Hi friends! After getting much rest and some retail therapy, I managed to make a card this morning. But before I get to that...I want to tell all of you about my exciting trip to the city yesterday to visit M&J Trimmings. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a store in Manhattan that sells, trims, ribbons, buttons, flowers, and anything else you can associate with them. I didn't take any pictures but I got some off of the internet which is pretty much what the place looks like.
As I walked into the store this greeted me...a WALL of ribbons! There were satin, printed, organza, gross grain, etc. You name it, they HAD it! I felt like a kid who just walked into a HUGE toy store! lol! And then as I went through the store...I found these...
And at the very back of the store...oh my goodness...I think my heart must have skipped a beat! lol! I found THESE....
It was a wall of lace!!! Crochet, venise, eyelets...etc. I spent an hour in this store and my husband had to walk 10 blocks to go visit his favorite store because I was taking too long. Hahaha! But he was such a sweet heart about it. We made the trip to the city just so I could visit this store. Well, we did go see the Harry Potter Exhibit as well...but it was nothing compared to this. Heehee! :P So if you're ever here in NYC, don't forget to visit M&J Trimmings!
Now onto the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 50 and CR84FN31. I felt bad not coming up with a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I always try not to miss any DT posts if I can help it. But since I missed posting one yesterday, I'm making up for it today. Aside from using the sketch, I incorporated the colors over at CR84FN31 as well. Here's the sketch and color combination.
Here's my card. I was a little stumped with the sketch in the beginning. But last night I had this idea in my head. I wanted to use these Spellbinders dies to make the squares for my card. I also stamped Text It behind on the vintage cream cardstock and inked the edges of the panel. I also die cut the fancy label and stamped Fancy Phrases on it. I used the Venise lace I got from M&J Trimmings on it since it was what gave me the idea for the card. Isn't it beautiful?! I don't think I bought enough lace though. Haha! Looks like we'll be making another trip to the city in the near future.
It's not very visible because it's transparent, but there's a bead hanging from the ribbon, I also got it from the M&J Trimmings. It's actually a yard of ribbon with a LOT of beads attached to it. I bought it because of the beads and that I would be getting the pre-made bead "charm" for a cheap price without having to go through the trouble of making the charm myself. Hehe. I hope you like my pictures and my card! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)
As always, don't forget to browse through the cards of the other Mischief Makers as well as Waltzingmouse Stamp Design Team sites.
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