Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Replace Fear With Curiosity

Hello friends and visitors! I have a quick post for you today of a card I made for my daughter this morning. This is possibly one of the fastest cards I've made in a year! She needed some extra encouragement, and I've kind of gotten the hint she loves to get snail mail--who doesn't? So I had to rush to get this in the morning mail.






Stuff used:

Trash:  Gold foil envelope, cardboard waste packaging  Stash:  black cardstock, gold vellum, gold thread, metallic rub-ons (to highlight embossing) Distress: crayon, ink, and paint in Black Soot Ranger:  Pewter Perfect Pearl Mist, Gold Mixative, Multi Matte Medium, Adhesive Foam Tape  Ideaology: Token, Small Talk stickers Die:  Sizzix Movers and Shapers butterfly Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz, Sizzix

Because I did not do a step out, please let me know if you have any questions!


I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey-September Challenge-Create Within a Frame While I didn't use a physical frame, I framed my focal panel with a mat made from an embossing folder, a gold foil envelope, paints and rub-ons. The token is framed by the center of the embossed compass--a perfect fit--cooincidence???
Southern Ridge Trading Company-Your Favorites Mixed Media, texture, butterflies and my daughter!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for leaving one of your lovely comments! I read and truly appreciate each one! Your encouraging comments about my daughter warm my heart!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


36 comments:

  1. Ah bless her - but how lovely she likes to receive the snail mail. Great card - it doesnt look quick!!! Love it xx

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  2. What a wonderful Mom you are, Sara! Your daughter is so lucky to have such a big support and care from you! This card is awesome! It's a fabulous grunge elegance, I would say! I love the combination of gold and black and your butterflies with quotes are simply perfect! I agree with Nikki, it doesn't look quick at all! It looks fantastic!
    Sending hugs and blessings to you! Branka xx

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  3. Oh wow, what a stunning card this is, Sara Emily!! Your daughter will adore it!! The texture and the colors are amazing!! I love the pretty butterflies and the sentiment!! This would have taken me hours to make!! I love, love it my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. An amazing card. The texture and metallics look fabulous. The sentiment is wonderfully uplifting and hopefully gave your daughter the boost she needed.
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  5. Wow! Your card is gorgeous! I love the embossing and the colors are just beautiful, very vintage looking! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  6. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPY LAND Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  7. A fabulous card to send your daughter some love and encouragement and I can imagine how warm and supported she felt when she opened the envelope to find this beauty xxx

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  8. WOW Sara what an amazing creation....so many elements, so much yummy texturing and super gorgeous colors...such an inspiring project!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  9. This is beautiful! I love the rich, deep color and all the texture of your card. Thank you for sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week.
    Christine
    Guest Designer

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  10. AMAZING Sara Emily! I love the gorgeous metallic embossing and threads under the butterflies. Great details and definitely not a simple look! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

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  11. This is such a wonderful way to encourage your daughter Sara, it is such a beautiful card. I love how you framed the compass embossing, the gold looks amazing and the butterflies look so beautifully delicate! It certainly does not look like a quick card! Love it! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Snail Mail is always fantastic! You are such a good Mom!!
    Your card is wonderful and I know she will love it and treasure it too! Your encouragement means a lot to her. We all need our Mom's approval and encouragement.
    I need to replace curiosity with actual doing - I am far to curios and spend far to much time on the computer looking at what everyone creates!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. This is stunning! I don't even know how you did it, but I love it. I'm sure your daughter was overjoyed to receive this card. Thank you for joining our Word Art Wednesday challenge.
    Blessings,
    Misty D
    WAW DT

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  14. Beautiful card, Sara Emily, and your daughter will love it! I love your embossing folder but don't recognize it. I love all of the metallic on this - just stunning!

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  15. A gorgeous card, what fabulous texture and design highlighted by gold!

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  16. Wow, Sara Emily!! This is incredible - and with so many elements - thank you for stepping out the various components!! I am sure your daughter will love receiving this.... and yes, step outs for what you did, please (in your spare time, lol!) But really would love to see your process sometime. xxx Lynn

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  17. This is beautiful, Sara! Love the sentiment and how you put it on the butterflies. Very creative. Thanks so much for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Scrapy Land fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie GD

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  18. Maybe this is the fastest card of yours but it's perfect and so beautifully made! I'm sure it means a lot for your daughter! Thank you for joining the September challenge of the Country View Challenges! Hugs

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  19. Sarah!! That is a perfect card for your daughter!! What a good Mom to send her off a bit of support from home- I am sure here roommies are totally jellie!! love you! xo

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  20. Absolutely Fabulous ! Sara Emily. I bet your daughter loved this - a hug and encouraging words from home - best snail mail ever .
    hugs x

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  21. Gorgeous card Sara Emily! The the sparkle you've added to it! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

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  22. Love how the metallic touches pick up the texture... Thanks for joining us at Country View for our Travel challenge.

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  23. Wowser! This is fabulous - a keeper for sure! Chrisxx

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  24. Great encouraging words, I'm sure your daughter loved her snail mail! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

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  25. This is wonderful! The way you used color and texture here is truly inspiring. The sentiment could not be more perfect. What a good mom you are! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge!

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  26. Oh goodness! This is a splendid design with some of my faves! The metallic sheen, the embossed design, the colors, the thought behind the card and so much more. I bet L will love it and then some. What embossing folder did you use for the background? Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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    1. Hi, Punkin'! I'm glad you asked--it's from his Airmail and Compass set of Texture Fades. I'll text you on this, too, so you get the answer you are looking for. Love my embossing folders! Thank you for all your visits today--totally made me smile! Hugs!

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  27. I love this so much!! It looks so rich and elegant but at the same time, simply layered. I hope that makes sense lol I just love the golden threads behind the butterflies! Congrats on your Top 3 at Frilly and Funkie!

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  28. I'm blown away Sara Emily!! This was what you did in a hurry?!?!? Such a gorgeous work of art. Love the sentiment for encouraging your daughter. And the design is beyond amazing. Love the use of your "trash"!! You certainly have turned it into a treasure. Congrats on being top 3 over at Frilly and Funkie! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  29. What a wonderful creation for your daughter Sara Emily! love the golden wash over all the black - the little bit of gold thread and beautiful design! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  30. I love how your card has turned out, the colours and texture is fantastic
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
    Debbie DT

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  31. Love the quote, love the background and I love the design! A beautiful steampunk-ish piece with a beautiful message, Sara!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely piece with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx

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  32. I haven't used that embossing folder for such a long time and now I've seen this card I need to find it again! Stunning background, composition and I love the quote. My daughter loves to receive snail mail too and sometimes we forget how lovely it is to receive an envelope with a card or letter just for us don't we? Great card!Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for the September Challenge. Julia x

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  33. I love this - the gilding on the embossed texture looks so cool - a lovely thing for your daughter to receive. And thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey again!
    Alison x

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  34. Hi Sara you were our winner over at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au Please contact me to collect your prize...

    Hugs Rhonda Alman

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