Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally catching up ...

My goodness, vacations are wonderful but the work waiting for you when you return can be overwhelming!  I am still preparing for August's Stamp Camp this Saturday and have a bit of time tonight to share with you my first project.

My base is Whisper White cardstock.  The DSP is retired but I think this card would be gorgeous created with our Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Papers!  My dear sweet sister-in-law sent me vintage sheet music she found in Virginia.  Thank you Shirley! 

I must admit ... I can't seem to get enough of these beautiful flowers.  If you "click" on the image you can see how they sparkle in the sunlight!  They are so fun and easy to make ... let me know what colors you have created!  The leaves are punched from Jolly Holiday DSP with our Two-Step Bird Punch.  I simply can't get enough of our Basic Pearls and Basic Rhinestones.  I use them everywhere!  The ribbon is 5/8" Whisper White Organza.  The blue gem topped pin adds just the right finishing touch and the rub-on sentiment expresses my thoughts for the lucky birthday friend.

Be sure to visit the ladies at Crafty Cardmakers ... they are celebrating this week. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more!

Once again, the Design Team at Etsy Inspired have outdone themselves.  This week they are featuring Lover Dover Clothing and you must see the adorable children's clothing and the ladies aprons ... well, I just can't say how badly I'd LOVE to have one of those aprons!  I was so inspired to use shades of blue with touches of white by these sweet photos.  I don't have a "little" girl any more (my daughter would second that thought) but the ladies aprons at Lover Dover are just as sweet!  Follow the links to visit Lover Dover and leave some love at Etsy Inspired along the way!

I'm afraid that is all I have time for tonight!  Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed your visit. 



  1. What a beautiful card. The sparkly flower is just gorgeous. Someone is going to be very lucky to be the recipient of this card. Thanks for sharing, Joanne.

  2. This card is soooo lovely!! The patterned papers are scrumptious, and I love your take on the inspiration piece! Thanks for playing EIC!

  3. Love how all of the elements in your design work so well together ... and how fun are those polka dot leaves ... great inspired card.

  4. Fabulous work!! Love all the details! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  5. what a beautiful card! I like the large flower and then the ribbon underneath. Just lovely!

  6. Oh what a stunning wee card!
    Thanks for joining us over on Crafty Cardmakers
    Hugs Melly xxxx