Apr 16 2010

My Color Challenge Card for You

Your Kindness Touched my Heart… truly it did and does. Thank you all so much for the comments and emails as to my Dad’s health issues. He is holding his own, still hospitalized. Things have settled down, tests have been run and he is resting… and we are all still praying. Thank you all SO much for your words of kindness and prayers. They are appreciated more than you know.

I wanted to playour Stamp Simply #135 Color Challenge, even though I ‘m alittle late, so I made this card for you:


Clean and simple, quickly done, making use of a flocked sheet from Kaiser’s Lilac Avenue pad. I added the Champagne Pearls to add the POP it lacked without them. I used a single layer sentiment from Joyful Hearts by JustRite (small oval), popped it up, added my Ivory Silk Bowand called it done! In all honestly, these super quick and simple cards are my ALL TIME FAV to make. I know many like to labor intensively over a card, but I truly take great satisfaction from using just a few pretty items and playing with the arrangement, colors and layout until it suits my fancy. This is one of those cards.

The card is 5.5″ square and the cardstock is SU’s Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip to fit in with today’s challenge, my purple’s coming from Kaiser’s Lilac Avenue.


Just a closer look at the detail. The bow is a single looped bow made on the largest legs of the Bow Easy, adhered to the card with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from Wal-Mart. I had several packages of Champagne Pearls started, so I used up all the odds and ends left from several packages, so that is always a good feeling as well!

Please scroll one post down, or click here, to check out our challenge this week and find links to all the designers creations.



Aside from the SU Cardstock, I carry all items used to make this card in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Click here to see the stamps, ink, paperand pearls: Joyful Hearts by JustRite, Small Oval Stamper, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink, Kaiser Champagne Pearls and the Lilac Avenue pad sold individually.

Click here to see the Lilac Avenue pad sold in KIT form.

Click here to see the tools used: Classic Oval Nesties used (4 pack), Bow Easy, Fiskars ribbon scissorsand Scor-It Score Board.

Click here to see the 100% Ivory Silk May Arts Ribbon used.


Once again, thank you ALL so much for your regular visits, your comments, for playing our challenges and most importantly, for your prayers for my Dad. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead. I’ll be in and out, but I’m still here, up and running!See you soon!

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “My Color Challenge Card for You”

  1. Pat says:

    Your card is quite lovely — like I like them quick and simple. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care and God Bless!

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    Well, this is very good news about your Dad! All those loving thoughts and prayers surely helped.

    LOVE the card, Sharon … that DP is stunning!

    LOLO, you’re not late with this challenge until NEXT Friday! But sooooo glad you got to play!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sending hugs!

  3. I’m so glad to hear that things with your dad are settling down. Prayers continue for speedy improvement. Gorgeous card, as always, Sharon!

  4. cards4u says:

    Glad to hear your Dad is holding his own will continue to pray for everyone and for those making medical decisions that God would grant His wisdom to them. Can’t believe you had the time and energy yo make this beautiful card. Then again yes I can because that is God at work : ) His grace is amazing! Take care!

  5. Deb Saaranen says:

    So pretty with the pearl accents!

  6. Sharon, your card is beautiful. I love how you used that piece of PP from the Lilac pad. Still thinking and praying for your dad. Big hugs to you!

  7. Cherie says:

    Sharon, Your card is stunning! The Lilac Avenue pad has such gorgeous papers in it! The pearls really made your card! Thanks for the update on your dad. We will keep him in our prayers.

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    A beautiful card Sharon! So relieved to hear your dad is stable and hopefully will be on the mend recovered soon. God is so Good!

  9. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! I love the pearls and the beautiful bow! So glad to hear that your Dad’s condition has stabilized and he is resting. Will continue to keep you both in my prayers.

  10. barb schram says:

    Wonderful card, Sharon! Love the bow position! Take good care, you and your Dad will continue to be in my prayers.

  11. Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I’m glad things have calmed a bit and I hope they continue to do so. Please know that your dad and family are in my thoughts and prayers. And I’m sending you a great BIG hug!

    And your card is beautiful, as always.

  12. nancy littrell says:

    Stamping is so good for your mental health. So glad you got to play and it was wonderful to hear your dad is doing much better. I am sure he is just as special as his loving and talented daughter. Thoughts and prayers to you all……

  13. kathy S says:

    glad to see you are still able to let out a release of anxiety in such a pretty way and hugely glad to hear your dad is holding his own at the moment-I hope everything works out quickly for you and he is back to normal completely soon-still in my thoughts and prayers

  14. jan metcalf says:

    Clever way to use your pearls! May your own kindness be reciprocated and support your dad’s recovery!

  15. Linda says:

    Sharon, your card is lovely!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to sharing this with us. Be sure to take time for yourself and family. Family comes first, my prayers are with you and your father. God bless you!!!

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