Saturday, July 24, 2010

You're a Peach! *SFYTT*

Last night we went over to the neighbors for a barbeque and games. We had a lot of fun and it was good to socialize and let the kids play with their friends. Of course a thank you card is in order to send to the hostess. As I was rummaging through my retired sets, deciding which ones to purge, I came across one of my *All-time* favorites; Farm Fresh. I am quite certain that I will *never* get rid of this one. I don't use it often, but sometimes it is just the ticket, like today
Before I forget and begin rambling on like usual, this week's sponsor is Amber Ink. You can find out what kind of giveaway Jen is doing on her blog (link at the bottom). Amber is also offering a 10% discount(SFYTT&AmberInkC3P1GA) for all of the SFYTT participants

I decided to use some of the leftover scraps from my America Banner for today's card. I thought they seemed country and perfect for the feel I was trying to achieve. I was also thrilled that I had black thread in my sewing machine. It worked out perfectly. I guess it pays to sew on scout badges for sweet nephews.

My image was stamped onto Vintage Cream Cardstock, pieced with some Kraft cardstock and then colored using copic and prismacolor markers. I then cut the image out and mounted it onto the oval. I decided to flip the sketch to accomodate my image. My go-to embellishment would have been two buttons for the circles on the top and bottom, but I decided to go for a more "packagey" look (yes, that's a real word...LOL!) and add some circles, eyelets and tie some twine. I thought it seemed fitting for the style of the card. I had fun with this card, although there isn't much stamping. You won't want to miss the other gals creations. the way...I have some fantastic news.........(drum roll, please)
CAROLE IS BACK!!!! I know...I am excited, too!

Jen Del Muro and July Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer -on vacation
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock-out with a new baby...congrats!
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins


Sandra MacLean said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous Kelly!! I just LOVE it!

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome! Great job with the sketch and your detailing! :)

Amy Rohl said...

I love ever inch of this, Kelly!!! The packagey look is homespun gorgeous!

Jen said...

Can I send you my scout badges? I HATE sewing them on. I always have to remember to take the badges and vest to my Mom. I can sew on a card, but on fabric - not so good.

I think your card is so fresh looking. It's a perfect thank you and the details are fabulous. It's so pretty.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ouh love this Kelly!!! Your home-y feel card is downright delish!!! Makes me wanna go to the farmer's market :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! I love the feeling it conveys to me of the open country and farm markets.

Leigh OBrien said...

Gorgeous and amazing, Kelly. Love the sketch turned on it's side. It's perfect for the papers and stamps that you've chosen!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I love this set, too, Kelly! In fact, I bought it from someone a couple of years ago despite the fact that it was retired. Definitely a keeper! And your heavenly card makes me want to pull it out again. Of course, everything you make inspires and/or enables me. :) So happy to be playing with you again!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is simply MAGNIFICENT Kelly! LOVE this image and the "package-y" look of this! Totally AMAZING!!

Amber said...

Love the vintage cuteness!!!!! This is a beautiful card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!!

Shabby Horse said...

Man oh man! This is so beautiful. Definitely one of my all-time favs. Love all the details. :)

Stephanie said...

OMG I LOVE this card, Kelly!! It is perfect for the middle of summer, with so many farmer's markets and roadside stands to buy fresh fruit and veggies. Just such a country feel. That is indeed a precious stamp set and I personally would never let loose of it, if I were you.