2/01/2012

CR84FN #47 & SSSC #151 ~ Sending a Hug!

Welcome friends! We've had a couple of glorious warm sunny winter days and took full advantage taking long walks with Max and a couple of outings! Yesterday we decided to use the Olive Garden gift card we had received as a Christmas gift. Upon walking into the restaurant who should be in front of us but my hubby's mom and his cousin! Yay...lunch for four please! And today we took our sweetie pie son to a quick lunch. He had an employee out sick; so we couldn't linger...busy busy!! Hugs all around, it's been great. Anyhoo...on to the card!  I put this little number together for the CR84FN color challenge and a new challenge for me: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


This card was inspired by the sweet as can be inspiration photo from CR84FN. The country chair and pie in the middle brought to mind a county fair. So I ran with the idea choosing papers and patterns that reflected that for me!



I started with a cherry splash Bazzill cardstock topped with a panel of grid paper from MME. Next came my two panels to follow the sketch using the light blue paper with tiny stars from Pebbles and the gingham/floral paper from The Girls Paperie (I just love this paper to pieces!). I topped these panels with a bit of cherry splash paper cut with pinking shears and stamped with a tiny sprig from Stamps by Judith. The red gingham from October Afternoon is die cut with my PTI: mat stack 4. Two PTI: limitless layers dies top that. The bottom is a very soft pink and the grid circle is stamped with a PTI: tag its #3 vine. I embellished with a bit of machine stitching, a tiny MFT rolled rose, buttons from my stash and an October Afternoon butterfly ~ polka dots...of course!!

Many steps but it brought me many smile. I hope it does you too!! ~Lisa

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Really love your paper choices here, Lisa! And this sketch is really cool! You've put it all together beautifully :)

Heather Jensen said...

So very sweet Lisa. I love the Girls' paper and darling butterfly. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic designer papers that totally mimic the theme. As usual you created a story with your interpretation of the challenge photo and the sketch.

Marybeth said...

This looks like such a summery day card. Love all the beautiful papers ,colors ,and I love the gingham . Sooo pretty. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and met up with most of the family. Nice way to start the month.

Mynnette said...

These patterns are PERFECT together--you really have a "quilter's" eye--you know, when you can match patterns and not just colors together? It amazes me!!! LOVE this!!! :)

Jen Adcock said...

Very country-fab! Lisa that gigham MS5 is just dreamy. This is the perfect paper quilted card. So lovely!

Cyndie said...

Gosh Lisa, it really does bring to mind a country fair! Those papers are perfect, especially the gingham (I had to look closely to find the polka dots!) and I love those adorable buttons--they're perfect!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Your card is so Beautiful! I love how you mixed and matched your patterned papers from different lines. I totally think of a county fair when I look at this card.

Anitra

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Lisa. The papers are lovely and I especially love the button pieces. :o)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love your mix of patterns and the sweet trio of buttons! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Wonderful use of pretty patterned paper and that butterfly looks so sweet! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Ally said...

Well, it definitely brings a smile to my face. ;-) Love your pretty little 'county fair' card! Such fun papers and good use of the challenge colors (and the sketch, too!). Love the butterfly and the buttons, such a delightful mix. Great job! ;-)

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful designing Lisa! Lovely!

Nance Leedy said...

What a clever and darling take on the sketch! The trio of buttons is wonderful and all your choices blend for the perfect vintage country feel...wonderful!

Emily Keaton said...

Lisa, this is darling! Great paper choices--I think you nailed those colors perfectly. And what a fun design!! So many delightful details. Yes, smiles all around on this one ;).

Deborah Frings said...

This is super - lovely papers, really sweet buttons and I love the dotty butterfly! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

igła i nitka said...

So many beautiful layers! I like this card very much - it i so sweet:)

Levana Sunandar said...

3 buttons over there are cute, and overall colors is perfectly mixed by you. You really good in choosing and mixing the paper patterns,beautiful!

Pauline said...

This is just beautiful, what a great sketch, and a fabulous use of these patterned papers.

Marie said...

Super sweet country card. You really have a great eye for combing many different elements on the same card. They always look wonderful super eye candy.

Sue Lelli said...

Oh this looks just like a county fair! LOVE the papers and the buttons and all the layers! You just hit the mark with this card, Lisa! LOVE it! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Karen Giron said...

This is so pretty! I really like how you used buttons for the little strip element across the bottom, very clever!

-Susan- said...

This country card is just up my alley...love it and all the fun colors. Going to have to remember this one for sure!