Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrate Generosity- Thanks Renee! :)


This month on the Paper Doll's blog Joyce's challenge is to create a card using something in our stash that was "gifted" or a RAK.  Awhile back, Renee- another Doll, sent out the prettiest pearls to me.  They aren't the standard white pearls (which is why I hoard them so and still have 90% of the original package, lol!) but more of a cream color.  They are a Recollections brand, but try as I might, I cannot find them in my Michael's.  (sigh)

***Please play along and link up your card to Joyce's post.***

However, I broke them out for this month's challenge.  I paired them with the Aqua Mist pattern pack and Birthday Tags.  I never really used Berry Sorbet until I had the new ink to match (the old ink formula was just not as vibrant) and I have found a new color to love!  (I actually feel that way about Melon Berry too!)

As most of you know I have a cricut that I love but haven't bought a cartridge in forever!  I have plenty and with the new craft room online I can do anything I need to do.  Well, I broke down when they introduced the new banner cartridge (pennants, I think) and J's was selling it for $20.  LOVE it! It was a anniversary gift from DH :) - even better!  Banners in 5 shapes, any size, with mats.

Enjoy!

Kristin

7 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful card Kristin! I love Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist together. That's one of my favorite color combos. Great use of the pearls too. I'm still hoarding my package from Renee:)

Joyce said...

What a pretty card. I love those banners, and, of course, the pearls you got from Renee. Super color combination, too. I know what you mean about berry sorbet--once I got the ink, I couldn't stop using that color. Thanks so much for participating in my challenge. It looks like you had fun, too.

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty card. Love the color combination. I like how you made the double border using the heart border die.

Kim said...

This is a very beautiful birthday card...those pearls from Renee are a fabulous touch to an already classy card. Love that double heart row from your border, very clever of you! I'm going to have to check out that cartridge too, sure makes a beautiful card.

The Paper Parade said...

I love the colors, Kristin! The banners look great, and I'm so not surprised that Renee sent you a RAK, she is so sweet! And the pearls are beautiful :)

Jill said...

Love these colors together, Kristin! And that banner cartridge--well worth it, I love how you have scalloped mats! Ask next time when you go to Michaels--Recollections is their house brand and they *should* have it. If not, I live at Michaels, lol, and can send you pearls anytime, just let me know!

Amy said...

Oh Kristin! This is gorgeous! Love your banner and how awesome is it that you can do many sizes and mats to match!