Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrating the Day!

Gosh...it's been waaaay too long!

Last week, I was a welcome overnight 'guest' in one of our
hospitals and I've found it difficult to be on the computer much.
I am happy to say that after many, many tests related to my heart
(including an induced stress test which was simply 'unpleasant' at best)
my heart was declared in "perfect" condition.
It turns out that I have some torn ligaments in the chest wall
near that area and did you know . . .
it's pretty darned painful and can totally fool ya !
Of course you KNOW I now have very few excuses for not
adding a little exercise to my life.
But it's a very content feeling knowing I can do it with confidence.

Anyway . . . I am back at it and glad to be able to share a couple
of projects with you today featuring beautiful bling from

I really enjoyed making this card.
The colors, the bling, the stamps . . .
it all made me happy !

The colors are perfect for the current challenge over at


I simply created my wallpaper with these beautiful papers
and then determined where each element should go.
The bling is beautiful jet black crystal flourishes from Zva
and they really do stand out on this card.
The die frame is Spellbinders Labels 18 and the stamped sentiment
is from Avery Elle.

How about some more bling ??!!

This time, I added a BIG punch with Zva's beautiful bold flower.

This card does have a lot going on.
An embossed panel on the bottom with a panel created
using Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Geometric Medallion punch.
Then I layered the beautiful pink/lavender flourish just under the flower.

The stamped sentiment is from The Craft's Meow.
I am so very glad you stopped by today and hope that you found
a little inspiration along the way.
I'd love to hear from you, so please let me know you came by.
I always appreciate your visits !

Happy Valentine's Day Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Rosarian by Prima
Stamps: Lots of Love by Avery Elle
Embellishments: black crystal flourish CR-04CA-125
from Zva Creative
seam binding from Sugar Lump Studios on Etsy & Hug Snug
Tools: Labels 18 by Spellbinders, Big Shot
So Grateful Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: So Sophie by My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Many Thanks by The Craft's Meow
Embellishments: pearl flourish CRB-05CA-122
white flower all from Zva Creative
Tools: Geometric Medallion Deep Edge punch 
by Martha Stewart
large swiss dot EF by Cuttlebug, Big Shot


Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

A little bling goes a long way in brightening a day. Glad you're home and feeling a bit better! : D

Helen said...

Glad you had good news at the hospital, and it is good to see you back. Take care!!

Pam Wendt said...

What beautiful cards, as per usual! Love the bling, flower, and ribbon! And so happy to hear that you are in good health.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Beautiful cards! Just love the soft colors with the touch of black. And the soft green and white with the touch of pink and purple is simply elegant.

So glad to hear you are heathly. TFS your lovely creations. ~Tami

Lisa said...

Thankful all turned out well Julie hope the pain ends soon! Your cards are just splendid, love the sparkly flourishes!

Dorina D said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bling.