Saturday, November 2, 2013

Woodland Park Peacocks

As many of you already know, I'm a big fan of October Afternoon.  Each year in the early Fall, October Afternoon has their annual Warehouse Sale in Apply Valley, Minnesota.  I am blessed to be from Minnesota (I'm from Duluth, but the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is only about 3 hours south of Duluth.  I also spend some time in the Twin Cities Metro area to visit my best friend, and of course, for the October Afternoon sale.  On the years I am unable to attend, I always have friends who attend and pick up whatever I want.  I usually spend somewhere around $50 - $75 a year which adds to my already HUGE October Afternoon collection.  I don't mind though because I LOVE all their sweet products.  One of the lines I purchased was Woodland Park.  This line has lots of really sweet sentimental prints, and....randomly enough - PEACOCKS.  I don't know why, but they somehow worked Peacocks into this line.  I didn't know how, or even if, I would ever use any of the peacock stuff, but I did implement some of it into this Birthday card I made today.
I used the patterned papers, inked them with Tim Holtz ink, use some of the Flower Sack and other little tidbits from the Woodland Park line, the metal pin with the peacock, and some strips of paper cut from OA scraps.   I also used some Pebbles In My Pocket black and white striped ribbon, some baker's twine, some acrylic paint, a doily, and a Happy Birthday stamp from my stash.  Here is a close-up of the October Afternoon decorative metal pin.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
 
Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #43 - Embellishment Crazy!
 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my bright peacock card...LOL!  I'm grateful to have you visit.  Don't forget, I have blog candy at the top of my blog - a Freckled Fawn treat.  Have a blessed day!
 
Karen

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Karen. I love the color of the peacock here, slightly sage-ish. How nice to be so close to a favorite brand!

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  2. Beautiful card Karen. I love the color of the peacock here, slightly sage-ish. How nice to be so close to a favorite brand!

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  3. Love the colours on this Karen, and the banners under the button are a fabulous detail.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Gorgeous card,
    love the colours and all details
    hugs and blessed Sunday
    Tamara

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  5. Beautiful work here Karen, but I´ve been looking for your entry in the Eureka hop the last couple of days, where did you hide that one???

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    1. Hi Maryann, and thanks for stopping by. I didn't participate in the Eureka Blog Hop. I've gone part-time with them. I do two challenges per month. Thanks for noticing! It's nice to know I'm missed!
      Karen

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  6. I love the colors of this card. Great card

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  7. superbe couleur, ce style un peu ancien et passé dans les couleurs est superbe, biz

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  8. Beautiful card, as usual! The blues are lovely!

    That would be so fun to attend the October Afternoon sale! They have the sweetest papers. We don't get a lot of it on my area but I do try to buy some sheets or a pad when I do see them.

    Thanks for sharing your work of art. :) Have a great Sunday.

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  9. Karen, this is gorgeous! I love October Afternoon products to! So glad that you get to go to such a great sale!

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  10. Beautiful card with great monochromatic colour!

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  11. Awesome card...I love the colours, and such a vintage feel..

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  12. Oooh; I love your choice of papers on this card, Karen. Simple elegance is always a winner! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. Have a blessed week!
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  13. This is so pretty!!
    Peacocks are beautiful! Noisy, but beautiful! :)

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