August 16, 2010

{MTSC87 & Curtain Call Act 43} For a Good Friend...



Never in a million years would I have thought to put these three colors together!  In fact, I almost turned and ran when I saw this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge, hosted by Stacey's Stampin Stage
But, you know what?  I think Stacey may have known what she was doing!   ; )


It helped me immensely when I found a designer paper in my stash that pulled the colors together.  It's an oldie by Basic Grey ...Marrakesh and I think this may be one of the few times I've used it.  (hmm, I wonder why?)  

This spectacular layout is from none other than Mercy Kerin of Lord Have Mercy fame and today is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!  



and a peek at the inside...left blank for a handwritten message.

If you've got some extra time this week, be sure to blog on over and see what
Mercy's Muses have created to inspire you!

Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {Queen Muse}
and last, but not least,
our extra special August Guest Muse...
Angela Thomas

You're ALL invited to play along with these challenges and we really hope you will! 

Happy stamping!  Smiles, Pam  :)

Quote for Today ~
You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there is never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.
- Alexander McCall Smith

17 comments:

Marisa said...

LOVE how you used this week's colours, Pam!! They are rather funky, but this DP is perfect! Great use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing along withthe Curtain Call again this week

Julie said...

Just beautiful Pam, love all that stitching! Thanks for playing along with the Curtain Call this week.

Lynn said...

This is beautiful Pam! The designer paper and sentiment with these sweet buttons looks wonderful!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous card, Pam, and that DP choice is perfect! Way to rock both challenges!

Lea L. said...

This card is gorgeous...and that background paper matches perfectly!! I may have to make another card using it!! :) Great job with the Curtain Call this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

This is gorgeous!!! Ilove everything about it! Paper...stamp...sponging!

Noelle said...

Gorgeous!! I love this paper as well, and your stitching takes it to a whole new dimension! Beautiful job:)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh my word...this is TOTAL gorgeousness...WOW! I LOVE those papers and pretty buttons!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this paper is amazing...I luv it...your card is perfection...have a sweet day!

enjoy *~*

Nancy said...

This is scrumtiousdelicious. Absolute perfection. Thank you for the inspiration.

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! You really scored having that beautiful DSP on hand. So beautiful. I love your buttons, too. Not your plain jane rounds. Oh, the stitching, too. I adore the stitching and yours always looks so good!

BTW-I went on a quilt shop hope last weekend and bought some yummy fabric...some by basic gray! I thought of you and your quilt show excursion.

Creative Mish said...

Awesome card. I love the fun little buttons you added

Sue Kohler said...

So glad you didn't run and hide! Your card is simply stunning! Thanks for coming out to play at Curtain Call this week! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Love love LOVE this!! The DP is scrumptious....
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! xxx

Stacey Schafer said...

wowzers, pam! this is way gorgeous! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Love the paper, the colors, the buttons... and the stitching is just perfect! :o)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Pam-

Love, love this card! Such a lovely job, it is put together so nicely and the colors are perfect!