Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good morning.  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I'm counting down the days until Friday, already!! haha.  It's payday and I am picking up the rest of my cubes to finish my unit. Big bonus- Michael's has them at a whopping 50% off this week!!

Normally, this would be Sunshine Monday but, sadly,  the design team has finished their term and we are taking a bit of a hiatus. With that said, I decided to use a Sunshine & Giggles image anyhow.  I chose it to go along with a challenge over at Split Coast Stampers- IC 227, which is to make a card based on your home state.  I am a transplant to Tennessee and live just outside Nashville, or as it is fondly referred as Music City. Country music, of course.  So today I am using an image of Tess & Quest.  What is more country than a fiddle and a howling blood hound, lol.

My card is for several challenges that I will list at the end of my post and the fabulous sketch was provided by Fussy & Fancy Challenges
Supplies:  all paper is Stampin Up, roses are prima,  image is from Sunshine & Giggles Stamps and colored with copics, ribbon, Tim Holtz distress ink in Faded Jeans, MS scalloped lace punch. Ok now on to the challenges:
Fuzzy & Fancy- provided the sketch
Stamp Something:- stitching- real or faux, I chose real
Totally PaperCrafts- distressing
Practical Scrappers- markers
One Stitch at a Time-distressing

Enjoy your day!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i can hear the music! this is gorgeous!

thank you so much for making the dt term fun & fabulous. i have met some wonderful ladies and your images are always a delight to work with!

Sonia said...

so cute! those roses are the perfect touch.

Sue said...

Hi Janice
great card, luv all your stitching, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week hope to see you next week sue,x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.


Juanita said...

Great card, like the monochromatic feel. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Mel X said...

Hiya, super card. Love the image and fabulous stitching.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

joey said...

Hi Janice

what a fab theme for a challenge! beautiful card, thanks for joining us at TPC

Dot Scrap said...

Beautiful card and lovely stitching.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, great image too, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx

Cheryl said...

oh such a gorjus card,love the colurs and image too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

stitchy said...

Hi Janice, what a cute image and yes it does remind me of TN, I can almost hear that old hound dog howling lol..thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

sam said...

Great card hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope we'll see you again on Sunday to check out the winners and the next weeks challenge.
Take care
Sam x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

What a lovely card Hu..Good luck this week with us at OSAAT..Donna x

thread-bare said...

Brilliant card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Justine said...

What a great image. Man I sure wish I could get in on some of the Michaels action. They don't have them in Sicily, actually they have NO craft stores here.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card--cute image and beautiful shades of blue! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!