Thursday, July 11, 2013

Make a Wish...

Hi Friends!

Hope all is well in your world today.  It's been a very busy work week for me.  I got off early today and spent some relaxing craft time in my craft room.  It was very much needed with the busy week and awful weather we had yesterday.  We had a tornado warning at the hospital where I work and spent an hour on the ground floor until all was clear.  It usually takes me only twenty minutes to get home, but it took twice that by the time I arrived back in my cozy little home.  And, I was so happy to see my dog safe and sound.  Anyways, there is a lot of debris in the town where I work and many people are still without power.  The blessing is that I didn't hear of anyone being hurt. 

Anyways, onto something more happy and sweet, which is my card that I'd like to share with you today.  I'm entering the above card at the The Shabby Tea Room.  Here is the inspiration photo we were to follow...

Doesn't that look like a cozy little country kitchen?  Lots of white with touches of red and aqua.  We were to follow the inspiration photo and use the colors of red, white or cream, aqua, and twine or burlap.  I started my card with kraft card stock.  I pulled out some sweet Melissa Frances paper.  A cloth doily was centered at the top of the card.  Burlap was cut for the leaves.  A darling cherry button was placed.  The sentiments are from Paper Sweeties.  I used the stamp set You're Invited.  The Oatmeal Cream seam binding ribbon is from Paper Sweeties, also.  The sweet die is from The Crafters Workshop.  I finished off the card with gems and twine.  I thank you so much for dropping by today!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!


Paper:  Melissa Frances, MFT, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  You're Invited(sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Real Red)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Die:  The Crafters Workshop
Burlap:  Paper Studio
Doily:  My Stash
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(Oatmeal Cream)
Red Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine: PTI
Button:  Jo-Ann Fabric


  1. Oh, Maria...this is soooo adorable. I love how you used big letters for
    'Sweet' just like the big letters in 'Cherries' in that cute kitchen. I really like your burlap and the fun doily.

    I know about those tornado warnings and having to run for cover. Glad your doggie and house were o.k. and, of course, YOU.

    Love your card! It's great!!!

  2. I heard there were some big storms moving through yesterday! Glad turned out safely. This card is wonderful and just love how well you've captured the theme of the picture.


  3. My dear Maria, this is absolutely adorable! Beautiful job :)

    Hugs to you!

  4. Beautifully created, Maria...with lots of fabulous texture.
    Hope the storms have now passed. It must be so scary for you. Stay safe my friend xx

  5. Your card is so pretty, Maria! I'm glad you were safe--the weather patterns certainly have changed lately!

  6. Precious, Maria!! I love all those mixy matchy papers and, of course, the yummy elements from Paper Sweeties too! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  7. Your card is so, so sweet, Maria! Love the homespun paper assortment and all those fab layers. The burlap detailing at the top is just gorgeous, too.
    So glad to hear everyone is ok out there after your latest tornado scare!

  8. Such a sweet card Maria! Love the fancy lace trim and mix of patterned papers! Have a great weekend!

  9. You just nailed the challenge! What I love about your card is the soft and feminine look mixed with a touch of the country living . It's gorgeous. Good to read you are safe Have la lovely weekend!

  10. WOW, Maria! This card is SWEET! LOVE the seam binding and the lace and the bling on the sentiment! So Pretty!

  11. Adorable the gorgeous doily, the colours are perfect,the cherry is so sweet too!

  12. Sweet is right! What an adorable card...The papers are perfect and your details are great! Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room this week!

  13. Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you and everyone else are okay. Tornadoes are nothing to mess with. Ick! And your card is ever so pretty! Totally loving all your fabulous textures!