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Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good morning everyone....I am having such a great day!!! I'm still in my pj's and have been stamping all morning...can't get any better than that!!! I need to get my rear in gear because I am going to Round Top this weekend with my girlfriends...Whoohoo!!!! It's an antiques fair that is spread out in several towns  south east of Austin. Some dealers set up large circus type tents in fields and fill it full of antiques and others have large buildings....it's a bit overwhelming but exciting at the same time!!! We will be staying in a bed and breakfast Sat. night and shop again on Sunday...I won't be able to walk for days when I get home but I'll have 6 months to recover till the next one...LOL!!! Anyway....
I made this card for the Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast to use a blocked background with patterned paper. Papers from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg were used for the blocks and the sentiment is from an A muse set called Contemporary Greetings. Sewing was done around the block edges and the flower was made with a Stampin Up! die...the layers were embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder and the leaves were made from a Spellbinder's die. Twine and Candy Dots finish it off. The Mojo Monday #208 sketch was used for the layout and I used the Color Throwdown colors: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Chocolate Chip.This is also for:
1. Paper Crafting Journey - use punches or diecute
2. Scrapbook Sisters - leaves
3. Deep Ocean Challenge - Happy Birthday

Recipe:Stamps: Amuse
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Candy Dots, Twine, SU Flower Dies, Spellbinders Leaf Die, Sewing Machine

Thanks for dropping by...have a fun and fabulous weekend!!!

19 comments:

Cheryl said...

This card is beautiful!! Love the flower and leaves

Tammy said...

OH wow, what an exciting weekend you are going to have!
Love today's card and the flower is positively beautiful, perfect for the pretty DP.

Patti J said...

Your card is so delightful! The block background is beautiful, and so colorful and cheerful! I probably don't have to tell you how amazing your flower is! Have fun this weekend - we'll be thinking of you!

jimlynn said...

This is so pretty with the different colors and your stitching! Just lovely.
Have fun at Round Top!
Lynn

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!

Love, Laura PCJDT

Carole of Brum said...

Joan, I love the way you put colours and papers together - this looks fantastic. Your weekend sounds like fun, hope you come back with some beautiful antiques to offset your aching feet. CoB

Shari Nelson said...

Lovely card. I like the way you used the blocks of different papers. (Just like a quilter) From a fellow stamper and quilter.

Lisa Lara said...

Your color block card is beautiful Joan. I love it.

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! Joan this is gorgeous. I think this is a great way to use scraps and I love the leaves die. The sewing on it just pulls it altogether beautifully.

Niinu said...

Your card is lovely:) Especially papers and stitching!
You are gone have so much fun this weekend - I´m happy for you and just a little bit jealous...enjoy!

Lori said...

Love the patchwork!

Crystal said...

OOOO Joan I SOOOO LOVE this layout and your colors are GORGEOUS!!! WOW sweetie, you always do such amazing work!!!

dpkennedy said...

Shut up! This is so pretty! I love your stitching, layout, and gorgeous flower and leaves! Fabulous card Joan!

Rae said...

Hi Joan,

Love the colors in this card along with the stitching. You always have such great details. That is also one purty flower! Have fun with your girls!

Beverly said...

Beautiul card, Joan! Your design is impecable.

Broni said...

Love this! How awesome to add the twine! It adds a great textural touch!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous! Love the different patterns, all that stitching and your layered embellishment!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card joan-love the color blocking-hope you had a fun weekend at the antiques this weekend

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, love the fresh clean style, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey xxx