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Monday, January 30, 2012

January SOTC challenge

Hello my friends,
today I am showing you the card made for the SOTC January's challenge.
Judy (known in the stamping SCS' world as JAM123) was our hostess with the mostest
and encouraged us to create the following....
In her own words:
" ....It’s the ending of an old year and the beginning of a new year. It’s a time of reflection, a time of celebration and a time when many look forward to new beginnings. So in the spirit of the season, the theme for December/January cards is INSPIRATION!
Create a card that reflects YOU…your dreams, aspirations, and/or accomplishments. Include your favorite colors, embellishments, images and sentiments. Create something that will lift the spirit of your Sistahs! As an added challenge I would love to see you incorporate a picture of yourself......"

There are so many possibilities and interpretations for this latest challenge...and, as such, I found myself to be at a standstill as what to create.However, I remember thinking that, IF I had a hot air balloon stamp, I would have used it for sure...
you see one of my many dreams has always been to try and go up in the sky
in a hot air balloon....♥

On the inside, I kept it simple
by using a pretty glittered
designer paper panel and
punched out a string of heart with
my MS punch ,added another punched
out heart and a scalloped nestie heart
to use for a sentiment of choice...
                                                                    Stamp: 'Forget Me Not' M4723                                   
            by Stampington & Co.
Sentiment: 'Warm Words' by SU
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Rose Romance,
         Onix Black
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy
             &  wine red dotted c/s)
Designer Paper: 'Think Pink' by Making Memories,
            'Eskimo Kisses' by Basic Grey
Accessories: burgundy lace, 'Allegro' EF, brads,
dimentionals, Lily white glitter, Gelli roll Sakura pen,
blings, pearls by Kaiser Kraft
Tecnique: Paper Tearing, sponging, antiquing

This card is ment to be a reflections of some of the things that are important to me, in my life...Love for family, love for music, love for glitter and blings -some of my favorite embellishments- (btw oh yes I also like REAL glittery BLINGS too!), love for lacey things that remind me of a long ago era....You can say that I also love shabby's totally me...sometimes casual, sometimes elegant....but overall....under all those layers...there is 'just' ME!
                     ♥ Can you tell which is my MOST favorite color yet? ♥
Thank YOU Judy for a wonderful challenge...admittedly it was not an easy
Oh...and  no, there is no  mug shot included , didn't want to scare anyone! *wink* LOL

I sure hope that whomever receives these cards will feel uplifted with L♥VE!

                            Thanks for stopping by, please come again soon.
                                 ♥ ♥ ♥ BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL ♥ ♥ ♥


Judy McMullen said...

Sweet P, these card are even more beautiful IRL! Love them! Love you!! Thanks for taking the challenge. You really lifted my spirits with these gorgeous cards!!!

Chaitali Narla said...

Lovely cards! Makes me want to run to my pink and red papers and inks after my recent challenges :) And you totally deserve a balloon stamp! I recommend Up Up & Away from Papertrey Ink.

Imke said...

Paola, these cards are little kind of arts. Very , very beautiful !!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great job, Ms P. So pretty and I love the colors and layout.

Lorie said...

WHOA! THIS is a total stunner, Sweet P.! I love every single beautiful detail, and the vintage look is simply breathtaking! LOVE, love, love it!

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I love what you've created here Paola....they're absolutely gorgeous!

Rosetta said...

Ciao Tatina ! tutto bene? passate bene le feste ?
fra 10 giorni vado dai miei bimbi a Londra.
Un bacione grandissimo a te e Ciano.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful card. I love all the different elements layered together. Great job!

Darlene said...

This card is sooooo YOU!! Love it all, just can't drag my eyes away from it!! Super great job on this one Sweet P!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, this is breathtaking! What a wonderful card with so much going on - so many elements, I've had to stare at it to take it all in! It's so YOU! Indeed I'd be able to pick this one out of a crowd and say it was yours - it has your signature all over it! Gorgeous! Blessings! x0x0

Amber said...

Very pretty!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

beautiful pieces of art with so many little details, tfs

*Susan* said...

STUNNING! Oh Temptress, this is shabby-chic Victorian Valentine lusciousness at its best! Every detail, from the subtle distressing to the lace to the sparkle to the pearl to the hearts, makes these cards just gorgeous! If I were picking a Valentine for you, THIS would be it! Love it! {HUG}