Monday, April 20, 2015

MM2: For Audrey

Hi, everyone! Hope the week is off to a great start. I'm here today with a card which I think turned out pretty (in pink) well... and a few thoughts about Audrey Hepburn.


I was so touched when I read the quote by Audrey Hepburn in today's Cards In Envy post. For starters, the quote is gorgeous... and, from what I've heard and read, seems to epitomize the spirit of this amazing lady.
I believe in pink.  
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day.
And I believe in miracles.
~Audrey Hepburn

You see, I was actually named after an Audrey Hepburn movie. In my mom and dad's courtship days, they went to see the movie Sabrina. After viewing the movie, my mom declared that if they were to ever have a daughter, she would be named Sabrina. (Yes, it's spelled differently, thanks to my mom. And, Mom's spelling of my name looked so beautiful in her handwriting. Not so much in mine.)

So, I think Sabrina was the first "classic" film I ever saw. It is such a wonderful picture. (If you've only seen the remake and are a movie lover, you really need to check out the original starring Miss Hepburn, Bogey, and Bill Holden... seriously!) While I'll never come close to living up to the legacy left by Miss Hepburn, I do my best to try and make my mom proud. And, after seeing Sabrina at such a young age, it kind of puts my love of classic movies in perspective.

Okay, enough about that. Now, for today's card.  :)


The card below was inspired by the current Cards In Envy Pretty in Pink Challenge. And, I must confess I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out. It feels a bit more "sophisticated" than my typical cards. Maybe there's hope for me yet....  :)

Carson watercolor paper; Distress Ink worn lipstick core paper
Simon Says Stamp trellis stencil; inked in DI spun sugar and picked raspberry
Unity (grab bag) sentiment stamp in picked raspberry
Winnie & Walter "love" cutaway from watercolor paper inked in DI peacock feathers
Paper Smooches stitched and heart dies; stash (Hero Arts?) sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG; micro Glue Dots; Zig 2-way glue pen; Recollections foam squares

I cut out a large oval and masked off an edge of it to ink the stained-glass-like element. After seeing the result, I chose to add die-faux-stitching to just the other three sides to frame out the rest of the card. (A quick confession: Since I knew I wasn't bringing my Big Shot with me, I made this card before leaving the stash in the menopause (aka craft) room. Thankfully, Cards In Envy allows sneak peeks of upcoming challenges.)  Finally, I hope the pink in the card actually looks pink. I promise it is -- spun sugar, pickled raspberry... and a worn-lipstick punched heart.   :)

As it turns out, the current Operation Write Home Mid-Month Challenge is to create a card featuring stitching. Perfect timing!

Parting Thoughts

April Challenge
April 1 - April 21
There's still one more day to link up a card for our The-Earth-Has-Music Words 2 Scrap By challenge. Hope you will join us. (And, a new challenge will start up on May 1!)   :)

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. I really like what you have done with the background. Such a prettyand elegant card

  2. Oh my I am loving your story and how your name came to be!! I also love that quote from Audrey Hepburn. I'm not sure if I ever saw the movie or not, but might have to try and find it to watch. Your card turned out beautiful and so elegant Sybrina, I just love it! Hugs, Brenda

  3. I'm so happy your liked our quote! I knew it was perfect to lead off our challenge when I found it. And I love your beautiful pink love card! Such a stunning background! And thank you for sharing about your name. I love it, even the spelling! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  4. This is so pretty, Sybrina! I really like the composition and background plus the scattered sequins. I'll be CASE'ing this one! I love the story about your Mom and Dad fought over mine...Dad won! LOL!


  6. What a truly lovely card. Beautiful background. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn