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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Waltzingmouse and Color Throw Down Challenges

Good morning everyone...can you believe it's Thursday already.....is it just me or is time moving way tooo fast???!!! We have been busy getting ready for our church garage sale this weekend...I will be working it all day Friday. Saturday we have our DGS Ryan's football game and our DGD Caitlyn's birthday party. Grandpa built her a playhouse for the backyard...it's 6'x6' ( big enough for her mom and dad to play, too) with shutters on the plexiglass windows and a little porch on the front. He tiled the floor and painted the inside with chalk paint so she can write all over the walls...tooo fun!!! Anyway...after riding the horses last evening (btw...midnight's eye is much better!!!)I finally settled into the craft room to make this card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #17 and the Color Throw Down Challenge to use Perfect Plum, Early Espresso, and Vanilla.
The images from Waltzingmouse's Sewing Box Hugs set were paper pieced with vairous designer paper scraps amd popped up with dimensionals. The brown ribbon was scrunched under the sentiment, sewing was done around the edges, and pearls were added for a little glam. Pretty simple but sooo much fun to make!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Sewing Box -Hugs
Paper: Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Designer paper scraps: Stampin Up, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Pearls, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today...hope all is well in your little corner of the world!!!!

21 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow, can I have a playhouse too????!!! That sounds awesome. Your card is adorable, country looking and love the paper piecing, I always forget to do that. Glad Midnight's eye is better.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Joan! I love the stitching and paper piecing! This has a really warm country feel and it's wonderful in the CTD colors!

LaurieJ said...

Oooh, I love this card. Beautiful paper piecing and stitching! And the pearls were the perfect touch.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Joan!! I so love the colors and all the stitching and paper piecing! Gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Maria Matter said...

oh how charming Joan! I love the overall 'homespun' feel of this card! the images and stitching are just gorgeous!!!

so glad Midnight is much better!
hugs & blessings!

Becky said...

This is adorable..love the colors and layout of this..

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. I'm glad Midnight is better.

Broni said...

This is definitely a FUN card and I just love those sewn images! Love your scrunched ribbon and random sewing too! I'd love to see a photo of that playhouse that Grandpa George built!

Grace said...

Oh wow Joan! This is so pretty! Love the paper piecing and stitching... so many pretty touches!!! Your DGD is going to be thrilled! I think your hubby might qualify for Grandpa of the year!!! Sounds so fun!!!

Francie G. said...

Oh my goodness, Joan, do I see stitching, as in sewing machine? I'm impressed! I bet you DGD's playhouse looks just like this! Darling creation, Joan! Beautifully done!

Barb said...

Joan, I love the patchwork quilt look of this card. So cute and great colors, too.

Barb

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh how cute and sweet is this!! Love the shades of purple!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

I love your details and colors! Thanks for sharing your delightful skills with us all! Lovely cards!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, your design is wonderful! What a super duper sweet card. Love all the white space.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Too cute Joan! Love those colours and it makes me think of a quilt all warm and homey!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Country goodness here Joan. Super cute.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is adorable! I LOVE that doodle style stitching around the border. What a perfect finishing touch to this sweet creation.

Alice Wertz said...

awww... this is so sweet! beautiful colors. thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

squirlygirl said...

Umm...Yep, You're just awesome! I love everything you do :)Thanks for sharing all of your talent!

Tammy said...

Waah, not fair, her playhouse is bigger then my stamping area. Lucky girl. Love the card, great shades of purple. Excellent!

Sandra Farrell said...

oh that little house is adorable. Beautiful work. I really love the colour purple. If you are interested in colour challenges, please come join us at Stampin' Royalty this week. www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com