Friday, July 3, 2015

Life is ANYTHING but Perfect!!! FWF 7-3-15



Copy that and stand by.  Okay, all systems are go, again.   Roger, Houston.




Hi, Friends.............

I was having major problems with my internet tonight so I had to post unretouched photos for my Friday Unity- Friends with Flair project.  I finally was able to edit my shots, so now I am redoing this post.  :)

The lovely Unity grab bag sentiment says:  Life fails to be perfect, but never fails to be beautiful.  It is stamped in Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia.  

I used a number of my DCWV scraps for this.  I find that layering uses lots of them!!  Hooray!!  :)

You will be seeing a lot of cards on my blog over the next weeks (months?) that use circles.  I am in the middle of a quest to use a bunch of my scraps and a couple things I have in abundance are 3-1/2" and 1" wide strips, cut from 12"x12" paper to make A2 notecard sets.  I have a circle punch that is nearly 3" wide, so I have made a bunch of circles from my strips.  I am determined to use them!!!!  Happily, the circles fit perfectly on my doilies.  :)
 

I tinted a couple of Prima flowers with Distress Inks and added a pretty Zva swirl corner piece. 

Hope your holiday weekend is not as hot as ours is going to be!!!  Ugh...  Stay safe and cool.  

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge(s):
1. Unity - Friends with Flair Link-up
2. Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge - Hang some Paper 
3. Mod Squad Challenge - Pattern Paper
4. Inspired by Stamping - IBSIC #95 - Use String

17 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful Janis love the pearls and the lace effect around the opening.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a gorgeous card, Janis! The whole design & everything you used is just beautiful. Love that sentiment.

Bananastamper said...

So pretty! Great use of the doily for lace effect!
Shanna :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is jaw dropping beautiful!

Dawn Fields said...

Your card is beautiful!

UTs Hobby Time said...

This is so beautiful. Love the pearl embellishment and the sentiment.

Scrapper Myra said...

Un retouched is great. Tks for sharing.

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, the colors are gorgeous and I love the pretty DP circle on the doily! Thanks so much for sharing this in our Power Poppy Hang Some Paper challenge!

Susan Hogan said...

How lovely! A very pretty card and a great use of those circles. Love the cat meme too - except no cat will admit to a problem!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, love the added pearls!

Daniella said...

Hi Janis! I haven't heard from you in some time, I hope all is well!! Your card is fabulous of course!! When are they not? I love that honeycomb background too! Good for you, using your scraps. I have a HUGE basket of them and they will be my next junk journal! How interesting that will be, with all the mismatched patterns, LOL! I hope to hear from you soon! Keep being awesome!
xxDaniella

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous layers--and all those pearls! Thank you for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Karenladd said...

Wow Janis!!! What a masterpiece of texture and design!! Love all the different patterns and layers....and those PEARLS!!! Whew, I know that I would have used on a few and hoarded the rest but then it wouldn't have been as impressive as this one. You were so right about those punched circles fitting perfectly into the doily and the way you cropped the patterned paper really shows off the design. So tell me though, did you add flowers to your punched circle, or is that printed on the DCWV paper? Either way this is gorgeous and you would never know you were sweltering as you created...!

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous paper and card. Love all the frilly bits. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Donna Ellis said...

With flair is RIGHT, Janis! It's a beautiful card. hugs, de

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty indeed. These colors are wonderful, great sentiment with the flowers. Thanks for joining us in our Hang Some Paper Challenge this month