Be Yourself

Welcome to my blog on this lovely Wednesday!
I was a bit worried it would be miserable here rained yesterday which is wonderful...but then it brings the humidity...which is awful!  But so far it feels nice and cool!  The humidity can stay away for a few more months :)

Sharing a pretty simple card with you today.  With our recent visit to MI, I was able to rummage through the many boxes we have in storage and pull out a bunch of my bead materials, including wire.  I was excited to try adding it to my cards...haven't done that yet but I see it often and love how it looks.
I didn't go too crazy with the wire on my first try, but I think it looks awesome tucked into the black roses.
The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used the image at the Pinspirational challenge this week.  It's such a crazy photo, or bold dress style and it reminds me to be myself.  No matter what style that is.  So when I saw this sentiment in my stash, it fit perfectly.

I cut the frame and the spiral roses with my cricut.  I added some clear glitter to the roses, though up close it's a lot grainier than I was thinking it would be...maybe I should have left the glitter off...but I wanted sparkle :)
Then I used my coiling gizmo to spiral some orange wire and tucked it in between the roses.  That was a trip!  How do you get wire glued down??  I suppose I could have used my glue gun...but that was more work than I wanted to do right I flattened one end of the coil, globed some glue on a piece of paper and stuck it down...that worked :)  The glue I have pretty much rocks for gluing anything down :)
I'll try the glue gun next time :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Tuesday Morning Sketches #147
    {Pin}spirational Challenge #8-Inspirational Photo
    The Crazy Challenge #120-3D
    Lexi's Creations #65-Black, White +1 Other Color
    Bearly-Mine #36-Anything Goes
    Tuesday Throwdown #99-3D

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Hi Emily
    A beautiful card love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at Bearly Mine
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. Wonderful creation, Emily! I love the CAS look - Those flowers are splendid, too :)

    Thank you for sharing this with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.


  3. Very pretty card! I love the quote! Thanks for participating this week in {PIN}spirational Challenges!!


  4. Absolutely stunning! Love the b/w, so elegant. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Beautiful! I love all the polka dots, and the sentiment is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  6. Love your beautiful card Emily..Hey I sent you an email. Will you check it ??

  7. Wow, this is a fabulous creation! Love the colours!

  8. Gorgeous black roses, Emily! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the 3-D challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see your lovely work again and again.
    :-D NanaConnie DT

  9. What beautiful black flowers! Really elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  10. Beautiful card Emily! Love the black and white. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Gorgeous flowers and love the bits of wire. Fantastic sentiment! So happy you joined us this week at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  12. love the monochrome design of your card thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine challenges and good luck hugs Jess