Thursday, November 3, 2011

MMM Design Team Call / Simons Says BUTTONS!

Well, I have to say that I am a bit nervous about this post. Well, maybe a lot nervous! One of my absolute favorite challenge blogs, Make My Monday, has sent out a Deezine Team Call! I would absolutely L-O-V-E to be on the Deezine Team! All of the challenges are fabulous--I have been challenged to branch out of my comfort zone and have found some absolutely fabulous ideas from the other participants, including the current Deezine Team. Everyone is so very nice and friendly and I just would love to join in the fun in a different role! It would be such an honor to be chosen--it would make my day, week, month, year, life! ;D

The theme for the DT call challenge is to create a card or a project based on the theme "Celebration." Wow. Very broad. At first I thought about making a card for my niece who will be 3 this month. I made it, loved it, but thought it wasn't good enough. I'll post it later...

So, I was in a bad way. I was so worried that I wouldn't figure out what to make! And then, like a ray of lightning from heaven, it hit me. MY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY is in NOVEMBER. And I love my husband so. He is my everything! He is my reason for celebrating every day! And so, I decided to create a card for my wedding anniversary for my husband.

Now, on to the card. I used a stamp set from Technique Tuesday called "In a Word-Love". I purchased this stamp set a l-o-n-g time ago...I cannot even remember when. I think it's probably retired by now.'s the card~Celebration of Love~

What do you think? I took a lot of time to make sure that it turned out exactly how I imagined it. I used gold ink and gold embossing powder for the sentiment.

Here's a closer look~

I added the flowers with button centers to compliment all the colors of the framing panels of cardstock. I also wanted to offset the gold sentiment on the other side of the card with something else gold. I chose gold elastic cording.

Take a closer look~

I love glitter (Really?! You hadn't noticed?! ;D) and so I had to have it somewhere on the card. I embossed the River Rock panel with a dry embossing folder and then turned it over and filled in the recessed portions with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

See it better here~

Well, I couldn't just stop there. There's an inside to every card! So, I decorated the inside with more gold embossing.

Here's the inside panel~

And a close up of the inside sentiment~

Yes, it says "You are my angel." My husband truly is an angel sent from heaven to save me in so many ways. I feel so incredibly blessed to be married to him--he is my heart and soul. I love him so! Happy anniversary, darling! I can't wait to see what eternity brings!

So, what are your reactions? What are your thoughts? I am happy with it. I wish I could be ecstatic with it, but I am seriously too nervous. I hope it's acceptable!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look--I really appreciate all of you who choose to spend time here on my blog! I hope that you come and join us at Make My Monday each week for another fabulous challenge! I am the Guest Design Team Member for November and we have a fantastic challenge theme for the month! See you there! Happy crafting!!!

***I am also submitting this card into the Simon Says Stamp: Buttons Challenge.***


Pauline said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love the rich feel with all the gold embossing and the beautiful war, colours you used! A fantastic card!

Pauline said...

'warm' colours! Very beautiful!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous card!

greetings, Alie :-)

Cath said...

What a wonderful card, I all ways have trouble with gold embossing but you have got it done to perfection. Thanks for joining in the Design Team call and good luck.


Vicky Hayes said...

You have no reason to me nervous at all Mynnette - this is a stunning card and VERY celebratory! Wishing you the best of luck with the DT call. Thank you for leaving such a sweet message on my blog! Vx

Cazro said...

A beautiful card Mynette for a very special occassion, your anniversary. Perfect for a celebration card, Good luck on the DT call. Caz

Ms Schnaderle said...

hello Mynnette,

I love your shimmering card.
And the flowers are so cute.

Big Hug and Good luck!
Ms Schnaderle

Mynn xx said...

Thank you, friends! :)

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty! All of the gold accents are fantastic. :)

Jacqueline said...

Wow Mynnette - this is stunning I love every bit of it. Good luck in our DT Call - Jacqueline xx

Canonbury creations said...

Absolutely beautiful card Mynnette, love the vintage feel and the glitter just finishes it off perfectly! Good luck with the DT call:)
Val x

Mynn xx said...

Thank you! :)

Suzi B said...

fabulous Mynette! good luck with the DT call
Suzi B xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Beautiful Mynette - thank you for entering the DT call. With wishes Suzanne

Mynn xx said...

Thanks, ladies! :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Mynnette, your cardis over the top! So many gorgeous details. Wishing you the best of luck with the DT call! Best, Yvonne

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and beautiful details
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Mynn xx said...

Thanks, ladies! :)