Wednesday, February 1, 2012


When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

There is a new set in the TLC store called Cross of Hope.  It's filled with five of the most beautiful crosses I've seen!!  I was blessed to be able to play around with the set and wanted to do something a bit different for it since the crosses in the set are just so beautiful by themselves.
That's when I decided to try a center step card.  I've never done one before and to my pleasant surprise, it really wasn't hard at all!!  In fact, I'll definitely be doing this folded style again in the near future:  it was so much fun and has such a stunning effect!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a fabulous day ahead of you!

Medium:  Copic Markers
Image:  Cross of Hope by TLC
Papers:  Wassau cs and DCWV The Luxury Stack
Making Memories Distress Ink 
Prima Flower
Recollections self-adhesive pearls 

Crafty Sentiments:  Punches and/or Dies
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Shimmery and Punch
Lexi's Creations - Fancy Folds
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamonds or Pearls


  1. Your card is beeathtaking, Sara. I love that quote and will be putting it in my smash book immediately. :) I just tried my first center step card last week too... besides a couple of hiccups, I can see they have the potential to become addicting. :) :) :) Hope your day is most fabulous!

  2. I totally meant breathtaking.. hehe :)

  3. Oh Sara, oh Sara, where do I begin? This is amazing, a very useful and beautiful card.

    Hugs, Lori m

  4. This is gorgeous, Sara! Wonderful design!

  5. Absolutely stunning! Love the folded card and your coloring on this cross is, well stunning! Love it! HUGS!!!

  6. Hey, girlie, girl! I love you card! Such a beautiful design and I love the golden butterfly and gorgeous flower! Love you Valentiney blog!

  7. Tihs is awesome! Love how you have made it look so elegant. Beautiful! Cute blog, too!!

  8. Gorgeous card, Sara!! Love the how the fold shows off this stunning image along with the pearl and gold accents!!

  9. So beautiful! Love the colors.

    Deanne :)

  10. Oh wow - your card is gorgeous! Beautiful design too.


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  11. This is a gorgeous card and I love the image. Thanks for the joining us at DCD.


  12. Fabulous center step card. Love the embellishments. Perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for playing in the Shimmer & Punch challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  13. WOW Sara, WOW this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a great card design....such a BEAUTY!!!!!! Hope things are going good gf!!! Big hugs!

  14. Truly stunning, Sara! The paper piecing is wonderful with this image, and the little touches of gold really make it stand out. Of course, that fun layout really showcases the cross to perfection. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  15. Great job on the step card. Elegant card and love them pearls! Thanks for playing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday!

  16. Very beautiful and elegant, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  17. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  18. beautiful center step card!!!
    Thanks for playing in Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge!!

  19. Congrats!! I just saw at Stamptacular challenge you were a winner!! Yippee! Beautiful card.

  20. What a lovely step card Sara! That gold shimmery paper is perfect for this beautiful cross. Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Cheryl's. ~jeni :)

    p.s. loved hearing Rick Springfield while I was here. I am a child of the 80's. I <3 him! lol

  21. This is so nice, Have you worked ever in any Plastic cards printing and designing company? I really appreciate this.