Friday, December 26, 2014

Make It Monday #194: Sympathy Cards & Stamped Borders!! =)

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I TOTALLY had planned on doing a Merry Christmas Post yesterday, but that didn't happen!! =)
We have been ENJOYING our Holiday FUN spending LOTS of time with our Friends and Family and I can't say it enough; "I LOVE MY FAMILY"!!  =) I feel SO BLESSED to have them and to be a part of the AMAMZING Traditions!! I couldn't WANT anything more for my kids to be a part of!! I HOPE all of you my SWEET BLOG Friends have had an AMAZING Holiday as well and that you KNOW how much I TREASURE and CHERISH your Friendships!! =) THANKS for your SWEET COMMENTS and for visiting my blog to see what New Projects I have made!! It MEANS more to me than you'll EVER KNOW!!  =) 

So on to my Post for today!! =) I wanted to play along with the PTI December Blog Hop and I just LOVED the Picture of the Cake above!! I also just ADORE that SWEET and BEAUTIFUL Card that Melissa Phillips shared this week for the PTI Make it Monday Challenge!! So I decided to play along with the New Make It Monday #194: Sympathy Cards & Stamped Borders Challenge and to combine it with the PTI December Blog Hop!! 
I used the New Pretty Petals Stamp Set which was a SPECIAL Free with Purchase Stamp Set from Paper Trey Ink with a qualifying Order placed this Month!! For more info about this set you can see it here!!

Papertrey Ink - Basic Bookmark 3 Die
Isn't it a BEAUTIFUL Set!!?? So I thought it would be FUN to use the Make It Monday Challenge #194 my jumping off point!! I ended up adding in my own touches here and there and I REALLY LOVE the way it turned out!! I used three different Ink Colors!! Golden Rod Yellow and Bean Stalk Green by Simon Says Stamp and then     by WPlus9!! I used the Dotted Circle from the set and stamped my Border!! After stamping all f the circles my design still felt alittle flat!!?? So I tried several different things and I ended up deciding to add some of the same Dotted Circle Images only I stamped them with Versa Mark Ink add then added some Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder and I LOVE the added depth and texture that it added to my design!! =) I then took the Basic Book Mark 3 Die and Die Cut it making it about 11/2 shorter in length than the Original Die!! I then stamped the main Flower Image in the same Golden Rod Yellow SSS Ink and then I used the Bean Stalk Green SSS Ink to stamp my Leaves!! I embossed another Dotted Circle Image and then die cut a Sweet Little Heart from some Pink Felt!! I layered it all together and then stamped the Sentiment in Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and even though it isn't an obvious Sympathy Card Sentiment I think that it would work as one!!?? We have been to several Celebration Services lately where the Families have chosen to have a Celebration Party where instead of being SAD that they are gone they want EVERYONE to CELEBRATE the LIFE that they lived!! Although these types of Celebrations are HARD,  they also lend a time to really REMEBER who the person was and the LIFE that they ENJOYED LIVING!! =)
So I hope you like it!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!



  1. Hi Larissa, hope your Christmas was merry and bright! Your card is simply delightful, love all of those dots!

  2. Beautiful card Larissa! I loved playing with my Pretty Petals stamp set too. You chose beautiful colors and I really like how you incorporated the gold and silver into the card too! Lovely and well done! :0)

  3. So very pretty! All the embossed detail looks fantastic Larissa! Happy holidays and happy hopping!

  4. OMG!!! Fabulous polka dots!!!! Beautiful, Larissa!

  5. All your MIM cards and blog hop cards are just gorgeous. Funny, that I have used that new petals set for a MIM card that I will post later. So cute.

  6. Using the dots was a great choice--love this, Larissa!

  7. What a fun creation! I adore the big dots & the embossing is a wonderful detail! Beautiful take on both challenges!

  8. Larissa, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you picked to work with! Absolutely wonderful! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!