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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 60 - What?! . . .

. . . Hmmm, what?! - The challenge to use 'What' - Day 60 was NOT really a challenge for me. When I saw the post - I knew EXACTLY what stamp I was going to use. Now, figuring out WHAT to do with the stamp was a little more challenging. So, I asked my oldest daughter (nearly 17) what she thinks of 'art-wise' when I use the word - 'what. . .'? Her thinking was nearly what I had in mind. Lot's of color - randomly thrown together - just: WHATEVER. This was really a fun card to make - of course, I played with ink for awhile before settling down and getting to the task of putting the card together. More on that in another post later. My BG is watercolor paper with random inks and flowers from my $5 find at the garage sale - I mounted this on Taken with Teal from SU. I had played with flowers yesterday - some of you will remember - so I added a bit of broken china distress ink to my flower and used stream alcohol ink to color the clear jewel for the center of the flower. I scrunched up ribbon to place behind the flower - I like this technique - it gives depth to the flower. I had fun leading up to putting this card together - backgrounds are SO fun to make and there are so MANY possibilities. Will share that later - as I have to run off to work today. I traded with a co-worker, which worked out fabulously as now I will be able to work at the Scrapbook Expo on Friday - ALL Day!! Fun! Fun!
Thanks for visiting in the spa today!! ~~Paula~~

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So Dis-stressed over Missing You!!

Ok, so I am not REALLY distressed over missing ANYONE!! No one is missing - thankfully!! But I did have fun distressing this card for Day 59.
Have you heard of the core'dinations paper? Well, a couple months ago my friend Lori introduced me to this cardstock and I fell in love with it - so much so that I hoard it and seldom use it!! You know how that is! Well, I got out these prima flowers - they were white to begin with - a PERFECT color to start with as you can turn them into ANY color of ink that you have - to coordinate and match all those wonderful cards and Scrapbook layouts! Anyway, back to the card. I decided to layer the opposite color on the front - however, I embossed the wrong side. Well, not wanting to sand it to bring the color through, I decided to use the de-bossed side. I kind of like it that way too!! Now, how long has it been since you did TEARING?? Awhile for me - but it fits with the whole distressing thing. I also stamped a flower from a new set that I got at the garage sale last weekend - FULL of clear flowers! It brings just a bit more dimension to the flower. I might even add some stickles - we will see.
But for now - ENJOY!! ~~Paula~~

Still Trying to Catch Up. . .

. . .on the 365 Card Blog challenges. This 'cute as a bug' card was for the challenge on Day 30. We were to make a card using a ladybug as inspiration. Well, after doing yesterdays card (Day 58) I had the set out and it had a ladybug in it, so I figured, why not - I haven't done that challenge yet and the set is sitting right in front of me - so I went for it.

I actually did this card yesterday, but wanted to do more cards before uploading. I am working on other cards today - and have the challenge for today done - so watch for another post shortly.
As always, thanks for visiting. ~Paula

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Day off to Relax in the 'Spa'

Welcome to the Spa this morning - it is a lovely day here in San Diego. I have been looking at the Scrapbook Expo site this morning as it will be coming to San Diego this weekend. I just might head over there and take a peek. Wish I had MORE money to spend!! Ahh well - it isn't like I really NEED anything!!
So, I have managed to make the next card in the 365 card blog challenge. The Day 58 challenge was to create a card with a fish. Hmmm, Something Fishy!! Well, I knew several years ago I had made a 'fish' card in a Stampin' Up class, but knew I didn't have that card anymore. So, I went about in search of a stamp - not sure that I even had anything in my massive collection of stamps. Of course, now that I write this, I remember some other fish stamps - oh, well - the card is done.

I decided to use alcohol inks to create the marbled background. I just LOVE using this technique as you never know what you are going to get, and NO TWO backgrounds are the same, even if you use the same colors. Once my BG was dry (which was very quickly) I ran it through my CB folder. Then, in search of the cardstock to mount it on and discovered I am NEARLY OUT of SU colored cardstock - my favorite cardstock for making cards. Need to put out a wish to the WishRak over on the splitcoast site!! Anyway, back to my card. I managed to find ONE piece of blue cs that worked. I then did another BG and stamped the little fishies on that and cut them out. I added liquid pearl 'bubbles' and there you have it. A very fishy card!!
Thanks for visiting in the spa today. Have a relaxing day and come back soon. ~Paula

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Sunny Sunday!

Today was another Sketch challenge over at the 365 card blog. I have to work this afternoon, but managed to throw together this cute little card for Day 57.
I got the printed paper and brads at the Ever After garage sale yesterday. It is a line from Bo Bunny and I thought it was just so bright and spring-y. There was SO much stuff at that garage sale and I would have liked to have gotten more - but alas, I have to watch my pocketbook a little closer. Besides, Ever After is having a 25% off everything in the store on Friday and there is one item I particularly want to get!!
As always, thanks for visiting and commenting on my creations. ~Paula

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 56 and work!!

Yesterday I was supposed to work - however, I had NO clients at all. Today began to look a little bleak too - however I JUST got a call and need to go into work. It may be for only one client, but that is ok. But before I go, I need to show you my Day 56 card. For this challenge we were to use acetate - or make a clear card. It could be the front, back or the whole thing. Well, I pondered this one all night (well, ok maybe not ALL night) but just didn't quite know what I wanted to do. After looking at some of the cards already posted I remembered a make-n-take I did on a bus tour last year. Well, I quickly pulled out the supplies (I liked the make-n-take so much I bought one of the items to reproduce the card) and created this card. It was SO fun and quick and easy!! Remember flocking? Yeah, that fuzzy stuff to give dimension to cards 'back in the day' - well I have many of the colors, including black. So, I took these 'class of peel' stickers from Stampendous and flocked the back of one. Then I ran it through my xyron and put it on the acetate which is folded over the white card. I added the checked ribbon to the white card and added another sticker - without flocking and then added the sentiment. Very simple - yet sometimes black and white can be elegant and that is what I think of with this card. Now, I wonder what my husband will think of THIS card - he thought my card yesterday was UGLY and not up to my standards - hmmm, I guess he DOES notice what I do!! :)
Thanks for taking a peek. ~Paula

Look what the morning brought!

I love roses. There is nothing more beautiful than the morning dew on a new rose opening up. What more can I say? Enjoy!

More Blog Candy

I found more blog candy in my searching today. Check out this blog: This and that

This blog candy is being given away for 5000 hits to the blog. Wouldn't that be nice? Hmm, I hit 500 and then some already, so it is quite possible. But gosh, I am learning that some of these blogs are hit quite alot! How cool is that? I can also understand WHY they are hit so much - SUCH creativity out there!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Check out this Blog - Blog Candy too!!

I received another award from Audrey today. I will post that award as soon as I have done some blog surfing to find blogs to send that award too. I have just as hard a time finding blogs to send awards to as Audrey does!! But that is only because I am fairly new to blogging!!
Anyway, I wanted to share THIS blog as there is BLOG CANDY waiting to be won. Look at this picture of all the items that Debbie is giving away. One lucky winner will get all of these wonderful items!! The occasion? Her first blog anniversary! As for me? I would LOVE to have the copics. I haven't gotten any of these cool markers yet - they are a bit pricey - but take a look at what Debbie does with these? VERY NICE!!
I would love to learn how to use these and then teach others - now THAT would be cool!!

Today's Challenge - a 'Recipe'

I often call myself a 'recipe person'. I love to follow 'directions' on things and seldom deviate - as that would be against the rules. So, for today's challenge - Day 55 we were to use this 'recipe':

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

Well, that is all good except when I got to the part about alpha stickers. I looked through my stash - I have rub-ons, but the recipe called for STICKERS. Well, I found a sticker sheet of words and shapes - but it said ALPHA!! So, I really had to dig deep into my stash, and I finally found something that was small enough to work for the word I wanted to spell out. Yeah, I couldn't be happy with simple words like: 'HI', or 'LOVE'!! I had to go for the bigger word!!

But the paper is SO pretty!! And it conveyed beauty to me, so that is what I wanted to stick with. These alpha stickers are from Basic Grey and I got them at Big Lots for $1 - what a find!! But they have been sitting around waiting for an opportunity to be used for many months! I decided to mount them on the orange (tangerine tango) rectangle (it's a shape!!) and then added the awful looking jewel. I really should have used alcohol inks on the jewels to coordinate better. Crystal is ok, but colored crystal is even better!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Working Toward a Mini Book

I don't know why, but mini books tend to scare me! I attempted to start one at the beginning of the year, and it is still not a mini book - and I wonder if it ever will be!! :) However, today on the 365 card blog, the challenge (Day 54) was to make something out of recycled elements and add it to your card. Well, the only thing I could think of was making a mini book out of recycled chipboard, or CD's, or something along those lines, but how to add it to my card was a mystery. Then I decided I would use old CD's and MAKE a card from them - sort of like a mini book. I had the color scheme all planned out - sometimes that is part of the problem in getting started with our crafting, you know what I mean?
Well, the front came together rather quickly. I decided to do a birthday 'card' because we have LOTS of birthdays coming up in May.
Then I remembered, oh yeah - now I have to do the back - well, I continued with a similar color scheme and made more of a 'page' to either add a photo, or write a sweet note to the recipient. For this one, I will probably add a picture of the recipient.

Now, I used my Bind-it-all to make the 'book' - but I punched everything AFTER the cardstock was on both sides of the CD - and, as you can see, it is a little off kilter! SEE, this is why mini books scare me!! However, I am learning and this project was a fun one to learn with, as I know the recipient will be thrilled with it and won't care that it was a little off, she will still think it's cool!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Award!

I feel SO blessed today. I received another award from Rose
Rose left me a lovely comment on my challenge card for today and then sent me this sweet award.

The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Now, this is the hard part - sending this award out to my blogging friends - so, here goes:


Enjoy ladies, you inspire me!!

Presenting: Today's Challenge!!

While it is still TODAY, I have completed the 365 Card Blog challenge for day Day 53 - using fruit. I knew exactly which 'piece' of fruit I wanted to use and how. I had made a similar card several years ago and entered it in the county fair where it won a first place.
The thing I like about these challenges is that there is such a variety and with that comes the variety to use different mediums, or techniques I haven't used for a LONG time. Remember when Radiant Pearls was all the rage? Well, I pulled mine out - I only managed to collect around 50 different colors before I got bored and moved onto something else - but those colors are still as good as the day I bought them. I am not sure whether you can see the shimmer of these wonderful paints, but they DO shimmer!! I stamped this 'scene' sveral times before I got the coloring the way I wanted it, but then the words of the BG stamp were running through both pears, so I decided to cut out one of the pears I had stamped on another piece of paper and suspend it above the 'main' pear. I have to say, I really like the coloring on this one and the way it all came together so quickly.
Thanks for visiting today. ~Paula

Now for Yesterday's Challenge

Why does it seem like I am a day behind this week? As soon as I am done here, I am going to hit the craft table with the challenge for TODAY - I already have an idea in mind - but until then, you will have to suffer through Day 52!
The challenge was to use three specific items on your card - Brad, Blossom and Circle. Well, though I LOVE using primas - and want MORE!! I decided to use a sketch from Card Sketch a Day. The sketch (#215) showed a flower made out of circles. I punched small circles out of SU DP and layered them. I then added an additional circle for the center of the flower and then added a brad to bring it all together. The brad was a greenish color and I added a bit of sunset orange alcohol ink. I then double stamped the sentiment for a shadow affect.
Thanks for visiting. ~Paula

Nature Card

I recently bought some Stampscapes Stamps. These are INCREDIBLE stamps! You can almost not make a mistake! After learning a bit about how to use these stamps at a make n take a few weeks ago, I decided to see how they would look on a marbled background.
I used alcohol inks - new colors from Ranger - Sunset Orange, Purple Twighlight, and Sunshine Yellow and a bit of silver metallic. The silver bonded with the colors and when I swirled and lifted my paper, I came up with this 'fog-ish' looking image. This card was created for Day 24 on the 365 card blog.
Thanks for taking a peek! May you have a Peaceful day. ~Paula

Some Old Challenges

I have had this challenge card from Day 23 done for a few days. On that day - back in MARCH!! - We were to use this crossword image that was provided and create a card with it. This was NOT an easy task. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use it. I added the border - cut from a scrap and then finished with the flower - embellished with a bit of stickles. Gotta love that stuff!!
Enjoy! ~Paula

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Today I received an email from my friend Gloria
She sent me this very cute award - The Lemonade Stand Award!
The Lemonade Stand Award is for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude. THANK YOU Gloria for this wonderful award - for bringing sunshine to my day today and being the first to send me an award. What FUN!!
Now, as I understand with awards granted - I get to bestow this award on other bloggers. So, I am sending this award out to:


Enjoy your Lemonade ladies!! ~Paula

Sparkles and Blossoms

I had planned on creating all day yesterday, however, I chose to have lunch with my sweet husband, and that took out a few hours of the day, then it was SUCH a gorgeous day here in Southern California and we were having record highs - 98 degrees in some places, that we decided to take the kids down to the beach later in the afternoon just to cool off and to try out the new boogie board we bought at Costco. It was a hit and we all were able to cool off.
So, back at the Paper Spa, I looked at the challenge for Day 51 on the 365 card blog. The challenge was to create a card using this photo as inspiration:
Well, I didn't have any large red flowers in my prima stash (which is quite low to begin with!!) SO, I created my own red flowers by spraying the existing ones, one was orange and the other two were yellow (I think) with Glimmer Mist in Red Velvet. I gave the flowers a fairly heavy saturation and allowed them to dry - which created somewhat stiff flowers - that was okay with me.
This morning, I was able to finish up this card:
I took a piece of my core-dinations paper with a reddish backing and ran it through the CB. I then sanded lightly to bring the red through just a little. I then mounted the flowers to the BG with brown brads (I don't have any black ones) - but that was ok too, as I took my distress stickles in fire red and put a dab of that on the brads. I then used diamond stickles to add 'dew drops' to the petals. The card is drying as I type!! I had considered adding a sentiment, but decided that I liked it just the way it is and it can be used for any purpose by adding a sentiment to the inside. As always, thanks for visiting. ~Paula

Monday, April 20, 2009

Super Sketch - a day late!

I tend to get a bit side-tracked in my crafting - any of you ever do that? I was in the process of creating this card: when I did another challenge card first. The flowers for that one are drying right now - so I have time to post this one!!
This card is for Day 50 on the 365 card blog. We were to use the sketch to create a card. I don't have a narrow and wide oval, which is what the sketch indicated, so I used what I do have - the classic nestibilities. I found some DP from SU that had been sent to me in a WishRAK and created this simple card. It really was quite simple once I decided what I wanted to do and the color scheme I wanted to use. I sprayed the flower with Glacier Glimmer Mist which is nearly impossible to see IRL, let alone here. As always, thanks for visiting. ~Paula

Back to Scor-it Week

Last week was Scor-it week at the 365 card blog. Each day a challenge was posted that had something to do with scoring - the sponsor for the week was Scor-Pal and one lucky card maker 'scored' a scor-it mini.
The card that I am posting here is not one that I made last week but one I did awhile ago. I just added stickles to it, so that it is an updated card! That works, right? Anyway, this card is for Day 47 which was to make a pop-up card. I remember using this tutorial and went in search of it to make a fresh new card, however, I then remembered that I had this card in my stash that was ready to go out to - so I took it out, and up-dated it for the challenge.
Thanks for taking a peek. ~Paula

Another Lovely Chipboard Card

I really like this card from the Bittersweet card kit. It has so many elements to it. I started with the pink background card and then added the pre-designed paisley/dotted cardstock, then added the pre-designed rectangle after distressing the edges. The kit came with the bracket and heart chipboard along with the die-cut letters 'love.' It also had the rub-on words that I added above the word 'love.' The kit came with directions for putting all the cards together and I had originally considered making each of the cards 'my own' in some way, but I like the way the cards have turned out. I have thought about making up my own card kits and how easy (yes, and time consuming) it would be - but think about those times when you want to 'play' but don't have alot of time. Or you want to meet with a friend to craft and you aren't sure what to take with you - these kits are perfect for days like that.
Thanks for visiting ~ Paula

Catching up and making cards

I have been out of the loop the last couple of weeks, trying to get the Civil Air Patrol Publication 'Bear Facts' out to the publisher. I am the editor and it consumes quite a bit of my time when I wait until the last minute to work on it!! What can I say, I would rather be crafting!!
I am still attempting to complete ALL of the 365 card blog challenges. Yes, I am BEHIND in a big way - missed the opportunity to SCOR a mini scor-it, but that is ok, there will be other opportunites, right? Anyway, on to the challenges.
This morning I put together several cards (I have two more to go) that are part of a Basic Grey 'Bittersweet' card kit that I got from Memories From The Attic. A year ago I won a years subscription to a card kit a month and this kit was for January - of course, I am JUST now getting around to putting it together but as I have been working on these cards, which came with die cuts, chip board die cuts and the pre-scored cardstock for the folded cards, as well as the envelopes to send them in - I thought about the Day 37 challenge for 365 cards which was to dress up chipboard and use it on your card. WELL, I didn't dress up the chipboard, as it was already coordinated with everything else on the card, so I left it alone. The chipboard on the card are the letters 'you'. I also added coordinating brads to the top of the card and distressed the edges. The kit also came with some lovely rub-ons, so I added that behind the heart. I attached the heart with dimensionals so it sits above the rub-on design. I hope you like my take on the challenge. Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Birthday Girl

Today is my youngest daughter's 13th birthday. This means I now have FOUR teenagers living at home, and one lives in Washington. I haven't been crafting alot this past week, however, on the 365 card blog the challenge for day 43 was to make a gift card holder. Well, what TEEN doesn't like GIFTCARDS? I figured this was a great opportunity to get Naomi a gift card and present it in a fun way. The gift card in the pocket is just for looks - and it really isn't a gift card, it is one of those store cards - you know the kind, buy something, get a punch, or in this case, they swipe the card and credit me 10% on every purchase so someday I will be able to 'buy' for 'free'.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Vacation

I have been away for a few days with my four younger kids (well, they aren't really THAT young, they are teens) - visiting friends in Las Vegas. It was a nice time to get away and catch up with my best friend, Pam - after 20+ years apart!!! We also got a chance to get to know her older daughters a little better too. We did have a few minutes of crafting time together - too much talking kept us from doing any more! We also visited with another newer friend - Sue and her daughter. The kids got to shop and we found a few good deals, we also visted the M&M Store and the Coca-Cola store. On Wedensday, before we had to head back home, we got another couple of hours with Pam and her girls, so we went downtown to the Forum - a BIG indoor shopping mall. I knew the minute I walked in that Larry and I had been there before. This place is AMAZING!! The architecture in this place is worth going there just to see. The shops have outrageously priced items - but we did buy some chocolate - just because it was DIFFERENT!! When I get a little more time I will post some pictures of our trip - probably in a slide show, so watch for it early next week. Until then, I will be working and crafting - hoping to do more crafting than work!! :)

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, April 3, 2009

365 Card Challenge Day 34

Today the challenge was to make a card using either an egg image, or an oval shape for the dominanting shape. The card did NOT have to be an Easter card, but I chose to use that sentiment on my card. I have many of these types of images where there is a shape in the center. This was the first one I came across and thought I could spruce it up a bit. I used the new Liquid pearls in lavender and white and then added a bit of stickles around the oval to make it sparkle. I stamped using Brilliance ink. This card is really simple and it was quick to do, but yet elegant - at least I think so!!

Thanks for taking a look at my blog today. ~Paula M~

What's with all the CIRCLES!!

As I look back over the card challenges that I have been doing these last few days, I realized that many of the cards had CIRCLES as the main element. So, this post is all about those 'round-ish' cards.
On Day 7 of the 365 cards challenge we were to create a card using a circle as the dominant shape. The card could have the shape or be made in the shape of a circle. I chose to do the latter.
Oh, how I love this card!! There are so many things about this card that are just FUN!! I first cut the basic shape using the largest nestibilities scallop circle. I centered the die just slightly above the fold on a folded card. I then used a printed paper from the Basic Grey Bittersweet line that I just HAD to have!! I layered it with solid cardstock and then added the sentiment. I felt the card needed a little more - so I changed the color of the bracket - it was YELLOW!! I used alcohol inks to change the color. I then gave it some shimmer using Moon Glow - a product I bought AGES ago. It is similar to the pearl whatever it is called! lol The card was STILL not complete, so I cut flower shapes with my new die cut from SU out of mulberry paper!! There were two TINY holes left from the die cut at the top of the fold that was PERFECT for adding the ribbon.

My next card was for Day 8. It was a sketch challenge. I actually made this card several days ago, but realized that I had a 'circle' theme running and wanted to wait to post with all those round-ish cards. The card is quite simple. I layered close to cocoa on top of chocolate chip on top of blush blossom. I had the circle from a Wish RAK exchange (Splitcoast Stampers)and decided it blended well. I added the flower from a set of primas I bought a couple months ago and added the button to the center - WITHOUT changing it in ANY way!! Oh, and the ribbon was actually on a package that I received from a friend - it is ribbon from SU.

This last card in the circle theme - at least for today - came together quite quickly - however gave me fits at the end. The blotches of white you see are a result of the card falling over, not once, but twice!! I have pearlized pants now as a result!! lol This was for the sketch challenge on Day 29. The sketch called for a banner type image - on which to stamp a sentiment? Well, I don't have any stamps that fit that category - surprisingly - if you saw my stamp collection you would understand why I say that - I am sure I have more than 2000 stamps - someday I will count them and let you all know!! Anyway, I got out my cartridges for my cricut and found that the Marriage cartridge has a banner, so I cut it out and very carefully stamped the sentiment on it - however, I think I did the banner shape backwards - oh well!! I had the turquoise pearls in my stash and added them as the sketch called for something 'splattered' across the circles.

Thanks for visiting today - Paula M

Thursday, April 2, 2009

And now for Today's Challenge

The challenge for today at 365 cards blog was to make a card and use only the top 1/3 or the bottom 1/3 of the card and leave the rest blank. As I thought about this one, I knew just how I wanted to create this card. I decided to make another anniversary card - we have a few coming up in our family and used the same stamp as I did on my Day 6 card so you can actually see what the sentiment looks like! :) I used Fire Brick distress ink for both the sentiment and to distress the edges. I love this border punch from fiskars.

I am not caught up with all the challenges from March, however I intend on working on those challenges as time allows. What a wonderful source of inspiration. I may also work on a card for the Res-q-challenge blog if I get the time before heading off to work.

Back to 365 card challenges

Yesterday was the start of the second month of challenges at 365 cards blog. The theme was to use 'water' on your card. Well, I have had this sentiment stamp for quite some time. I used to live in Washington State where it rains pretty close to 365 days a year!! So, when I found this stamp at a convention some years ago, I HAD to get it and knew that someday I would use it. This challenge was PERFECT for it.

Flower Soft

I visited my LSS on Tuesday and decided to buy a kit of the Flower Soft. I have looked at this several times when I have gone into this store and it has fascinated me, so I decided to finally give it a try. This is the card I created to begin with. I was actually looking for another stamp to use and while looking came across this 'lavender' stamp and thought it was perfect. My cardstock is Lavender Lace with a nestibilities classic scallop oval cut out of the front. The image is layered inside the card.
Here are a couple closer pictures of the flower soft:

Flower Soft is so versatile. You can use it to bring 'life' back to an old stamp. You can also make flower stems and create a flower arrangement as I have done on this card:
You can get Flower Soft in pastel colors, dark colors and multi-colors. I chose the pastel kit and have saved the leftovers into a seperate container where I am creating my own mix of colors.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Yesterday I went out to pick up an item from one of the LSS that I had ordered. It is this very cool craft product from a company called Dufex Crafts. The product is called Pyramex Decoupage. You punch out each picture and then layer with either glue dots or foam - I used foam. It seems simple, but the results are stunning. The pictures are printed on a foil type background, so it gives it a shiny look.
WELL, I knew that one of the challenges on the 365 card blog was to do a glittery card. It was for Day 6. Here is the card I created:

I started with a metallic cardstock and mounted a lighter color of metallic cardstock on this. Then I added my image using foam to lift it a bit. I stamped (though it is hard to see) the sentiment - Happy Anniversary - using Brilliance Pearlescent Purple and then added three swarovski crystals below the sentiment. It really is a lovely card IRL.