Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Ladies Diary...A Shabby, Vintage Wall Hanging

Please scroll down for my entry into Friends with Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog

Graphic 45 is one of those companies that produces paper perfect for altering items and creating home d├ęcor pieces.  I created this piece with some of their gorgeous paper from A Ladies Diary collection.  This is a collection from three years ago and I still had a few pieces left to create this piece.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I also combined elements from a few of my favorite companies for embellishing, Prima, Melissa Frances, and Webster's Pages.  Here is a list of products used:  hanger (Melissa Frances)
          Victorian Lamp (Prima)
          String of Pearls (Prima)
          Ruffled ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
          Tulle Flower (Webster's Pages)
          Fabric Flower (Prima)
          Pattern paper (Graphic 45)
          Corrugated board
          Vintage White Paint (Plaid-Folk Art)
          Shabby Chair (Prima)

I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving comments.  Here are the pics...Enjoy!!

I am sharing a card I created for a dear friend of mine for Friends with Flair.  Just like this sentiment says, she is all that and more.  I hadn't seen her in three years and we got together for lunch a few days ago.  It was wonderful to see her.  Our lunch lasted for 3 hours.  We laughed, ate, laughed some more, and shared family pictures.  What a treat it was!  My dear friend was diagnosed with breast cancer a little while back.  I am happy to say that she is cancer free.  I feel terrible not keeping in touch these past few years.  I know she has family who cares for her and other friends, but I know I should have been there for her.  From this, I have learned that I should never be too busy, or that things in my life were more important than hers.  I have learned not to let life get in the way of life, if this makes any sense.  What I am trying to say is that even when your own life gets stressful and hectic, it is essential to make time for friends and family who need you.  Contact, whether it's in person, by phone, mail, email, texts, etc. is essential.  She is so forgiving.  She completely understood.  She is a true friend.  In the past, anytime we were together, she made me laugh louder, smile bigger and live just a little bit better.  I want her to know how much she means to me.  I hope this card does that.  She is a very special person.

For this card I stamped the butterfly from the January 2015 Kit of the Month, Magic of Beginnings.  The sentiment is from a grab bag, Far Better Things Ahead.  Both sets are Unity.  Thanks for reading this post.  Enjoy the pics:



  1. Great work - both projects are beautiful. Knew right away you used G45 paper.

  2. Wow....lovely G45 project. You can't go wrong with their awesome products!!
    Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story behind the FWF card. Your card is lovely with that big butterfly and wonderful sentiment!! Your words are a good reminder to us all. Thank you so much.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. I love your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.
    I saw your entry at FWF.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  4. Great projects. I like the vintage card.

  5. Just popped over for FWF for a closer looks at your beautiful card Carol x

  6. Very pretty card and your Graphic 45 piece is a stunner!

  7. Great FWF Unity card! Also love the Vintage Lady wall hanging!

  8. Love the butterfly and the sentiment. Hugz

  9. Very pretty, and such a nice sentiment!

  10. that turned out so pretty! Love your G45 project also!