Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vintage Lovlieness!!!!

Well, I have to say it's been several weeks since I've been able to play along with Sugar Creek Hollow for their weekly challenge! I've been so busy,,,,,,,between the holidays and vacation, being a newbie on a design team, AND trying to get my scrap room organized,,,,,,,,,,whew,,,,I've been busy!!!!!

But today, I checked my schedule,,,and lo and behold,,,,,,,I HAD TIME TO MAKE A CARD! LOL,,,,

Sugar Creek Hollow,,,,,,,HERE I COME!

The theme this week is one of my fav color combos! Brown, Cream, and Blue,,,,,gorgeous!!!!!

And I knew immediately that I'd use this gorgeous blue paper with hints of brown in it,,,,,

First, I cut the image out of the paper with labels 18,,,,,and layered that on the largest labels 18 in brown card stock. I then layered on some gorgeous blue and cream damask, blue and cream dots and blue and cream stripes,,,,pretty pretty pretty! I added some lace, pearls, and a pretty little bow,,,,,,,a stick pin, and one of my favorite sentiments from "There She Goes" stamps. A few flowers, a bit of inking,,,,,,and it's pretty and all ready to go out to my Mother-in-law,,,,,,

Here's a close up!

which brings me to my next thought,,,,,,

I'm a few days late for my second week of "spread the love" but better late than never,,,,,,

two years ago, my wonderful mother in law lost her husband of almost 50 years to suicide. He had been ill with cancer, and terrified,,,,,,had watched his sister dying of cancer (she ultimately died the same day her brother committed suicide) and chose to end his life rather than go the same route. His loss is felt profoundly,,,,,,He's missed every single day,,,,,,not a day goes by that we don't think of him,,,,,,love him,,,,,and grieve over his loss. His loss left us bitter, sad,,,,,,,,,and uncomprehending. His prognosis was good,,,,,he had every chance to live another 20 or 30 years,,,,,,,,,but his fear controlled his actions.

And of course,,,,,,my poor Mother In Law missed him the most,,,,,,,,,My husband and I are 1200 miles away,,,,,,,and there's not much we can do,,,,,,except call,,,,,,and send cards,,,,and tell her we love her,,,,,,

so this card is for her,,,,We love you, Ma.

Thanks for looking,,,,,If you love vintage, shabby chic or primitive style, run right over to Sugar Creek Hollow and join in the fun,,,,,,,,link above!!!!!


  1. What a sad story, I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

    I bet she appreciates receiving your cards more than you know.

    Another stunning creation!

  2. such a stunning card and so poignant, I'm glad that you are sharing this with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week
    hugs and best wishes

  3. How sad for your family, I know she must appreciate you and your compassion. Your card is gorgeous and your papers the very best choices. I love these labels 18 and loved seeing them in your design.
    Thanks for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow,

    Patti SCH/DT

  4. she will enjoy this work of art! i love it
    thanks for playing at Sugar Creek Hollow...hope life lets you play again (-:

  5. Oh my word, this is AMAZING!!! Stunning--LOVE that super layered bow! :) And that line of pearls is fabulous. Gorgeous work, Holly!!!