Saturday, March 24, 2012

J'adore Paris

J'adore Paris.... well not really.  I love this image but have no desire to actually go to Paris, or anywhere in France for that matter.  Kinda strange because I am Cajun and my ancestors came from France.  I am more of a Rome and Italy type person.  Oh, one day, if only in my dreams.....  This great image is from Squigglefly and when I saw it, just knew that I would have to buy it!!!  I love all of the vintage stuff in scrapbooking and cardmaking right now.

My camera does not capture the shading of the image well.  You can make out the red around the edges but you cannot see the Vintage Photo shading inside the image and around the edges to the red.  Its subtle so that the cardstock was not blinding white against the off white/ivory of the paper and trim.

This is for a challenge - Squigglelfy Challenge # SFC1112 - Use homemade flowers on your card.  My beautiful homemade flowers were hand crocheted (is that a word?) by my great friend, Linda Weber.  I have a whole drawer in my organizer with these little beauties in different colors.  I use them sparingly because I love them!  I thought they just added a little something to these cards. 

Speaking of cards, when I do these challenges, most of the time I make more than one of the same card.  I ship cards to CARDS 4 OUR TROOPS at least once a month.  Between myself and the great ladies at ScrapbookPlace (yahoo group) we sent approximately 1800 cards, numerous puzzle books and personal hygeine products.  This is something near and dear to my heart.  I do not have anyone in my family at the moment in the service, but a long line of my relatives have given service to our country and this is how I honor them and to thank the current soldiers for their service.  My maternal grandfather served in Korea; my father, two uncles and a cousin in Vietnam and my brother in the first Iraq war. 

Items used:
Labels Eight and Fleur de Lis Squares Nestibilities - Spellbinders
Fired Brick and Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ranger
Lost & Found Union Square paper - My Mind's Eye
Brads Spare Parts - Paper Studio
All pearls Say it With Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Crochet flowers - Linda Weber

Here are the other variations of the card I made:

Well, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Mel

PS.  Sorry about the long post!

4 comments:

Holly said...

Melissa your cards are just wonderful! I love the old fashioned feel to them, and the flowers that Linda crocheted for you are perfect with them. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Angelicnwa said...

I love this card! I LOVE Paris! Great job!

Linda W. said...

Your cards are beautiful Mel! Hooray for the troops! I particularly loved the4 way you set your bg die on point (MUCH LIKE QUILTING!)........ I would love to try this image and never thought about using it this way! Guess I better get some more flowers out your way! Luv Ya!

Diane said...

Beautiful!! Love Paris cards.