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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gentle Thoughts - SC337

Well, I had a fright tonight!  I clicked on the link to my blog so I could post this card tonight, and I got a notice that my blog had been removed!!!!!!!  Yikes!   Luckily, I was able to find the right place to go and do the right things to get it back.  I think that someone tried to spam me the other day, but Google caught it before it actually made it to my blog.  The message I got tonight was that they detected some unusual activity on my blog, so I'm thinking that maybe that was the reason.

Anyway, I'm just glad I'm back in business.  Don't know what I would do if I lost everything I've already posted here over the last year.

This card that I'm sharing with you tonight is another card from my SCS Monthly Challenge Club.  This kit was sent to me by Suzy back in May!  Yep, finally getting around to making something with it.  Mostly, I usually really like the cards that I make.  Once in awhile there is one that I'm not so crazy about for one reason or another, but I must say that when I got finished with this card, I really liked it!  I like all the ingredients that Suzy sent us and when I finally picked a layout for it, the card just all came together so easily.  That was one of the requirements.  We were supposed to pick a sketch from the SCS Sketch Challenges.

This is the card that I came up with.
All the supplies were in the kit except for the SU Going Gray c/s and the Recollections pearls.   The image and sentiment are from a retired SU stamp set - Garden Collage.  When I saw this paper, I just knew I wanted to use them both together and I thought the ribbon would bring it all together.

I used my Copic markers to color the image:  G21, G24, Y11, Y13, Y19, Y38, and YR24.  I also used C0 to light go over the background.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

The House That Stamps Built - Flowers
Scrapalicious - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Sympathy
Everybody-Art- Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper and Such - Wings and Things
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.  Hopefully this weekend I'll have some time to visit blogs of those who come by and leave comments here.  Working full time sure does interfere with my personal life.  I'd much rather be home stamping!


  1. Beautiful card Maggie, just gorgeous!
    I've had the same thing happen with my blog and it scared the bejeebers outta me. I backed my blog up but that was quite a long time ago and it needs to be done again.

  2. Oh Maggie this is fabulous - love the all of it!
    I have been having blog hassles too and have finally found a way around it...
    skeery to think you may have lost the lot!!

  3. Your card is so pretty - I love the way you've colored that image. I have that set and I need to get it out again! Great job of using the pieces that were sent to you. Thanks for joining the Repeat Impressions challenge this week. (How scary to think you blog may have disappeared!)

  4. Maggie, this is so very pretty! Im going to dig out this set and let it see some ink again. I love your colors and the way you colored the image is beautiful!
    (Looks like the 5th time's a charm, I think it's going to publish my comment now)

  5. BEAUTIFUL creation Maggie! Love the coloring on the butterflies ... so pretty & calming! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SYMPATHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  6. Ohhh Maggie, I love LOVE this one!! It's absolutely stunning! The colors and images you used compliment each other perfectly:)

  7. wow how very pretty Maggie, I love how it all came together and I agree that gray was perfect to use... great eye ...

  8. Work has a funny way of doing that, right? Glad your blog was safe and sound. That would freak me out.
    Your card is lovely. I love the color combo of the yellow and gray....The butterfly is so pretty..

  9. This is SO pretty Maggie! Love that image and the DP you used with it is wonderful.

    Glad all is ok with your blog again! Scary!


  10. Maggie....this is just beautiful!!! I love that you used everything that I sent!!! Wow! The grey color for the card stock really compliments the whole card. Your coloring is just lovely! I'll have to remember this layout for sure. I'm really glad I still have some of those tidbits left...might have to do one similar!

  11. Pretty Pretty card. The yellow brightens my day any day

  12. It's magnificent, Maggie! So glad you were able to get the blog problem fixed. One thing I have to say about Google is that they are really good at catching and stopping hackers who try to hijack blogs. Bless them for that one even if I do say bad things about Blogger now and then. :-D

  13. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining the "Wings & Things" challenge at Paper and Such.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  14. Glad you got that blog issue sorted!

    Gorgeous card! I love that music paper.

  15. Beautiful!! That image is beautiful and that paper is perfect with it. I like the little butterflies too.

  16. Your image is absolutely stunning! Beautiful card

  17. Superbly lovely!! I haven't inked up this set in forever but it has always been one of the classics that I love :) You've showcased it to perfection! x0x0

  18. That is my all time favorite stamp set from SU! Your card turned out beautiful using it.

  19. That turned out great!! I love the color combination.

  20. Gorgeous card... Love the butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  21. A fantastic card, your colours and papers are fabulous and I love that beautiful image.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with <a href=" Art Challenge</a>.

  22. beautiful love the papers thanks for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck emma xx

  23. Love those papers and the coloring of the main image is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our Sympathy Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  24. Wow! Yours turned out really awesome and elegant. Love this!

  25. Love the images, such warm yellows!! Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge this week! Good luck xx

  26. Wow- I love the colors- the flower is just fabulous! Love the butterflies you added too- I can see why you like the cards you are making- so pretty!

  27. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining in our Repeat Impressions challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

  28. Congratulations on being a winner at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

    1. Wow! Thanks so much for letting me know. I'm so honored and excited.


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