Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Smile...

Happy Tuesday...

I know it's been a little quiet here.  I have been enjoying the last few days with my family as today my husband is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan.  After living the military life 13 years of my husbands 17 year career, times like this never get easier.  And with children, even that much harder.  It's certainly not a lifestyle for everyone, but it's one we chose to live through the good, easy, bad, or hard times.  So, today begins another year away from my husband; our children away from their father. We make the best of it- keeping busy and documenting all the happenings of the year. Godspeed to all who are leaving today, serving in country now, and to those getting ready to leave soon after. 

Did I mention it is Tuesday? :) It's time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge! This week, Denise is hosting and the challenge is to incorporate Red into your project. Easy enough! I still have some red items lingering on my table from Valentines. :)

 
 

 
For my card, I used the new Flourishes release of Old Fashion Florals and the sentiment used is perfect for today! Just this word 'smile' reminds me of the song from Charlie Chaplin. It's one of my favorites.  I cutout this image and popped it up on the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die set while coloring it using the Poppy Collection Copic marker set for the flowers and the Leaf Green collection for the leaves.



The dp used is Websters Pages finshed with some crochet ribbon and the sentiment stamped directly onto the dp.  The Victorian Oval is popped up in the center for some added dimension with some self adhesive pearls from Zva Creative to the edges.  I finished the inside to coordinate.


I added another sentiment from the set to complete the inside while using my MS edge lace punch for the bottom panel.

Be sure to check out the other wonderful creations from the team to inspire you to play along in the challenge!

Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec
Makiko  Jones
Bridget Finlay, our February guest designer!

Thanks for popping in to take a looksee and hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!

10 comments:

  1. Awww bless you and your family so much Deborah, I have a lump in my throat after reading your post, sending mental hugs to you. btw..your card is gorgeous.:)

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  2. My heart goes out to you, saying good-bye, Deborah, and THANK YOU for the sacrifices you and your family make for all of us. Your card is beautiful, the flowers are so brilliantly coloured in rich red hues - just gorgeous!

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  3. Deborah, your card is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for all your sacrifice and thank you to your husband for serving our country! We appreciate you and I'll be praying for you today!

    Tricia

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  4. Beautifully colored flowers.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Deborah! I love your colouring of your focal image. Lovin' the inside of your card too! Fabulous work this week!

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  6. Definitely a card to make someone smile. Beautifully done!

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  7. Wow! This is very beautiful!! I love your coloring and wonderful design! Pretty inside as well!

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  8. Gorgeous card and gorgeous coloring.

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