16 Jul 2009

Thank you to a friend......

We have an absolutely wonderful friend who has been driving our daughter, Holly, to school, where she is a volunteer with the Grade One and Two class. Our friend is also an Educational Assistant at the same school. She lives right down the road and picks up Holly every Wednesday morning and listens to her chatter away (and she does like to chatter.....!) all the way to school.

I made her a project that is now in the Dirty Dozen gallery, so you can't see it unless you are a fan club member (sorry), but I still needed a card. So here is my......uhm.........her card.

This is an image from Crafty Secrets Birds and Botanicals journal pad and I love the treatment that I gave it.

I cut out the image with my freakishly old pinking scissors. Smiley from know the ones that everybody bought when they first start out?!! They don't really work all that great and so I had to go along behind them and trim with REAL scissors.....but I like the look so I put up with it......

I took my brayer and loaded it with Champagne Dazzle Versamark and then rolled it over the whole image. I sprinkled on my clear embossing powder and heat embossed it! It turned out so beautiful and that Dazzle Versamark leaves such a subtle but sparkly look!

You can kind of see the sparkles in this close up photo. The little spots on the robin's wing are sparkles and shimmers in real life! So pretty!

The sketch is from yesterday's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers, which some may say I followed or didn't! I substituted the panel in the middle of the sketch, for some scoring with the for me!!

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Star Prints set - LOVE that font!! Smiley from

Yikes, today is my daughter Marcie's birthday and I don't have a card done yet. Something like the plumber whose pipes never get fixed, or the carpenter whose house is falling down around him, or the farmer who doesn't have a garden......oops hitting close to home!! I better get that card done ........ I hope you have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Star Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Melon Berry, Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Accessories: Birds and Botanicals Journal Pad (Crafty Secrets); Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Melon Berry ribbon, Melon Berry button, (Papertrey Ink); Versamark Dazzle, silly pinking shears, twine (Walmart)


  1. What a gorgeous effect that is on the bird panel! Love those little buttons with twine!

  2. This is just gorgeous!!

  3. What a stunning finish on that fabric! I am gonna have to try that! It's really beautiful-I love the vintage feel! Now-get that card done for Marcie for heavens sake!


    I don't know what that means, but it sounds serious!

  4. Oh Bonnie, this is just stunning!!!

  5. Wow, so pretty!!

  6. Gorgeous card Bonnie!

  7. I love what you did with this card and the neat accents.


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