Saturday, August 7, 2010

Home IS Where the Heart Is

Whew, what a week this has been! I can't believe I made it to Saturday! The week started out with my 3-day guest designer opportunity with JustRite Stampers, then spiked to an even greater high with a message from Linda Elbourne that I had made the Simon Says Stamp and Show design team. So I was riding high at the beginning of the week, but with mixed emotions because I was also getting my 21 year old daughter ready to go back to college for her senior year. She left yesterday and the house seems so empty with just the DH and me. So Friday was a bit of a let down, but I had the joy of working on this card Friday night when I got home from work.

Our hostess for August at Our Creative Corner is Wendy Janson. She has kicked off the month with a wonderful challenge, something that is close to my crafty little heart, embossing. I had so much fun putzing around with this card last night. No pressure, just try this, try that, see what looks good, and this is what I came up with. It made me happy and I finished it off with a deep sign of satisfaction! I also targeted this card to fit the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, one of my absolute favorite challenge blogs! This week the challenge is House & Home and there is an inspiration photo with the colors soft blue, cream, white and brown. Ewww, I just realized I didn't really include pure white - well, look closely at the flowers - is there some white in there?

Products used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Always and Script (sentiment is computer generated)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, K&Co. Ancestry
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Craft Brown, Creamy Caramel, Vintage Photo DI, printer ink
Dies/Punches: Cuttlebug Hearts & Stamps for the cork hearts, BossKut Leaf Flourish
Accessories: Prima flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punch, SU Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions, Clear EP

Please stop by the Our Creative Corner blog to check out the rest of the Embossables from the design team. And just in case you have some spare time this weekend, here is are the blogs of the rest of the DT. It would be great if you could pay them a visit and let them know how great their work is!

Wendy JensenDana GrothausDiane GilbertJennifer MeyerJulie LeBlancSarah GoughLori Rider

If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments section and stop by later to read the update to the post with your information. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
The Shabby Tea Room - House & Home (color challenge of soft blues, creams, whites and brown)
Alota Rubber Stamps - Distressing


Sian said...

Beautiful card (always a joy to look at), love the colours, they make the card look really delicate.
Have a lovely weekend.

BEARKIS said...

Прекрасна,точна мисъл!Картичката-също!Поздрави!!!

Suzi Mac said...

Stunning card Linda, love the colour combo and that embossing and distressing is just scrummy.
Suzi x

Kim Costello said...

OOh this is stunning Linda, I LOVE the flourish die, and the whole piece looks like layers of delicate fabric! Gorgeous colours!
HuGs Kim :)

Wendy J. said...

Congratulations, Linda, on all your good news!
Love the subtle detail of embossing behind the hearts--it's wonderful. The card is beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Annika said...

This card is so worth of your deep sigh of satisfaction - it absolutely amazingly gorgeouliciously wonderful!!

Sherry Cheever said...

Congrats on the DT! This card is eye popping GORGEOUS!

PapierGirl said...

Oh Linda....this card is just gorgeous right down to the last detail! Congratulations on making the DT (much deserved) and welcome to the "empty nesters" club! :) xx

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Oh Wow this is just amazing I love every single detail. The fabulous colours and design.

It's our anniversary later in the month and your card design has given me an idea for a card for my DH thank you so much, and I hope you don't mind.


Edith said...

What a pretty card, Linda! I love the colors you used. Great mix of shapes and sentiment. Congrats on your good news:)

Juls said...

this is just too unbelivably gorgeous for words! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Linda I always do a deep sigh every time I visit as your creations are so stunning, and this one is no exception. Congrats on the new DT position too ! Sue C x

Lisa said...

Hmmmm empty nest..... sounds like I could use a little of that! Just kidding, but it is VERY noisy around here with my 3 kids! Anyway your card is gorgeous as always and your vintage style will fit in great on the Simon Says DT. Thanks as always for sharing with us in the Tea Room! You know I'm a fan!

Debbie said...

Congrats on all your DT news ... you will be a busy lady. I can empathasize with your 'empty nest' syndrome -- we move BOTH our sons off to college one week from today :( Lovely, shabby card for this week's challenge -- thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful card ... so much detail and texture ... LOVE it X

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW>...your card is BEAUTIFUL....looking forward to creatin' with you teammie!!

Stef Perry said...

This is a stunning card, I really love your creations. Very lovely and unique.

Marie said...


Thank's for participating in Alot 'Distress' challenge!


Christine said...

Know the feeling...our baby starts Grad school soon! Beautiful card!

LorettaL said...

LINDA!!!!! This card is stunning! I've not yet used cork, but I'm thinking it's very popular right now and I might need to give it a nod in my own crafting.

BTW - LOVE, love , love your new avatar!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a pretty card this is! I love the neutral tones and the lovely vintage feel. The embossing is beautiful, as are the hearts and sentiment. Love your stitching and paper distressing, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this project!

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card . I love the embossing and whole vintage feel
Thanks fro joining us at sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)

Mel said...

OMG this is just stunning!
I love all the vintage look and just screams romance to me!
Thanks for joining us this week over on Sarah Hurley challenge
Hugs Melly xxx

Clare Brown said...

wow stunning card, this is def vintage at it's best.Goodluck with the challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenges.

hugs Clare x

Unknown said...

gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges! x

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