Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beautiful You

Well, yesterday I had some HAPPY mail!!! I received my blooms from Paper Blooms that I won recently. Here is the picture of the goodies that arrived

If you think they look good on the screen it is nothing compared to how nice they are in person, you can get your own HERE!!! I would highly encourage checking them out. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do with them, but since they have arrived and I got to see them in person that has all changed LOL! My first thought was of my Grandma when I saw them. She just hosted Easter and she is really a neat woman. Izzy loves her very much and it is neat that she takes the time to do something special with her. So I went over to the Paper Blooms Blog and saw that they have a new challenge posted. What a great time to use my first pretty.

I knew after Easter that Grandma needed a card. My Grandfather passed away 3 1/2 years ago now. I also had the paper bloom challenge and the Verve release week sketches in mind. The hardest part was a title or sentiment that started with B.....until I thought of Beautiful you from Verve. Then it hit me. How many times does Grandma get called beautiful now a days? Not nearly as many times as when Grandpa was here that is for sure and what girl dosen't love to be told they are beautiful? Here is the sketch that can be found here.

This is my take on the two challenges.

What do you think? I am really liking it and I think my Grandma will love it. Some of the neat, but hard to see details are the paper piercing around the main image and the bling on the butterfly to match the center of the flower.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Verve
Beautiful You

Paper: Close to Cocoa, SU retired dsp, PTI vintage cream and hibicus burst

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Paper Blooms Flower, Glue dots, Stampin Dimensionals, vanilla hodgepodge hardware, matt pack, paper piercer, Michaels rinestones, martha stewart butterfly, PTI ripe avacado twill


Cassie said...

Oh, Wow! Gorgeous, and I love your colors!

shelly said...

teri this is just beautiful and your story behind it all makes it more so.. what a sweet thing for you to say and do for your grandma :) YOUR own beauty definetly shines through! thanks for joining us at PB again :) shelly

Rose said...

Beautiful and so glad you recived some of Leahs beautiful blooms, watch out as they are addicting!!! well to me they are :-)

Ann said...

OMGosh, this is SO pretty! I love the bloom and your sweet little butterfly! Thanks for playing along!

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning! This is just a precious card! Thanks so much for joining in on the challenge - it just makes it that much more fun!

Leah said...

Terri, I am so glad they arrived to you safe and sound:) I LOVE your card! It is just absolutely perfect in every way. I'm sure she will love it!

Vickilyn said...

Love the card! I am sure Grandma will to!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card. Love those blooms.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, and your grandma will love it! I definitely need to get some of those flowers--I'm a little jealous.