Wednesday, June 19, 2013

wonder (WPlus9, Cloud9)

WONDER.  A noun - as in "star of wonder".  A verb - as in "I wonder if DS will break curfew tonight"?  A word I find strong enough to stand on its own and carry a powerful message.  As in this card I submitted for the Holiday Cards issue of Paper Crafts which I guess wasn't carrying a powerful enough message (I know, I know, white on white...)  but I share it with you.

And "wonder" - as in the name of the wonder-full book whose 313 pages I spent last night reading.  If you like books you don't want to put down , books that make you laugh out loud and cry out loud, books about human kindness (can you tell I watched Obama's Berlin speech this afternoon - tricolonic repetition?!?!?)  - if so, meet Wonder.

So, with wonder on the brain, and the book (borrowed from a gardener friend of mine) to pass on to another gal to read, I created a bookmark to insert in it before passing it on.  Meet the bookmark.

Know where I'm going with this?  To the WPlus9 Mood Board #14 and the Cloud9 Anything Goes June Blog Hop.  Thanks for visiting today.

May I leave you with this from Wonder,  which is actually from The Little Bird:
"Shall we make a new rule of life... always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"

Supplies wonder:
Paper: Neenah, chevron PP Pebbles, pink PP Ursus
Stamps: WPlus9
Ink: Hero Arts
Tools: tag die #1 PTI, alphas Memory Box
Other: crochet thread, beads, lace trim


Happy Dance said...

Beautiful post. Gave me misty eyes. There's so much selfishness, badness, and other "-nesses" in the world, that sometimes I don't even want to venture outside. You've offered kindness, and goodness and beauty in your post. Your card and bookmark are beautiful and 'wonder'ful. Thank you for posting today. Thank you for making beauty in this world. Bev

Christina said...

What a lovely card and bookmark! The misting on the stars against the white card base is just beautiful, and the stitching adds a great texture. I love your idea of tucking a bookmark into a book to pass on to a friend--the colors are so pretty!

Gilu J said...

I love the stars on the "wonder" card. Such a pretty card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WONDERful card, Maria I love it - I'll see if our library has this book you so recommend, sounds interesting!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a wonderful bookmark--I just love it!

Chris L.

Darnell said...

Great post, Maria, and great bookmark for a great book!! The card? White-On-White (WOW) Wonder is not, what? wonderful? Those people are nutso! I think it's beyond WONDERful and pinnable and so Mariable!!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love that stitched vellum sentiment!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous, Maria!! The card totally knocked my socks off - the stitched sentiment is awesome!

Martha said...

WOW, Maria, this is one FABULOUS card and DARLING bookmark! I love all the WONDER-ful elements. OH MY, the stitched sentiment is such a clever idea. I hope I remember to try this. Thanks for the WONDER-ful inspiration!

Unknown said...

i dunno girlie, but my publishing eye thinks the vellum, white on white and stitching makes for a more powerful sentiment! the spray of stars and sequins are just lovely.

the bookmark is so pretty. that combination of goldenrod and mauve is so lush!

Kelly Griglione said...

Rats, I didn't get to you fast enough! This is one of those that you NEEDED TO SAVE for round 2, girlfriend. Love, love, LOVE, love it! Really. That yellow in with the rose, and then the touch of gold ... just super.

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