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Mom, There’s No One Like You

Hey there! How was your weekend? Mine was fun-filled! My sister and I got our nose pierced. Now, some may think that’s so edgy; whereas others may think it’s adventurous. I guess you can tell which group I belong to, huh? I thought about it longer than it actually took to pierce it. This has been a long time coming. Remember those magnet studs you could get from accessory shops? Well, I used to put one in my nose years ago to see how it looked. Well, now I know officially! The thing is, I don’t think it is all that noticeable. We saw my mom hours after we got it done and she never noticed. HAHA Well, mommy when you read this…surprise! Your daughters are crazy and now have nose piercings!

Just as information for those of you who care. I’m not going to lie, it did hurt, but for like 3 seconds max! If you want to see a video of the process, I’ve shared it on YouTube. If it’s not your thing, then don’t watch, unless you are really interested. I’m only sharing for informational purposes because it’s how I learned how it was done. All you see really is me closing my eyes and tearing up (natural tears from nerves in the nose). So, please know I’m not asking you to watch the video, but just sharing it with others who may be interested. If piercings aren’t your thing, that’s cool, just don’t watch!:)The healing is going well. It only hurt to flare my nostril on the day of and today, it does not hurt at all. Some of you have already commented on it and I want to thank you so much!:)

Here’s a self portrait I took immediately after the piercing.

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This morning, I woke up super early (for me, anyway) and decided to watch the news and make a card! With Mother’s Day coming up, of course I had to get to work! Yesterday, I sketched lots of card concepts out and this is one of them. It did not turn out exactly how I envisioned because while gathering supplies, I ended up getting inspired by some new product…that Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection. But, I went with the idea nonetheless and kept it moving.

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First, I trimmed the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection patterned paper to about 4″ x 5.75″. (Note: I used the 6×6 paper pad, not 12×12) Next, I stamped the diagonal striped (Papertrey Ink – postmarks) along some of the border in sweet blush and vintage cream inks. It sort of looks like it was a part of the patterned paper and that was my goal. I really liked the way it turned out. So, that part of my vision worked! Here’s a tip – to prevent from stamping over some of the patterns already on the paper, only ink the number of stripes needed to fit the space.

Next, I stitched around the border and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz paper distresser. I adhered it to a 4.25″ x 6″ aqua mist card base.

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For the next step, I used a craft knife to cut a small opening on the scored line. This will allow me to feed any ribbon and twine through the card front. Then, I added the decorative eyelet trim using Scor-Tape. Next, I added the Bazzill pink tulle and tied it into a knot. I threaded the May Arts twine through and tied it into a bow and embellished it with a Papertrey Ink sweet blush button and Prima bird trinket.

I used the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Year of Flowers – Larkspurs and stamped it using Stampin’ Up! chocolate chip ink. To personalize the sentiment and make it Mother’s Day appropriate, I used the “Mom” stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Women of Life.

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Last, I adhered two Recollections flowers (can be purchased at Michaels) using Helmar’s Premium Craft liquid adhesive. I made sure the tulle was upright behind the flowers before making sure everything was secure.

I hope you enjoy your Tuesday. I’ll be back tomorrow to wrap up the shaped card video series that will surely ‘sweeten’ your day! Can you guess what shaped card I’ll be creating?:)
Thanks for visiting! Take care.

  • FiorellaMay 3, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Stunning card, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • GinaMay 3, 2011 - 10:16 am

    Ashley, you are one brave little lady . . . I was watching your video wincing the entire time! LOL :) Kaitie has been asking for a nose piercing and she’s still being told NO!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresMay 3, 2011 - 10:19 am

    Oh so pretty…I have this paper and love it and anything made from it. This is just a soft sweet and lovely card. Now you got my suspense up..on a shaped card. It will be a long night.
    On Your nose piercing well you are a brave person. I hate needles but it does look nice on you. I admire people who do what they like and enjoy, no matter what anyone else thinks.
    Have fun.ReplyCancel

  • SueBMay 3, 2011 - 10:21 am

    One of my favs, EVER!! Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • TrevaMay 3, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Another great card, tfs….congrats on the nose piercing you are indeed brave and adventurous!ReplyCancel

  • MDMay 3, 2011 - 11:27 am

    SUPERBE BRAVO MDReplyCancel

  • Paulette S. in MOMay 3, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Ashley, you are so cute anyway! And you had your sister as moral support. I’ve thought about having it done, but it would draw more attention to my already long nose. LOL I had a 3rd ear piercing and it was in the gristle and would never heal. I love the softness of your Mday card, the tulle and those wonderful flowers and lace. I have to to settle down and get my Mday stuff done! I’m doing a Sizzix tea cup die box with kisses in it and a large pkg of handmade greeting cards for my mom and aunt. Wedding prep keeps taking presidence, still have to assemble dress/tux boxes which are precious and I’m so pleased with the way they turned out, assemble the veil, but things are getting done in spite of the ant invasion and late Spring cleaning. A lovely Mother’s day to you!ReplyCancel

  • Julie LaceyMay 3, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    Super cute, Ashley (the card and nose piercing)!ReplyCancel

  • SheriMay 3, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    I love this card. I was wondering how you inked the diagonal lines?ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMay 3, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    Ashley this card is absolutely beautiful. I must find where I can purchase this paper!!! Now the nose piercing – just made me cringe while I read your blog entry – I will not be watching your video – ouch ouch ouch!!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 4, 2011 - 12:47 am

    Beautiful card Ashley..Saw the U-Tube.. I know that hurt. I had my nose pierced for 30 years, it finally closed up now. But in my day we used “sleepers”.. Yep..it took about 2 weeks for it to work through.ReplyCancel

  • MarlenaMay 4, 2011 - 5:37 am

    You have this shabby chic down pat! It looks great when YOU do it. :) Thank you for stopping by to see my project!ReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineMay 4, 2011 - 8:18 am

    STUNNING card. I am new to your blog and am totally enjoying it. I would have never thought of adding the diagonal striped Papertrey Ink postmarks to the edges of patterned paper. Brilliant! I love the whole thing!
    Thanks for sharing
    SusanReplyCancel

  • AndeaMay 4, 2011 - 11:13 am

    I absolutely love this card! I think I’m going to have to try some of your techniques myself… I especially love how you used the Postmark diagonal stripes in cream and blush; they really do look like part of the patterned paper. Beautiful! (P.S. Hope you enjoy your nose piercing–it looks great on you. My niece had one for years and just loved it. Eventually she was “done” and took it out and now you can’t even see a hole!)ReplyCancel

  • tinaMay 4, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    great card,love it!ReplyCancel

  • Gina H.May 5, 2011 - 10:45 am

    Oh my gosh Ashley!! Once again I was TOTALLY blown away when I came across this card! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, the layers, the flowers, the details, FABULOUS! And you are sooo brave to get a nose piercing! It looks cute though!ReplyCancel

  • CristinaMay 5, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Beautiful card! Beautiful you! Love the piercing!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica RosarioMay 24, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    You are such a brave girl, Ashley!! As for the card… it’s simply stunning!! Love the colors and the layout. So much detail and yet clean. Excellent!ReplyCancel

  • VirginiaApril 1, 2013 - 3:09 am

    Your beautiful card took my breath away! Found you on Pinterest . You are so talented.ReplyCancel

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