Yesterday, I received some wonderful news. A friend with cancer just learned that she is in remission - prior to treatment! As soon as she gave me the news, I dropped everything to make her a card.
Bird's Cards where there are all sorts of freebies - including the PERFECT frame for my sentiment and the look for which I was going. I cut the oval frame and mat with my Creative Memories cutting system and also used Stampin' Up punches for the border, the corners, and the scalloped circles above and below the frame. I embossed the white mat with my Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder. To finish things off, I used some Chocolate Truffle crinkle ribbon from Kimberly at My Craft Spot and a button from my stash. This is the first time I've used crinkle ribbon and I LOVE it!! I am quite "ribbon challenged" (or just my own worst critic!!) and crinkle ribbon does not need to be even so is incredibly easy to work with. It lends itself quite nicely to vintage creations but I have also seen Kimberly use crinkle ribbon with contemporary cards as well.
And some more great news for one lucky follower: Random.org chose #29 - Teri - to win my prize package for the Fantabulous Cricut "Share the Love" crawl. Congratulations, Teri! (Teri, please send your contact information to smallbitsofpaper at hotmail dot com and I will get your prize out to you. You have one week to claim your prize.)