Genuine Friend - { & a giveaway!! }

February 20, 2014

Happy Thursday, blog friends!!  How are you doing today?  I'm doing pretty good...just cleaning a bit & crafting a bit.  And ready for my hubby to get home...he's been on the road for the past few days for work.  We are going to Minneapolis (or "the cities" as locals call!) on Monday for a couple days to just get away.  We are pretty excited about that...I'm going to get to see my lifelong best friend & meet his new wife for the first time!!  It's pretty much "eeek!!" worthy for me...I can't wait!!

I have a card to share with you today that I did just for fun!  So, the other day I was at Michael's & had a 50% off coupon in my purse...and Heidi Swapp's gold color shine kept calling my name.  I kept resisting...I don't DO messy.  So I would walk past it.  Then I would walk past it again...subconsciously knowing that I had already decided that I had to have it.  Lol!!  So, I picked it up and tried it out on some scrap paper when I got home.  And DIDN'T look like gold bled all over my paper.  And it wasn't as messy as I thought it would be...I might just be addicted now.  :)  Here is a card with my first attempt at using color shine spray!!  Yay!!
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut vellum & doily paper slightly smaller.
3. Spritz the doily paper block with gold color shine & let dry.
4. Once dry, layer the doily paper & vellum together at slight angles.
5. Add the map tag & vellum banner to the front, then zig-zag stitch along the top.
6. Attach the entire paper block to the front of the card base.
7. Adhere the wood veneer frame to the tag, then tuck a banner cut paper strip under the right side.
8. Cut a hexagon flower from paper, then adhere to the top of the frame.
9. Stamp the sentiment to a vellum banner, ziz-zag stitch along the side & adhere to the front.
10. Cut out the word "adore", then adhere to the left of the banner sentiment.
11. Accent the middle of the hexagon flower.
12. Add enamel stars & dots to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Viva la Verve! February Sketch #2
-Curtain Call Inspiration challenge - Cozy Quilt
-CASE Study #179
-Moxie Fab World Happy Hexagons challenge
-Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday

So, I'll admit.  I LIKE the little extra touch that the mist added to my card...*blush*.  I told myself that I would just never be into that trend...and I lied.  :)  I'm glad I made myself try it....

So, the title of this blog post mentions that I have a giveaway for you...and I do!!  Because of our move, and the fact that the post office held onto all of our mail for about THREE months before they decided to forward it...I ended up with two of the Freckled Fawn "Oh Deer Me" kits from September 2013.  I found it the other day, and know I will never use all of the embellishments from both I am going to give it away instead! you want to win it?  All you have to do is become a follower of this blog (over on the right -------->), and leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think of my card!  I will pick a winner on Sunday!!

Well, that is all I have for you for now.  I hope you enjoyed my misty little friend card.  I enjoyed making it!!  Have a great rest of your day!

Until later,

**The vellum & gold thread are not listed, as they are just general craft supply.**


  1. Im already a follower and I think your card is adorable!!! I love all of the special touches, the stitching and that little flower gem.....gorgeous!!!!

  2. Had to laugh reading. I resisted messy too, but gave up! love this gold mist, just might need to buy it. Have fun on your trip and thanks for the chance to win. I already follow your blog on bloglovin. (whenever I see your published /DT work I think it is almost me... but not quite.)

    1. PS. What ink do you use to stamp on vellum? I love how it looks but mine always ends up streaky. It has to be my ink!

    2. Hi Beatrice! I used WPlus9 ink on this card. It is in the supply link list above!

  3. Love all the layers! I might need the gold color shine as well....I have the amethyst one but don't use it often. I'd have more use for gold! Have fun while you're away :)

  4. This is so pretty! I love that Heidi Swapp mist and it is perfect with this card, as is the stitching and that pretty flower, and pretty much just all of it. LOVE!

  5. Loved those Hexagon layers and stitching with the gold thread.. Your adore card is adorable..

    Have a nice trip and thanks for giving us a chance to win


  6. Been a follower for a short time but I find that every card you make is "pin"worthy! This one is no exception! Have fun in Minneapolis!

  7. I have been following you on Feedly for a while now. Today's card is beautiful! I love how the wood plays off the gold mist!

  8. I follow you via Bloglovin and I LOVE your card! I would never have picked this gold up at Michael's but I here Michael's calling my name...and I have a 50% (or 40%?) coupon! Yay me!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous kit!!!

  9. This card is a stunner for sure. Just picked up a couple bottles of the Heidi Swapp color shine spray not too long ago and I love it! You've inspired me to get them out and play some more!

  10. beautiful gold ink and gold stitches. Love this card.

  11. Your card is just beautiful, Lea! Love all the layers, the soft colors and of course the touch of gold ;o)
    I bought this golden color shine spritz this week and like you I thought, maybe this is not for me, because I don't do messy, too. But by seeing your result, I'm really encouraged to give it a try.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win the giveaway.
    Hugs, Anja

  12. I already follow you, obviously. ;) I love this card! The glitter on the sentiment is just perfect! I love the layers, the sparkle, how things aren't perfectly centered, it's all lovely!

  13. Love your card. The details and layering are just awesome. Thank you for all the details on how you created it! Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. I've resisting gold for some time, but now this spray is in my wish list too.
    Your card is pretty - and not messy at all.:)

  15. I' m already a follower, I love almost all your cards, this one is special, I love the glitter, soft colors, resin flower and filigree - I also make jewels I have really a passion for filigree and resin flowers!
    transparency, gold mist and the glitter sentiment are perfect.
    thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. Although I've been following you unofficially for some time, it is now official. I'm glad to see you have lots of posts lately. Love the layers and colors of this card. I have a weakness for honeycomb design. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Gold is my FAVORITE Heidi Swapp mist to use! Your card is GORGEOUS! Love all the beautiful layers! And what a fun giveaway! I'm a follower! :-)

  18. Your card is so sweet, I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I love my gold Colour shine so I'm glad you caved!!! Your card is stunning!! I'm going to have to get myself some gold thread. Oh and of course I'm a follower.

  20. Your card is amazing!!! I am going to need some of that color wash! Love that! How sweet of you to do a giveaway, too! :) Thanks!

  21. Oh how great this card is I love it! And I am happy I found your blog you look to have great taste in this stuff (love your glitter back ground!) I am just starting in the blog world if you have time check out some of my work...I must say I love the sprays I got the silver and want them all now! : )

  22. I love your card. I wish that I was as good as laying them out so prettily.

  23. Well, I must say, you sold me on the HS color shine!!! I have always thought they were too messy! I too will use my Michaels coupon (love those!) to purchase some! Love the SSS stamps! Beautiful card, Lea!
    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  24. This card is gorgeous as are all of your cards! I can't stop admiring all the beautiful layers and interesting elements in your card! The subtle gold splatter all over the card looks great! Good thing you decided to get color shine spray :)

  25. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors, layering and the collage look! So many pretty details!
    I am already a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

  26. I found your blog as I was looking through the Curtain Call entries, and I think they might choose you to be the lead :)
    This card is stunning and I am now following, your blog ( not just for a chance at the giveaway ) , although I would like to be entered ;) I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

  27. Your card is just GORGEOUS, Lea and I love your clustering and the soft colors on your card. It looks so beautiful!
    I am a follower already and Thank you so much for a chance to win those yummy embellishment kits :)

  28. Wow! Gorgeous card, Lea! Love all the layering, vellum, and touches of gold! It would be worth getting messy to use that fab gold spray, so pretty! Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!:-)

  29. Just popped in from Case Study challenge to say your card is a masterpiece! I love the collage and all the interest you've created whilst keeping the card so 'un-busy'! Especially love the gold thread and spray!

  30. I just became a follower. I love your soft delicious card, so pretty and the gold shine just finishes it off nicely. Had to laugh at your story, I am a bit the same way with anything that sprays, but I do managed to get blobs and bleeds occasionally, but I believe they are fashionable in the card making world, with a lot of Design Team Members making sure that they get the extra definition with a blob spot or two.

  31. Such a beautiful card! Pinned it as well. Am a follower.

  32. This post had me giggling - I was just the same until I recently bought a couple of bottles of mist and now it's like they are breeding! Gorgeous ethereal card with perfect touches as always :)

  33. This is just stunning! I always love your soft color choices and beautiful designs. Thanks so much for playing along at CASE Study this week!

  34. such a gorgeous card Lea!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Cozy Quilt!

  35. Oh my! so gorgeous and delicate! LOVE this :)

  36. This is me.
    And this is me SWOONING!

    Super dog awesome, Lea!

    And thanks for linking up to the MFW Happy for Hexagons challenge!



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