Bless this Nest

November 11, 2010

Happy Thursday!!  I hope that your week has been a wonderful one so far, and that it is even better now that we are so close to the weekend!

I have my card for CPS #192 to share with you today.  CPS is being sponsored by Paper Pretties this week, and they let me pick out a cute little set to make my card with.  I just LOVE the cute little bird nest, and there are a couple more sentiments that fit it perfectly in the set.  This one just fit on my card better than the others! My card also uses some of the newest Glitz Design product from the Hoopla collection.  LOVE it!  The tulle...and new addition to Glitz this time around.  Isn't it fabulous?!
"Bless this Nest" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/tulle/jewels: Glitz Designs
Stamps: Paper Pretties (Everyday Miracles set) 
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Colored Pencils: craft supply
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Scalloped Border Die: Papertrey Ink

Instructions: Make your card base from cardstock, and layer background paper to the front of it.  Stamp the image and sentiment to a cream cardstock block, and color in the image with colored pencils.  Cut a scalloped border from dotted paper using a Cuttlebug, and adhere to the top of the stamped block.  Tie tulle around the seam, and accent the tulle bow with a large jewel. Adhere the entire block to the front of the card, and glitter the stamped eggs with Stickles. 

I just love this little is one of my latest faves! 

In keeping up with my attitude of gratitude, today I want to share how thankful I am for my dad.
In terms of flesh and blood, he isn't my biological father.  But in terms of unconditional love and care...he is more my dad than anyone will ever be.  For awhile I didn't understand why God chose for me to be born of my biological father, but raised and loved by this man.  But I get it now.  You see, I have the best of both worlds.  On my biological father's side, I have the most amazing grandparents, aunts and cousins in the world...and my life wouldn't be the same without them.  And when God delivered Rob into my life...I not only got a person who would love me as if I were his own.  I also got another amazing grandparent, and more wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins.  For that...I am truly blessed.  Blessed beyond all the hard parts...

On that is time for me to get going.  I hope you have a wonderful day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.  


  1. this is truly gorgeous! i love the colors, the paper and the design of the top flap! i just love it!

  2. What a beautiful post; both the card and the part about your dad. Great photo too! :)

  3. A really lovely card. Love the fresh colours. Love the image and the mesh ribbon tie with gem is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing, its such a beautiful blessing for you :)

  4. What a fun card Lea! I love the pop of blue and the lovely ribbon. What a nice tribut to your step-father Lea!

  5. Your card is so fresh and vibrant. Love the colors. And your story about your "Dad" is inspiring. God has a way of blessing us through some of the tough things in our life.

  6. Beautiful! Those colours! And that stamp is lovely!

  7. Gorgeous card Lea. Love that nest image on the tree... lovely colors. :o) Nice dedication to your dad.


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