Just Add Ink - Photo Inspiration

02 May 2014

Just Add Ink 213
"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful"

I love this weeks Just Add Ink Photo Inspiration created by Nikki. The gold and bold chevron pattern paired with the subtle soft pinks and blues just makes it so pretty.
JAI 213

As you read this today I am in Florida, about to board the Allure of the Seas, for the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation! I am so excited and even more excited to be spending it with my amazing husband and two of my closest friends, Mehgan and Kabrina.

This card has been made for my very special friend Mehgan, who I met last year in Utah at the Stampin' Up! American Convention. You can read about our friendship >here<.

It just so happens that I am in Florida today with Mehgan and it's her birthday! I am so excited to have the opportunity to spend her birthday with her. I used the stamp saying 'Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful' because in a perfect world Mehgan would live next door instead of being on the other side of the world (Mehgan lives in Arizona.) However it is still wonderful because she is in my life!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants (pg27 Occasions Catalogue), 
Secret Garden (pg94), Positively Chevron (pg126) 
Accessories: Versa Mark Pad, Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls, Seam Binding Ribbon

Colour Combination: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Gold

Thanks for stopping by.
Lou X

P.S - I will be updating my blog with my trip, however if you would like to follow the 'daily happenings' please pop over to my Facebook page and follow me - I would really love that! :) xx


  1. Beautiful and elegant...and your card is pretty cute too..:0) Such a lovely interpretation of the challenge Lou, in true LS style it's classy and elegant!
    Hope you guy's are enjoying a fabulous time away and such great timing that you get to share a special day with Mehgan. xxx.

  2. Louise this is a striking card with such a bold background of chevrons!

  3. Such a beautiful card, Lou - and I love the story behind it. Have a wonderful day with Mehgan, celebrating her birthday ... can't wait for your trip updates! xx

  4. LOVE this card, can't wait to read all the updates, bursting with excitement for you , say hi to Mehgan for me. Love a Nik x x x

  5. Lou this is bold and and the same time so delicate - what a fantastic balance! How special that you can give it to Mehgan in person :) Enjoy the trip !!! x

  6. Lou this photo was sure to inspire you as it had your feature colours and style...beautiful and elegant. Great that you had someone special in mind when making the card. Enjoy your trip and catch up with friends.

  7. It was so nice to read about your friendship with Mehgan. Hope you guys are having an absolute blast together and can't wait for some updates.

    I knew you'd blow this challenge out of the water, with your love of pink and all things girlie. Your card is stunning. Love all the layering you've done, and that chevron background is lovely for the soft pinks and blues accompanying it. x