Monday, August 6, 2012

You're The Best Thing

Happy Monday! Just checking in with a Mojo Monday card...inspired by the Shabby Tea Room's 'Soft Neutrals' color palette...although in retrospect, my neutrals are not that soft, but...it's made, it's stayin' :)


I adore these 'Generations' papers from Simple Stories. From that starting point, I cut a Early Espresso base that was a tad too big, so I decided to border cut both lateral edges and decoratively punch the bottom. The glitzy cluster was taken off of a Godiva candy box (I never throw anything away...like that, anyway). I added a cute little bow and a button adorned with some dark brown hemp twine. There's a length of Cluny lace from the Ribbon Carousel beneath the other red bow and I stitched most of the edges. This card so reminds me of Fall, though the thermometer outside me window registering 95ยบ tells me differently....

 Here's Julee's sketch:

The Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo:


As a little side bar, my mom hooked me up with this site....www.tut.com. I signed up for daily e-mails of affirmation and they really give me a lift for the day, so I thought I would share. Here's today's message:

If anything, these messages really make me think, bring me into the here and now and appreciate the world around me. Ok, that's all for the heavy....have a great day and thanks for visiting!


Stamps: All  About You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Generations (Simple Stories), Early Espresso, Vintage Cream
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: 7/8" Natural Cluny Lace Oval Crochet Ribbon, Dark Brown Hemp Cord Spool (Ribbon Carousel), CRB-05CA-121 (Fancy - Taupe Pearl), Pinking Heart border punch (SU!), ribbon bracket (CTMH), button, Piped Nylon ribbon-Brick (Martha Stewart), Flower & Flourish border punch (EK Success), pick, sewing machine
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13 comments:

  1. This is totally breathtaking! A wow!!

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  2. Loaded with loveliness Andrea! The layers, textures and pretty decorative edges make for a marvelous card! Have a great day ;)

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  3. Stunning card, gorgeous colours and textures

    Sue

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  4. beautiful card ...so special.. hugs sassyxxxx

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  5. Your cards always stand out in the thumbnails. Divine details, lots of interest. Deserves a closer look.
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  6. Wow, this one is pretty too!! I love the Fall colors, all the stitching, and epecially the punched edges, I never think to do that on my cards. Your candy box cluster looks perfect on the card.

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  7. Always beautifully and artfully designed.

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  8. Hi Andrea, this is an awesome card. I love all the details, layers, textures and the edge looks fab!

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  9. Wow, Andrea, this is totally GORGEOUS!! Love the neutrals with a hint of lavender and rust!

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  10. Gorgeous, the bunched sprig is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom.

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  11. Andrea!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!!!!

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  12. Amazing card...great job with the colors!

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