Friday, March 20, 2015

metal on mine...pp #26

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

today's paper plunge challenge  is all about adding a metal embellishment to your card.  i chose to add metal brads to complete the porthole look.  i've used this theme/stamp set before, but i just had to reinvent the card because...well, i just love this look!

stamps:  by the tide
paper:  marina mist, chocolate chip, adventure bound, bermuda bay, very vanilla
ink:  crumbcake, cajun craze, basic gray, marina mist bermuda bay
extras:  top note bigz, deco labels and circles thinlits, mini brads, rhinestone, dazzling diamonds, sponges, mister

the difference between this card and my previous fish...i tried the 'joy' fold.  i'm unsure as to who joy is or why this fancy fold is referred to as such, but it's fun!  you'll find a wonderful tutorial by beate johns here. it's just something different! 

notice the way it opens?  pretty cool, huh?

speaking of joy...

i always try to do things, everyday, for the people i love, with love.  that way of thinking truly turns the mundane into something worth doing...especially when you don't feel like it.  tonight was one of those nights i didn't live by my own rules.  i let my tired take control of my feelings, words and i suppose actions and it didn't feel good.

i once read that you should be a person that children and animals run to...they are the best judges of character.  they prefer joyful people...not cranky or mean people.  just something i need to remind myself of once in awhile! 

in the meantime, consider mother teresa's words... "spread love everywhere you go.  let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."  

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you

until next time-
peace be with you



  1. Love your card, Leslie. I love how you added so much dimension to it. Just beautiful, as always!!!