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Monday, August 1, 2011

Good Monday morning to you, friends! I hope you all had a good weekend and are looking forward to whatever this week holds for you. I'm starting off this week with a sweet card that almost didn't get made. It's for the sketch challenge at Sweet Sunday (SSSC128),

and the color challenge at CR84FN (CR84FN35).

I couldn't tell you what my problem was today, because I like the sketch and the colors are great--especially that lovely celery green color. ;)  But, I worked on this card for hours before I finally figured out what I wanted to do.

Both the inside and the outside are fairly simple.  

And, this simple card calls for a simple post. Have a Marvelous Monday! 
Stamps: Gem Stone Birds (Inkadinkadoo); Sweet Nature (Flourishes)
Paper: Pin Dots (Paperwhite); Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co); DCWV
Ink: Colorbox; Stampabilities; Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die; Scallop Dot Edge Punch (Martha Stewart); Dimensional Butterfly (Cheery Lynn Designs); clear embossing powder (Zing); ribbon (Offray & Michaels); rhinestones, leaf pins (Maya Road); flowers (Recollections); Perfect Pearls; Dimensionals; sewing
Size: 4.25 sq.
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Sue Lelli said...

Cheryl, LOVE your paper and that Pretty stamped bird and your fancy stitching! Also LOVE the layers of ribbon, those FAB flowers and your leaf stick pins! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Cheryl! That bird image is darling and love the pretty patterned paper! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Heather Jensen said...

How did I miss this one? Absolutely darling. I love the pretty purple paper and sweet birdie. Thanks for playing at Cr84FN! :)

Beverly said...

What a gorgeous card! It was well worth the time. LOVE that floral paper!

Marie said...

The hours you spent were well worth it because your card is fantastic. The different stitching is wonderful.

Andrea M said...

My goodness, this sure is PRETTY!! Such a lovely, feminine card! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Cheryl this is lovley! The background paper is so sweet along with the little gems on the branch!!!

MTNestor said...

The is a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the roses and the bird.

Penny N.

Cher said...

Cheryl, your card is just darling! Love the pattern background paper and how you recreated the same shades of purple in your tone on tone stamped image!