Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2sketches4you#23, Use It #3, Creative Card Crew (using texture), Secret Crafters (stitching)

Polka dots and roses day....I've been in the mood to create pinkish cards that are really sweet and girly. It must be the Spring feeling in the air....

I hope you enjoy this challenge....scroll down if you're interested in more details.

How about a x4 challenge card today!? I started out with the 2sketches4you sketch (which I love).....from there it evolved into this.....This sweetly pink number has minimal layers and embellishments. The flower embellishment was simply some ruffled satin trim and lace I had bought for around a buck a yard. I simply made them into a circle and taped the ends together. The paper flower pin on top is a $ tree find. There is around a dozen in each pack. They're adorable!! The chipboard glitter letters are some I've had for a couple years. I had not even used them one time until this week.

For the Use It challenge we were to use any scraps, 2 types of ribbon and a punch. The Polka dotted PP is a scrap piece. The 2 types of ribbon used (pink grosgrain and cream sheer ribbon).
The punch I used was a corner rounder.

The third challenge is from Creative Card Crew. Using Texture. The flower, paint, lace trim and chipboard letters are my textured elements.
Lastly, at Secret Crafters....the challenge is to use stitching....which I love and do often.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day!! The sun is shining so sweetly today! That alone is a reason to smile after a long winter!! I also have some exciting news to share next week!!

{hugs} Lori


jacque4u2c April 1, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

Lori - This is just stunning! It is just so elegant! Beautiful!

gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) April 1, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

Absolutely beautiful! It takes my breath away.

~amy~ April 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

Absolutely stunning Lori!!! Wowza!

Jane Carroll April 1, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

~dawne April 1, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

What a great way to be resourceful. Love your card, it's so pretty & amazing you got 4 challenges done w/it!!

rae April 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

L♥VE this card Lori!!!! The colors are absolutely delish, I LOVE how you created the flower from the ruffled trim, and the touch of crocheted lace is fabulous!!
Thanks for playing along with the Use It! challenge this week, such a gorgeous creation!

Paula April 2, 2009 at 6:57 AM  

This! STUNNING...simply stunning!

Angela April 2, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

Lori, Great card, really like the dp and the use of kraft. Great girly card.

dannisdoodles April 2, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

so gorgeous, love the palette, wow!

Kazan Clark April 2, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

Lori this is so soft and delicate - I love the vintage look to this card. Another fab week ;)

Linda Beeson April 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

Wow, is your creation yummy! SOOOOOO girly and gorgeous!

Anonymous,  April 2, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

Wow, so chic and darling!!!

Dawn (flowergal36) April 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

Geez Lori I am lucky if I get one challenge done. LOVE your flower arrangement. Great bargain finds. Love this soft pretty card.

cheryln April 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM  

perfectly lovely! that flower is gorgeous!

Savitri April 3, 2009 at 12:08 AM  

Oh WOW! This is just GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the flower!!! I'm thinking of making something like that too... or at least try. I think my flower will just fall apart ha ha ha. My mom showed me how to make a different flower, with lace, but I was so not into it that night and I totally forgot how she did it. Baaad me!!!

lauren April 3, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

oh wow!

first: i love THIS CARD to bits! (i am almost *always* in a girlie lacy pinkish cardmaking mood, myself!) and i especially love that it combines a BUNCH of challenges...multi-tasking is SO impressive! :)

second: *ALL* your cards are completely gorgeous, as are your children! (HOLY MOLY!)

third: i think i might just know the cool news! (can i guess?! can i guess??!)

rae April 3, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

YaY Lori!!!! You are the Use It! challenge no.4 winner!!!! Yippppeeeee!! Pleae email me so we can set up the next challenge :)
congrats girl ;)

Saskia April 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

Amazing craft-work!!!! So beautiful!!


Tasha April 3, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

Wow this is stunning - absolutely gorgeous!
thank you so much for joining in with the Creative Card Crew
love tasha xx

Tonya April 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

This is beautiful! I love that lace and the flower accent you created with different textures. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Karen April 4, 2009 at 1:59 AM  

This is so soft, so sweet! Love the embellishment....gorgeous! Looking forward to your news next week! :>

*Beatriz Jennings* April 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

this is so beautiful! thanks for your comments on my blog :) have a great day!

Sharon April 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

An absolutely gorgeous card. The lace is beautiful as is the flower combo. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx

rae April 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

Hi Lori!
Got your email, but now all of a sudden my email isn't working so now I can't respond to you?! curse Comcast!!
Anyway, since you are out of town, would you rather wait to do your challenge? I don't mind if you'd prefer to wait until you're at home, just let me know, post a message somewhere on the Use It! blog or the Use It! chat box, K?
sorry for the crazy communication!!

MaryJo April 4, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

Very pretty and elegant cards!

itsabrt April 4, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

This card is just lovely! BR-T

Laura April 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

All I can say is WOW! I love the ribbon rose and the flower pin. Wish I could find treasures like that and then come up with a stunner like this.

Shirley April 5, 2009 at 11:59 PM  

How very creative with your ribbon and flower! A really wonderful and pretty card!

Paula April 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM  

Wow this is stunning love the colour combo you have used. Thank's for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

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