Monday, October 19, 2009

Inspired by Fabric

 We have made it home on our unexpected trip to Buffalo, NY. We drove straight home on Saturday and shaved off one hour from our trip up. We would have made it home two hours faster, but we hit a detour in WV due to “Bridge Day”. Apparently it is a big to do with people jumping off a particular bridge located on Rt. 19. I will say that the detour route was even more scenic than Rt. 19 as we kept going around hair pin turns and finding waterfalls around each corner. The fall foliage was in full bloom even on a gray rainy day. We came home to our little dog Zoey looking so lonely. Each time we went outside to grab more bags, she thought we were leaving her again. Our cat Smokey apparently thought my photo cube was his new bed. It was tipped over so the opening was facing outward and I had a ton of gray fur on the white backdrop! If you see any fur in my photos, please just overlook them. I spent quite a bit of time with a lint roller earlier.

On to today’s card. It is Day 233 at 365 cards and the challenge was to use your favorite fabric to inspire a card. I couldn’t use curtains as we don’t have any. We are a mini blind household. I looked at our comforters and they are all a solid color so nothing there. After looking around the house I finally settled on this picture frame:


That lovely family is my sister from three years ago and she will probably freak if she reads this and sees herself. I bought this frame at Pier One ages ago. Please excuse the glare in the bottom right of the glass. Any is the card that I was inspired to create:

100_1702 I began with a base of SU chocolate chip and embossed a flower stamp with versamark and Weathered White powder. I punched flowers from SU Riding Hood Red and vellum paper and layered them. A dab of Diamond Glaze and micro beads were used for the centers. The ribbon is also Riding Hood Red taffeta and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

That’s all for tonight. Today was extremely long at work as I tried to catch up on a week’s worth. Blackberry’s are a great invention, but they also just keep informing you of what is waiting for you upon your return!


  1. Your take on your photo frame is just stunning. How clever! It's a beautiful card too.
    Are you pleased with your photo cube? I was wondering whether to get one, What lights do you use? With the days shortening, it's more difficult to use natural daylight to take pics of my cards.
    Advice would be welcome!!

  2. gorgeous job....I love the embossing on the chocolate chip!

  3. WOW That is a stunner! Love the chocolate paper! I laughed about your cat. My cat loves to sleep on my Craft Tote...before I go to a crop or teach a class I must de-fur it! LOL It's black and he's white!


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