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Jul 25, 2009

TECC75 - Grateful

Wow it's great to have Taylor back with her wonderful Cupcake Friday sketches.  I had some time in between making potato salad, bean salad, rhubarb cookies (which are yummy by the way) and decided to play along. 

I wanted to use some of my new SU stuff and chose the Falling Leaves stamp set as my starting point.  I also paired it with the new Autumn Traditions Designer Paper.

I stamped the leaves in More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Eggplant Envy on Shimmery White card stock cut with Nesties and layered onto the same colors of card stock.  My panel is Ruby Red Textured cs with a Scallop Lace border trimmed with Always Artichoke and Zig Zag stitched with my Janome Sew Mini.
My sewing is a tad crooked but I'm still new to sewing on cards so even though it's not perfect I'm posting it anyway. 
I used my Label Nesties and added the "Grateful" sentiment with Eggplant ink and used More Mustard Grosgrain ribbon and a Leaf Shaped button with some linen tread for an accent.  The leaves on the main panel are raised with foam tape as is the sentiment.
Be sure to stop by Taylor's blog and check out everyone's take on this fun sketch by clicking on the Mr. Linky links.  Have a great rest of the weekend.


  1. Oh this is just beautiful Ida! I love the stitching...even if it isn't perfect! I think perfection is overrated on handmade things!

    Mmmm rhubarb cookies! Would you be willing to share that recipe? We have ton's of rhubarb and I am always looking for tasty new recipes!

    (-: Heidi

    PS. Thanks for all of your gallery Idol support!

  2. Hey Ida! Looks like you're starting on Thanksgiving too! Your card is very pretty. I love the fall colors and that great DP! Great job on the sketch!


  3. hello ida!
    thank you for your visit to my card with this sketch!
    so i came to see yours...
    it is a lovely and great card in autumn colors..
    and rhubarb cookies???
    i love cooking myself too.. please please pretty please... can i have the receipe too???
    ihave a garden with a lot of rhubarb too and i make limonade out of it and pies... but never have i heard of cookies...

  4. Really pretty, and I think your sewing looks great. My machine is broken right now so I can't even sew anything!

  5. Gorgeous card, Ida! I love the sewing on it, don't see anything wrong with it! You did fabulous job on this challenge!

  6. Love this sketch and what you did with it! Amazing job!

  7. Love the fall colours and how you used the leaves. Rhubarb cookies sound delicious!