Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today is a Gift


I really love this quote. Each day truly is a gift from God and sometimes we need to be reminded to be in the moment and truly enjoy the day. It's a beautiful day in Miami, Florida. Its bright and sunny, started out cool, but will go to a glorious 75 degrees later in the day. I'll be heading out shortly to pick up a truckload of donated food from our local Feeding America foodbank to be distibuted later today to more than 100 struggling families via my church food pantry. I pray that God will help each one of us to see the simple human dignity in each one of our brothers and sisters as we distribute bags of food so their family can eat tonight.

But you probably came here to see what I had made for today's Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge, right? I love what I have to share with you today. The papers are from a digital paper pack called Flour Sack from Raspberry Road. I love these retro prints that were used in dishtowels and tablecloths in the 50's and 60's. I thought they matched up perfectly with the apron that looks pretty retro too! The apron is a digital image from Sugar Creek Hollow and the sentiment is from Verve. Real Red and Whisper White CS are combined with this year's SU In-Colors Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay. The punch is the Sale-a-Bration punch and just for fun I added a whisp of yellow paper ribbon. I think the card is as bright and sunny as our day today.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I do so enjoy your comments. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them. I am always happy to share.

I hope you'll take time to see what the other designers have made for your inspiration today over at Creative Inspirations.

Blessings,

Challenges entered:

Fab 'n' Funky - It's all in the technique - favorite technique digital paper piecing
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Fake it - my paper piecing was done digitally
The Corrosive Challenge - Paper piecing
One Stitch at a Time - Vintage challenge
Paper Sundaes - Paper piecing
Raise the Bar - Fruits of labor

29 comments:

NGCARDS said...

I love this card hun, its bright and eye-catching. I too love that sentiment :) xxx

Primitive Paper said...

Linda, this is truely a show stopper! I am just loving the whole design of your lovely card.

Julie said...

Love this adorable retro card, Linda! I'm off to check out Raspberry Road--never heard of it--need some of that fabulous paper!

Hope you're having a lovely day!

Cheryl said...

wow linda adore this so eye catching stunning,detail hugs cheryl xxx

scrappyjan said...

Oh Linda this is so bright, beautiful and lots of fun!! I love the papers and the colors just jump out and scream *FUN*. Trul stunning!
hope the rest of your week is great.
hugs, Janiel

Juls said...

Brilliant sentiment!! Love the card! Hugs Juls

Chris said...

Wonderful thoughts and card!

Pinkie said...

You make all the cards that I wished I made. Love the apron, the colors, the cherries. Love all of it.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Linda, hope you've had an enjoyable day, what a gorgeous card hunny! youv'e been busy since my last visit with lots of gorgeous cards! loving them all. Enjoy your evening, hugs Linda x

sam said...

I love the bright colours of this hun. Really brightened my morning here in the UK as it's grey and dull and wet too. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out our winners and our next very special challenge.
Take care
Sam x

stitchy said...

Linda I love your card, the paper matches perfect and that stitching is so cool..thank you for entering our challenge at OSAAT..good luck in your draws!!

stitchy xx

andrea said...

gorgeous card and what a lovely sentiment thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
andrea

Joseline said...

You rocked this challenge!!! I love everything about your card!!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh Linda, this is beautiful, i love your fruity papers, and the paper piecing on the apron is wonderful :)

Thank you so much for joining in the Raise the Bar Challenge this week, hope to see you again next week :)

Suzi
xxx

Jan said...

Such a cute card :) Lovin the cherries and border!

my5bratz said...

LOVE the colour combo on this GORGEOUS card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0) Ginny

Sarah said...

WOW!!! This is a stunning card what beautiful detail throughout, great colours and fab sentiment, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon, good luck.
Sarah xx

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, fabulous card!! I love everything about it from the colours to the layout to the paper piecing, and especially the quote! Glad you could participate, too in the Paper Sundaes challenge.

Maria Matter said...

oh I love this Linda, fabulous colors and design! just Gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

~*Joni said...

Linda this is so sweet! What a happy card with all the layers and piecing. The stitching is fabulous, thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

CJ said...

awesome card....you did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good luck...i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine.....
hugs
CJ
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Tasha said...

How cute is this? I love the colours and sentiment
love tasha xx

LuLu said...

Georgeous - great favourite technique to have too. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.

Lou
x

Anne said...

What a stunning card and perfect sentiment, super design. Great paper piecing, thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Beautiful card thankyou for joining us here at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at OSAAT with your lovely card in our Vintage challenge - great retro colours! Cheers Claire x

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Linda!!! Love your take on the FTTC...you could have totally fooled me with the stitching...it looks sooooo real and FAB!!! Awesome card and design GF!!!

Thank you playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Cassie said...

another beauty! it makes me think of the bright colors and patterns from the 30s and 40s!

Betty Wright said...

Your fake paper piecing is FAUXFABULOUS! Wonderful card and design! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

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