Friday, March 9, 2012

Thank You, Laura!! :) aka Pay It Forward (JAI108)


Have you ever had one of these experiences? You lose something, or mess something up, out of your own brainlessness.... And someone, perhaps even someone you don't know that well, helps you out of the goodness of their heart, without expecting anything in return? Well, that happened to me recently... I lost the cloud dies that went with my rainbow set from Laura's company, Lil' Inker. We are facebook friends, and I contacted her hoping to purchase new dies, but separately since I already had the other dies and stamps. She didn't have any sets that she could split up, but instead offered to give me the sample dies she had from when she tested the product. I was just so floored by her generosity. Sadly, in this day and age, there are more people who look out for "#1" and their own best interest. So when someone does something that is just kind, takes time out of their day to mail something to you, something you LOST because you were not being careful... Well, that just doesn't happen very often. So THANK YOU, Laura for being **that** kind of person. I really do appreciate it! :) 

I knew I wanted to use the super CUTE perforated edge cloud dies for the body of the card... I'd been turning design over in my head for a couple days, I felt I wanted to create a sort of "puzzle" effect, by cutting the clouds out, and then using that negative space to pop some clouds in of a different color... Then today, I saw this awesome color palette at Just Add Ink 108, I don't believe I've ever played there before, but this is SOOOO right up my alley blues/browns... and perfect for the sky card I was envisioning.....

and here's another shot of my card: 

I used some newer product on this: some stitching rub-ons from the dollar bin, and some glitter tape. I also layered up some buttons and tied them with some aqua bakers twine. I also used some of this pretty woodgrain paper that I've been so hooked on recently! :)

and the inside: 

and that is all for me today! Pay it forward is my motto for the day. :) Thanks again, Laura!! 

xoxo, Noelle

supply list: dies/stamps: Lil' Inker; glitter tape: American Crafts; banner die: PTI; aqua Divine Twine; rub-ons: Studio 112; Brown Memento inkpad; patterned paper: MME

15 comments:

Patrice said...

Wow, that is truly generous...hope you'll join me again this week at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-10.html

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is a lovely CAS card Noelle. The clouds look really wonderful. Your story about giving to others was uplifting.
Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink this week and I hope you'll be back to play along with us again.

narellefarrugia.com said...

Wow I love your card Noelle. That woodgrain paper is so cool and I love the details inside your card too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add this week. Hope to you see again. Narelle

narellefarrugia.com said...

Wow I love your card Noelle. That woodgrain paper is so cool and I love the details inside your card too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add this week. Hope to you see again. Narelle

Lynn said...

Such a wonderful story. I am so happy this happened to you. The world would certain be better with more true life actions like this and your card is stunning!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty. Both versions... but the pink/brown is my favorite! Love the clouds (so glad you were able to get a replacement). The stitching looks great!

Borqna said...

BRAVO!
Good luck!

Mae Collins said...

It is so nice to hear that there are still generous and kind spirited people in this world. I love how you have used our colour palette at Just Add Ink this week and hope you join in with our challenges again.

Christine Blain said...

Noelle, this is so CUTE!! Love that woodgrain paper, and the adorable clouds. Perfect use of the challenge colours at Just Add Ink this week. Thanks for playing along with us!

Marlena M. said...

What a blessing! Wonderful card, Noelle!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

how really lovely, so beautiful, love it!

sandie said...

Hi Noelle,

saw your card on 52 card pick up and love it. WHat a geart friend and I have been looking for those dies so thanks for the tip!

Nikki Spencer said...

What a very cute card Noelle, love the whimsy of the clouds and fence, it really makes me want to peek over the top..love it!
Great to see you at JAI.

Jo said...

This is super cute Noellle. I love the use of clouds and that 'wood look' paper is just perfect. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.

Laura Pryor said...

O Em GEE!!! This post is absolutely wonderful!!!! Thank you for all the nice things you said. I am just getting here but I'm so glad I did. Your post made my day. Your card is proudly dislayed on my kitchen table. I'm really enjoying it and it makes me smile!
Thanks, Noelle!
~Laura