Saturday, February 20, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #6 - Stamper No Stamping

The challenge at Raise the Bar this week is no stamping, except for a sentiment. This sentiment came out last fall and I've been eying it forever it seems. I finally ordered it from A muse while I signed up for a Copics 201 class with my friend Rachel. On a total random side tangent, lol...I got into the Portland Copic Certification class! I'm really excited to be going and it's a bonus to get to go home and see the fam. :)

Paper: Que Sera Sera
Stamps: Amuse
Pearls, MS Border Punch, Nestabilties, Prima Flowers, and CTMH Buttons


Well, things work in mysterious ways sometimes. I'm sure most of the stamping community knows that Shannan lost her husband recently and I made this card for her and her boys. This stamp was just meant to be mine at this time.

I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday! I will be crafting it up with the South Sound Stampers. And then I'm going to dinner with some friends! Brent gets a nice lazy day without me bugging him to do stuff, lol.

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful card! UGH, I just got an email from Copic Internatnl!!!! Too bad the closest classes to me are Portland and Phoenix! :(. Congrats!

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  2. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and DP with that strip of black and pearls! Stunning!

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  3. This is a really pretty card Sparkle. I read about Shannan last week and it just broke my heart. I don't know her, but I just feel so bad for her and her boys. I'm sure she'll really appreciate your card.

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  4. Such a beautiful card. Congrats on the class. I so wish there would be one here in Ottawa - the closest has been in montreal and I was so tempted to go!

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  5. Gorgeous, Sparkle! Sounds like you have a fun day planned. Enjoy!

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  6. What a very pretty card for such a sad occasion. I'm sure you are right, you were meant to have it at this time.

    Congrats on getting into the certification class! Your coloring is already amazing, so it'll be fun to see what you learn after the class.

    Have a super fun weekend!

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  7. WOW...I thought for sure you stamped the flourish thingy!! I LOVE this...the layout and the colors are awesome :)

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  8. Takes my breath away. It's beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful, Sparkle! I'm sure Shannan will greatly appreciate it..

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  10. a beautiful card for a difficult experience - I'm sure it will be much appreciated. (and yay for the copic class!) :)

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  11. Beautiful card, I'm sure Shannan and her boys will appreciate it.

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  12. Beautiful card! Have a great weekend! :)

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  13. So beautiful, love the colors and the big flower! Hugs Silke

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  14. What a beautiful card for Shannan. I know it will comfort her at this time.

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  15. So stunning Sparkle the colours are gorgeous. Love the flower too
    love tasha xx

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  16. Just beautiful Sparkle! Love all the stitching and mix of papers! Gorgeous!

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  17. This is so elegant and beautiful Sparkle..I LOVE it!! Xx

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  18. What a beautiful card for such a terribly sad occasion...!

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  19. Such a gorgeous card!! Love it...so sad for the situation it's for though...

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  20. Sympathy cards can be so difficult - this is beautiful!
    Shanna :)

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  21. gorgeous sympathy card...it really is stunning...so many lovely details! Congrats on the copics classes!

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  22. that is such a beautiful card, I am sure it will bring much comfort, hugs Debx

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  23. Beautiful card! How sad for her and her boys. My prayers go out to them.

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  24. gorgeous stunning card, thinking of Shannan

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  25. I'm sorry to hear that your friend lost her husband. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure this will cheer them up.

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  26. Gorgeous card! So excited for you that you are taking Copic classes! :)

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  27. Beautiful card that I'm sure they'll appreciate. Still able to use your signature Primas and buttons!

    Congrats on the Copic cert. I'll soon be getting tips from a certified expert!

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  28. Beautiful card, such gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

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  29. Your card is beautiful Sparkle!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  30. WOW!!! This is just stunning! That pop of black in the border just really take sthis card to a whole new level...fabulous!!! Yo lucky duck on the copic cert class. I wish one would come to MD.

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  31. This card is stunning!! I especially love the pearls.

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