Sunday, May 1, 2016

More is More When it Comes to Pearls

Rain - all weekend. So explain to me why I didn't get a dozen or two cards made? I tinker too much! Or to quote my Daddy: I PUTZ around too much. A perfectly good rainy weekend and what do I have to show for it? Reorganized craft area, a pot of spaghetti and meat sauce for the hubby to have for lunches this week, a dusted living room, laundry washed, dried, folded and put away, several hours of computer work - for my job, four beds worth of linens washed and reapplied, but only ONE CARD! I think I need a Weekend Time Management Course. Or better yet a Weekend Priority Management Course.

Then to top it off I went a little pearl crazy. I guess since I didn't make more than one card I felt the need to over use pearls? I can't explain it. It looks more like a pin cushion than a card!

~Base card PaperTrey Ink - Aqua Mist
~Die cut shape using SU Floral Frames
~Die cut pink PaperTrey Ink - Sweet Blush topped with another die cut using Colorbok Homespun
~Teal and white pearls
~Aqua Mist layer stamped with Stampabilities Le London Script using Versamark and Ranger Perfect Pearls (AGAIN WITH THE PEARLS!)
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - shaped card for Mother's Day or girlfriend (for a co-worker who's birthday is on Mother's Day- she likes owls and butterflies...go figure...I sure hope she likes pearls...)
Glitter N' Sparkle - shaped card
My Sheri Crafts - shaped card
Crafting with Friends - anything
Just Add Ink - color photo inspiration

Thanks for clicking by!

Here's to prioritizing, better use of weekend time, and plans for going cold turkey on pearls!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. So glad that the ONE card you made over the rainy week end was perfect for this weeks challenge over at Just Us Girls. Love the butterflies and ALL THOSE PEARLS. Thanks for joining us again Nancy. PS You did accomplish a LOT though.

  2. This is beautiful, Nancy. Love the shape and your pretty butterflies. Nice addition with the pearls. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  3. Wonderful shaped card! I really love that blue! Perfect touch with those pearls! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting with Friends

  5. Nancy, this is lovely - really, IS there such a thing as "too many" pearls?! I could do with the same time management/prioritisation course that you think you'd benefit from. The one card you did make is beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  6. Wow this is really cool - I love the Butterfly paper - I think the pearls are great too. Chantell JAI

  7. I love your idea of containing the butterflies within the floral card shape Nancy and really the pearls are a nice touch accenting the points! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. Oh I do like a pretty, shaped card & like how you've offset the pink layer to show just a touch. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Lovely card love thne shape thanks for joining glitternsparkle

  10. Pretty shaped card! Love the butterflies and pearls! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards


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