Indiana, the state fair stage collapse, my thoughts & prayers are with those affected. 

I wanted to tell you about two challenges going live today.  
Paper Playtime - anything goes sponsored by Whimsie Doodles! and
Lollipop Crafts - recipe (green/brown/ivory, 1 dp & handmade flower) sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.

I have a fun shabby chic card to share with you today.  I had a sketch in my 'smash book' for quite some time, and finally decided to use it!  I had jotted down  ippity blog so I'm guessing that's where I got it.  

"Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities~Helen Keller"

Stamps: Stampendous, SU!(itty bitty)
Paper: SU! cs, BasicGrey dp, MemoryBox dp
Ink: Memento ink pad, SU! cocoa for sponging
Other:  vintage seam binding, Prima flower,
pinking shears, piercing tool for faux stitching,
CB emb folder, button, jute twine,
Cricut Home Accents butterfly.

Aren't these colors great?  And I love mixing up patterned papers, too fun!  Such a beautiful quote too!

I pray today you see your life as full of great possibilities.
Each day a new day to touch the lives & hearts of those
around you!

I shared today's creation with -

*Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Catered Crop - mine... (theme, colors,embellies, tools)
Crafty Emma - Mix and Match
Marks Finest Papers -Distressed Card
Our Daily Bread Designs -  Add a Tag
Simply Create - distress
Stampin For The Weekend - spots and dots
365 Cards - In the garden
Crafty Sentiments -Punches and Die Cuts
Delightful Challenges - Things with wings
Do You Stack Up? -  Emboss it
Sassy Studio Designs - Distressing
Crafting for all Seasons - tags
Flutterby Wednesdays -  open
Paper Shelter Challenge -stitching
House of Gilli -Polka dots
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant -stitching

*Don't forget to
enter my current linky party,
Inspire Me Fridays!
Post ANY handmade projects
you would like to share!
I feature five crafters & their blogs
every week!


cotnob said...

You're right Maria,those colours are great. I love your card and the quote on the tag is lovely.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Patti J said...

Thanks for the daily inspiration - I especially love the positive quote. How true! It's a new day, and the possibilities are endless! Great card, Maria - hugs!!!

Miranda said...

very pretty card Maria, love the sentiment
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, luv the sentiment, pretty papers & design, fab stitching, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Debs said...

Lovely card, great setiment, thanks for playing at TPS.
Hugs Debs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really, gorgeous card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, CES Challenge & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
hugs Shell xx

Winnie and Patty said...

I love cards with the sentiment as the focal point and this card is no exception. It is really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a great card, Maria! love that tag! :)
hope you have a wonderful week!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and I love your image and card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

Kim. said...

Lovely card, great use of the sentiment and patterned papers plus use of die cuts and punches. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Kim xXx

Gina said...

Love all the texture you have going on here, looks great!

princesskitten said...

Wonderful sentiment

Kitten DYSU team

Allison said...

gorgeous card Maria- hope you are well

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maria I love this card so much, what lovely papers, the sentiment, butterfly and flower look stunning.
Lorraine x

Jani said...

Fab looking card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation ♥ Pops x x x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Maria!! Love the sentiment on the tag, the quote and the added butterfly!!

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Hannah said...

Very pretty card :-) Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is beautiful oh you do make such gorgeous creations hun just love that sentiment hugs cherylxxxx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card, and a beautiful quote.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

karen said...

Hi Maria, oh fabulous, so beautiful and I love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty Maria. I love your designer paper and pretty colors. The tag is exceptional. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,

Donna said...

Beautiful shabby chic card Maria, the colours are so pretty and I really love that sentiment, I love inspirational quotes. Enjoy your day. hugs Donna x

Elena said...

Your shabby chic card is gorgeous, Maria!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! Love your butterfly!

sallysbitz said...

Beautiful card x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the tag with the sentiment as the focal point of your lovely card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

What a great phrase. People hate me because I love mondays! To me it is the beginning of a new work week and a fresh start. Thanks for sharing on MIM!
Karen C

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card Maria! I love the colors and the sweet sentiment.
Hugs, Rleen

Rebekah said...

Just gorgeous thanks for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Regan said...

Very pretty! Such lovely, colorful papers and an inspirational sentimThanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our distressing challenge! :)
Regan ~ Design Teament!

Julie said...

Oooh, this is beautiful Maria!! Fab mix of papers and a lovely design!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Mary J said...

Lovely, Maria! Thx for linking it up to the Make it Monday party!

Mary J x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the way you've shabbed up the tag, and the butterfly too. Pretty layout! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Linda McClain said...

Oh wow. What a great shabby chic card - not always the easiest to do. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop and don't forget to come back and vote.

kaylou said...

aww this is so pretty and such lovely papers,thank you for entering our mix and match challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

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

Beautiful card!! Love the embossing & Stitching. Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!