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,'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 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 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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  1. This is totally breathtaking! A wow!!

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

  3. Stunning card, gorgeous colours and textures


  4. beautiful card special.. hugs sassyxxxx

  5. Your cards always stand out in the thumbnails. Divine details, lots of interest. Deserves a closer look.

  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.

  7. Always beautifully and artfully designed.

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

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

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

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

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


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