January 27, 2011

Lace...Lace...and more Lace!!!

Greetings everyone!
I couldn't wait to share my news with you all.... Ohhh my Goodness if you only knew what I had given to me!!!

When I arrived at work last Thursday, my boss who just so happens to be a Religious Sister, pulled me into a room, and said.... "I have been going through the closets and found more craft stuff than I know what to do with, would you be interested in coming over and taking a look?"  Well of course....  Apparently this rather large stash of "stuff" had once belonged to another Sister, and no one bothered to clear out her things from her crafting and sewing room after her passing.  It's sat there for a good 5 years, all neatly tucked away in plastic totes. 

Well, when Sister Thomas took me to the stash, I had to ask, "ARE YOU SURE YOU DONT WANT THIS?"  She was more than sure, and had said to me, that she couldn't think of a better person to give this to.  I felt honored, let me tell you. 

Wow, I can only tell you, that I had to take about 3 trips to my car with the amount of stuff she had given me.  Bags, and Bags of Lace, and Ribbon, spool after spool of it...  I think it's enough to last 10 years.  If not more!  Boxes of pearls and beads, and all kinds of different things. 

After spending my entire evening that night, sorting and organizing it all, I decided that I was going to dig into it and create my card for today's post over at the Belles 'n Whistles Blog.  But I also created this card for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.   The challenge there is to "Challenge Yourself"  well this definitely qualifies.  Considering that I have an abundance of lace.  I wanted to add LOTS of Lace to my card.  Something I don't do that often.  Then creating a Pocket behind the image for a tag.  I wasn't so sure that I was thrilled with the outcome of this card.  It just doesn't seem to be my style.  But the image is just darling!!! 
I used the "Baking with Nana" stamp from Belles 'n Whistles, and guess what?  You can now get Belles 'n Whistles stamps from 7 Kids College Fund.  Isn't that exciting?

I colored this adorable Cooking With Nana image with Copics, and of course added lots of lace from my new "Stash".  Adding some Prima Flowers, and do you see my little beaded pin stuck in behind one of the flowers?  Can you guess where those beads came from?  yes yes, my new found treasure.

Anyway, I made this card for my mother, and can't wait to send this one off to my mom for her birthday.  I think she's going to love it.


Shazza said...

brilliant card Lynda and lucky you getting all that new stash, enjoy!!!

Kiki said...

Wow, Lynda, this is sooooo fantastic! So many lovely details - gorgeous!

Hugs, Kiki

Ellis said...

Great card and it must have felt like christmas or a very fabulous birthday to get so many nice things! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Brad Fallon said...

Amazing card! Gorgeous details, you are very good at it!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lynda sounds like you received a treasure trove of crafting goodies and it is wonderful to see some on this very beautiful creation. The lace and beads as well as the image and papers look awesome.
Lorraine x