Sunday, 16 September 2012

"for you... because" for IBSIC #26 & FabFri02...

I am getting my challenge card in early this time!  I can't believe that I missed the cut off for the Fab Friday challenge last week with last week's post.  I had the post and the card done well ahead of time LOL.  So I am entering this card well before the deadline; live and learn : )

I created this card with a certain someone in mind.  It could be argued that she is my blog's biggest fan and definitely one of the biggest fans of my cards.  I don't want to say who it is, since she frequents my blog and I want it to be a surprise when she receives it.  Sufficient to say she is adored and how much so shines through every aspect of this card; she was my muse and main inspiration.

The challenge over at Fab Friday asked for the colors Sahara Sand, So Saffron, and Basic Grey.  I am really not a a fan of Sahara Sand, but I absolutely LOVE how it looks on this card; it was the perfect addition and I can't imagine the card without it.

Here is the FabFri02 challenge pic:

I added the Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge sketch for a complete starting point and total inspiration.  When I first saw Joanna's sketch I was a little leery; I was not sure that I could pull it off.  I am SO glad I tried! What a great sketch : )

Here is the IBSIC#26 sketch:

It is a little hard to see in my picture, but each of the little flags hanging down have "for you" stamped on them in Sahara Sand.  All the details came together so perfectly; I might be in love with this card LOL.

Without further ado, here is my card; I hope you enjoy...


basic grey cardstock

sahara sand cardstock

whisper white cardstock

tall tails designer series paper

botanical gazette designer series paper

sahara sand designer series neutrals stack


so saffron classic

basic grey classic

sahara sand classic

bling and things:

grey satin ribbon

pretties kit small white half back pearls

tools and toys:

circle scissor plus

2 1/2" circle punch

rotary paper cutter

paper snips


sticky strip

stampin' dimensionals

snail adhesive

two-way glue pen

scoring board



stamp sets:

teeny tiny wishes

define your life

defining alphabet



  1. Your bow is gorgeous! And the flags are so sweet at the bottom. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. Really purdy, Tracy! I love the bees, and that divinely-tied satin pewter bow. Wow! Your friend will absolutely adore it. :)

    Thanks for playing with us at IBSIC!

  3. Great card!! Love that ribbon & bow!!

  4. I am so glad that you tried the sketch too Tracy! You made such a beautiful card! I also love that combination of colors together! Hugs, Joanna

  5. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the little banners along the bottom and ribbon! Gorgeous dp and sentiment, too!

  6. So so cute! I love Bee's so this made me swoon!