Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Inspiration!

What a beautiful day we are having here!! Welcome to all my DELIGHTFUL FRIENDS & FAMILY.
It's been gorgeous all day long, not too hot but warm enough to have to watch out for a sunburn! Finally, summer has arrived! Whoo-hoo!
I was busy last night playing in my craft room and making some cards, so this more than likely will be my first post for today but be watching for a second!
This one card qualifies for 3 challenges, so I'll start with brand new one for me : EtsyInspired Challenge (#96) be sure and check out the blog (thank you Savannahland2!!) and here is my inspiration from that challenge:
From Octavia Brown This beautiful vintage tin ceiling tile

Can you see the inspiration?

My second and third challenges are from Card Patterns #72 and last but certainly not least That's Krafty Thursday #34 from my all time favorite blog the Spotted Chick and you'll be inspired anytime you visit the Hen House!!

Inside of the card. (stating the obvious, I know....)

Details :
Paper: Graphic45 (Domestic goddess line); Bazzill cardstock (red, blue and kraft)
Ink: Memento, Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink (Frayed burlap) for distressing edges on front kraft c/s.
Stamps: Unity "Sending My Love" (outside) Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection #3 (inside)
Embellishments: Button (my stash) Ribbon, white grosgrain (Details Accessories - I think Michaels) Paint: Adirondack Acrylic paint Dabber, Lake Mist (to distress the embossing)
Tools: Cuttlebug, EF, Nestabilities Label 9. Finished card 4.25" x 5.5"
SEE YOU BACK SOON! Love it when you take time to comment when you take a peek :-)



  1. definitely see where the inspiration comes from on this card! I love the patriotic colors you used and the inside sentiment is beautiful!

  2. I love the embossing on this card and the inside Psalm. Beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  3. Gorgeous! Love the inspiration!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  4. What a gorgeous card! I love the quilt work on it and the pretty label you used! Thanks so much for playing along with the EtsyInspired Challenge this week, it means a lot to me!

  5. FABULOUS inspiration! Love the intricate design of this card! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired challenge!

  6. Whoa!! Natalie, this is AWESOME!! Love the details and these colors are perfect! Thank you so much for the sweet compliments and for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge. (((hen hugs)))

  7. I really liked how the red pops off the blue!