Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pursue Happiness!

Hi Everyone,

Is your week slightly "extra full" as we approach Thanksgiving? All I can say is that things here went from busy to crazy busy! Lots of running around, making lists, crossing off items from said list, grocery shopping and last minute gift shopping! Whew! But the best part of all, is when I have a chance to sneak down and create a little something in my craft nook :) and last night I was so thankful that my DH put the kids to bed so I sat down and this gorgeous set called Discover Your Wings  from Taylored Expressions was totally calling my name. I love the sentiment "Pursue Happiness" - it was so apt this week that in the midst of the hustle and bustle, the main goal is to remember everything that we are thankful for and to share  precious moments with friends and family. 

I used Taylor's awesome sketch from the Friday Sketch Challenge #134  and paired it with papers from my August Key Ingredients Kit. If you aren't familiar with the Key Ingredient's program that Taylor offers, you can read about it here - it is a fantastic way to make cards really easily because it is filled with a ton of DP, coordinating cardstock and ribbon and accessories and embellishments that make it a cinch to make one or a bunch of cards.  - Taylor has a Key Ingredient's Gallery for all of the monthly Key Ingredients, so that when you get yours you can check out samples that have been created with that month's kit for ideas! Here is the link for the August Key Ingredients Gallery. I was inspired to make a couple of cards with the beautiful butterfly from this stamp set and kept it pretty simple so that I could make two at the same time. 


Here is a close up of the card - The butterfly is paper pieced and the layers are outlined with just a wee bit of liquid pearls :) I also added some glazed dots in the back ground and popped the smallest oval with some dimensionals:



It was so much fun to create these cards and I can't wait to make more! 

Card Ingredients:
Accessories: Brown and white stitched ribbon, Inkessentials glaze, Corner chomper, Spellbinders (oval nesties and scalloped ovals), Dimensional pearls (adirondack Lettuce), dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Hope that you are having a wonderful day and wishing for you lots of happiness!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

4 comments:

Becky Thomas said...

Beautiful card, Sankari! I thought of you when I saw all of the awesome new colors of liquid pearls on the Taylored Expressions website. I'm hooked on that stuff now!

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

wow! you always make the most beautiful card i ever seen. love the bold and bright colours and those layers =)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your cards always make me smile Sankari!! Your butterfly is simply stunning!! And I love all the papers you used to enhance his beauty!! Thanks for sharing your creative gifts!! :)

beths said...

I love all of your cards. And always look forward to seeing your next creation ! Where do you buy your liquid pearls at ? I have asked at local craft stores and they don't know what I am talking about.