Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Thank You

A new Clear Out Challenge has been posted and it’s time to empty out your stash and play along in another fab challenge!

The challenge this month is:

  • Theme:  Thank You
  • Requirement:  Use something special that you've been saving.

You have 2 weeks to play along (until September 15th).

You can make any paper crafting project you like just make sure to follow the theme and stash item.

Our Sponsors This Week:

Bugaboo Digi Stamps

7 free digis


The Stamping Chef

Stamping Chef


and Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine Blinkie Eleanor Dino 2

Winners are picked via Random.org. If your project is picked you must have both the theme, stash item and link back to our blog to be eligible.

Desire Fourie is an amazing and talented card creator.  I have been admiring the cards she posts on her blog for quite some time, especially the center step style she uses often.  I’ve always wondered how to do it so I went to my friend, Sir Google, and asked him just how I would go about making a center step card.   I found several tutorials but the one I used is here.  It took me a few tries to get the cuts and the folds in all the right places.  It’s not perfect but I’ll keep on trying!  If you have some time, go check out Desire’s blog.  She has some really fantastic things to share with you there!

For my card I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  When I saw this image I knew that it was the one for me.  About 14 years ago, through cyberworld, I met my very dear friend, Cynthia.  She has been instrumental in my life for so many reasons.  I met her at a time when I was struggling to work through some very deep, emotionally gut-wrenching hurts that I had experienced.  There were times when I just didn’t have it in me to believe that I would survive what I was dealing with but she was there to faithfully believe for me…and so much more!  I’ve been lucky enough to be able to fly down to South Carolina and stay with her on several occasions.  What a blessing that’s been.  Thank you, Cynthia, for your friendship.  You mean the world to me!

Okay, enough with the blabbering, lol, and on to the card…




SAM_1130_apieceofheartblogI colored the image with my copics.

  • Cloud Outline – B0000
  • Angel’s Hair – YG11/13/15, E13/29/37
  • Angel’s Clothes – RV13, BG93, R83
  • Stars – YG17
  • I added a little Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Clear gel pen to the Angel’s wings and the stars.





I used a sentiment that I created quite a while ago.  It was absolutely perfect for this card!  I’ve never used it before on a card so it’s my something special that I’ve been saving. 






These glittery stars were also something I’ve had around for a long time and I thought they would make a great addition to the card.








I added this sparkly bow to finish off the front of the card.








I completed the inside with a “thank you” to my friend.  When I send it to her I’m going to include the following poem that I wrote just for her … my once in a lifetime friend!





Once in a lifetime someone touches your life,
attaching themselves to your heart without intending to.
Believing in you with an unshakeable confidence,
offering you strength and hope when you have none.
Encouraging you to reach deep into your soul to unveil a fresh perspective,
   allowing you to see yourself in new ways.
Standing steadfastly by your side in times of suffering & uncertainty.
Building you up and empowering you to be a positive influence
   to those you come in contact with.
Challenging you to continually strive toward the goals set before you.
When this someone comes into your life, hold on to them and be thankful
that you have been blessed with the gift of a once in a lifetime friend.




You can find more information about this challenge on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.  Thanks for playing along each time. We appreciate it :)

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  1. I think you did a great job! Love it

  2. An awesome centre stepper Sharon and your colouring is wonderful not to speak of your unique sentiment. Thanks so much for the lovely shout out its so kind of you.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Great card for the challenge and ty for the link I was going to have to search it out and you posted it on your blog. wow, ask and ye shall receive.


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