Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In the Garden of Life

EDITED: Here is the link to a tutorial that Allison Fillo shared that demonstrates the thread/bead webbing on the card she sent me. (see photos below) She also shares: the main image and the flower that is popped up is from the Little Paper Shop. Cheers!
Thank you, Allison! (I told you she is very helpful!)
In this garden of life, paths cross and the people we meet bless our lives in ways we could never imagine. In the past three months I have met the most incredible friends throughout the stamping and paper crafting community. Today I wanted to share with you a couple of those individuals who recently sent me one of their cards and let me tell blessed me beyond words!
Niki Estes sent me this wonderful card! I love Niki's work, it is so clean and all the elements are perfectly placed in her designs. She has been honored and selected as a Papertreyink Guest star Stamper too! Check out her blog here, she is one talented lady. The ribbon follows through on the inside and adds a splash of color when the card is opened! I love the flower centers, Niki added shine to each. Thanks so much Niki! This gorgeous card was sent by Allison Fillo. I have never seen anything like this! It looks like all the elements are from designer paper. (chime in Allison to correct if not) Do you see what she did in the lower right hand corner? She paper pierced and then added thread to create this design on top of the paper. How creative is this? And there are 8 tiny beads randomly place so they float a little and are held in place by the neighboring threads of the design. Here are two close up pictures of the lower right hand corner. Hopefully this will allow you to get a better glimpse of this terrific idea. Look for some items soon on my blog that I will be creating with this idea! Thanks so much, Allison, for being so kind and helpful in the stamping community. I know I appreciate her and am grateful for the help she has blessed me with. Check out her blog here. So, in my Garden of Life, I am blessed. I thank each and everyone for coming here today and hope you visit often and pray your Garden of Life is Blooming, full of blessings today and always! Have a great day! HUGS,


Anonymous said...

You know Barb,
You are such a blessing to people, it's nice to see you showered with blessings too.
Wow... I've never seen anything like What Allison did. WOW!
Talented ladies for sure.

Allison Rankin said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for posting this!

At this post here, I linked up to the tutorial on how to create the stitching (should you want more info):

The main image and the flower that is popped up is from the Little Paper Shop. Cheers!

Lee said...

Very, very pretty!! And you deserve it being the generous and giving and special person you are!! And........keep an eye on that mailbox now that I'm all moved!!! **wink, wink**

Niki Estes said...

Love that thread with the beads. How cool! You are such a sweetie and I'm glad to call you my friend. Have a great day!!

Melanie said...

wow, greta cards! that beading web thing is amazing! you are a blessing in my life too, Barb, hugs

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful blog blessings, Barb!! Thanks for sharing them!!