Sunday, February 24, 2013

SOTW - Today is a Gift

We had a great weekend!!!  Our son was home for the 1st time since he left for his co-op.  Yeah!! The weather was actually a little brighter and a little warmer, even if we did get more snow.....again.

Nothing brightens my Monday like the SOTW at Repeat Impressions and as always, today's stamp of the week is a beauty.  It's called Today is a gift - 3113-H.

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift... That's why we call it 'the present.'

Since this is the featured SOTW it is at a super, whopping 50% off this week only.  Go here to get it at that special price this while you can.

This is a very meaningful verse, so meaningful, I wanted it to be the focal point of my card.  At the last card club meeting at our LSS, Karen Hasheck gave a demo on the chalk board technique.   I love this look and knew I had to give it a try.  This sentiment seemed like the perfect place to do that.

Here's my card............

I stamped this lovely verse with Versa Mark and then added white embossing powder.  I added a simple flourish image above and below the sentiment and heat embossed them in white as well.   I added a simple outline in white colored pencil at the border of the paper and then smudged everything up with some basic white chalk ink.   I love this whole look and best of all - its super simple.  I added some colorful chipboard butterflies for accent.   

Here's a close up.....

Remember, this lovely image is available this week only for 50% off.  Get it at that price while you can.  

There are also 2 challenges running right now at the Repeat Impressions blog.  Play along for a chance to win an awesome prize - a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions Store

Thanks so much for stopping by.  


  1. Joyce, What a great card! The butterflies are a wonderful touch here. I really like the technique you've used.

  2. Great "chalkboard" card. The butterflies are the perfect accent.

  3. Great job on the card and the technique! Thanks for the plug and the link:)