Saturday, March 9, 2013

SP & Company Challenge: Be Fearless!


Hello to all my friends in Cyber-land!   SP & Company is having an exciting Online Event with challenges, challenges and more challenges going NOW!!    We are have a great couple of days getting to know you better, chatting and just  sharing all the projects we are working on!     If you have not visited yet, you can check it out HERE.

This is a card I created for our SP & Company Online Chat Challenge.  This card will go live for the challenge HERE at 4 pm Pacific time (7 pm Eastern time).   I hope you stop by and participate my challenge!     The theme I selected is…. "GLITTER".  Sometimes a girl just needs to glitz it up!  LOL     I just ove using glitter in all forms.   I have often used glitter to add some glitz to the edges of my cards or for a design but I have never added pearls to it.  I saw one of Gina K's cards on Facebook where one of her designers added pearls to it.   I tried to find it yesterday until my fingers got tired.  I wanted to give credit where credit was due but did not find it.  I will just say - the inspiration came from Gina K!    I really think the pearls add so much.  For an additional twist - I colored my pearls with Coipic Alcohol Ink Markers and added a few colored pearls among all the ivory ones.    I like the effect.


I used the Awareness is Empowering clear stamp from SP & Company.   I Think this will make a wonderful card for a few of my friends that have been fearless and strong and speak in loud voices about the hope that is out there for women and yes, occasionally  men fighting breast cancer.   I cheer you on, my friends!

I used my new Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine and sponged the edges with Memento Angel Pink dye ink from Tsukineko.  


 I used a larger nesting die to create my pink mat for the focal image.

I used some  double sided tape around the edges.   Any double sided tape can be used but Scor-tape or Red Tape has a lot of adhesive for good holding power.


I placed ivory colored pearls in a few places and then added some pink pearls for accent.  I added Sugar coating Lily White Glitter by Doodlebug Design, Inc.  around the edges and applied pressure with  some tissue paper to allow it to firmly adhere.  I did not want to use my fingers because I did not want the oil from my skin to remove the sticky adhesive of the tape.  Any fine crystal colored glitter will work.

 I attached a bow on one side and a little ribbon tail on the other side.   Is that what you call it?   Tail? LOL

I  have also been asked to teach an art class at our local craft store (Gulp)!  My knees are knocking.     This will be one of the three cards I will be teaching for my first class.   Wish me luck!   Someone else will be teaching a "basic class" and I was asked to teach intermediate.   They do not sell Copics or colored pencils so I am up the creek trying to figure out cards that will step up the techniques and NO Copics!  Big tears running down my cheeks!  LOL

In addition to our wonderful challenge at SP & Company Online Chat Event, I will link this card to the following challenges: 

I hope you join in on this challenge and  you return to our  SP & Company Online Chat Event  and see why is next on our list of fun and games!

Badge marie


  1. Fabulous frame and sponging for sentiment .Love the embossing and glitter . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  2. Love this card Marie. The extra touches of pearls and glitter make for a beautiful creation.

  3. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.



  4. Relax, Marie, you will be a fabulous teacher! You are such a talented lady, and you do a great job on your tutorials. :^)
    Love your card--it is just so beautiful! Love the bling, the embossing, the pretty color palette, your die cuts, sentiment, bow and tail! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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