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A Week of Gratitude: Day 4

What a fabulous week we're having! Susan's cards have been genius so far, yes?  Don't forget to comment here and at Simplicity to double your chances to win one of two great prizes: 1) a $25 gift certificate to Shady Tree Studios & 2) a copy of Paper Crafts Card Style and 2 Hero Arts shadow inks.

Today's card is for my sister-in-law. She and I hadn't really had a chance to spend too much time together since I've been married to her brother. So I was really excited for her to come with her mom for a visit. We had them for a whole week and it was like one big slumber party. She's exactly what a sister-in-law should be (in my head) and I hope she feels the same way about me. In fact, I've been wanting to call her for the past few days and just couldn't find the time. She must've known because she called me this afternoon and we had a gab-fest. She's the sister I never had. I'll send her this card to let her know that.



stamps: hero arts
card stock: pti
ink: pti dark chocolate & distress antique linen
patterned paper: vintage dictionary, making memories
accessories: recollections pearls, paper rose stickers
 

38 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just love how you have used little tabs for each letter and curved them round the circle.

kristen said...

LOVE the circle with the pearls accenting and the sentiment on the tabs...genius layout!!!

Smilie girl said...

excellent, love the dictionary meanings

Karen said...

very nice...love the page you used...

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! You've taken so many different elements and balanced them all so perfectly! WOW! And I love how you did the sentiment with the thank you definition panel behind, LAYER OF THANKS!!!! Lovely!

LaNell said...

This card is so beautiful. Love your style. I know what you mean about your sister-in-law being the sister you never had. I have a sister-in-law that I feel the very same way about. She lives many miles away so I don't get to see her often. She will definitely receive a gratitude card from me.

Theresa said...

Love how you have tied together so many elements in your card to go so perfect in the layout. Beautiful.

~amy~ said...

Oh this is such a pretty card...lovely job!

Gloria Westerman said...

So sweet.....and pretty....love you l/o...tfs...

Nancy L. said...

really pretty!!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous! Your SIL will love it! :) TFS.

Lorrinda said...

I like the shabby chic of this card. And the dictionary scrap is perfect! I have several dictionaries, time to start cutting one up! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What a pretty, feminine card! Perfect for any sister!

Natacha said...

what a nice card!! Love all the distressing!

Lee Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love all the details you placed on it...just perfect. Your sister-in-law will love it.

Bev E said...

Great card, love what you did with the pearls.

Kristina H said...

Very pretty card! She will love it. I envy you having a great SIL...enjoy!

p.s. love the new look of your blog!

Super Jen said...

I struggle with shabby chic but it's obvious you do not. Love the use of the dictionary page.

jennvonklein said...

So pretty! I especially love the pearls and the yellow roses. :)

Lindsey said...

I think it's great that you and Susan can have such different styles of card today that are each beautiful in their own ways. This is a fabulous, feminine-looking card!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my gosh! What a pretty card! I'm sure she will love it!

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card for your sister-in-law!

Serena said...

Very pretty! Love the paper, pearls and roses!

Denise said...

Pretty card.... love all the details!
DeniseB

annesatx said...

Beautiful card! I love how you mixed the patterns. And the tabs!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Wow, what an awesome card! I love the dictionary style background and the way the "thank you" fans out from the circle.

Jan Larson said...

Beautiful card! I love the shabby chic look of this one. Your SIL will love it!

Sue D said...

I really like the thank you tabs.

s said...

what an inventive card! I could never have come up with that. You are very talented.

Heather said...

Beautiful, I love the lettering around the edge of the circle :)

Sheila H said...

Love the layers and the shabby chic details!

Marie Swan said...

I have several spools of string pearls and always wonder what to do with them. I like how you didn't completely ring your circle.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What fabulous dp, and the circle, and the pearls, and the ransom-style 'thank you' -- great details!

Susan said...

The stitching really caught my eye. I also love the way you added the sentiment! awesome card!

Sue W said...

Beautiful card.....Love the vintage looking dp and the distressing. Love the pearls and the sentiment too!

Allison said...

Wow...I cannot switch over to vintage this easily...I wish!

scgustaf said...

Creative layout with the sentiment ~ TFS!

Tiya-B said...

great card, i love all the layers and how well they look together.