04 November 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Nov. Trend Watch challenge

Hello, friends:}

****Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches SPARKS design team call! I cannot tell you how much I LOOOOOOOVE being on this team-- and I would LOVE for you to join in the fun! Click HERE for more details! 

Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! 

The first week of the month is always a TRENDS WATCH challenge. 

This week we are inspired by the following photo:

I had so many ideas for this challenge-- stripes can go so many directions on your paper that I couldn't decide what paper or design I wanted to use! LOL! I also knew I wanted to use that striped wash tape on my card-- soooooooo many stripes to use! 

I ended up making this sympathy card for a VERY SPECIAL friend. She has been hit with two sudden deaths in her family (both within a week or two of each other). I used some pretty Fancy Pants Designs Collecting Moments papers along with the PS Spiritual Sampler set for the sentiment, which was stamped on a PS Word Bubble die cut piece. ****NOTE: It took me 6 tries to get that sentiment right-- I tried to use striped/textured paper... DID NOT WORK! LOL! I also die cut some hearts from gold metallic paper using the Paper Smooches Wedding Shower dies (I LOOOOOOOVE this heart!). I finished this card off with a messy yet beautiful clump of May Arts Ribbon white twine and a mini clothes pin. LOVE! I hope this card brightens her day, and that God would comfort and bring peace to her and her family. 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love
And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends November 10th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I just LOOOOOVE my Paper Smooches stamps-- did you see the new stamp sets??? I literally just got my package of new sets and dies the other day-- LOVE x100000! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}


Shannon J said...

This is going to come as no surprise...I love your card!!! I'm sad for the occasion but the card and your heartfelt thoughtfulness will lift her heart and her spirits and help her through the sadness.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors and the hearts!!!!

~amy~ said...

I love it...you've definitely inspired me!

Maureen Morton said...

This is probably my all-time favorite Savannah card. I love all the fun elements and how well you have merged them for a precious card. Such great balance and so much joy! Great card, my dear!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear your friend has suffered losses recently Savannah, this pretty card is sure to lift her spirits.

Laurie said...

LOVE! I just bought this paper last week and I love what you did with it! And that sentiment is fabulous!

Chris D. said...

So sorry to hear about your friend and sending a prayer out to her. Your beautiful card is sure to warm her heart at this sad time in her life.

MichelleZ said...

Cute! That bit of striped washi looks so cute with the word bubble. I'm so sorry about your friend, I'm sure that this card will help lift her spirits. It's darling!

Sue Lelli said...

Darling with the clothespins and hearts! She will feel your sympathy.