Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog Launch & Your First Challenge!!!

Hi marks a SUPER exciting day for all of us here on the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog DT (PSCB).  

Today is the debut of the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog that I have been excitedly posting about for the past week...YAY. This weeks challenge PSCO1 is to make a sympathy card using lace. 

Here is the card that I created for this challenge....

I decided to use shades of blue on this card as this is a comforting color to me and I feel that a sympathy card needs to do just that...comfort a person who has just suffered the loss of a loved one. I started off by distressing the edges of some different patterned papers from The Scrap Cake paper line. I then used a die cut from Tim Holtz in my TH Vagabond and ran it through again using a TH embossing sheet. I inked the edges...added some bling and then spritzed some white lace with Mama Sings The Blues from Shimmerz...I thought it just added a nice soft touch to the card. When I came across this quote from Robert Louis Stevenson, I just had to add the blue bird~which I jazzed up with some Stickles~as I thought it really pulled the card together. The ribbon/lace and small pink flowers are from my scrappy stash.

I want to give a shout out to Stef over at Glitterbabe Digi's for being our sponsor for this week's challenge and for giving away $10 towards a purchase of some amazing Digi's in her store. Be sure to visit Stef's store, check out all of the Digi's she has available and tell her that The Perfect Sentiment sent you :)

Are you ready to see some beautiful sympathy cards from the rest of the PSCB DT? I thought visit each of their blogs and to check out their cards for this weeks challenge...just click on their name below. 


After checking out all of the amazing cards from my fellow DT members I just know you are inspired and ready to start working on your own submissions for this weeks challenge. All of us at here at The Perfect Sentiment DT can't wait to see what creative and beautiful cards you come up with so be sure to head on over to The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog and link your project by Sunday, October 9th at 10pm est. for your chance to win the $10 gift certificate graciously donated by Stef at Glitterbabe Digi's. You never could have the chance to be one of the "perfect 3" as how exciting is that???

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for sharing in the excitement of my new venture as a Design Team member for the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog. In case you can't tell...I am pretty excited about this ; )

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post : )


  1. thank you so much for the shoutout! love, love, love the card! absolutely gorgeous!

    hugs :)

  2. Beautiful!! I love the sentiment and the bird! Great job!

  3. Beautiful card and great job on the challenge- I love the blue lace! And the stickles glitter is so pretty on the bird. Lovely!

  4. This is such a pretty card! I love the blue!


  5. You are right, blue is such a comforting color and you used it so well!!! Love the way everything ties together!!

  6. Love the dove and all the blue. It's heavenly!

  7. Ahh-bi! Look at this gorgeous site... you have been hiding you web graphic talents at work. Hmmm.

  8. Great job on the card. Love the blue dove and the lace accent.

  9. Well Abby, now I know where those beautiful blue dp's came from! :) You know I love them, and you did a super job with the lace! The Shimmerz made a gorgeous blue out of the white lace. You did a great job with that and the whole card! It is lovely!


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