Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Give yourself a lift

Have you ever sent yourself a card?  I haven't mailed one to myself but I have made things to inspire myself.  Here is a card I made a few days ago that now resides in my bathroom window so I can see it every morning as I get in the shower.

The stamp set is one of Stampin' Up!'s hostess sets this year - Faith in Nature.  I also used some of their paper with the embossing built in.  I added pastels to bring out the design. SU! doesn't have this anymore but I saw some at Archivers recently.  I don't know the manufacturer (sorry!) but I know this kind of thing still exists.  I think they were called Mistables.  

The quote is:  "Keep your faith in beautiful things in the sun when it is hidden; in the spring when it is gone."  - Roy R. Gilson

It is always rewarding to make a special card for others but it is kind of nice to make something pretty for yourself, too.


  1. Love the subtle background colors, your butterflies and pearls!

  2. Lisa, this is beautiful! I especially like the pastels, AND the placement of the jewels. They are placed perfectly to give the illusion of floating or rising into the air. They're a perfect complement to the butterflies. What a wonderful inspiration. Think I'll make myself a card, too!

  3. Such a gorgeous card! Love all the colors and embellishments you used.

  4. Your card is so beautiful. The colours are stunning.
    The softness of it and that wonderful quote, beautiful.
    I sometimes display my cards for a bit so I can keep looking at them as well.

  5. I love the combination of soft fibers with the lace and ribbon. Beautiful card!

  6. What a gorgeous card Lisa! I love the colors, bling & butterflies! TFS!!!


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