Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Norma

This card is for my dear sister in law Norma. She and I are like twins from a different mother and have the most wonderful times together. Yard sales are always a must. She has driven cross country to visit and stopped at a yard sale in every state coming and going. A gal after my own heart. I dearly wish she lived closer.

The papers and lace were found during my most recent yard sale-ing adventure. I ran my red paper through the Cuttlebug in a Swirls EF then lightly sanded. Sizzix Leafy Branch die and MS punch were used for the greenery. I stamped the sentiment on a Spellbinders Oval Lg. with a stamp found in a thrift shop.

At a local craft shop this winter, one of the girls was sweeping up after having set out a new shipment of silk flowers. She was about to toss the loose flowers into the trash. When I asked if I could have them she looked at me as though I had two heads but let me have them. Can you imagine tossing out these beauties! Not I! I happily filled the pockets of my winter coat with an array of lovely flowers and was on my way. I added some tiny half pearls to the centers of these.

‘Cheap Trick’ or word for the day is ASK.  How often do you see someone tossing something you could make use of in the trash?  If you keep your eyes open you will be amazed at how often you will.  You may get an odd look but you’ve got nothing to lose.  The worst that can happen is the answer will be no.

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Have an Amazing Day!


  1. Gorgeous card Bernie, Norma will love it it for sure. And I just love the way you got those flowers - nothing ventured, nothing gained. Hugs, Di xx

  2. Awww this is gorgeous and so elegant Bernie, love it and how nice to have such a sister :) Hugs xx

  3. Lovely card love the colours........:) Sandra H

  4. Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel to it. Too bad your sister in law didn't live closer!

  5. Love this card.. you do good!

  6. Lovely floral card.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Hi Bernie, lovely card, and the flowers are so pretty.



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