Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Special Friendship

Evening Crafters -

I have been contemplating for weeks to join Chupa over at CASE Study Challenge Blog (challenge #49). I have been seriosly afraid because the artists and design team are just beyond talented. I have thought that there's no way my work is good enough.

After having a conversation with a very special friend of mine (in the stamping world), she made me I realize that my work is amazing. She told me that I have totally stepped things up and she couldn't be more proud. With that I decided this week that I would play. After stamping my background about fifteen times I think I finally came up with one that I am very happy with.

A Special Friendship

I really like how this card came out. I hope you like it too!!
Images: Close to My Heart (Friendship)
Ink: Close to My Heart (chocolate & brown bag); SU (chocolate chip)
Paper: Bazzill Basics (lilly white, green & lt. brown - don't know these two colors official names); DCWV (Linen Closet)
Accessories: Cricut (Lacey Labels); Ribbon (stash)


KBP said...

beautiful card!

Folly said...

It can be intimidating looking at those gorgeous cards the designers create, can't it? I know how you feel. This card is lovely. I really love the button and bow.

onecraftymama said...

I'm glad that you share your stamping fears - it somehow makes it easier knowing I'm not the only one who feels intimidated by other people's talent. And your friend is right - your talent is huge, your work IS amazing, and you inspire lots of people - including me.
I love this card - the colours, the yummy buttons, and as always that gorgeous big bow :)

cbuswell said...

What an elegant card, I love the soft muted colors you used and that ribbon is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Case Study this week!

xxxtglxxx said...

Your friend is totally right Theresa, your card making is very accomplished and you know what works.

All things become more natural with practise, its just that your confidence needs to catch up! :D

I love visiting your blog, you have such a lovely style, and I admire how you keep pushing your boundaries too.

Love this card, its elegant and soft and has lots of texture.

Have a great week,



kelly said...

gorgeous card, I love your ribbon, I definitely have bow envy!
Kelly xx

Teneale Williams said...

I just adore this card, the colour combo is just wonderful and you have paid great attention to detail, your card is just perfect. Thanks for playing at CASE Study this week.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh how GORGEOUS, Theresa!!

E.T said...

Beautiful!! congrats on your top 3 sweetie!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous Miss Theresa!! Congrats on your Top 3 status!!! Yay!!!

Melissa Craig said...

OK since I'm sister, I'm the ONLY one that can get away with this.... I am going to SLAP you! How can you ever say your work is inferior to anyone else's??!! Art is certainly subjective and many interpret it differently, but I think you beat out a lot of "those other amazing crafters." I am so proud of you that you made top 3, you earned it.

~Tammy~ said...

Um, yes this is AMAZING! You are killing me with these beautiful bows, and You are an amazing card maker! Your sister said what my hubby tells me all the time. Art is subjective. He gives me that reminder a lot! Your work has always been fantastic!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, this deserved to be the winner! What stunning beauty and such beautiful colors!

Kathy said...

Theresa, your work is always amazing and inspiring! Don't doubt yourself! This is no exception. What and elegant card. The color combo is one I haven't seen much and love. The button/bow is wonderful, too!

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