Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Break

It's just SO nice to have a week of "Spring Break", or at least of no schooling.  For me, that's a welome break.  And I will say that my son is also grateful for the break.  It's not always easy having Mom for a teacher.  We both needed the week to "chill", and not worry about quizzes, tests or lesson plans.  He is at a movie with friends of the family, and I just made a card and got it posted, and then I'm off to meet them when the movie gets out.  I did rush a little, but I'm glad to have something to post.
I used Simple Stories patterned papers and stickers, some Twinery baker's twine, burgundy jute and pearl stickers from V's Sweet Ideas, a length of Prima lace at the top, some acrylic paint on the edges, sewing machine stitching, and a Melissa Frances rub-on.
I am entering it in the following challenges:
Simon Says Vintage Challenge Blog - Challenge:  Quotable:  This Melissa Frances rub-on I used is an Irish Proverb.  I didn't have room for the rest of the rub-on that said...Irish Proverb.  But it is, nonetheless, a quote.

Catered Crop - Flower Power - I've got LOTS of flowers on my patterned paper

365 Cards - Day 86 - "Country" - To me, country means a homespun feeling, which descibes my style quite closely.  I like to consider my style to be "country" by using warm inviting colors, vintage lace, machine stitching my edges, and the country twine and jute.

Flourishes Stamps Challenge Blog - Timeless Tuesday #213 - "Grab Some Thread" - I almost always machine stitch my cards.  This one is straight-stitched around the patterned papers, on the border, and a zigzag stitch was run at the top of the border strips.  I also ran a stitch across the vintage lace at the top, but you can't really see it.  Did I mention I love sewing on my projects??!!
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  Have an awesome week, and please don't forget to stop by and share with us this week at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.  Please come and play along with us.  This week, we have 11 prizes up for grabs including a five-piece die-cut set from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Blessings to you,


  1. Cute, love all the scalloped layers. We get a 3 day weekend, and off tonight. I will be hanging out and tonight maybe some crafting. Haven't felt well today.

  2. Love all of the yummy layers!! Very pretty! Glad to hear you're having a great spring break! Ours is next week and my daughter is so excited! Have a Happy Easter!

  3. Gorgeous card with wonderful layering and design papers. Enjoy your well deserved break.
    {I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Lovely cheerful colours Karen, and I love that saying.

  5. This is beatiful! Love the lace and how you repeated that in the design with the layers of punched borders.. so clever! :) Thank you for joining us in "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xxo

  6. Thank you very much for your lovely comment you left on my blog, Karen. Very much appreciated.
    Your card is gorgeous. Love all the layers with very pretty papers and the rest of your fab elements too xx

  7. What a lovely card, the layers are stunning! Really nice sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Very homespun, many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

  9. A beautiful, multi-layered, colorful card that meets the challenge to a tee! Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards!

  10. I would love to tiptoe through your lace stash. They are perfect accents for your style. TFS.