Saturday, August 15, 2009

Monogrammed Toile

 I finally got a chance tonight to sit down and see what the challenge was on 365 Cards. Day 168 was about using a touch of toile. I knew I didn’t have any traditional toile paper in my stash. I began looking through my various sections and found this piece that came from a floral pack ages ago. I thought it would work well for the challenge. After staring at it for awhile wondering how to use it, and looking at all the other cards posted so far, I decided to make it a monogrammed card.


I used a piece of black cardstock for a layer to make the pink pop a bit more. The strip of pink silk ribbon is by May Arts that just came in to my LSS from her CHA order. It feels so divine, it was hard to actually cut a piece. I used my JustRite DIY Monogram stamper and my nesties to cut out the circles. I considered adding some half pearls or rhinestones, but in the end left it simple.

I am thrilled that I was able to complete my personal challenge to finish all 7 cards for this week at 365 cards on the day they were posted. I don’t know if I can keep it up every week though. 

I stopped by my LSS this morning as I began my errands. I picked up my pre-ordered goodies – Polar White and Autumn Flower Soft, some Christmas toppers, taglets and sentiments by Flower Soft, and the stamps by My Favorite Things: Chocolate Flopsey and I {heart} books. As I left the store I walked past a hair salon that is in the same plaza. I haven’t been happy with my hair style for awhile so on impulse I walked in and had my hair cut short. Really short. So far it is a hit with my friends and family. We will see if they still like it once I try to style it tomorrow :)


  1. very pretty!! pays to hold on to paper :)

  2. Love the pink and black combo, Cheri! so pretty :D

  3. love the card! pink and black are one of my favorite color combos.
    i feel your pain...i hate cutting pretty new ribbon lol
    Great job on finishing out the week of challenges :)

  4. Cheri it looks like our minds thought alike hehe. I love your monogramed card and such pretty colors ;)

    Thanks a bunch.

  5. gorgeous!! love the soft feel of this card and the monogram is perfect!

  6. Love this card --another great color combinaton. So elegant!!
    Can't wait to see the new haircut!!



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