Monday, July 4, 2011

A reason to smile

This vintage card made with this super sweet Peggy Loves Vintage image just gives me a reason to smile.....cuz I'm really a vintage girl at heart. The amazingly talented Sharon Caudle had given me a card a long time ago using this image so I just had to get it for myself at Peggy's lovely store. It comes with other delish images too. I loved Sharon's card so much that I have it sitting in a special place overlooking my desk. (Thanks a bunch, Girlie)

Craft Us Crazy is having our 12th challenge. Can ya believe it? Boy this year is flying by. Anywho........this time we want to see your "Christmas in July and/or Distressed/Vintage". Our sponsors are Peggy Loves Vintage and Crop Chocolate. Head on over to the Craft Us Crazy challenge blog to play along for some great prizes.

Now back to my card...........This was my very first time using the Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint 'picket fence' & I was scared to death of ruining my card. LOL But I decided to just go for it & I love the results. I'll definitely play with it again. First I used Tim's FABulous little distressing tool (love that thing) & then I painted the crackle paint on. I was afraid to use the brush that comes with it (it's attached to the cap) cuz it was soooooo I used a small brush of my own. Clean up was easy with soap & water. Love that cuz I just hate to get my hands dirty. I could never ever garden cuz of that. Am I a sissy lala or what. I would be like that little girl in the picture......watching every one else work while I sat on the fence. LOL

Did you notice something new on my photo?????????? I finally made myself a WATERMARK!!! WooHoo!!! I'm a big big girl now. LOL Seriously though........a friend from Color Me Creative gave us all a link to a PSE6 tutorial on how to create your own. So I followed it to the letter & voila.............easy peasy.........(once ya know how, that Thanks a bunch, Jo!

Thanks so much for visiting me. Here is the Card recipe:

Background DP is from Bearly Mine Designs
Ribbon, lace, button, bling & pearls from my stash
Pennant Sentiment is from Ann Vento's Raindrop Echo Designs available at Whimsy Stamps.
Tim Holtz crackle paint 'picket fence' white
Nesties used: Curved Rectangles & Big Scalloped Squares

Challenges I'm entering:
Bearly Mine Designs: lucky #13 Summer
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Summer fun (she looks like she's having fun to
Pile It On: Time to Relax
Sentimental Sundays: #62 Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
OOLCB: #83 Summer flowers (my daisies)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Hot, hot, hot (I interpret this to be outdoors in the sun)
Creative Inspirations: #118 Summer
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts: Bingo (Die Cuts, Flowers & Gems)
Craft Your Days Away: #23 Vintage

Have a FABulous day! I truly treasure every single one of your sweet comments.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Christina C. said...

Hi Sharron! You know I love this sweet vintage image....spectacular how you showcased this photo! This is, love it!!!!!

Rebekah said...

This is adorable Sharron so superb hugs Rebekah xx

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous vintage card!!!! Vintage cards are my favoutite and this one is fabulous!!!!

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous summery card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Summer theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Donna said...

Sharron, this card is absolutely beautiful! Donna from CMC

ahlers5 said...

This is so precious. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Diane said...

Sweet card Sharron, Love the light blue paper. Really cute!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Sharron!! Your card is fabulous! I love the papers you used and all the wonderful distressing! Isn't the crackle paint so much fun?! Awesome job, girlfriend! And thanks so much for your sweet comments and shout out! You are WAY too kind!
big hugs!!! Sharon

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty! Love the vintage feel it has! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy, with several prizes to win! I apologize if I have already sent you this invite!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.


Wendi said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card when I fgirst looked I thought it was a framed picture, the papers and embellishments are gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

jannes hobbykrok said...

wow! Stunninng creation. This card is so adorable!Love it!
Hugs, Janne

Lesley said...

Very pretty card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

PeggyLovesVintage said...

How sweet! I love the papers, the bow and lace. And the sentiment is right up my alley :) Love it, love it, love it!

Ann English said...

Oh, I do so love this image-absolutely dear and so nostalgic! Wonderful card!
So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cute Sharron, love the colors and the image. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Such lovely papers and great layout!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining the RRR challenge.

Lori said...

Your card is so sweet - love your smile banner!

Dorcas said...

THis is so pretty Sharron!!