Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Girls

"Happy girls are the prettiest." ~Audrey Hepburn

After some serious trials the past month, I needed this quote.  I am trying really hard to be happy in the face of adversity...but it is really hard. So, instead of focusing on the negative challenges in my life, I'm trying to focus on the positive crafty challenges available to me!  And I chose three challenges that seriously were pretty hard for me.  And I think I beat them! ;)  They are all pretty vintage challenges and I am NOT that good with this style, but I like to dabble.  You be the judge, but I am happy with my efforts! :)

Here's my card~

Details~




For these fabulous challenges~




So, I bought some fabulous paper the other day at a craft garage sale/consignment sale and there was a few sheets in the mix that had the PERFECT colors for this color challenge as well as texted polka dots!  Match made in heaven!  I LOVE to stamp line images onto patterned paper, so that's what I did with this fun gal from Glitz Designs--she's in their "French Kiss" stamp set along with this amazing sentiment.  I added a bunch of different colored pearls and some ribbon, a flower, and some distressed leaves.  Did I forget anything?  Oh, yes.  A fun border punched out and then distressed and sponged with gray ink.  Voila!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate all of you coming here and I especially love and appreciate all the kind things you have to say about my creations.  I hope you come and join in these amazing challenges--especially if they really are a challenge to you like they were for me!  Happy stamping! :)

15 comments:

Lisa said...

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands..I'm clapping my hands over your pretty card Mynnette! Love the cirle paper and that sweet brad flower combo!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Mynnette! Love all the layers and framed sentiment! Such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

chris cesar said...

Very beautiful card, love the sentiment on it! This week i have no time for card making as my younger boy run away from home!
Hugs
Chris

Fliss said...

Stunning card Mynnette. The image looks beautiful and the embellishing is just gorgeous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suze Bain said...

Vintage doesn't come naturally to me either Mynnette but your card is beautiful. Such a fabulous stamp and sentiment. Love it. Take care. xx

Pauline said...

This is lovely, that lady image is so classic, and I love the papers and the layout too.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Kylie said...

You definately have to be strong and focus on the positives. Isn't craft just the perfect way to do that?? You've excelled yourself with this card. LOVE IT!! xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Love the neutral colours and you used such a great quote. Fabulous details and design. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is just beautiful. Love the layers, the flowers, the pearls and super quote. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/11/52-card-pickup-week-44.html

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Love your cute papers. There's so much to see here. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Renee

WinterBerry Glen said...

I think that you nailed this one! It is a beautiful card with just so many great elements to it. I hope that you are able to stand strong in the face of adversity. And God will be glorified! Hang in there.

lizzidroege said...

love this card...great overall design work...great balance and the color is wonderful...love this...thanks for joining us at sch this week...

Shannon White said...

Wowie!!! So Lovely and elegant! Love the Wonderful layered flower and Fabulous vintage image too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh I love your card Mynnette - gorgeous colours and truly vintage, love the verse too