Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrate Today & Everyday

TGIF!  Whew...I made it through another week.  I needed a card for a coworker's birthday and decided to use a set that I finally broke down and bought.  I have loved the Autumn Abundance set since it came out and just never did get it.  I knew I had to before fall.  Since my coworker's birthday is in mid August I thought this was perfect.  Don't you?

I love the way it turned out minus the sewing around the card.  My stinkin' sewing machine tension is too tight.  It doesn't seem to matter how much I adjust it, it still stays the same.  I might have to break down and take it in for a clean and tune up.

I used the brilliant step by step instructions that Debbie Olson has on her blog post.  You must check it out.  She is amazing with the Copic markers.
I also used the sketch at Taylored Expressions.  It isn't a sketch challenge it is the sketch they used for the TE hop this month.  I just thought it was perfect for what I needed though and I wanted to give her credit for her sketch.

Cardstock: PTI/ Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate
DP: MME/Lost and Found:Sunshine and Rosy
Stamps: PTI/ Autumn Aubundance
Ribbon: PTI/ Ocean Tides satin ribbon
Buttons: PTI/Fine Linen
Spellbinders Die: Classic Squares LG
Tag: Hand cut by me  :)
Copics:  I pretty much used what Debbie used on her post

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Lindsay said...

Your coloring is amazing girlfriend! I love this card! So so pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is gorgeous, Heather! LOVE muted colors paired with that stunning ribbon! LOVE your cast shadow from the flowers in the pitcher, too! That is excellent!

Kristie said...

You did an awesome job with the image, Heather! I was Debbie's post the other day and you really nailed it. Love the pops of blue with the ribbon and vase.

Heather said...

Heather, Your card is so gorgeous!! I too have loved that set and keeps playing cart hop. I think your card may have tipped the scale in it's favor! ;o)

Janetcraft said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you put the background and the details..great idea

Patty@ Time to Boom said...

I agree Heather...your coloring is gorgeous. I have that stamp set and haven't used it in quite a while. I think it's time to pull it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy ten Hove said...

It's really pretty, Heather! Love the way you colored the image, so pretty!! And your bow is truly gorgeous! Love the card!
Hugs, Wendy

Inger said...

This is gorgeous Heather!!!
Love these colours!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Ros said...

Such a beautiful card Heather ... beautifully done ... and I don't think you need any instruction in copics ... your images are always perfect! Your stitching looks fine to me too

lynn said...

i agree with ros, you don't need any instructions, girl! love this sweet thing! enjoy the weekend!

Denise said...

The coloring is AMAZING! I got this set for Christmas 2010 and still have yet to ink it... thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Your cards are aways SO gorgeous!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly GORGEOUS! LOVE that color combination!

Linda R. said...

This is soooo pretty.. Your coloring look fabulous girly.. The stitching looks good to me..

BTW - I don't know if this will help but there are some Youtube Videos that show you how to clean and fix your tension on your sewing.. Just go to Youtube and do a search..

Hope you have a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Rizzi said...


Shannon White said...

Ooh, So Pretty Miss Heather! Love your Wonderful image and you colored it up so Beautifully too! Wowzers! I am such a sucker for flowers in pitchers, just love the look! your Fabulous dps and sweet buttons are so Perfect! Just a really Beautiful card Lady!

Hope you have a Fabulous weekend!


Lana said...

Such a beautiful card, Heather! Lovely Autumn colors and wonderful coloring as always! :)


Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather!!! I love that set too but don't own it! There are a few sets like that for me - I JUST bought butterfly dreams and beautiful blooms II from PTI after wanting them for FOREVER :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Heather! You did an amazing job coloring that pretty PTI image!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, coloring, and design! I love this vase of flowers! Lovely!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Heather! Your coloring is fab and your bow is lovely!

Joanne Leddy said...

WOW - how do you color like that? You will note that I don't. This is beautiful and she will be thrilled to receive it!

Your stitching looks great, however, I know how you feel. My machine could use some work too - but I don't know if I can bear to be without it for a while!

Theresa said...

Heather, this is gorgeous. Love the colors and the layout. Beautifully done.

Lynn Put said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! Your coloring looks amazing and I love the details of the buttons and pretty bow!

Stella said...

Besides your perfect coloring you're also brilliant with your use of distress ink. You always add a subtle shade and it;s perfect. These PP are grogeous and I love your use of buttons :)


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