Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Tribute To All Of You

If not for all of you, I wouldn't have a blog, have ideas to create, etc. So today is a big thank you for all of your art that inspires me, your comments that make me feel so good about me and so thankful for all of you that have touched my life in this small space of the universe. Profound yes, sincere always!!

Now I would like to share a card from a very dear friend who has touched my life in many ways. Her name is Jackie Kalchert. She sent me the card below and what a beautiful surprise it was. She is thanking me and I should be thanking her.


You need to see that pear up close. Wow! It was cut with a Cricut, and she painted it and built the frame around it. The opening is from a Splellbinders die set. The light colored cardstock you see behind the pear is actually the inside of the card. Beautiful my friend and thank you so much.
Next is a card I made, that was inspired by an artist whose blog I visit on a regular basis. She is just so inspiring. The way she sees life with her eyes and then recreates it is marvelous. Her name is Suzanne at Suzanne's Stamping Spot and I smile every time I visit her blog. HERE is the card that inspired mine.


1. Cardstock background was created 2 or 3 years ago using Sunset Glow and Fresh Pesto Radiant Pearls sponged on white cardstock and put away to grow old. Solid floral stamps from Clearly Inspired by Paper Inspirations (an RAK from my friend, Jaackie Kalchert) were stamped randomly with Moonlight White and then embossed with White Embossing Powder. The smallest die from Splellbinders Labels One was used to get all of the petals. They were placed with 3D Pop Dots.

The center flower stamens are brown Jesse James Tiny Sew Through Shapes with gold cord threaded and slip knotted on the up side. The little cloth flowers on the right hand bottom side are done with glue dots and pieces of the gold cord in the center. The whole thing is mounted to the new Cuttlebug Victoria Embossed White Laid paper cardstock. the ribbon is May Arts two tone.

Hope you like it and have a great weekend. I have missed being here less often. Thanks for stopping by to look and share and hugs to all of you, your art, and your blogs too~~~~





Curt in Indy said...

You are a very sweet person, and I love coming to your blog! You are such an inspiration to me too! Love this card that you created. So unique and "artsy". Great colors too! Thanks to you too! Best, Curt

Crafting Queen said...

Hi Shirley, hope you are having a great weekend. Your card is stunning, love the colours. The card your received is also lovely. Anesha

Sharon said...

Shirley I think you definately deserve the thanks!! You have a wonderful blog and your work is awe inspiring!! I always love to come and see your new creations. On top of all that you inspire me with all your kind and wonderful comments you always leave me on my blog!! I cherish you as a wonderful blogging friend and my hats off to you. A THANK YOU is well deserved!! hugs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your blog
Shirley and love your cards!!
Hugs Cindy

Deb Neerman said...

This is so beautiful and so unique! Just lovely, Shirley.

And what a beautiful 'thank you' card you rec'd too ... I love McHappy Mail!

Suzanne C said...

Thanks for the kind comments! I truly enjoy coming to your blog to see what beautiful intricate and lovely cards you have to share with us! Lovely thank you card from your friend and love your card! Beautiful!

Lyn S said...

Thank YOU Shirley for sharing your inspiring artwork with us all!!

Jackie's card is beautiful and so is Suzanne's! I love your card too!

Norine said...

the card is beautiful and love your blog and the sweet comments you always give me thanks

Rina said...

The "Thanks" truly belongs to you Shirley. You have inspired and blessed many and your giving is endless. Thank you for the sharing of your great talent.

Mrs Mac said...

Gorgeous cards! How much patience must your friend have had to make that pear card??!!!

Re the medallion stickers, what a shame you can't get them there. That's a real surprise as you always seem to have so much more choice over there, and it takes ages for new stuff to make its way across the pond to us!

I did find the name of one manufacturer - Le Suh, they are in Holland.
Maybe have a look at their website in case the USD to Euro rate is better than the USD to sterling. You never know!

Or let me know and I can send a few to you! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Shirley, you're so sweet and fun!! I really enjoy seeing what you're up to and this is no different!! I love your fun pear card and the flower you created is just stunning!! Fabulous work!! HUGS

Oxana said...

Hei Shirley! I love those cards!!!Fabulous work!Hugs, Oxana

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Shirley. I'm so far behind on blog hopping, but so glad I decided to stop by and see your beautiful card and read your sweet post. It truely is a blessing to receive a handmade card from a friend and that pear is gorgeous! I hope you are having a great week and I look forward to playing along with your next challenge!

Anonymous said...

Shirley you are too sweet, and kind.. I am blessed to have met you! What a beautiful card to receive..
Hugs, Christina

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, Shirley! Your blog and your art is always an inspiration for me too!
Card from your friend is so gorgeous! And I love the flower you created on your card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Shirley - what gorgeous cards - as usual! I have an award for you over at my Blog:

God bless you!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I was gotten passionate for its blog and mainly for its works! I am Brazilian and I decided give to you a friendship stemp for your blog.
I wait that it likes Cynthia Lloréns

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Shirley.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous art, you inspire me with your creativity and your knowledge is just amazing. You are a wonderful blogging friend!!

Karen x

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards Shirley and what a nice gesture. You are sunshine to the soul!

Crafting Queen said...

Something for you on my blog. Anesha

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