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9.11.2009

Autumn - 2S4Y



TGIF!! Today's posting is a first for me! I'm participating in 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week. I love challenges, but sketches are a real challenge for me. I stared at this card forever and asked Mac about it about 5 times. I'm sure he was sick of it! He did help a bit because I moved the twine down just a tad and it made the layout look a little better (to me, at least)!

So, while I was on my way to pick up Macwell (Mac's nickname because people tell him he looks like Maxwell, the singer) and was a bit early, soooooo I stopped at one of my LSS to waste some time! I picked up a few goodies you see used here, like the glitter paper and that felt sticker! I got a few other things too. I may do a video of it, but you all may think that's boring now! Who cares what I buy, right?! Well, I ended up still being early because I had to wait in the cell phone area. So happy Mac is back...big sigh! We talked and talked and talked and talked. Boy, he can talk! Tomorrow is his b-day...OMG I forgot to do a card...seriously as I am typing this it hit me that I didn't make one. I sure hope I have time to sneak one in tomorrow night! Anyway, I was saying make sure to check back tomorrow for a special posting - but of what without a card, silly! I'll do one - I have to because he'll be expecting it that's for sure!

By the way, my card was inspired by Lori Roop on 2S4Y DT! Love your work, Lori!

I hope you have a great weekend! I'm sure we'll be doing something worthy for the birthday boy...I mean man! :) Thanks for visiting!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to a 4.25" square card.
  2. Die cut circle on glitter paper and adhere to card front.
  3. Draw faux stitching.
  4. Ink edges and add twine.
  5. Add felt sticker.
  6. Stamp sentiment. (TIP: Acrylic stamps can be bent, so bend them to make the image fit your layout.)
  7. Set eyelets.
:: My Goodies {autumn} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - first fruits
Ink: Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - kraft + Chai
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - twine; Corner Chomper; Uniball - white gel pen; Basic Grey - woolies felt sticker; Crop-a-dile + eyelets; Spellbinders - circle nestabilities; Cuttlebug
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.25"

29 comments:

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

OMG!!! I love this card! everything is so beautiful ! love that glittered paper I just got some ribbon in that color :) Thanks for sharing!!

Latisha said...

Love this card, you made the sketch your own, and I love that Indian Summer felt tree!! (I just picked it up yesterday, so yummy!)
hugs
Latisha

Heather P. said...

Simply gorgeous! LOL, I think I have ohhhhh 300 cards in my stash, and yet, I'm always scrambling around at the last minute trying to find something for my hubby. Haha!

Laura O'Donnell said...

pretty!

a circle on the face of a card can be a challenge for me. I love what you did here.

Michelle said...

This is a great card, Miss Ashley. I love that you used eyelets -- don't see those much and I know I rarely use them.
LOL @ you don't have a card made for your husband's birthday. It's like the shoemaker's kids going barefoot - - how can you not have a handmade card for the occasion!?
I love the new goodies videos -- bring it!

Deanna said...

Wowzers gorgeous!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

kari said...

Beautiful, I love that woolie. I think you should make a video, I love seeing what other people pick up!

cheryln said...

sooooooo pretty! love this so much!

Courtney Baker said...

This is so cute. I love the glitter paper with the twine.

Oh and I really like your shopping videos!

sarahmartina said...

GREAT colors! Indian Summer makes me MELT... lol... no pun intended. SO glad you're playing along with 2S4Y!!! And YES, it will be a challenge, but you may surprise yourself! :-)

naomi chokr said...

happy friday!! yipeee!! i have a ton of glitter paper that i need to use thanks for the idea :)

Awesome card..need to join challenges again i havent made cards in a long time. my husband didnt even get one from me hahah i sang to him though which isnt much coming from a tone deaf karaoke loving girl.

happy birthday macwell...you're right he does sorta look like him. i will have to greet him on his blog. can you tell him to post. i havent seen anything on my reader lately.

take care!!!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the colors and the felt tree! My daughter's name is Autumn, so I am always drawn to cards with that name on it (and of course, with Winter on it)! :) I think you have a Winner on your hands here!

Lynnette said...

I love this card, but I know how you feel when it doesn't feel right to you. I love fall, and fall colors. This is just a great card. I also find myself without cards for important birthdays or other occasions. Seems a tad ironic that us cardmakers can get caught up in other things and nearly miss important occasions. At any rate, I'm sure you will come up with something amazing for Mac, and I hope you two have a great weekend celebrating his birthday.

whoistracy said...

This is so cute Ashley! I always forget to make cards for my hubby. Why is that?? It's not like we don't make cards daily. LOL

Regan said...

BRILLIANT!

travelingmama said...

I love it! That paper is SO pretty!! Thanks for the encouragement about the cards I had accepted. It really meant a lot to me to know I wasn't the only one! Thankfully I already heard back so now I have to get them in the mail and hope they arrive well. This is totally nerve wracking for the perfectionist in me!!

Mary J said...

Ashley, another beautiful card - love it! Makes me want to go and put a comfy woolie jumper on!

Laura Davis said...

This is stunning work Ashley! Happy Birthday to Mac too! :D Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

tiffguam said...

GORGEOUS!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! That sticker = Wow!!

PaperTree Designs said...

love love love this card!
x

Shemaine Smith said...

Ohh I love your card!! Congrats on the Fab 5!

Laurie Marmon said...

congrats on the fab 5! I really like this card!

Janelle said...

Congrats on recognition in your first 2S4Y sketch challenge!

And thanks for the blog candy. I used some of it on the card I posted for today: http://showandtellblog.typepad.com/show-and-tell/2009/09/happy-football-day.html
You should recognize the football brads. They were perfect! (But, unfortunately, the game was far from it.) Thanks again!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is darling Ashley! I love the felt tree!

Savitri said...

Oooh, this is just too too gorgeous!! LOVE it!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

O*M*Gosh!!!!!!!!!!! This is STUNNING!!!

Wendy said...

Now this is a card, amazing job! Love the felt flowers, OMG! LOVE IT!

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