Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy

Many things are making me happy right now but I'll focus on one particular item - my friends. Tonight I was soaking it all in and feeling extremely blessed by the relationships in my life right now. I had a dinner party for my birthday at my favorite restaurant. As I gazed around the table I was floored by how incredibly blessed I am. That's the best word I can think of. Blessed. New and old friends. I went around the table thinking about how long I have known each woman sitting at that table - how we met, when did we truly connect, and floored by the fact we are still in touch. Pretty awesome concept! There were a couple of ladies missing from that table but, honestly, I think the ones who have made the biggest impact in my life lately, were all accounted for tonight.


Yep. I'm very happy. And what better way to express that sentiment than with a card!

Supplies: Paper: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Sticker: SRM Press, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Border punch and Circle punch: Fiskars


I tried something different with this card. Different for me anyway. Not sure if I actually saw it anywhere but I'm almost positive it's not a new technique by any means. But I thought I would punch some circles in the bottom of the cardstock then do some pieces of pattern paper on the inside to peek through. I kind of like it!
The pearls really finish this card off giving it just the right girly touch that I like.

Thanks for swinging by! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Melissa

3 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love the mix of colors and patterns on here!

Pam Wendt said...

I like that technique a lot - it give dimensional interest in addition to the very fun, bright colors. I also like that variety of pearls clustered together. Great card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, happy belated birthday to you, Melissa! How wonderful that you were able to celebrate with so many of your closest friends. You are truly blessed, indeed.
And what a fun card! I just LOVE patterned paper, and this is a brilliant use for lots of different patterns. The trick with the punch and negative space is fabulous. :)