Friday, March 5, 2010

Having Blog WITHDRAW, cause I miss YA'LL

No I'm not home yet, still in Sunny, COLD Florida. Actually back in the Destin area doing MORE house hunting because sellers can't quit figure out that this market is not for them. We did get to spend 5 full days in Orlando with my sister, her kids and our oldest daughter even drove down for a couple nights, so it has not been ALL business. Most importantly, Adam and I are getting to spend some amazing quality time getting acquainted with David (he just returned home from 6 months in Afghanistan)

Prior to heading to the USA, I did get to make a few cards so I would be able to keep up with my blog and all of my "FRIENDS" while on holiday. Unfortunately, time for the computer w/out the house search has been few and far between.

This card was created for my husband using one of the amazing Vintage Images that you can find at VINTAGE IMAGE CRAFTS... (btw, many of the images are FREE but if you want MORE FREE images, sign up for their newsletter). I printed the image twice. One I simply cut into a rectangle, the other I cut using Nesties Label One which I layered on top of the first using thin foam squares.
I'm adding several photos 1. because I really like the way this turned out 2. so that you can see some of the details & techniquest that I used, including distressing the edges, inking the edges then going back & used a white or cream ink to ink over the dark ink. Below the main image, I used a larger piece of cardstock that I die cut using the same die but this time I embossed then inked the raised portions to highlight the designs.
Obviously I have created this to be an Easel but I love how fun the bottom portion is and then the fun continues into the inside of the card.. Speaking of the bottom, the hearts were created with the Martha Stewart Heart Doily Punch but if you look closely, you can see that I chose one of the Fancy Stitches to sew across that.
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Maria Matter said...

Miss You sweetums!!!
...and you're actually closer to me here in the states! lol
This is gorgeous Justine! I love how you used your layers and such a fabulous vintage look!
Glad you're having a cozy time with your family!!!
take care
Blessings, Maria

~Tonya said...

Hello Justine,

I actually just emailed you, to tell you "Thank you"! I then seen that you updated, through the Google reader, from following you ;)

Your card is just so wonderful! Love the way you made that card open and be able to be displayed. So very sweet. I am sure your hubby loved it.

Glad that you are getting some family time in, along with business. Good Luck!

Stay Warm. I am sure it warmer there, then here in MN.

Take Care and Thank you again!

Stef H said...

i'm a golfer, so i'm really liking this card! u r soooooooooooo missed! wish you were closer so you could come visit me!

hugs :)

Danni said...

What a wonderful card!! Thinking of ya!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome card, Justine. The details are amazing!

Take care sweetie! I hope you will find the perfect house. I've missed you!

NinaB said...

This is just lovely, Justin. You are really rockin' these vintage cards. I'm glad to hear you get to have some fun while doing "business" in FL.

Erin Smetak said...

Oh Justine, I LOVE your card!!!!! And I am REALLY missing our chats!!!!!!! I am SO glad that you are spending quality time together as a family!!!! But please know that you are really really missed by your extended internet family!!!!!

Hugs sweet friend!!!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card Justine!!I have missed you and I hope you are doing well and good luck with the house hunting!!!

Unknown said...

Wow Julie... This is really cute:) Thanks for the link to vintage image crafts!

Unknown said...

Wow Julie... This is really cute:) Thanks for the link to vintage image crafts!

Mina said...

its gorgeous the image and the happily ever after is your husband loves it too
Mina xxx