Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Amazing Gift

Hi there!

I'm looking forward to enjoying a week off from work after tomorrow's shift. Next week will hopefully be filled with lots of Christmas card creations, a bit of cleaning and a lot of raking-up the massive amount of leaves that have been falling off my large maple trees. It's a good workout, but as my hubby and I get older, we are very grateful to have two strong boys to help!

When I get back to work, it will be crunch time for the holidays. I've been ordering up a storm of plants, bouquets, wreaths, Christmas decor items and outdoor spruce pots. The orders are all in, which is a really good feeling!

So, I do have a card to share with you today. Not long ago, I was given an amazing gift from a wonderful lady in the crafty community. I don't feel comfortable sharing her name or the exact gift she sent, but I want her to know I was overwhelmed by her kindness and amazed by her generosity! The stamp set I used for my card today was a very small part of this gift and I love it! It is so fun to use, so fun to create with and it will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come! It's the Woodland Wreath stamp set and dies from WPlus9.


I used Memento Luxe Inks to stamp all the layers and images of this awesome set. I splattered a bit of pink ink mixed with water onto the background and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Pen. I cannot seem to put it down lately - just love it!! Here's a close-up.
 


I'm hoping to come up with a few more ideas using this set. There are so many options with all the different stamps - LOVE!

That's it from me tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ♥

25 comments:

Lin said...

Just beautiful, Barb! Love how you used this set, the pinks look wonderful! Fantastic card!

Greta said...

I love wreaths & wow--this is a gorgeous one. Your card is stunning, Barb! Love the ink splats, colors, everything!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is one absolutely gorgeous card Barb--the details are amazing. I love my Wink of Stella too, how did we manage before them?

Laura B. said...

Such pretty colors and lovely splatters! Tell those boys of yours to kick it in gear and get those leaves done for ya...you've got cards to make:)

Dawn Turley said...

this is a gorgeous card Barb. Your friend was very generous as this is a delightful stamp set.

Lynn said...

Enjoy your week off Barb! Hope you are able to get some rest too before the next 8 weeks at work which I'm sure will be super busy! I love this amazing wreath! The colors and the shimmer are stunning!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the wreath Barb - gorgeous card! I really need to get me a Wink of Stella pen, you've convinced me! :) Enjoy your time off and don't work too hard at home.

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous! You make me want to go on a shopping spree! Enjoy your week off!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Barb!
Hope you enjoy lots of crafting time on your week off from work :-)

Barb Ghig said...

You have really worked your magic with this stamp set, Barb! The colors are gorgeous and I love the shimmer from your Wink of Stella pen...waiting for mine to arrive :-)
I can certainly understand your gratitude for your crafty friends' generous package...it's how I felt when you sent my package for winning your challenge! Even though it will take me a while to play with everything, I'm enjoying it immensely :-)

I'm sure next week is going to be fun for you! I hope the boys help out a lot so you can enjoy more of your time off in your craft room ;-)

Nancy K said...

holey moley, what an awesome card, Barb! Totally made me smile when I saw it. Now I need to thank you for the enabling, must get that stamp and die set!

Maureen Morton said...

What a fresh look on fall, Barb! Everything about this lovely card is amazing! I love the colors.....you are blessed to have such a dear friend.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Barb, I love the shimmer!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... the colors are so vibrant!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! LOVE your card Barb!

MarcyK924 said...

Perfection! The use of pink is making me swoon! You are so right about those Luxe inks - they are on my wish list now! You MUST enter this card into a challenge!!

natashakara said...

Hello, sweet Barb:) Just wanted to pop by and say hi! and tell you how much I love this card:) I have that set, but it has not seen any ink yet. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a beautiful card, Barb - just love what you did with that stamp and die! Enjoy your time off!!

Kelly Booth said...

So Pretty Barb...Love your Gorgeous Card!!! xoxoxo

Robin K. said...

Your card is sooooooo beautiful Barb!! Hope you get lots accomplished during your time off! Looking forward to seeing all the Christmas cards you create:)

Virginia L. said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!! Love everything you make, Barb!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

What a great gift from your lovely friend. I love the beautiful card you have made with it. I adore wreaths. I love yours and the fruit too. They remind me of the sugar coated fruit, for this time of year. So fun!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, your card is absolutely gorgeous! The wreath looks so pretty decorated in that way and I love all the wonderful sparkle! What a lovely surprise to have received from your friend!

Brenda said...

I adore this card Barb, the colours and especially the splatters!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card, Barb, so darling!