Hello Friend and 2 PSA's

PSA's?  Public Service Announcement - those are listed down below!  :D

Today I have a card for you featuring Week 2 layout of the Viva la Verve challenge for June - super sweet layout which you can see HERE.

 The "Hello Friend" is embossed with clear embossing powder, I stamped the medium and small flower from Verve's Hope Blooms in black.  I sponged the center of the flowers with VersaMagic Mango Madness and the outer edges with Pumpkin Spice.

I added lots of sponging around the edges of the graph paper and the orange floral paper - VersaMagic Gingerbread and Jumbo Java.  The scallop border was cut with a PTI die.

I added some crocheted ribbon and hand-dyed (by Mish Mash) crinkle ribbon.  Base is Orange Zest, graph paper is accented with Aqua Mist.

 OK, on to the PSA's:

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....friends and flowers...
Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Hope Blooms
Papers: PTI Orange Zest and Aqua Mist, DP by MME, GKD Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Craft Black, VersaMagic Gingerbread, Jumbo Java, Wheat, Pumpkin Spice, Mango Madness
Accessories:  Nestie, crocheted ribbon, crinkle ribbon by Mish Mash, PTI scallop Die, sponging


  1. Love your choice of colors and the entire card is so pretty. I don't do well without something to color so this is even more special to me.

  2. ooh gorgeous card - love the colours and the lace .. so pretty
    isa x

  3. Just beautiful, Michele! Gorgeous shading!

  4. This is beautiful Michele. Like Amanda, I strugle without a colored image but you've done a fabulous job.


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