November 1, 2011

Thanks So Much

Happy November! My how time flies! My goal has been to get back in the swing of things this month, so I've been busy at work the past few weeks trying to make up for lost time! I hope you'll get back into your routine of joining me for our daily chats!

I battled a crazy cold this weekend (I feel like I'm getting sick a lot recently), but managed to sneak a few minutes of crafting here and there between coughing fits, and lots of rest. I find it's nice to craft while sipping hot tea. Today's card is what I managed to create little by little. :)

I made this card for this week's CR84FN Challenge. Aren't these colors gorgeous? I'm especially loving the fabric swatches on the left, which I translated into swatches of Designer Series Papers. I've been really loving patterned papers recently. Here's a little secret... When I first got into Stampin' Up! I refused to buy their paper, for no particular reason, other than I prefered to spend my money on their stamps. Now I can't get enough of their card stock and DSP and sometimes will make an entire order of paper, DSP, accessories and NO stamps! Giggle!

Here are the DEEtails for today's card:

I had fun rummaging through my DSP to find the perfect mix for this card - from left to right, top to bottom I used a little Elegant Soiree, some Walk in the Park, Urban Garden for the next 3 blocks, some more Walk in the Park, a smidge of Windsor Knot, a bit more Walk in the Park, and a touch of Greenhouse Gala. I had hoped to be able to sew my little swatches to the card, but my sewing machine and I had a minor battle and I gave up. In the end, I distressed my edges and just adhered the pieces to my card. I added some fun ruffled ribbon from my stash and tucked a PTI Mat Stack die cut, stamped with the sentiment from SU!'s Everyday Wishes. I love that little whimsical touch at the bottom of the sentiment! Then I added some SU! Fabulous Florets, stamped on So Saffron and Baja Breeze card stock.


  1. This is just darling! GORGEOUS work! :) TFS!!!

  2. So pretty! Love the patchwork of wonderful patterned papers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  3. Love the homespun patchwork effect. Beautiful.

  4. How pretty! Love the patchwork and those dark yellow flowers are GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl