Monday, April 8, 2013

Sweetness of October Afternoon

My "go to" pile is often my October Afternoon bin.  Their patterned papers, stickers, and embellishments always make for fun cards and mini albums.  It's just always been one of my most favorite companies because all the different lines just work together SO well.  You just have to love October Afternoon!  I used three different OA patterned papers, a flag (to which I added a Pebbles in My Pocket rub-on), a pin, some stickers, pieces from the Flower Sack, a die-cut from Papertrey Ink, some ribbons, and machine stitching.  I simply LOVE it all!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday Challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenges - Challenge #69 - Buttons and Bows - I used a "button" from October Afternoon and two different ribbons

The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Challenge #50 - Mix and Match - I love the concept of mixing and matching various patterned papers.  I used one solid cardstock and covered it with striped washi tape, and then used two October Afternoon patterned papers, and of course.....delicious ribbons!
 
Thank you SO very much for visiting me today, and please know how very grateful I am to have you stop by!
 
Blessings,
Karen
 
God's blessings to you all,
Karen
 
And please don't forget to stop by and play along with us in our Anything Goes Challenge this week challenge at Word Art Wednesday where everyone is more than welcome to share their art.  Big Hugs!

21 comments:

  1. Great card! Love the colors and your flag is so sweet! ;)

    I agree with you: OA is fantastic paper! You really showed off the beauty of OA on your card!

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  2. Gorgeous. Loving the country kitchen feel.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  3. very beautiful Karen!! I just realized I was not getting your post updates in my reader!! so subscribed again :)
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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  4. What a beautiful card Karen I just love what you did, great colors. That would make anyones birthday happy
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a really lovely card Karen - love the colours!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Oh, this card is so pretty and strikes a chord of remembrance somewhere deep. These old-fashioned colors and patterns must be attached to something special! Thanks for sharing this lovely project!

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  7. Oh my, this is so cute, and something about it reminds me of my Grandma's house when I use to go visit her in Virginia. I T Totally LOVE this!

    xo

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  8. Lovely card -- the colors remind me of a vintage apron! I love the papers you used and that pretty red/white ribbon!

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  9. Super cute, love the little banner.

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  10. Sooo pretty!! Love the colors and that everything coordinates!!

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  11. The colors are so pretty. You are great with pattern papers and your embellishments just make it pop!

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  12. So pretty! Love those OA papers!! I also wanted to et you know that your very sweet comment on my blog yesterday really touched my heart and totally made my day! I really appreciate it so much!

    Hugs,
    Kristi♥

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  13. Super sweet. Great mix of papers and I love the little flag. Thanks for joining us and playing along with the Happy Birthday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  14. I just love this, Karen! I love the papers and how you put everything together! So pretty! Blessings! Kathy

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  15. quelle fraicheur! c'est super joli, biz

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  16. Wow!
    A great greeting card!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

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  17. I just love these colors!! Beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  18. Very pretty card Karen, love the retro colours and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

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  19. Beautiful mix of patterns and colors - October Afternoon is one of my faves too - cant go wrong here - looks absolutely amazing!

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  20. Beautiful, Karen! These colors are perfect together! Thanks for joining TRR!

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  21. I like your color combo very, very much.

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