June 21, 2009

{KWerner Color Inspiration #55} It's the Little Things that Make Life BIG

When I saw Kristina Werner's latest Color Inspiration Challenge I couldn't believe my eyes! I knew that I had some designer paper that was almost identical to her boss's skirt in the inspiration photo! How Perfect!

Btw, this paper is by the Paper Studio ~ called Traditions Floral Paisley. I've teamed it up with Stampin Up colors really rust and more mustard. The stamp set is also by Stampin Up ~ Happy Harmony!

I've used my neglected mega & giga punches to create the circles and dimensionals to attach them. The ribbon is from American Crafts, purchased at Michaels dollar bin. Gotta love that! A couple weeks ago I sorted out all my old buttons and this is one from my stash. I just sewed it onto the bow with some coordinating embroidery floss. {Years ago I did a LOT of counted crosstitch so I have nearly every color and it's coming in handy for this purpose.}

Yesterday, I got my new varigated dogwood bush planted and a good start on putting down my landscaping crescent rocks around the backside of the garage. It's an all day project around here just to mow our big yard and I hope to finish that today. When I woke up it was raining, but I think the SUN is trying to shine now! YaY!

This morning I made this challenge card and cleaned up my super messy stamping room. I've started working on a card using some of Debbie's cute little crocheted flowers and I'll post that later. Now, I'm going to make a strawberry-banana-pineapple-kiwi-yogurt smoothie and head outside!

Happy Sunday Everyone!


Quote for Today ~
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God;
I called him Dad! ~Author Unknown

On Father's Day ~ in loving memory of my DAD ~ the best father in the world . . .

{my dear dad died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 51 . . . nearly 28 years ago and I still miss him every day!}


Sue from Oregon said...

ahhh what a great picture of your Dad!

Winter said...

What a great picture of your Dad!My husband's Dad died of cancer when he was 48, that was 18 yrs. ago, and he still misses Him everyday too!
Beautiful card!I love the patterned paper, it looks just like the skirt! :) Top pick for sure! :)

Laurie in MN said...

I am so sorry your Dad passed away so early in his life and in your life. At any age, the loss of a loved one is difficult, especially when the person is someone with whom we want to share stories of our life.

LeAnne said...

What a nice memory of your dad, I am sorry for your loss, especially at such a young age.
Your card is JUST GORGEOUS! I love that paper---I wish I could wear it myself!

Linda said...

Wonderful picture! I lost my dad a year ago at the age of 85 and I know what you mean about missing him everyday. It is so sad when you lose you dad when you are young. When you lose them when they are in there 80's it's hard because you started thinking they will live forever. My father-in-law turned 94 yesterday and he caught a huge fish. I feel lucky to have him.

Karen said...

What a terrific picture of your Dad! We've lost so many of our family members to cancer, all different kinds. I often wonder when the day will come that a 'cure' will be discovered. I'm sure it will, just wonder when.

Your card uses Kristina's colors beautifully!! And I just LOVE that button!! See?! You knew you were holding on to them for a reason, right? :>:>:>

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great pic of your dad! I am blessed to have mine and have been reminded not to take him for granted!

Can't wait to see what you do with the flowers. I know I will want to CASE you! LOL!!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Oh my gosh!!! Your ribbon and buttons and dsp are stunners! Fabulous job with the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Alex said...

What a great pic of your dad and I think it is fabulous that you remember him like this!!

Your card is stunning Pam! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card. Your Dad looks like he was a great guy. Sending you a big hug and lots of love.

Nancy Riley said...

Pam, where on earth did you find designer paper that is an exact replica of the inspiration skirt?! WOW! Your card is ridiculously stunning! GREAT job!

Dawn said...

Wow...that paper does look EXACTLY like the inspiration skirt! Great design, great color, and fabulous execution. Beautiful!