Choose Hope

Hello and Happy Monday!
Wet and soggy one here in Montreal this morning but that's ok.  We had some gorgeous weather all weekend!  It was perfect for getting together with friends yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving (canada). 

So we start a new challenge today at Paper Makeup and the theme is one that is quickly becoming my favorite -- Clean and Simple!  I think lots of people have different opinions of what clean and simple is.  To me, it's minimal layers with very few embellishments.  Simple :)
I really love this BCA ribbon from Paper Makeup and wanted to use it on my card this week.  It took me a little bit to figure out what layout I wanted to use, but once I worked that out, the whole thing came together super quick.

I colored up the image with my pencils and added some glitter pen so it sparkled.  The gems have been colored with a pink copic marker so they matched my color scheme.  Then I used one of the sentiments in the Faith Hope Love set that I felt had such a super awesome message.

The little border strip is punched with my MS Lace Edge punch and I embossed the top layer with the Swiss Dots folder.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Makeup Artists creations.  Then pull out your digi's and join in the fun!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Creative Romance-Pink
    Artistic Inspirations #63-Anything Goes
    Card Mania #31-Pastel Colors
    Crafting When We Can #55-Make it Sparkle
    Crafts 4 Eternity #145-Clean and Simple
    Craft Your Passion #184-Add Some Embossing
    Creative Fingers #6-Anything Goes w/Shades of One Color
    Inky Impressions #129-Glitter and Sparkle
    Path of Positivity #7-Hope
    That Craft Place-Think Pink

Thanks for stopping by!  <3


  1. Hello Emily,

    i love your card, i think clean and simple is a card with not to much on it!


  2. So love the simplicty of your card so striking and pretty, thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Fingers
    ~ Denise DT ~

  3. Love your CAS card, Emily. When it is clean and simple, the message showcases your love of crafting!

  4. A perfect card for Breast Cancer Awareness - love the elegant pink background paper,

  5. Fabulous card and perfect for such a good cause. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  6. Great card for a good cause Emily. Love the details with the punched border and pink colours. Hugs Bettina xx

  7. It's really beautiful, Emily. stunning card!

  8. What a gorgeous card, this is so girly but still gives out the message, thankyou for sharing with us this week at Artistic Inspirations

    Zoe DT

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. This is so beautifully elegant. This is so perfect for our HOPE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. This card is beautiful and so inspirational. I love the sentiment. The combination of embossing, delicate paper and lovely lacy edges is wonderful. Love the touches of bling, too. Thanks for joining our Add Some Embossing challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  12. This is a beautiful CAS card! I love that designer paper and your sentiment! Thank you for joining our "add some embossing" challenge at Craft Your Passion. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you again for the next challenge!

    Craft Your Passion DT

  13. Oh Emily, your card is just lovely. You have made the most delicate creation and it really brings home the Breast Cancer Awareness Theme of HOPE that we are celebrating at Path of Positivity Challenge this month. Your pinks are preciously soft and I really love the way you put the touch of red beside your ribbon. The sentiment you used is so true and such an inspiration for all those who have entered their card this month; people really do tend to view other's cards and yours will be a stand out in terms of its beauty and delicacy. The lace is such a feminine and beautiful touch. I am thrilled you have brought your card over to us at POP. We are all the richer for having seen it. Thank you so much! Soulfully Yours, Samara DT Path of Positivity Challenge.

  14. Beautiful card - very CAS and so delicate. Great choice of image and papers :-)
    Thank you for playing at Path Of Positivity Challenge HOPE

    PoP DT Member

  15. Hello Emily, first let me say I'm so happy to meet a fellow Canadian! I myself am from northern Ontario. The card that you have created is just so beautiful and is perfect for conveying the sense of hope that all victims of breast cancer need in their lives as they battle such a dreadful disease. You have the perfect sentiment alongside a wonderful ribbon image and such pretty papers. I also really love that lace border you have included. It gives it the perfect touch of femininity.

    Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I'm so glad that you found my challenge and I hope that I will see more of your beautiful creations in the future.

    May you always be able to draw on hope when you need it in your own life.

    Lisa D., Owner