Saturday, January 8, 2011

~ Thinking of You ~ friendship card

Thank you dears for your kind words on the yester-eve... I am excited with you for the coming days. Life has been rushing at a too-hurried pace, and I need to stop and catch a breath once in a while... like tonight. Before bed.

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I've {painfully} resolved to improve my photography this year... mostly because I hate to irk you with terrible photos. But... where to start? The more I mess with them, the worse they look! ah well.

Creating with pretty doilies, and sweet Melissa Frances paper.

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and a glittered sparrow from an etsy purchase... a card for a dear friend who's living far, far away in America... miss her!

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I'm in love with glitter hearts - handcut. No other way but this one for me: snip and trim. A chipboard swirl, buttons, vintage trim, scrunched seam binding which I finally caved in and got... and other little bits and bobs. Love the tags too.

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 (see what I mean? Horrid photo...)

An extra-large card for an extra-special friend... from me and my sisters.
And, with the bitty scraps, I pulled out a Maya Road envelope and ...

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Just big enough to hold a bitty glassine bag filled with goodies...

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......

And, lastly, with my lack of photography skills hanging over my head... I created a treasury on etsy with the sweetest colors and photos.... check it out here.

see you then!
~ Vi


17 comments:

  1. wow!!! Just beautiful!!! Hugs Juls

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  2. I love everything MF and your projects just blew me away.... Love it!

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  3. Patty O'MalleyJanuary 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Gorgeous card and envelope! Your friend is very lucky to receive this.

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  4. These are simply precious - love all the glitter and that vintage trim is so fabulous!

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  5. Oh Viola my dear. Your photos are perfect. I would not say that to you if they were not. I think your cards are beautiful. I LOVE all the pretty shabby details from the lace to the pretty new Seam Binding you bought. :)
    Hugs~

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  6. Hey, Viola! Everything looks lovely!! Even your photos!!! (Give yourself a break--I'd hate to know what you think about mine!!) Glad you got your hands on some seam binding--got my notice that mine was shipped today--2 creme and 8 other colors!! Can't wait!! Have a good day--I'm off to bed--up in the wee hours tonight!

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  7. Such splendid cards! So beautiful!

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  8. Such beautiful creations Viola, your friend is very lucky to be receiving such a wonderful card and gift.

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  9. Viola, I wanted to let you know that I've just sent you a Sylish Blog Award on my blog http://aidenmak.blogspot.com
    I love your shabby chic style and the layers of texture and vintage detail you add to each creation.
    Hugs, Kim

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  10. Hi Viola!!
    Wow! Another masterpiece...your card and envelope are so shabby and beautiful!!! Love them!
    Michelle

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  11. Your blog is great! I added you to my Google Reader for sure!!! :-)

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  12. I have discovered your lovely shabby blog...and have fallen in love! Always enjoy finding others with the same tastes. Will be back to visit! Cherry

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  13. Viola it is me again Cherry....so do you do blog header designs?? email me if you do or post to my blog. thanks, cherry

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  14. Wow Viola! You never fail to impress me with your cards! Saw the tags you made for Jo when i went to her house! AMAZING! Hope you are having an awesome 2011 and thanks for the well wishes.:D

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  15. Totally love the cards! (The doily looks familiar!)
    And seriously, I think your photography is excellent already! :)

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  16. Hi Viola
    I just couldnt leave comments the normal way ! I have no idea why ! but found another way now !
    Wishing you a very exciting year in crafting adventures ahead ! Sounds fun so far !
    Beautiful creations as always !

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