August 29, 2010

{SSSC83 & CC Act 45} In With the Old!

 
Check out this awesome layout for today's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE #83!  Circles are so much fun to work with, especially if you have a way to cut them out!   Lucky for me, my sweet DIL Jami let me borrow her Cricut a couple months ago for a scrapbook project and she hasn't wanted it back yet. 

 
My card is a 5-1/4" square using Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) cardstock as the base.  I used one of my "new" estate sale stamps for the background.  It's an old Stampin' Up! background stamp from 1997, but I can't tell you the name of it because I have no idea.  I do know that I ♥love the look it gives inked up with Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake . . . and I'll bet one of my smart readers will clue me in to the name too!  ; )
  
Sketch design by Nancy McKinney
The designer paper and flowers are from an old Deja Views 8 x 8 Paper Punch Out Tablet ~ Fresh Print Apple.  I've had this forever and thought of it today when I saw the Curtain Call Color Challenge colors.  Along with the flowers, I added some buttons from my stash and tied them onto the flower with linen thread.  The lovely verse is from a VERVE set ~ Beautiful You.

Love these colors!
the inside finished to match the outside!


If you want to play along with either one of these challenges, just click on over to Karen and Stacey's blogs for all the details.    I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you've enjoyed your visit today as much as I enjoyed creating this card to share with you!  ♥

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!
  Pam  : )

12 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful, Pam! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Keva said...

This is gorgeous! I love the patterned paper!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love this! Did you cut the flowers with the cricut too? If so, is it George?

Michele said...

Fabulous card Pam! Love the colors, love the flowers!

Christina said...

These flowers are such a perfect fit for the two challenges. This is really lovely, Pam! The background is gorgeous, and your stitching around the circle blows me away! Can I have a lesson? lol

Melissa Cash said...

Such an awesbomb card! I love all of the stitching, I really should thread my 2 year old (brand new)sewing machine! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful! These flowers just pop and I love this sentiment!

Sue Kohler said...

As always Pam- stunning! wonderful combo of the layout and the colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at Curtain Call again this week! :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous double challenge card, Pam! Love the flowers and the way you used the Curtain Call colours.

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Pam! Wonderful blend of the colors and the stitching in the round is amazing! Lovely card!

Gloria said...

So very pretty Pam. I love the layout and those gorgeous flowers. Congrat's on the Lead!!!

Gloria said...

OOPS...I meant the top 5 but your card is definately beautiful enough to be the lead...((HUGS))