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!
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.


  1. So cute, love the buttons and ribbon!

  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!!!
    Lesley (Paper Players)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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