Thursday, December 9, 2010

So Sweet in Pink and Blue ...

It has been a busy week, my friends.  Family visits, Holiday cheer, and a bit of Christmas shopping done.  How are you doing on your list?  I'm getting through mine very slowly this year.  It was a welcome relief to spend some time in my craft room ... and make a little something to share with you today.  Mona never fails to inspire the artist in all of us with a collection of beautiful images on her blog Cupcake's Creations.  All in a palette of pink, light blue, and tan ... they remind me of robins eggs, cotton candy, and days gone by when life was slower and pleasures simple.  Beautiful.

For my project I began with Baja Breeze cardstock layered with Crumb Cake cardstock.  Color and pattern came from Designer Series papers.  The pink polka dot print is from my scrap drawer and the blue stripe is part of the Elegant Soiree collection.  The papers in this package are gorgeous - you should take a look!  A "doily" was die cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.  Another dig through my scrap drawer produced a sweet checked background paper in vanilla and tan.  I stamped it with the wreath from our Welcome Christmas stamp set ... do you think I could ever tire of this set?  I should just leave it out on my table until after the Holidays ... they have been my "go to" stamps for weeks!  "Merry Christmas" was added with Basic Black Classic Ink and comes from the All Holidays set.

Embellished with lightly dyed seam binding, a soft pink felt flower, buttons from the Candy Cane Big Designer and Soft Subtles collections, and of course Basic Rhinestone Jewels ... this card is sweet and simple.

You'll find other Holiday greetings from all over the world at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  There are so many fabulous things to see ... be sure you spend some time there.

It was wonderful of you to stop by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit!



  1. Gorgeous card Joanne! That pretty paper doily is so eye catching and I love how you added a stamped layer on top! Lovin' all the buttons and bow too! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

  2. This is beautiful and sweet all in one, I just enjoy coming here every time you have a new creation, you are such a great inspriation!

  3. This is lovely. The doily, ribbon, bows - all of it!! Very feminine and pretty!

  4. Well I could write a page....WOE. Every piece is stunning and I LOVE that blue striped paper.
    In fact; eveything you make is gorgeous. You are so talented!

  5. Oh Joanne, I just love this card! I love the colors, the ribbon, the simplicity and elegance of it. Just beautiful.

  6. gorgeous, love the colors and seam binding!

  7. WOW... This is so pretty. I love every inch of it.. Including that lovely seam binding..

    Hope you have a happy day!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by The Open Window and leaving such kind comments. This card is so beautiful and my dear friend Mona herself would be inspired :)