Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Crafty Secrets Challenge #65

Today Pammyjo challenged us to use a new recipe for a PBJ over on the SCS Crafty Secrets forum challenge. To be more specific: P is for pleats ... B is for buckle and J is for jewels. What great ideas for the challenge. You could choose just one or all for your creation. I don't think I've ever used "pleats" on a card and rarely think to use a buckle ... SO, on my card today I used all three suggestions.

These "lovely ladies" are from the Crafty Secrets "Girlfriends" booklet and I've jazzed them up a little with mauve Stickles (click on close up view). The designer paper is also Crafty Secrets and comes from the "Radiant" pack. I chose to make accordian pleats with this 1-1/2" strip of dp by scoring every 1/2" on my Scor-Pal, and create a valance for my card. My buckle is made of chipboard and was purchased long ago at JoAnn's. The "special" sentiment comes from the Crafty Secrets "Mini Memories" set and "Girlfriend" sentiment is from the "Glamour Girls" set. The two-tone ribbon came from Michael's and the gems I used to "dot the I's" are by Making Memories.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you get the chance, why not come play along with this challenge. It's always great fun and don't forget to check out what the other ladies have created ... I know I gather great inspiration from these talented ladies. Have a great day!!

Update on Mark: Today is much the same as yesterday. He still has tremendous mouth pain as well as nausea, fever and exhaustion. Today is +5 and they tell me that Day +7 (Thursday) should be a turning point and as his blood numbers start to increase he'll start feeling much better. Since he is still spiking a fever, they took him for a chest x-ray this a.m. just to be sure there is no pneumonia. Thank you all for your wonderful comments & prayers!


  1. Your card made me smile - thank you! Very cute :)

    Praying for both Mark and you. Keep holding on tight, love you!

  2. I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for Mark and for you. Thoughts and prayers headed your way for strength to get you through this.


    btw.. I love your work!

  3. How Pretty in Pink is this!! I'm hopeing to get to take part in this week's challenge - we'll see how it goes. Hang in there, this seems to be the part where it gets worse just before it gets better. Take care, I'm thinking of you constantly. Keep creating, it fills the soul and calms the mind.


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