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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Goodies from Heather and a card!

Well, it's been a while again since my last post.  You can probably tell I like posting on Sundays when I have some spare time...  I was inspired by happy mail I received from my friend Heather this past week.  Thanks Heather!!  With a new stamp from Heather, I finally made a card for an upcoming anniversary.

But first, here's a shot of the goodies:

You can see the beautiful shell card she made me, the darling die cuts, some Penny Black backgrounds, flowers to colors, a birdie Inkadinkado set, a purple bag with ribbons and embellies, an elegant embossing folder, some stickers, yummy purple flowers and some book pages she used in a card class.  Funny thing - that book is one of my favorites by Nora Roberts, "Born in Ice" about sweet Brianna who runs a B&B in Ireland.  I see many similarities between Brianna and my dear Irish friend Heather!!

And now for the card.  I started with a card I made at my friend Sue's store, ScrapBooks Too!  She ran a 5 cards for $5 last week and I made all five.  Kind of a funny story about that, I arrived 90 minutes and, as usual, I started a crowd forming of other early birds.  Sweet Sue hadn't even arrived but when she did, I helped her set up and she let me and the other eager ladies get started an hour early!  The cards featured yummy papers but I don't know the company - sorry!  I usually bring the cards home and embellish them to fit my needs.

Special Day birdies

To this card I added the stamped stitching along the die cut border (sorry - don't know which brand that die is but I love it!).  Also added the label which is from a new Hero Arts exclusive for Archiver's set; the sentiment is by Penny Black from the Gratitude transparent set.  I stamped the Inkadinkado birdies from Heather and watercolored them using Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap, some greens -forgot which...).  Some Hero Arts bling and I have a card ready for my brother and sister-in-law whose anniversary is next week.  Yay!  Hopefully I'll have time later today to do another anniversary card also needed for next week.

Hope you're having a crafty day - thanks for stopping!  And bunches of thanks to Heather for the happy mail and the inspiration!!


Greta said...

I love this card, Linda! Wonderful colors & so many lovely elements!

Barb said...

Lucky you, Linda! So many lovely things Heather sent to you! Love that you're already having fun with them - your birds are beautiful! Awesome card for your brother and sister-in-law!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Linda, what lovely goodies Heather sent you! Your card is absolutely precious...love the birds and the pretty label!

Dawn said...

Superb card. Love that stamp. What a lovely person Heather is to send you all those wonderful goodies and delightful card

Maureen Morton said...

I agree, Heather is a true joy and inspiration! You have done wonders with the goodies, and I know you will continue to do so. Love these birdies...colored so well! Perfect with that elegant label and border!

Heather Maria said...

Aw Linda, thanks, I'm so glad you like the bits and pieces I sent you! A big thanks to you for the wonderful parcel that arrived today:) As you'll be able to tell from my email, I'm absolutely thrilled with everything! You're so good!

I love your card and I'm sure your brother and SIL will too! Wonderful combination of elements and the label sentiment looks perfect on it! That border is so pretty and wow your colouring of the birds is fantastic! I'll be looking for colouring lessons from you!

Robin K. said...

It's always so fun to receive happy mail!! I love how you colored those sweet lovebirds! Such a pretty anniversary card!