Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Challenge and a Bit of Family Bragging

I am so excited that I got to participate in another Raspberry Suite Challenge! Look at those beautiful peonies. I had to bring in a few of my own last night. They smell amazing too!

I've been using that little butterfly from Essence of Love a lot lately. It just works perfectly to add a final touch. It was embossed with Iridescent Ice EP and I added Taylor's Twinkles for some bling. I also added those twinkles on the ends of my white embossed sentiment. The colors I chose are SU's Always Artichoke and Pink Passion. I had a hard time getting the Moss color to fit with my layout. I was only able to add it with the flower button. I used the set Because of You by Verve again too. It is such a beautiful stamp set.

Stamps: Essence of Love, Heard from the Heart, Because of You
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pink Passion, Versamark
Paper: White, Kraft, DCWV text green
Other: White and Iridescent Ice EP, scalloped edge punch, ribbon, button, fibers, Taylor's twinkles, stickles,

Ok, now for my bragging! My mom called yesterday morning to tell me that my brother is in the June issue of REDBOOK magazine! He is on page 131 in the featured article about Giada. My brother dates her sister and he had told me they were doing a photo shoot. He didn't think he'd be in the magazine. It was just for fun he said. Well, he made it in. He and Eloisa are really laughing in the picture and that is the true essence of my brother...always laughing. I'm sure to him it isn't that big of a deal, but we think it's pretty cool! My son can't wait to take that in for Show and Tell:) So, go check it out ok. I'm am so making those shrimp cocktail and lemon cookies too. Yummo! Oh wait, isn't that something that Rachel Ray says? Oh well, my husband will just be happy I'm cooking.

Have a great day!


lunchnotes said...

yay to your bro! can't wait to see d taking "Redbook" to Mrs. W's room! so awesome, tho. will have to check it out. also, love this card. am totally stealing your ribbon treatment.

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love the flower stamp! How cool is that about your brother?!

Mimi said...

Very Pretty!

Cheryl said...

This card is so pretty! Great job.

Susan said...

Beautiful card!

joey said...

Hiya Nikki, beautiful card! I love those colours together. whooo for your brother how wonderful, so nice when people get captured on camera with huge natural bursts of laughter :O) Joey.x

muriel said...

Very pretty card, I love it !

Terri E. said...

Love your button, butterfly and fun ribbon off the side of the main image. Super fun card. Way to go with this fabulous color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy said...

Beautiful card! I love it!

~kelly marie~ said...

gorgeous card!!! That is so cool about your brother too!

Carly said...

So pretty! Your take on the color challenge is just lovely.