Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Love Chevrons!

I had some left-over scraps of a card I made recently, so I decided to make another card with them. This card is for the SimonSaysStamp challenge to use a favorite tool, stamp, or product. My favorites change frequently with all the fantastic stamping products out there today, but I'd have to say one of my favorites is the Hero Arts chevron embossing folder I've used here. I just can't seem to get enough chevrons these days. The flowers were done with a HA stamp set, fussy cut & popped up on foam tape, and the centers were colored with a black Spica glitter pen. The flourish was given to me by a friend (thanks M A) and for the final touch, I added some ribbon and a tiny tag with a black pearl and pink gemstone.
This card is for the CAS-ual Friday CFC82 challenge to "even the score", or in other words, add some scoring to your card. I stamped the HA image (chevrons again -yay!) and outlined it with a fine black marker just to give it a little more definition without adding a layer. I scored the red panel and added a computer generated sentiment and this card was finished! Both cards will go into my next OWH box.

I try to keep this blog about cardmaking and crafts, but I wanted to share my thoughts and offer prayers to those affected by the tragedy in Newton Connecticut. My heart is heavy for any parent who loses a child, but to lose so many innocent children - along with 6 adults - to a senseless act of violence is impossible to comprehend. There are no words I can offer that will bring comfort to anyone who's suffered such a heart-breaking loss, but I pray no one has to live through a tragedy like this again! May angels in heaven watch over everyone who was affected in any way with this evil act in Newton, and I pray for healing of those broken hearts that have been forever changed. I feel so incredibly sad for those who lost loved ones in such a horrible way and keep asking myself how can this keep happening again and again? We MUST do something to stop this!

Hug your loved ones a little bit tighter today, because you may not have the chance to do it tomorrow.



jules said...

oh what gorgeous cards Carol!!! i do love those flowers!

Basslady said...

hun, you have such a special and wonderful card-style!

so glad, i am a follower of your amazing blog!

you are such a blessing and inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna Hanley said...

I laughed when I saw your first card. I have sitting on my desk right now a piece of black card stock that was embossed with chevrons. It is probably the same exact size of the piece you used here. Just this morning I said to myself, "Self, you need to use that piece because it is so beautiful". I, like you, love the chevrons more and more each day. You whole card is super pretty. Your second card is so sweet and boy are you good at outlining. I could never do that. My sentiment are exactly the same as yours about that horrid event in Ct. It's so very hard to comprehend. Have a great weekend.

jimlynn said...

Well said, Carol!

Both are so lovely! That first one in all the pink and black is so classy and pretty! Love the second one - beautiful heart and great scoring!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous cards! That pink and black is so striking on the first card. :) Thanks for joining us in the "What's Your Favorite?" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xx

Rufus said...

Great cards. Really like that first one the best, like everything about it. As for what happened in Conn. I can't begin to wrap my head around how someone could do such a thing. My tears and prayers go out to all involved in any way.
Hugs to you,

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, your cards are lovely! The chevron is a perfect addition to both.

My heart is heavy too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am playing catch up since the weekend was a whirlwind. These are both lovely cards, and I do enjoy a good chevron, myself. As for Friday, it was like a punch in the gut. Praying for the families.

JD said...

Carol, Your cards are lovely, as always.
You have a way with words! It's something I have a difficult time doing. Putting my thoughts down on paper. But I do know my heart is aching with all this sadness, along with a loss in my own family this week. They are all in my prayers.
Blessings, Jill

Sudha said...

Beautiful creations.


Debby said...

Two fabulous cards! Gotta love chevrons.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)