October 04, 2008

Life Gives You Many Reasons to Smile

It's been a long time since I've participated in one of Beate's {Fresh & Fun} "Weekend Sketch Challenges". There is something so special about her layouts and they always inspire me.

For today's card, I started out with the sketch and this fantastic designer paper my sweet DIL Jami gave me. It is "Haiku" by Stampin' Up! Aren't the colors wonderful? The sentiment is one of my favorites from the Stampin' Up! "Reason to Smile" set. As you can see, I did a little zig-zag stitching around the edges and added the felt "Flower Fusion" flowers. Do you think they're too much with this background? I was determined to use them since I've had them for a few months and hadn't even opened the package yet! :)

I received my new SU order today and was thrilled to see my new "Upsy Daisy" stamp set was already die cut for me. What a pleasant surprise! I've already got it assembled and my next card will be with this fabulous set. Are you wondering what else I got? I am the happy owner of the new scalloped edge punch and paper and ink in two of the awesome new In Colors ~ kiwi kiss & tangerine tango.

Do you have plans for the weekend? Whatever your plans, I hope "life gives you many reasons to smile." Enjoy!

Supplies ~
Rubber Stamps: "Reasons to Smile", Stampin Up!
Paper: Stampin' Up! - old olive, tangerine tango, so saffron, vanilla; Haiku Designer Series Paper
Ink: old olive
Other: stitching with Janome Sew Mini, Flower Fusion felt flowers, so saffron brad, old olive twill ribbon

Quote for Today ~
"Autumn....the year's last lovliest smile." ~ Bryant

Word for Today ~
effulgence \i-FUL-juhn(t)s\, noun: the state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.


pescbrico said...

Oh Pam, what a wonderful card this is! :) Have a wonderful day!

Beate said...

Pam, I am so excited you got to play! I LOVE what you did with the sketch. Love the paper you chose and your stitching!
Hugs and smiles

Nancy Riley said...

Love what you've done with Beate's sketch and the Haiku dp! Beautiful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This card is just beautiful, Pam! LOVE those papers and that sentiment you used!