Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pearl Drop

Here's a stunning image from Sweet Pea artist Renee Biertempfel called Pearl Drop (Plate #159). I just fell in love with this stamp at first site! The works of this artist are gorgeous. This stamp was one that I absolutely had to get. It really fits this great nestabilities die cut that I have too. As you can see from this card, I first carefully trimmed the wings to ensure that the Spellbinders die would not cut them off when I did the die cutting.

I added a wonderful saying "Have a Magical Day" which I think goes perfectly with this card. I put some elegant lace that I just got while I was in Turkey. The markets there are just amazing. There's more ribbons, laces, and beads than you could ever imagine. Think of a stamp/bead show times ten. Walking street by street with nothing but shop after shop of crafts (mostly ribbons and laces, I was skipping the fabric district). Some of the more English speaking salesman were telling me there were factories you could see too....but would have to of course have an escort for that. It's amazing. As soon as I got home I was full of great ideas.
I can't wait to share all of them with you. So have a magical day everyone!

HEY GUYS-- I just realized that TODAY is my 1 yr 6 month anniversary celebration from one of my best days ever--amazing brain surgeries that saved my life. In celebration I have decided to give away a Sweet Pea stamp! Drop by my blog and leave a comment, winner will be announced on Sunday. Leave your comment on the Pearl Drop card on my personal blog (click HERE)

Cheers, Holley


  1. That is a very striking color combination Holley. I love how you presented her and love that ribbon!!

  2. This goes perfectly with that die! WOW! And what a wonderful use for the gorgeous lace. Happy to have you back creating with us :)

  3. This is perfect and i love the lace! You did a wonderful job... and happy happy anniversary, my dear!

  4. This looks so great, Holley. This fabulous image fits perfect with the die. And the lace is gorgeous. Love how you added it to your card. I am looking forward to your next ideas.
    Hugs, Karina

  5. ooohhh love that ribbon and love how you trimmed the wings with the die!


    And sooooo happy for you on your surgery anniversary! :-)

  6. Holley, so pretty, love the red and the lace. Your coloring is done beautifully. Congratulations on your anniversary!

  7. She looks awesome on your card. Love the lace.
    Hugs Nataliya

  8. wow this is gorgeous Holley.
    Beautiful colors and decorations!♥.
    Your card's paper/diecut is beautiful to.
    And the best part..Congrats with your anniversary my sweet friend! I'm so happy for you♥!
    Big hugs, Ellen

  9. Happy Anniversary! love the card, very pretty.

  10. Congrats on your health Holley. I am so glad you have been doing so good.
    Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the trim work you did on each side of her. Just gorgeous.

  11. What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate Holley. Congratulations sweetness!! Your card is as equally beautiful as you are.

  12. Thanks so much everyone. I was just so excited when I realized it was exactly 1 year and 6 months. Seems like it should be much longer, because I have been floating on cloud 9 for so long!!