Saturday, May 30, 2015

Special Place {My Paper Moon Stamps}

Hello, Blogging Friends! I am beginning to feel a bit better these days and have a card share from last month! (Thanks for being very patient, Becky!)

This card is dedicated to Diane Brown.

Long time stamper Becky Parton owns a wonderful little shop called My Paper Moon
She has her own line of eclectic rubber stamps. I'll be showing some of her images in coming weeks.
  • To receive 10% off your entire order, just use the code DE10 at checkout. 
  • Or if you prefer free shipping, use the code DESHIP.

My card features this darling rubber stamp:

The individuals words "SPECIAL" and "PLACE" were inked with a Tombow Marker, and then cut out for the left and right hearts.

The edges of the turquoise layer were distressed with my DisTrezz-It-All, coated with Aleene's Quick Dry Glue and dredged with Blue Nile Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle.

3/4 inch Double-sided tape was applied to the borders of the card base, then the heart panel was placed on top so that the white borders stuck to the tape. Starfire Glitter was then blanketed on top to give the borders that sparkly look.

Fits in a standard business-size envelope and will use a single postage stamp! 
(See? I did it!)

I hope you will enjoy browsing Becky's shop My Paper Moon.

products used:

  • Stamp: Special Place  (please scroll down the page to the thumbnail)
  • LifeStyle Nesting Hearts and Nesting Scallop Hearts
  • Darice Scallop Hearts
  • Martha Stewart Loops Heart punch
  • Copic Markers, Tomboy Marker (for sentiments on 2 hearts)
  • Inks: Memento in Danube Blue, Cottage Ivy and Plum; Pool Adirondak Ink
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Turquoise, Marina, White
  • Adhesives: Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Pop Ups, 3/4" Tear-ific Tape by Sparkle N Sprinkle to adhere glitter to the borders
  • Glitter: Blue Nile, Starfire and Lemonade Ultrafine Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Challenges my card is submitted to:
  1. Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes May 25th GCC052515
  2. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #82 Anything Goes with bright and colourful! 6/4
  3. Sister Act Challenge #108 "Anything Goes" 6/4
  4. Addicted To Stamps #146 Anything Goes 6/1
  5. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #229 Anything Goes 6/2
Big thanks for your e-mails, comments, and snail mail cards which brightened my days this past month! I try to remain flexible and content with these bad old exacerbations - I do cherish how you help make that possible! Hopefully I will be able to visit your blogs soon. Your amazing designs have been so missed!



Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Donna!! I love the patchwork hearts!! They look amazing!! I'm so glad you are feeling better my friend!! Such a beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card Donna!!! Love the choice of colors, and those hearts look great!!! Good to see you back in blogland :) Hugs :)

Lori Kobular said...

I love that stamp!! And your card is just adorable! Love the colors!!

Karenladd said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better and feeling crafty! Love the blue and green in your card design and really like that bit of glitter paper in the center heart edging! This long card design is a fun switch from your usual and one that I'm going to have to remember to use as well!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card Donna, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card design and love all the glitter you added. The elongated look is super great too!

Jean Bullock said...

Glad you are feeling better my friend. I love your card. Delightfully colored and I love your overall color scheme. The delicate heart borders and glitter are fabulous touches. Well done, as usual. I pinned.

Chasing the Dream said...

Hi There, This is so gorgeous. Just love the patchwork color and composition. The finishing details of the heart borders and bling just gives the right amount of wow.
Have a wonderful weekend and glad to hear you are feeling better

Becky said...

Beautiful, as usual. I love everything about it. Thank you!

Becky said...

Beautiful, as usual. I love everything about it. Thank you!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Really lovely Donna! Glad you're feeling better, and are back sharing your awesome gift with us. Loving the blue and green theme. Gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's pretty, Donna! I'm especially fond of blue and green together. Very fresh! Sweet stamp with a lovely sentiment, and I love that it can be mailed so easily. It's good to know you're feeling a little better. I'm so happy to see you back!

Karen said...

Donna, it is so wonderful to see one of your lovely creations in my blog feed! :o) You have certainly been missed. Your card is lovely... a beautiful showcase of her pretty stamp. Your color palette is stunning and of course I adore the abundance of sparkle you added throughout! The heart trim adds even more love. Beautifully designed as always, my dear friend! Thinking of you and sending you lots of sparkly wishes and prayers tonight! :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Sue said...

Donna, That's so pretty. I love the mix of colours and the sentiment is fab.

Glad you are feeling better and hope that continues.

Enjoy your day. Sue

brenda said...

So nice to 'see' you out and about again Donna and pray you continue to improve.

Such a gorgeous card today, I always think blues and greens make such a lovely colour palette.

B x

vic said...

Ohh this is so pretty love the hearts and beautiful papers :)
Vic x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna this is a beautiful card those stamps look awesome I love the patchwork style also the wonderful colours a delightful creation.
lorraine x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a delight to see you back sweetie. Please do not over do things and set yourself back again. You and your beautiful talent have been missed.

This is so gorgeous Donna and what a clever girl getting it to fit an ordinary post.

Hope you continue to feel better.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Donna...wonderful colors and I love the shape. So glad to hear you are feeling better. hugs, Pat K xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

What a gorgeous card Donna, lovely stamp and colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Paula said...

so nice to see one of your lovely creations and a blog entry Donna. I love the beautiful hearts on this card; they match the beautiful heart of the maker.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous as always Donna! I love the colours, my favourite combo right now, and the patchwork pattern on the hearts is amazing!! So glad to hear you're feeling better. hugs :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful heart card Donna
Gr Karin

NanaConnie said...

I saw this one first over at The Outlawz, Donna, but found time this morning to come by for a closer look and I'm so glad I did. What adorable stamps these are! Love how you bordered the big hearts with the rows of little hearts and the sparkle is wonderful.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

ich freue mich das ich wieder deine wundervollen Werke anschauen kann. Die Karte ist wieder perfekt gestaltet. Das Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut. Eine Karte mit ganz viel Herz gestaltet.
Ich war eine Weile nicht da weil ich im Krankenhaus war und was muss ich lesen, auch dir ging es nicht gut. Umso mehr freut es mich das es wieder etwas besser geht.
Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße Hugs Silvi

Sue said...

Love your color choices on this card, Donna. And your signature glitter edges look fabulous with that heart border. Such a versatile stamp which you aptly showed us. Sorry you have been under the weather, haven't been around much myself, trying to de-weed the flower beds and plant and get the pond up and running, and for two old people it takes longer than it used to. Glad you are feeling a little better, and hope that continues.


Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna, I love the image, beautiful colours and wonderful sparkle.
I am pleased you are starting to feel better now, I have missed you too. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment, it really cheered me up :)
Take care, sending hugs, Sue xx

pam said...

Hi Donna, lovely to see you back posting your beautiful cards, glad you are feeling a bit better.
Love the beautiful heart stamp and lovely fresh colours you have used.
Hugs Pam x

April said...

So pretty and I love these colors together! This month has flown by for me, so I haven't been posting as much. Hope you will continue to feel better! Hugs!

crafty-stamper said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better and love the beautiful patchwork hearts and bright zingy colours-love the sparkle
Carol x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the patchwork hearts and the color combo !Very nice shape for card ..I love tall/long card :)

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry to read you have been unwell De, I do hope a bit of inspiration goes your way from your followers. I do, however admire what you have made here on this gorgeous card....take care my{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Donna. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I just wanted to quickly let you know how I did the background. I applied the crackle paste through the stencil first and covered it with clear embossing powder. When it was dry, I heated the embossing powder to make a resist, that way when I added my Ecoline inks, the colours went into the cracks but left the paste fairly untouched.

Glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better, but don't over-do it. Get lots of rest and take it slow, we will all still be here when you're feeling up to it. Big healing hugs :)

Stampsnob. said...

Saw this heart stamp on your desk couldn't imagine you would do something this beautiful with it Good job GF..............Lis

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Donna, a beautiful stamp and lovely colours.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are feeling a bit better, I hope things continue to improve for you.
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
Take care.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna. Just adore adore the oblong shape and the blue and green is so vibrant. Gorgeous patchwork hearts.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna. Just adore adore the oblong shape and the blue and green is so vibrant. Gorgeous patchwork hearts.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful design! Love the colors and the quilted heart along with the sentiment go so well together! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! So happy you are crafting again! I have missed you! I am glad you are feeling a bit better. Your card is super sweet, a lovely image, and I like these colours together. The sparkle sets it off nicely. I really like your heart borders too. Sending lots of hugs your way, dear friend.

Neets B said...

Great choice of colours here and so nice to see a long landscape card.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

MaryH said...

You're back with a bang, fer sure! Love the spring freshness of the colors & motifs and all that glorious glitter on this one. A pretty design with the images, & of course I like the patchwork look. Love the scoring in the darker blue, with the tiny hearts border over that blue sparkle. Glad you are on the mend. Big hugs. TFS & have a good week too.

Shirley Chillman said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better Donna and for sharing such an adorable make which I am sure you got a lot of pleasure out of making. Beautiful colour tones and a lovely write up on how you made it.

Again thank you for sharing it always gives me such pleasure to visit.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Love the stamp and your design is fabulous. The image reminds me of a quilt. So glad you're feeling better!

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, I do hope you'll come and join me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Donna!!!!
So nice to have a post from you again and so happy to see that you are feeling a bit better, my friend!!!! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog the other day - so very much appreciated!!!!! I'm so busy these days I hardly get time to spend at the computer, so I apologize greatly for not responding to your comment earlier!!! At this stage I visit blogs only once or twice a week and then I really sit for a few hours to get to everyone - it's actually so much easier if you can just take a little bit of time each day, hey - I have to try and do that to make it easier for myself!!!
And your card is soooo lovely!!! Those quilted hearts are beautiful and the colours you have used are so striking!!!! And how clever to have the 'special place' on the two outer hearts, Donna!!!! The glitter at the top and bottom is lovely and adds great sparkle to the beautiful card!!! Such a special card for a special friend!!!
We're really into winter now - it's cold and windy, but no snow so far in our area - in some other areas of the country they have had some snow over the last couple of days - most of the snow over here are only on the highest mountain tops - not anything near to what you guys have over in the States!! The boys are busy with mid-year exams at the moment - school closes on the 26th of June for the mid-year break - can't wait for the holiday - at least I can stay in bed a bit longer when it's cold outside!!!!
OK, Donna - have a lot more blogvisits to do, so I'll be off for now!!!!
Thinking of you and hoping you will be much better soon!!!
Have a lovely day!!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Hey Donna, what a gorgious hart card!!! I hope you are better now, I really want to receive your adres to send you a card once, please let me know it and olso your birthday date!!!

Have a nice time!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna you are amazing...despite being not feeling perfectly well how do you manage to churn out such stunners and you always manage to stop by my little blog with such heart warming comments too. A big hug to you my dear blogger friend!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

nwilliams6 said...

Very sweet card - I really like the colors and design on this card Donna. Soft and pretty! Hugz

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, beautiful design, the heart image is fabulous. Love the colours :) Glad you are feeling better, take good care. Big hugs, Shirleyxx

Patricia St Martin said...

This is such an gorgeous card and I love this combo of colors together. I forget about adding the double-sided tape to an area and applying the glitter and it stays so nice and it looks so stunning. I love the patchwork and another thing I forget is the size of your card, we all think of A2 or bigger but the business size is just as nice and like you said it is standard postage. I do hope you are feeling fine and things are good with you. Have a nice week end.
Hugs, Pat♥

Planetsusie said...

Oooh Donna - that is a lovely rubber stamp and I adore how you have used it. A great sentiment on here as well! I hope you are still feeling a bit better.

Take care

Hugs Sue Pxxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your card looks wonderful donna, great design and beautiful colours, I still have to make a card for you, please be patient I want to send you something special and I didn't had the time to make it yet!!!


aussie aNNie said...

Thanks De for coming bye, please take care Iknow you are unwell and thinking of you.xxxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Monica said...

I was marvelling at the shape and size of this card and saying to myself that I would never find a matching envelope for this card until I read your post. How CLEVER and creative is that to fit it into a business envelope. Super sweet card just as all your other cards are.

Lots of love to a dear, dear blog buddy,


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