I'm Thinking of You

Happy Monday!!
Man what an odd spring huh?  We went from high 30's on Monday to 2 feet of snow on Tuesday last week...and now half of that snow is gone.  Crazy!!
I don't know about you but I am ready for spring!  I love the snow, don't get me wrong...but there is something about March and April that just gets me in the mood for spring flowers and throwing the windows open to get some fresh air.  This snow stuff is getting in the way of that though...so I think it needs to go away now :)

This week we have a fun challenge for you at Digi Makeover.  We want to see some fancy folds in your projects!!  I had a little fun with this one.  Actually, my card started off not working out the way I wanted it to.  I had no clue what papers to use or what details I wanted to add.  Since I've been trying to work through my scraps, I decided on a little bit of a wild pattern in hopes that it would all come together.

I think it did, though it took a little convincing from the hubby...
And he actually contributed a little bit to this double easel card.  Since it's fancy folds, I wanted something a little more than just an easel.  When we were dating (a looonnngg time ago :) ) he would fold up dollar bills into these origami hearts and send them to me.  It was so sweet!  So when he mentioned adding one to this card, I knew I had to include it somehow.

The large frame around the image is a die cut I made from the Paper Makeup Framed Set.  I then used a few of the flowers and grass from the Faith, Hope, Love set.  The grass was printed in color but didn't print so well...so I went back over it with my colored pencils.  I had printed out another set of the flowers and colored/glittered them all out to layer on top of the blank print out, but once the card was all done, I sort of liked the black silhouette so I left them.  What do you think?

While I was putting everything together, I had Matthew make up the origami heart so I could add that as my second easel.  I cut out and popped up one of the butterflies on the paper to help hold the larger easel in place.

I do love this card!  It's bright, bold, and beautiful!  I hope you will jump in on this challenge!  We'd love to have you!  Just remember to use a digi.  And be sure to swing by the rest of the makeup artists and check out their gorgeous creations!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Catered Crop-Flower Power
    Charisma Cardz #11-Die Cuts
    Stamp n Doodle-Anything Goes
    Whoopsi Daisy-Use a Digi
    Word Art Wednesday #72-Anything Goes

6 comments:

  1. really nice job emily it so pretty.

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  2. This is amazing, Emily. I've never learned any of those amazing fancy folds but you did a great job with yours. It's so sweet and I'm sure will be a real blessing to the recipient. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. Beautiful card and lovely layout. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

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  4. This is so pretty thanks for playing along with us at Stamp n Doodles this time
    Jacki xx (SnD DT)
    http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. How lovely, the origami heart s a great finishing touch to your card. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at the Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
    Jenni x

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  6. Thanks so much for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy with your gorgeous card xx Jan

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