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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Believe For Always With Hollyock

With her children grown, a friend overcame her fear of math to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.  Last night she graduated at the top of her class.  Way to go, Kim!  In my continuing quest to pair For Always with as many colors as I can, I have selected Hollyhock for her graduation card.  I don't know why I keep forgetting about Hollyhock.  It is a beautiful, deep, lipstick pink.  I sponged the flower petals with Tulip to give them depth and defined the edges with a bit of Black.  I love the sparkle flourishes, but you know that one large flourish that would go great on a scrapbook page but doesn't quite fit on a card?  That is why God made scissors.  Problem solved!  here is the inside:

I hand wrote "Believe and work your you know what off!"  Graduations and flowers are a part of spring, so I am entering this in the Heart 2 Heart challenge to Spring Forward.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  For Always, Hollyhock and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Tulip, Black
Stamp:  Dreams Come True (retired)
Embellishments:  Black Mini Medley (retired), Black Sparkle Flourish
Other:  Cricut Artiste cartridge


  1. Oh so pretty! Congrats and all the best to your friend! I'm sure she's as lovely as the card you created for her!

  2. This is such a pretty, pretty card! I love the Hollyhock with the For Always paper and I love your design! I'm forever cutting the flourishes, too. It's a great way to get the most out of them. :) So glad you palyed along with us last month at Heart 2 Heart!