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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors and there are a lot of great quotes out there from him. This is one of his best.

Happy Saturday to you! This card is one I made from some pieces I've had lying on my worktable for several weeks. Almost every time I've started a card, I've picked up these papers and tried to use them, but they never seemed right, even though I love the colors and pattern. This time, it finally clicked.

I used the Viva la Verve August 2011 Week 4 sketch for my layout, adding an organza/satin ribbon down the center and a button embellishment in the upper right corner. The meandering stitching around the patterned layer is new for me. Why I ever thought it would be difficult is beyond me. 8~)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps: Words of Wisdom & Sunny Days (Verve); Essential Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pocket Full of Posies Stack (DCWV); Coredinations
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Colorbox
Dies: Floral Doily Accents; Curved Rectangles
Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (Michael's); waxed linen thread (Books by Hand); Liquid Pearls; buttons; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Theresa said...

Hi Cheryl, I love this card. The sentiment is just fabulous. Love the papers. I wish I could get the stitching down like you have. Fabulously done! I think your work is awesome.

Thanks for sharing the story about your daughter liking on my card. It tickled me!!

Elizabeth said...

Love how you put the colors together and the buttons!

Bernie said...

I think this is wonderful. Glad you hung in there with it, love the color combo and the wonderful quote.
Blessings Bernie

Shannon White said...

Love this Miss Cheryl! Fabulous color comb and I love the Great Sentiment and fun little buttons!

Shannon 8-)