Wednesday, May 15, 2013

TSTR-Sweet Springtime

It's been a busy 10 days around the Korner...the new cabinet shells are securely mounted to the walls, and restocked with all the supplies I had planned for them...and thankfully, everything fit and looks as I had hoped it would.  My husband built the cabinet shells to accommodate my request for 18" deep cabinets, but we can still use standard doors on them, so those will be on order in the next few days. In the meantime, I'm back to work with my new "organization" and it's working beautifully.  Once the room is a little more "ready for prime time," I'll post some pics here for's not quite ready for that yet. :)

Yesterday I decided it was again time to play along with a current challenge, so I turned to The Shabby Tea Room to check out the newest...and quickly got to work.  Starr's challenge this week is to use the inspiration photo colors of pink, green, and white, and include a sewing element somewhere in the card design.  I chose to use some of my favorites for that requirement: seam binding bows, threaded buttons, pearl basting pins, and machine stitching.  Here's the result:

It was based on this fun inspiration photo...

Instead of running a strip of pearls along the top of the lace across the front, I dyed some white mini rose trim with Spun Sugar Distress Ink (the refill ink), and placed little pearls in the centers of each of the mini roses...

Inside a small crocheted flower, there's a threaded button...two seam binding bows are secured with pearl basting pins to the side of the crocheted flower...small lime green threaded buttons are scattered among the flower cluster...

Patterned paper:   Scenic Route       Dies:   Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles;  My Favorite Things Royal Leaves
Embossing folder:   Cuttlebug Script Texture       Lace:
Flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts       Mini rose trim:   Creative Imaginations       Pearls:  Recollections
Hug Snug seam binding       Miscellaneous:   pearl head basting pins, buttons, heavy duty thread

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit...I hope your week is going well!


  1. Oh this is gorgeous! so pretty and these colors look really sweet together! love the lace too!

  2. Just beautiful...I like the stacking flowers : )

  3. Just gorgeous! Love all the different flowers, lovely lace, and beautiful border!

  4. Just stunning! I adore this card so much!

  5. Stunning!!!!!! OMG ... simply beautiful, Kathy! Thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us in the Tea Room weekly :)

  6. Oh my! Such a beautiful card!! So many lovely details.
    SO glad you joined us this week at TSTR. Look forward to seeing you again soon:)


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