CPS 261 & MSSCC13

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Good morning!  And what a beautiful one it is in our neck of the woods!  The sun is shining.  Ezekiel is working hard at his studies.  Adina is enjoying one of her favorite movies.  I feel rested and somewhat caught up, for now, that is ;); and I'm thrilled to share a sweet, little number with you all.
I started this card by stamping a piece of Sage Shadow cardstock, in Sage Shadow ink, with the gingham background; adhering it in the bottom center of the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges.  I then trimmed the right side of a piece of strawberry, patterned paper with a punched strip of Tempting Turquoise cardstock; machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around it edges; and adhered it, vertically, near the left edge of the card face.
A length of red, sheer, polka dot ribbon was then wrapped, vertically, around the card face, just to the left of the punched, cardstock strip; tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the card face; embellished with a soft yellow button, laced with hemp twine bows; and dressed up, along its left side, with a length of soft yellow lace.
The soup pot and steam was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a die cut, from a yellow, lace, patterned paper, frame and stamped again, in Basic Black ink, on a green, stripe, patterned paper from which it was cut, before being adhered, with foam tape, over the previously stamped image.  Those playful, steam lines seemed like they needed a little glitter; but I'm linking this one up, over at Market Street Stamps, for the Operation Write Home: Make 'Em Laugh Blog Hop, and I know glitter is a no-no on cards for our heroes.  So, I used a Gelly Roll pen to achieve a somewhat similar effect, before completing the pot with a red, heart button, laced with Baker's Twine, and adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, just below the embellished bow.
Finally, I stamped the "Have a SOUPER day!" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, on a kraft, finger label and tucked it over the top of the soup pot frame and under the embellished bow to complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Card Positioning System's Sketch #261...
and Market Street Stamps' April Paint the Town Color Challenge #13.  It's delish!  I also thought I'd point out that all the patterned papers I've used here are from Market Street Stamps' April Market Fresh Kit, Vintage Spring Market, and coordinated beautifully with this color story!
Before I'm off to the grocery store, I also wanted to remind you all that you have until the close of the day EST, today, to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #127, as well as to share a few recognitions, that I've recently received.  This card was featured in CREATE:'s Easter Cards Gallery.  And this one made the Easter Parade, and this beauty was a Practical Solutions Week Challenge Winner, both in the Moxie Fab World.  Huge thanks goes out, again and again, to Paige and Cath for these features!  What an honor it is to be recognized in an industry so laden with talent!
And thanks so much, to you all, for stopping by!  I so appreciate your visits!  I'll be back, bright and early tomorrow morning, with a brand new challenge from Papercraft Star.  Until then, have a blessed day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Gingham & Comfort Food (MSS) Paper: Sage Shadow, Tempting Turquoise, & Crumb Cake (SU); strawberry, green stripe, & yellow lace (Crate Paper) Ink: Sage Shadow & Basic Black (SU) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 2 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); edger punch (EK Success); Gelly Roll pen (Sakura); finger label (October Afternoon); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); yellow button (Paper Studio); red heart button (Jesse James & Co.); yellow lace (Joann Fabrics); red sheer polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

16 comments:

Laurie said...

LOVE! The stitching and the bow are perfect!! Gorgeous card girlie!

Janetcraft said...

wow this is really superb card...the stitching is perfect

Miriam Prantner said...

This is adorable. Love the colors and that fabulous bow!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, isn't it wonderful to have such a beautiful morning, when things all in line and peace comes over you? Love when that happens. :)

Your strawberry soup card is soooo sweet! Love that paper. I see the MSS colors are so similar to our PDCC ones this week, too. Neat!

Congrats again on getting recognized for your marvelous works. :)

Lisa said...

First congrats on your recognitions! And now on to the cuteness of this card. Love the sweet strawberry paper and the way your button mimics their shape. And just don't get me started on that delightful red polka dot ribbon~great card!!

Ruby said...

Congratulations on all your shout outs Jinny! Your work is always so lovely, this card is no exception. I just love the pink and red together, it looks great!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on all the recognition!! Totally deserved! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! LOVING the soup pot and the sentiment!!

Lynn said...

Love this Jinny! So fresh looking! And you go girl on on all your recognition. I'm not surprised one bit!

Linda Beeson said...

I love those stamps, what a totally cute card and of course, great use of that CPS sketch.

Tracy said...

You're a "SOUPER" Star! LOL Sorry, I just couldn't resist. :-) Congrats on all your publications! Your card is so fun and bright Jinny. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I'm getting there too. Hugs!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The colors and feel of your card are sure to cheer anyone in your list. Blessings!

DoBea A. said...

Such a pretty card Jinny!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SO pretty! LOVE the papers--love your design! You are soooooooo talented! LOOOOOOOVE:)

Stephanie Washburn said...

Beautiful (as always) Miss Jinny! You have such a way of making all the little details SHINE and I absolutely LOVE exploring your art! SO pretty!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Nice!
congratulatios!
I prepared a Card for CPS-261
here:
http://carolinamaraboliscrap.blogspot.com/2012/05/dama-vintage-con-espejo.html

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Nice!
congratulatios!
I prepared a Card for CPS-261
here:
http://carolinamaraboliscrap.blogspot.com/2012/05/dama-vintage-con-espejo.html