Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chevrons and Stitching.......

Happy Sunday to you!  Yesterday, we had a wonderful day celebrating our daughter's birthday with her party where we had 15 kids.  Note to self:  do not invite everyone because most likely they will all come!  The good thing was that the party, the mess, and the fun took place at a place similiar to Chuck E Cheese called Going Bonkers.  They served the cake, the drinks, wrote a gift list down, and helped Payton open her gifts!  All I had to do was take pictures!  Sweet!  To round out the day, we watched our son play football and went to a pumpkin patch.  Lots of fun memories with friends and family for sure.  There is nothing better!

So this week's challenge for the next round of the Practical Scrappers Card Contest had to include:
CHEVRONS and STITCHING.

I had a great time creating this card and the chevrons were pretty simple to create.  I used 1" squares cut in to triangles and then lined them up to make my own chevrons.  I used some awesome pattern paper from Crate Paper collection:  Portrait.


Using more of the Harvest Gold felt and my Lil' Inker Designs Fringe Flower Die, I made an embellishment for my seam binding bow.  I cut the fringe flower with my die, cut in half, and then rolled it up.  Gives the fringe flower a totally different look!  I also cut off an inch or so to make my flower smaller. 

I hope you have a great day and I wanted to sincerely thank each and every one of you that has voted for me so far in this card contest!  All your votes mean the world to me! 
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia (PTI)
Paper:  SS White and Kraft (PTI), Portrait Collection DP (Crate Paper)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Fringe Flower Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Double Ended Banner Die (PTI)
Misc:  Harvest Gold Felt (PTI), Seam Binding (Hug Snug), Janome Sew Mini, Canvas/Linen IP (PTI), Foam Tape, White Pearls (HL), Memo Pins (Tim Holtz)

22 comments:

Sue Ann said...

OMG seriously BEAUTIFUL. I am trying to wrap my blonde brain around how you did the chevrons and I am going to my table to try it out ........ BEAUTIFUL and oh so creative. The paper you used is perfect ..... LOVE IT all and now I am going to vote if I can ....... YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! Happy Birthday Payton also~~

Laurel said...

This is beautiful!

Karen B. said...

Love the design and the memo pin too! What a great touch! I went and voted (yesterday! I'm on the ball!) Good luck to you!

Christina said...

Wow! Those are some seriously gorgeous chevrons. Love the colors you chose and the beautiful texture on the white base.
Glad to hear you survived the birthday party and had a great day with the family!

Brandi said...

So glad to hear your daughter had a wonderful birthday party. I have never been to a chuck-e-cheese. LOL! We didn't have places like that where I grew up, only the skating rink.

Anyway, cute card! I just adore the chevron stripes and that flower is amazing!
Great job!

Marisa said...

Would you quit using that flower!! It's killing me seeing it and not having it LOL! Great card with the chevron stripes and stitching. Love the tag holder for the sentiment.

Glad the b-day party went well. Good on you for not having it in your house too LOL! Lots of noise in those places but as you said, you get the joy of just having to take pictures :)

Jen Carter said...

I totally ADORE this card!! It is a winner for sure!! LOVE how you made the chevron! That is so fantastic!! I LOVE the fringe flower on the ribbon too and how the flag is being held by that pin! The stitching is fantastic!!

I voted already and forgot this round I could only vote once so I tried to vote today too!

Aimes said...

What a busy and fun weekend you've had!
I'm totally diggin' the chevrons on this beauty and LOVE the way you created 'em! Genius!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lynn said...

Amy, Sounds like an absolutely wonderful weekend! Give Payton a birthday hug from me! I adore this card...the papers are gorgeous...and I love how you created those chevron stripes!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Very creative to make your own chevron stripes. I'll have to give this a try. Maybe I'll finally be able to ink up Trilogy Triangles. Love that Tim Holtz pin.

Deanna Jean said...

Amy this is amazing. You did a great job on those chevron stipes. You got my vote!

Annette said...

wow that is one beautiful card... I love your color combo and that flower is so pretty... This card is truly amazing... LOVE IT

Annette said...

just voted for you...good luck

Leigh said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! I love the colours and how you made your own chevron stripes!

Marybeth said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Amy! Looks like a lot of work, but it's amazing. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Sarah said...

Great color combination! The pearls are a great touch, too.

Lindsay said...

Oh my this is amazing my friend! LOVE that pattern and the colors!

I'm Renee said...

I'm so late...
internet problems :(
But this is so gorgeous...
love those papers!
It's absolutely perfect...
that flower...
the pick...
everything!
Perfect!

Kara said...

pretty!!

Laurie said...

Amy this is gorgeous! I love the stitching and that flower! The chevron looks amazing too!

Jinny Newlin said...

Seriously GORGEOUS! LOVE your color combo on that bright white background, and you rocked the chevron stripes and stitching! Yummy!

And girl, you've got quite the range of music playing over here. LOL!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is one seriously stunning card! Wow, I'm drooling.

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