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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Swirls & Twirls - DT Project

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another challenge at Cooking with Cricut! I'm so glad you've stopped by and I hope that you are inspired by my creation. This card today is bitter sweet for me. My son's English teacher's father passed recently and we wanted to do something special for her.  She has been a wonderful source of encouragement for my son so we wanted to bless her.
I created the flower on this card using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge (prize from Lauren at 40:31 Creations)and the sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge. I worked with the petals to make them a bit more realistic and inked the edges for dimension.  The flower is popped off the page but I'm not sure you can tell. The kraft paper is by Recollections and the yellow paper is from my stash which I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I used the Divine Swirls embossing folder to emboss the background layer of the card for added pizazz.

Now get this.  When I was making this card, my son came up to me and said (13 years old), "Mom, I think her favorite color is yellow because she wears it a lot of it." I was so appreciative of the fact that he is attentive and trying to help me create something that he thinks she will like.  For a teenager, that's special.  I love that kid!  After putting everything together, I used Helmar's gemstone glue to place pearls in the middle of the flower. The original design for this card was inspired by Lisa over at Shabby Mommy Studio.   I like this card a lot and pray that it will bless his teacher.  Have wonderful Wednesday and I pray to see you soon.  I do have a blog hop coming up this weekend so be sure to stop by.  Blessings and Scrappy Hugs!


Yolunda said...

Love the new page design!!

Anonymous said...

Love your card.... I am also loving your new blog look....

Summer said...

So cute, I cannot wait to get working on that challenge! TFS

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card, Chrisel. I know that your son's teacher will truly appreciate all of the love and care you wrapped in this card. Your son sounds like a very special young man, good job, Momma!

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

kramer_buffy said...

lovin' the new look Christel! And I am a yellow girl... love it.

-- dalis

KARLA UREA said...

Very cute card, Love the colors!!! Great job
Karla U

Maria Elena said...

Great job Cristel ! Love those colors!
Have a great Thursday !
Maria Elena ;-) CWC DT

Raven B said...

Oh my sweet I miss you. I hope you are fabulous. This is a super awesome card!!!! Sad though ;(
Raven CWC DT

the cricutologist said...

Beautiful card! I'm your newest follower!

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