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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Togetherness + Me = Happy

I gave in to temptation.  I think it had something to do with the fact that it was the middle of the night and I could not sleep.  I was flipping thru my e-mails and saw that there was free shipping on Two Peas.  I popped over to the store and was casually looking around when I saw what I have been coveting for what must be months now...Cosmo Cricket Togetherness!  Yes, I have seen it on many of your blogs and it called out to me.  I have been trying to use up my stash though, so I told myself that I could not have it.  3 am and free shipping changed all that.

Togetherness may just be my new favorite from CC.  Or close competition for Early Bird.  There are great patterns, plus a soft aqua throughout (my favorite color), and just enough whimsy...I am so glad that I gave in!

Now on to what inspired this card.  I started out making a card for the latest guest blogger challenge on Yvonne Yam's blog Do More With Less - ribbon.  Well, I have wanted to incorporate more buttons with a ruffled ribbon, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I failed to read the fine print however (or I forgot the fine print) - no stamping!!!  Yikes, that really is a challenge and I failed :>(  That does not mean that you still can't give it a try so head on over there and see what you can put together by noon on Friday Nov. 5th.
My card is also for the following challenges:
Card Patterns - sketch
Paper Players - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Have a great Friday!
Smiles,
Julie
Details:  Stamp - Many Blessings (Verve), PP - Togetherness (Cosmo Cricket), CS - Vintage Cream (PTI), Buttons - Ocean Tides (PTI), Copics, Ink - Blue Bayou & Chocolate Chip (SU), thread and embroidery floss.

10 comments:

  1. So cute, love the buttons and ribbon!

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  2. Awesome! I just LOVE your style! I know I have been tempted at 3am whilst on the internet shopping as well!! Love that you used your new goodies and have tempted all of us too!!!
    Smiles,
    Lesley (Paper Players)

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  3. Love love the ruffled ribbon. What a beautiful card Julie!
    So glad you could play along with us again at Card Patterns.

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  4. woot woot for togetherness!!!! I'm sooo glad that you broke down and bought it...isn't it just fab??!!! Love your card....soooo fun!

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  5. You may have failed the no stamping part of the challenge, but you knocked this card out of the park! It's just beautiful!
    Glad to hear that someone else is a sucker for bargains and free shipping. I was at HL yesterday and had to buy the Spellbinders eyelet lace pendant die b/c it was marked down to 8.99! Was it even on my wishlist? No, but I couldn't pass up the price! LOL What a sucker!!

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  6. Hi! I see many more lovely creations since I last visited here. This card is pretty. The color combo is perfect & I like the way you ruffled the ribbon.

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  7. Julie, I love how you did the seam binding on your beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns.

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  8. I love this card, the image is so cute and i love your creative use of buttons
    love tasha xx

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  9. Really gorgeous Julie! I love all the ribbon and buttons!!! :)

    Thanks for "almost" playing along with my challenge! ;)

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