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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February ~ SOTC

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Sisterhood Of The Travelling Cards monthly swap:February was the month hosted by Barbara (aka barbaralynn on SCS)
She challenged us sistahs to make cards showing our love and passion for something we really enjoy...

The possibilities are endless so I decided to indulge myself and make cards that reflect my 'darkest' passions.....mmmm.....mmm....*C*H*O*C*O*L*A*T*E* need I say more? !! :o)       .

 I wanted my card to exude a nostalgic 'old' feeling,
'cause as I was creating it I realized that this stamped image resembled the very first gift my husband bought me...a beautiful satiny and velvety heart shaped box of chocolates...I was only 15 yo then, and only met the man -who later in life became my husband-  a week before, but still kept that special first gift as a memento of our first date  :o)

The stamp I used on my card was gifted to me from a very special on line friend. She knew I had only part of the set (bought at a garage sale) and she surprised me by helping me complete it.
(big thank YOU Jeanette!)
Unfortunatly I cannot recall the name of the set 
(the one you see at the bottom)....if any one of you reader knows its name will you please post it for me?? txs!

Added later:
*Thanks Barbara for providing the stamp's name*

Displaying such cards, how can I NOT quote the words made famous from the beautiful movie
 'Forrest Gump' ? :
"Life is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what your're gonna get..."




Card Deets:
c/s:chocolate chip
d/p: Costco, doiley
Lacey Circle nesties,
Orig. Circle nesties,
gold and pearl baubles,
brown emb. powder
Stickles,dimentionals.
Stamps: 'For the Love of Chocolate' by Stamping Up.
Tecnique:
watercoloring, wet embossing
sponging and distressing.

Here you have it friends...Enjoy and thanks for visiting.....
Have a blessed day!

                                      ~~Paola~

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11 comments:

BlueInks said...

Pretty! Oh and yummy! I just love that lacey Nestability. So many great details.

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Sweet P, I LOVE your card! It is you to a T!! I really, really love the story behind it with your first gift from your beloved and generous DH (Oh, he's a keeper, for sure!)
It's absolutely yummy, gorgeous!!!

Sending you lots of love and hugs, dear friend. Praying you will be feeling peace, joy and contentment!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great cards!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)

Maggie
xx

MiamiKel said...

How how cute :) Can't go wrong with chocolate! Make the world go round!

Hang in there, sweet P -- thing will get better and let yourself have a little time to rest and refresh your mind. In my prayers and thoughts!

Pat said...

Definitely yummy, gorgeous image, thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad, good luck in the draw.

Pat xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So yummy!

Thanks for joining our “Sweet Treats” challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Rosetta said...

Ciao bellissima, baciottoni strizzosi a te e Ciano.
Mandi

djones said...

Oh so pretty! Love the image and sentiment. Your designer paper and the distressed doily are perfect together. You are so creative!

Barb said...

And, this is so much better in person--I am ready to open and eat! The name of the SU set is "For the Love of Chocolate" Great Set!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Sweet P....... your card is yummy-licious! I love what you've done with the theme Barb gave us and to see the chocolates brought a true smile to my face. Love you, my friend!!!

kadie said...

Oh, I love it!! What a great card for Barb's challenge...I'm crossing my fingers that I get one! And hoping that I don't try and eat, because it looks delish!