February 28, 2010

{SSSC58 & Curtain Call Act 18} Close As a Memory

This card is for another unique Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge by Karen Giron of The Sweetest Thing.  I always enjoy her challenges so much and having time to stamp on the weekend might have a something to do with it.  


I'm a week late for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 18, but I've had this cardstock out and planned to participate, so I went  ahead with it anyway.  I really love these colors and think they go so well together.  I wasn't able to work in the kraft cardstock, but my linen thread is going to have to qualify for the kraft color.  ;) 

 The Bo Bunny Shabby Princess paisley designer paper is from my "stash" and I noticed it was dated 2006 so that tells you it's been around awhile.  Do you recognize the flower stamp?   It is a portion of the stamp from Stampin' Up's Close As a Memory set.   I've colored direct to the stamp with SU Stampin' Write markers.  I stamped the flowers on natural ivory cardstock and then punched them out with a 1-1/4" square punch. The old olive layer is 1-3/8" square punch.  These could have been a little larger, but I wanted to use the punches to keep them uniform and these are my only sizes. 

The light blue and green buttons are from Stampin' Up's Sherbet collection and have been stitched on with the linen thread.   I used one of the sentiments from the Thoughts and Prayers set on the inside and stamped the flower one more time.  The left edge has been punched with that fabulous scalloped edge punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Did you know you can get the punch FREE with any order of $50 or more?!!   Love those deals!   Please contact me or click on "Shop Now" if you're interested.

Why do the weekends fly by SO fast?!  It's true that "time flies when you're having FUN!"  It would be nice if we could hit the "pause" button now and then.  If so, I would be hitting it right now!   I haven't even had a chance to check out all of my favorite blogs and I know there is much inspiration to be seen!  In fact, that is what I'm going to do next!

Thanks so much for stopping by!   

Smiles 2 U!

Quote for Today ~
If you have health, you will probably be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need . . . even if it's not all you want. ~Elbert Hubbard


Gail S. said...

I have this stamp and NEVER thought about using the flowers individually like that! Great - thanks!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Gorgeous Pam!! Love that BG paper and your stitching, so cool!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Pam! I LOVE that paper!

Marisa said...

Aren't you clever! Love how you used just a portion of that flower image (one of my faves). Great use of the Curtain Call CC too! Thanks for you kind note on my blog about the DT (((hugs))).

My weekend needs a total rewind after having watched over 30 hours of Olympic coverage LOL! Canada came charging in at the end and today's Gold Medal in hockey was the icing on the cake! I am SO proud of our athletes and of being Canadian!!!

That being said, I am waaaaay behind on a ton of sketches and challenges! Going to be a busy catch up week, that's for sure LOL!

Anonymous said...

There is so much to love about this card. The papers are gorgeous. The color combo is beautiful and your unique use of the stamp is just the icing on the cake. Fab card.

Julie said...

Wow Pam, wonderful items on your blog today!! I too love how you just used the single flower from the bunch!

Alex said...

Such a pretty card Pam, I love what you did with the sketch!! Great colors too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

CreativeMish said...

OH! I really like this one! What pretty paper!