Friday, April 8, 2011

Serenity Prayer

Happy Friday...I'll be hopping on a plane early this morning to head home from a work trip.   Looking forward to getting home and catching up on a few things this weekend.  My card today is for the most recent Totally Hues Challenge.  Clearly, I continue to be on a ribbon kick using up some more of my favorite Stampin' Up ribbon and playing along with more delicious Verve stamps.  If you look closely, you'll see I also embossed the pink panel.  Any tips out there for making the embossing folders really pop on your paper using a Sizzix?  Mine don't seem to emboss as well as others I've seen out there in blog land.

Short and sweet today since I'm on the road...Have a fabulous weekend!

PS Glad to see I'm not the only preppy 80s girl out there...loved your comments from yesterday!  Jill...I loved Pappagallo...what an awesome job! :)

14 comments:

Karen B. said...

That is one of my favorite quotes of all time and to have it one a card makes it even better.

Barb said...

So soft and beautiful, Lynn! As far as the embossing goes, I have a cuttlebug and there are times I have had to add another piece of paper or two, on top of the folder to make it a bit thicker when it's run through the machine. Not sure how the Sizzix works or if you could do the same thing with it. Have a good weekend!

Dana said...

Eep, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your take with these colors! So yummy!

Maureen said...

oh, this one is just full of everything I love!! That pink ribbon is da bomb!! I use a cuttlebug and have no problem with folders, but my impression plates don't work that well. I suggest a shim like Barb...OR get a cuttlebug or big shot...wait for a 50% coupon at Michaels...I noticed the Cuttlebug there has a new design :)

Tiffany said...

Just mesmerizing, so soft and pretty! Lovely sentiment! Enjoy your trip back!

Anonymous said...

What a comforting card. The ribbon is beautiful!
Have you tried some thin cardboard shims (cutting up a cereal box) to help your embossed image stand out more? I have a Cuddlebug so I don't know if it will work with a Sizzix.
(The Pappagallo job was wonderful during time home from college. I made a comission also. It was great then!)

Ida said...

This is so lovely.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so gorgeous, Lynn! Love, love, love. the green leaves behind the verse makes it even lovelier. Wow, that's a lot of love in these three sentences. LOL Sometimes I use 1-3 layers of cardstock to 'lift' the plate into the folder or die cut but it doesn't always work. I use a QuicKutz but I think that trick should also work for you!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card (and bow)!! Love the sentiment, too :)

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful! Love the soft pink and your gorgeous bow Lynn! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

So soft and lovely!!

Janelle said...

So pretty, Lynn. Love that wide ribbon. Perfectly tied!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn. I love that quote - where is the stamp from? You ribbon is tied so perfectly too!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!