Monday, March 18, 2013


Having 3 girls spanning from 1 to almost 25 means everyone is going through a different stage of their life. My youngest is walking and just learning to sound out words and has realized screaming is an effective way to let her 6 year old sister know that she's bugging her. My 6 year old is loving kindergarten, meeting new friends and trying to test the limits of her parents' authority. And my beautiful 24 year old has just announced she's engaged!

We are going out to supper with her and her fiancé and his parents next weekend so I wanted to get a card made for them. I decided to use this week's sketch #2 from Simon Says Challenge Blog as the basis for the card. I die cut a butterfly tag from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, my favourite cart, and first rubbed it into pools of Tim Holtz Distress stain, one of my fav products, and then spritzed it with gold mist. I layered it over a piece of cardstock, first coloured with green Distress Stain and then embossed with my Cuttlebug - a favourite tool! I cut out two hearts, a scroll and a square shape with the Cricut, another fav tool, and the Art Philosophy cart and used gold embossing powder on the scroll and square and a gold pen on the hearts. Added a couple gems for bling and used a Tim Holtz stamp (fav!) on the inside.

I hope Steph and her fiancé will like the card, but more importantly I hope they will have many, many happy years together!

Scrapbooker's Paradise - use your favourite products. See mine listed above!

Simon Says Stamp - sketch

Die Cuttin' Divas - Green and Gold


  1. I totally love that cartridge too! So versatile. You've made a BEAUTIFUL card with it! Congrats on your daughter's engagement ... such a special occasion. I love that you're celebrating it with a card for the inlaws to be! Thank you for joining us at Playing in Paradise this week!

  2. Wonderful card, I love all the fabulous details. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

  3. Beautiful card!! I'm sure your daughter and her fiance' will cherish it!

    A big congrats to them and you as well!! So exciting!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  4. Congratulations on your daughter's engagement!! You've made them a gorgeous card full of so many beautiful details. Thanks for sharing your favourites with us at Playing in Paradise Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Dawn

  5. Oh my goodness that's exciting news! Congratulations to all of you :) Thanks for sharing with us this week at playing in Paradise too!