Monday, October 19, 2009

Friends are the true gift.......

I am late today in posting as I couldn't get a good picture!! It is too sunny!! BUT I am NOT complaining! After all the rain and dark skies we had last week it is fabulous!!!
My card is based on the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I just tipped it on it's side. I got one more new Stampavie image that I wanted to use and it fit the sketch better this way! I wanted to make it a vintage tag so I really rubbed it with Vintage ink ~ distress ink. Then I thought the image might be too cute so I wanted to rough that up a bit as well!! LOL So the cracked glass technique came to mind and I really like the way it looks! I will of course have to make another card with this cute image and not make it distressed.
I added some pearl and rhinestone flourishes on it as well as the challenge at Stamp Something is Bling it somethings.

Paper: Webster's Pages
Inks: Distress Inks
Accessories: Pearl flourish ~ Prima, Sentiment ~ Papertrey Ink


Yesterday was finally a no rain day so we had alot of yard work to get to. As you can see from this photo the girls were ready to rake!!!But don't let the photo fool you!! haha I did all the raking and they actually did this all day!! LOL

Well thanks so much for stopping by! We have alot of outdoor fall stuff to do since last week was a wash! Rachel and I are headed out to go apple picking and then back home to Charlie an apple pie! Have a great day!!!


Kim Piggott said...

Your card is amazing!
I love your fabulous design and your detail is delicious!
Gorgeous colours and love your cute image!
Your girls are just adorable what fun having a ride with Dad!
kim x

Vicky said...

Adorable card Kathy! Love the vintage cracked effect of the image!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the image, the gorgeous soft vintage feel and the cracked effect on the image! beautiful colours and the layout! infact I just love EVERYTHING about this card!

Tara said...

This card is just beautiful and I so love the crackle glaze effect on your image!
Thank you for also sharing your 'fall' pictures, looks like you had a lot of fun...... well the kiddies certainly did, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Stunning card Kathy, love the cute image and the design and papers are just beautiful. What beautiful photo's of your girls too. Hugs Nikki x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kathy,
what a beautiful card your colouring is great!
great pics of the family
Suzie Qx

Brocéliane said...

this is a gorgeous card Kathy, love the cracked effect and the cute bear:)

Tammi said...

A beautiful vintage card, love the pearl/snowflake swirl and the cracked glass, just gorgeous! I just got that stamp, it's adorable! Happy Fall, the leaves are really falling here, can't keep up! :) ~Hugs

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow Kathy, what a stunning card! Love the cute image and the crackle effect, looks great! Your colouring is fantastic as always.
Have a great week :)

Bev said...

Oh wow! This is just breathtaking Kathy - love the colours, the papers, the gorgeous detail and the crackled finish. Amazing. Wonderful pics of your girls too xx

Di said...

OH my how jawdropping is this card i adore it!!! i love what you have done with the crackle glaze, i bought some last week for the first time. just a gorgeous card!!!!

Your family all look really happy!!

Hugs Di xxxx

Jodi said...

This is an adorable image and wonderful card!! Your girls are so cute and how nice to have the leaves change where you live. Here in Hawaii, they don't change for the season.
Jodi =)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, Kathy, this is awesome! I love the cracked glass, distressed look you gave to this sweet card. It's perfection all the way!

Deb said...

fabulous card, love the tag style, it is so gorgeous and beautifully co-ordinated! raking up the leaves looks like fun in your yard, doesn't look fun in mine, still so much to do! hugs debx

Giovana said...

Your card is so beautiful!! Love every single details.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge this week.
God bless

Sandra said...

I think it looks perfect! Very, very nice work Kathy! You have a wonderful looking family. Thank you for sharing your photos.

Maria said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and love the cracked effect with such a cute image. Adorable family pics. Hugs, Maria

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

This card is so amazingly beautiful, one of my favourites by far! I love everything about it!

CraftyC said...

This is a gorgeous card Kathy and can now see why you chose that stamp!

Chris said...

Hi Kathy! Your card is truly stunning, I love the gorgeous vintage look and that stamp has been on my wish list for a while now, it's so cute. The cracked glass effect is superb, I could easily get addicted to doing it, I love melting the powder :D! Perfect colouring too my friend and such wonderful embellies! Loved the pictures of the girls and their 'pretend' leaf raking LOL, they're adorable and it looks like they enjoyed their riding on the tractor. Take care sweetie and speak soon. Hugs, Chris xx

Dena said...

Oh Kathy, I can't believe you get leaves like that. We just don't have that here. They look sooo pretty. We do have the wonderful acorns from the liveoaks though and they stain the driveway real good. ha ha!
Anyhow, I love the neat combination on your card. Cute with a rustic feel, very effective!!!! The crackled glass was a really perfect touch and the rustic looking snowflakes, adorable! I never would have thought of that. Love it all!!!!!!

Hugs, Dena

Rachel said...

This is one of my favorite cards I've seen in awhile, hands down! Can't pinpoint exactly why but it's just so "visually pleasing" ;0) Great, GREAT job.

Aija said...

Kathy, your card is so candy sweet! I wish this kind of cards would pop from my mail box :)))
I am trying not to check out from which company these sweet stams are coming from *lol*
Great pictures from your family, looks like you had the great time. We had allready some snow here in Finland and our daughter was so excited about it. And now the snow is allready gone...
Take care,

scrappyjan said...

HOLY FLYING COW THIS IS CUTE!!!!! I love this card and all of the details sweetie!!!

your kiddo's are cute!!!
big hugs, janny

Annie said...

gorgeous card with such a cute image. and love your family pics too.
hugs, annie x

little angel said...

I think your card is just perfect!*hugs
little angel