Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy September

I am so happy that September is here!  I look forward to my favorite times of the year--fall and winter.  We had a wonderful four-day weekend here for the Labor Day holiday.  I did some crafting with my Sizzix, worked on my art journal, and spent a nice day at the Jersey shore with family.  Today, the last day of the holiday weekend, has been a rainy, stormy one but I don't mind.  I got a lot done around the house and plan on spending some time this evening reading the book Sisterland.  I've heard good reviews about it, so we'll see.

Today, I have a thank you card to share that I made using primarily Pink Paislee's Hope Chest line.

I did some faux stitching around the edge with a white pen.  A pocket was created using a journaling card and layered with some diecuts.  The flower and banner can be customized with color.  I left the banner as is, but I spritzed the flower with several shades of Glimmer Mist and Heidi Swapp mists.  The flower ended up being the same color as the background paper, so I simply touched it up with gesso to make it stand out.   The swirl, tiny rose, leaves and arrows are Prima.  The silver metal flower and trim are from Recollections.

I stamped a Pink Paislee tag from the collection with a PTI sentiment and added the seam binding bow, twine and button.

I really had a lot of fun creating this card.  It's more my type although I do try to make other styles (and not always successful!).

Here is a closer, though somewhat blurred, view of the flower.

Well, that's it for today.  Looks like the sun is trying to make an appearance.  Have a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This looks so lovely, so soft and pretty, I love the tag and the bow looks wonderful!!

  2. it is another gorgeous card, Pat. I love the removable tag idea.

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely long weekend, even with the rain! Those extra days off are such a joy. :)
    I absolutely adore your card! Such a pretty vintage feel and I love the pocket for the pull out tag. Beautiful combo of flowers, swirls and leaves. The bit of metal mixed in is fabulous, too!

  4. This card and tag are so beautiful! : )

  5. Such a gorgeous card Patty!!!
    Super pretty - love it!

  6. Hi Patty! Thanks for coming by my blog! Where i live we dont get snow but it does fall down south and in the mountains down south.. but i would love to see and feel snow one day.. perhaps in my bucket list of things to do!!haha!!

  7. Oh, what a wonderful soft card! I absolutley love it, Patty!

  8. Gorgeous card and tag! Fabulous embellies...LOVE!