Heartfelt Thanks in Groovy Guava

The New Year is upon us - are you making New Year's resolutions? Anyone going to a party for New Year's Eve or staying home and celebrating?? Tell me, spill all!!

If you read my last post, you know we've had a rough weekend. Our poor little girl is still very anxious each time she coughs - can't blame her, and I'm trying so hard to reassure her that she'll be fine, but she continues to be anxious. She panicked in a store Saturday afternoon, came running and grabbed my hand. I reassured her to go ahead and cough; it was okay. Poor, poor thing, it breaks my heart!!

I haven't been able to find my mojo for stamping lately so I perused several blogs and galleries today and decided to do last week's sketch challenge from Splitcoaststampers. So...here's what I made:

I need to replenish my stash of birthday cards, so I made two of these. See the ribbon on the left-hand side? The card is actually glued together under the ribbon and opens just in front of the ribbon. Hard to explain, but it's different than any I've done before. The ribbon was actually white with polka dots; I ran it through the stamp pad to change the color. Cool, eh?

The base card is actually blush blossom (a really, really pale pink) but stamped using the linen stamp in groovy guava. Groovy guava is the main color throughout the card. I started out with a totally different idea in my head, but that didn't work out at all. LOL That's okay; I like this card!

The center circle (ivory) is actually distressed and edged in the groovy guava. The flower is from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.

Thanks for peeking in; I hope you have a marvelous 2008. Celebrate safely please! Hugs, ~M.


  1. love groovy guava. great card Michele. I think i get it about the ribbon. I'll have to try that. very different! Have a very happy and creative New Year!

  2. Thank god for google! I found you by doing a google search on your name! LOL..I also have a blog that I just started keeping it for myself, family and friends. email me amanda_1041984@yahoo.com
    -Amanda Fleming


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