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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Song in my Heart!


Good morning everyone....I waited to go in my craft room till after 9:00 last night and I didn't have a clue what I was going to make. I didn't feel like coloring anything and I wasn't in the mood for flowers....where was my creative fairy Godmother!!!! I finally went to the puter and checked out a few challenges....now why didn't I do that in the first place...geeezsh!!! I used polka dots for the Shabby Tea Room challenge, the sketch from Mojo Monday #204, and the colors from the Color Throwdown #155: Rose Red, Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, and Early Espresso.
The bird image from Verve's Swan song set was stamped on the PTI doily diecut, the Tim Holts Flourish Die cut was used behind the image, sewing was done with brown thread on the Prima Annalee dp in the background, and the button, ribbon, and twine finishes it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Verve Swan Song,  Paper: Vanilla, Rose Red, Early Espresso, Prima's Annalee dp, Echo Park Victorian Garden dp,  Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa,  Accessories: Yellow Copic for the bird, PTI Polka Dot Ribbon, Button, Brown twine, PTI Doily Die, Nestabilities, TH Flourish Die, Sewing Machine

Thanks for dropping by....I have a busy day planned today...My Dad has a doctor's appointment this morning and this afternoon my church is having a reception for the teachers of our adopted school. We do this every year on one of the workdays they have before school starts. Since the school is right next door, the teachers look forward to some baked treats and a little rest during their busy day. We also present them with lots of school supplies for their supply closet...with all the cuts the state has initiated this year, the extra school supplies is greatly appreciated and used by teachers and students alike.

Have a wonderful day!!!


17 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Joan. Love the colors you used.

Sasha said...

Your card is Fabulous, Joan! I love everything about it. And the doily die looks gorgeous with the bird stamped in the middle!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Stunning! Looks like you had lots of inspiration after all!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love that doily die and your design is gorgeous.
Lynn

Nancy said...

Very pretty - don't you just love doilies!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a pretty card, love the ribbon with the button and the doily background, love it when you can go from nothing to somehting so pretty. Have a great day.

Lori said...

Beautiful colors! Love the bow!

Olena said...

Such a pretty card! Beautiful details! Great job! Olena

Linda Palmer said...

What a great thing to do for the teachers! Your card is beautiful and I love the ribbon you used and the flourish just makes it all pop!

Lisa said...

Pretty flourish and sweet little bird Joan...your card is lovely!

Barb said...

Isn't it frustrating when we sit amongst our fabulous toys and beautiful materials but still have creative block? But you came through and saved the day, er, night! This is so pretty and delicate! Very nice!

Julia Aston said...

Well Joan - you sure were inspired! love this pretty card with the lovely ribbon and fun die cut!

Joanne (jojot) said...

as a retired teacher I will tell you that the supplies and appreciation you give those teachers will multiply 10 fold as they pass them on to their students.....what a wonderful gesture your church is providing

and....gf, your card is gorgeous...love that doily die

Carole of Brum said...

So beautiful Joan, and what a lovely rich colour scheme. Amazing what you can come up with when you get a little inspiration.

Hope your Dad's appt goes well, and it's a great thing that your church is doing for the school. CoB

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful Joan!! LOVE the ribbon and the die cut look gorgeous with the bird on it! :)

Rose Ann said...

I love that pretty bird, and how softly you've colored it!! Such a pretty doily frame as well!! Beautiful, Joan!!

Lori said...

So pretty! The doily die cut makes a lovely frame for the bird image. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.