Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thinking Of You Card Using CTMH Swan Lake Paper Pack

Hello friends!  We are planning our vacation and hoping we are able to go this year.  Say a prayer for us.  It is a challenge to take a trip with my allergies to smells.  It appears that most hotel chains have a lot of air fresheners that add a strong smell to the air all over the buildings on a regular basis.  They also use laundry detergents with a strong smell.  I can't breathe with any smells; so it does make planning a vacation a big challenge.

We go to Branson, MO once a year and stay in a condo; while we visit family in the area. We went several months ago.  The staff are wonderful and do their best to make it smell free for me.  We haven't been on a vacation for several years other than Branson; so I decided we had to try it again. 

I bought some of the new papers from CTMH and wanted to create a few cards.  This is one that I created using one of the Picture My Life Cards that come with the CTMH Swan Lake paper pack. All I had to do was cut the card down a little and add it to a card base.  I then stamped the front sentiment with Versa mark ink and used embossing powder. For some reason, it smeared a little.  I love this sweet image.  We also have a stamp set and dies to match this paper pack. The stamp set is sold alone or as a bundle with the dies.  You can see it on a previous post. 

Found in our Holiday Expressions Idea book 
It has a lot of other products to go with it as well.

Supplies used to create this card:

Paper - CTMH Swan Lake Paper Pack - X7212B
Cardstock - CTMH Poppy 
Sentiment - CTMH So Many Smiles C1619
Ink - Versa Mark Ink pad
Embossing Powder - Stampendous White
Sequins - CTMH Silver Assortment Z2013

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions - Anything Goes (1 of 1) (Sunday)
 Catch The Bug - The Great Outdoors (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Just Us Girls - Use Sequins (1 of 3)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Creature or Critter (Dragonfly) (No limit)
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Daring Cardmakers - What A Wonderful World (No limit)
PDE Linky Party - Cards Only (No limit)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 - 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use your favorite stamp or image (Fav stamp set) (1 of 3)
Ike's World Challenges - Things That Fly (1 of 3)
Inky Chicks - Fairies And/Or Wings (No limit)
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Ooh La La Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)

CTMH September Special
National Stamping Month

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"Blessed Beyond Measure"
Just in time for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Very lovely card. Love the swans. ❤️. Thank you for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge. Jane P. DT

  2. Your card is fabulous!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  3. Beautiful swans Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. Fabulous design! Thank you for joining us again at both The Pencil Case and Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  5. Love each of those swans and the design! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  7. Pretty. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis

  8. Beautiful and Elegant, totally gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent and imagination at work. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  9. Me again! Thanks for playing at PDE Linky Party CARDS ONLY Week!
    ~DT Janis

  10. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Crafty hugs,


  11. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  12. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  13. This is delightful. Thank you so much for joining in our 'Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  14. sweet and beautiful Gloria
    Thanks for join our 100ste CH at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. Such a pretty card! Hope you're able to go on vacation this year! When your in Branson you are in my neck of the woods! We live about an hour and a half from there! Thanks so much for sharing with us at PDE Linky Party!

  16. How gorgeous that is - I love the swans :-) Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)
    I hope your vacation goes well and you can manage to avoid all the perfumey smells - that must be a nightmare for you :-(

    IKE xx

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  17. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 36 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  18. Another beautiful card Gloria!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  19. Very pretty card, I love swans! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  20. This is a gorgeous Gloria, such elegant swans.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
    I have candy on my blog Crafting with Cotnob if you would like to take a look.

  21. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Those swans are beautiful. Michelle x

  22. Love your card, Gloria! Those swans are perfect. I think the tiny bit of smearing blends in with the white specks on your paper! LOL Thanks for sharing it with us at Ike's World Challenge Blog.


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