...are OVER! Freedom for three months! Or, semi-freedom - I have a job interview tomorrow, so hopefully that goes well. ;)

Popping in with a card made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge (I actually don't have any nautical themed stamps, so I just kinda went with nautical colors), Simon Says Stamp Things with Wings (the bird) and the Runway Inspired (the stripes and colors)...

For the red stripes, I was inspired by my friend Virginia - I just cut the extra rubber surroundings from a Hero Arts stamp set, inked it up, and stamped! Not a perfect impression, but it works for me!
The pearls were originally white, but using THIS nifty little trick, I painted them gold!

Stuck some gold lace on to finish the card off, mainly because I couldn't think of anything else. ;)

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: LSS, Bazzill
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler", Hero Arts "Merriest Christmas Wishes"
Ink: Stazon, SEI
Other: gems, nail polish, lace

Tools: Memory Box die, Cuttlebug


  1. Absolutely breathtakingly! Beautiful card.

  2. That is just so "tweet"!! I love the elegance but simplicity of it..and I love nautical colors...one of my favorite combos..GOOD LUCK with the job interview...I know you will do great!

  3. Yay so happy you made it through finals Clare! Your card is so pretty, I like the glittery gold trim!

  4. Love your card Clare, so pretty and elegant. Sweet bird!!
    So exciting that you done with finals....Good Luck with the job interview:-)

  5. Sweet CAS card! Best of luck with interview!

  6. Clean and simple perfection. :) You did an amazing job incorporating so many challenges, as well! Best of luck with the interview, and thanks for playing along in our "Things With Wings" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  7. WOW!! This is so FUN!! I LOVE your take on the Nautical Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Mother's Day Weekend!! =)

  8. HOOOOOOORAY that finals are over! Take a breath and relax:)

    LOVE that you still played along even without any nautical themed images!! YOU rock!! LOVE that lace-- what a beautiful detail for this card:) THANKS so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

    ***I know I'm late in leaving this comment-- time got away from me this week!!! Hope you will join in the fun again for the Designer Drafts challenge-- and even try out for the PSS DT call:)

  9. I just just about to comment on how much I ADORE your gorgeous card...then I noticed that you gave the credit to me about using the extra strip of rubber (LOL)!! I am glad that little tip inspired you...everything YOU make amazes me! So glad that you join the fun with us! Good luck on the challenges! You rock, Clare!


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