Celebrate Being You

I am back with a simple card to share with you.  I was cleaning out my paper bins and found all these paper packs by My Mind's Eye and decided to use a few of them.  I didn't have a sketch or idea so I just started to match up designer paper with cardstock and then began to layer the papers.  In doing this I slowly came to a vision of what a quick card could look like and how it could be used.

We celebrate so many things but we hardly ever think to celebrate ourselves; for our accomplishments, our life, things we've done and so forth...you get my drift.  I've made a few cards using this greeting because I think telling someone to celebrate themselves is a good way of letting them know that you think they are pretty special so here is another card that I think would serve that purpose.

I'm calling it "Celebrate You"

Finding this paper was refreshing with its bright and springy colors. The not so orange and not so red of the paper made the paper a bit more interesting.

The paper pack is My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" collection. I layered the first two panels and distressed the last panel before inking all panels with Walnut Stain distress ink from Tim Holtz.

The die cut is one I got from Cherry Lynn Designs but I don't remember the name of it and I no longer have the packaging.

All my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and let me see if I can properly name them (not likely) but I was told to practice.  I think they are Wild Open Roses, Apple Blossoms, Tea Roses and maybe a couple of Cottage Roses...I'm probably wrong but hey don't judge me...I am still a believer of life-long learning.  To complete my arrangement I added a few leaves and threw in a couple of lace daisies topped with a button for absolutely no reason (smiles).
The bits of gesso was added as an afterthought but I think it actually works with the theme.

Lastly I am showing a peek of the inside of my card where I kept it very simple by using two panels on each side.  On one side I stamped a sentiment and left the other side blank for a personal message.  So all that's left to do is make the envelope to go with it and prepare myself for a good night sleep. 

So until next time remember in life to:
Play the moments, pause the memories, 
stop the pain, rewind the happiness

I want to enter the following challenges:

Fantasy Stampers - Flower Power (5/19)
A Gem of A Challenge - #169 Flowers (5/26)
Quirky Crafts - Quirky May Flowers (5/27)
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - #34 Anything Goes (6/3)
613 Avenue Create - #176 Anything Goes (5/20)
Eclectic Ellapu - May Anything Goes (5/30)

Thanks for stopping by
Sending hugs from Texas


Chana Harris said...

Well, as a Georgia Girl, I have no choice but to find this design just "peachy!" Nice design beautifully executed. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

NieNie Sambuco said...

Nice eye for combining those designer papers. The white die cut nicely accentuates the polka dots and the white flowers ties it all together. Quite lovely!
Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s May challenge!

-DT NieNie

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful card Lesia. The combination of papers are wonderful and the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs

Blue Daisy said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


Sheryl said...

What a lovely sentiment as a focal point for this gorgeous card.
So glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Joyce Ann said...

Absolutely love that flower arrangement!! Flow, balance, spacing, coordination! Beautiful card mon ami, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your marvelous talents with us and good luck in the May challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.

Maxine D said...

ohhhh Lesia this is beautiful - love the colours and the white trellis is perfect against it. As for those fabulous flowers - they are amazing - are you a phantom florist?? - your arrangement is gorgeous.

Sue Crease said...

Beautiful beautiful card. Love the colours and the flowers, great card. Thanks for linking up with us over at Ecletic Ellapu .
Sue DT

Pam said...

Gorgeous work and I love the shabby chic-ness of it! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!

Mary J Scrapper said...

That is a beautiful quick card to make. Nice job

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Lesia.Lovely flowers too.
Gr, Elly

Papercrafting Princess said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie B said...

Love all those apricot DP and matching flowers.
Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. :)

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, such pretty flowers.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous card - love the flowers and that die!

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