Feb 08 2009

Parisian Friends 24-7

Once again I find myself apologizing for lack of posts of recent. We’ve had a rough3 weeks, including two out of town medical trips which were a bit stressful, the death/funeral of a close uncle, the entire household coming down with the stomach flu, and now I have a horrendous head cold! I was too sick to do anything else tonight, so I thought I could sit quietly and play the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS. Today’s Featured Stamper is Karen Dunbrook (great gallery), and this is her card that I chose to case today. Oh, and to top it off, my camera battery went dead after my first 2 shots, so I’m stuck with a not so great photo — it was this or nothing tonight — so sorry!


As you can see, I followed the exact layout and included the machine stitches, but changed the colors, papers and images. I used my new Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper from SU and my new set, Friends 24-7! I really like the Specialty Paper — it’s nice and thick and has a great texture, which I always like! As for the machine sewing, I used zig zig, blanket and meandering straight stitches.


My hearts are Nestability die cuts, the button is a vintage coat button and the ribbon is SU Taffeta. I also used the Long Rectangle Nesties to cut my sentiment.

That’s it for tonight — I’m going to keep it short and hit the hay, or at least the Lazy-Boy!!! Hope you are all feeling well, enjoying your winter and getting in some fun stamping time!!! Hope to be back real soon!!! Thanks for stopping in!!!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Parisian Friends 24-7”

  1. Mary R. says:

    Hi Sharon: I’m sorry you have been having such a chaotic time. However, anything you post is worth the wait! This card is stunning! Hang in there! -Mary (#1volunteer)

  2. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    I am so sorry to hear of all the set backs for you and your family….I do hope you start to feel better soon and hopefully the sunshine..hehehe…will be out soon. It has been a very cold winter. I luv this card, so gorgeous….I am casing you as sooo as I get my new cs…..thank you for sharing! (I do need to get a sewing machine)

  3. Deb Saaranen says:

    Love the vintage, shabby chic design Sharon! Very pretty! You would never know that you’re sick from this marvelous card!

  4. Norine says:

    love the vintage look and those colors beautiful

  5. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Very pretty vintage looking card! I hope you are feeling better soon:)

  6. Wanda50 says:

    Very pretty card. Love the colors. It’s OK…to not blog for a while. Mine is so behind too. You are not alone! My house needed so much attention I had to cut and paste it so to speak. Glad you are on the road to recovery. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I love your blog!!! I visit it daily. Be blessed and less stressed!!!

  7. Terri says:

    Beautiful card, love the colors! So sorry to hear about your rough three weeks…hopefully all will be better now!

  8. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    The card is great, you’d never know you weren’t feeling good! Hope this week brings sunshine and better times!

  9. sue says:

    love this card! i really like these colors and you know i love buttons!
    hope your feeling better.

  10. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is a very pretty card. Love your blue and brown color combination. The nesties are perfect too! Great job!


  11. Nancy says:

    So sorry to hear you’re still not feeling good! Hope this is short-lived so you can get back to feeling good.
    I love your card, very vintage looking. Those new papers are gorgeous!

  12. bronih says:

    This is gorgeous, Sharon! I love the overall composition and your stitching is wonderful! I can see now that I NEED that Parisian Breeze paper! I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well. Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery!

  13. Very pretty card Sharon! Feel better soon! Hugs and Smiles~ Denise

  14. Joyce across the pond says:

    Sorry to hear that you’ve had so many problems recently…hope you’ll soon feel better. Few have missed colds and flu.
    This card is beautiful…I love the colours together, they’ve always been favourites of mine. If you can do that when you’re sick…..say no more.

  15. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear that you are sick again. This is not a fun time of year :(. Try to get some rest. Your card, girl, this is an amazingly stunning card. I love everything about it.
    Hugs and prayers are send your way,

  16. Velta says:

    I hope that you and yours will finally be on the mend…sometimes life just deals a little more than one problem and what can you do…”This To Shall Pass” an old friend told me time and again when I was going through some difficult times…actually at the time it kinda made me mad…(self explanatory), but I say this to myself all the time now…Considering all in all, the card is lovely as always 🙂

  17. Gabriela says:

    Oh Sharon that DOES sound like you’ve had quite the time the past several weeks and then to top it off with that nasty head cold, well it’s enough to want to throw in the towel. I hope the head cold gives you some relief soon. I love your card!

  18. Ann Lind says:

    So sorry to hear you have had such a rough time lately. Hope you are soon feeling better. I love the color combo of your card and all the stitching. TFS Ann Lind

  19. Gail S. says:

    Sorry to hear about all of the chaos in your life – sometimes everything just dumps on you at once. Thoughts are with you…. Your card is beautiful and well worth the wait. Hang in there.

  20. Jessica G says:

    Beautiful with a perfect vintage feel. The stitching is amazing, but my favorite touch is the brown flower stamped on the DP. Great detail!

  21. Sharon, I’m so very sorry for your loss and hope that you have many happy memories of your uncle and that those memories will help you through this difficult time.

    Your card is absolutely beautiful – as always! I just ordered that new DSP and can’t wait to get it and start using it.

    Hope you’re back to 100% VERY soon! ;O)

  22. Cindy H. says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You’ve certainly had a rough couple of weeks. All this sadness and stress was sure to run you down and be a catalyst for your cold. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    Very pretty card!! Love the colors!

  23. leslierich says:

    So pretty, Sharon! Love all those stitches. This paper is calling my name but I’ve held out…so far. Gosh, you sure have had a rough few days. I hope things take a turn for the better!

  24. jennifer says:

    your card is lovely Sharon. I’m sorry to hear that you and your family are having such a rough time right now. Hang in there!


  25. Darlene says:

    Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear of all the stressful things that have been going on in your life – sorry for your loss of your uncle too. I’m praying that God will sustain you and bring you and your household to good health very soon.
    What a beautiful card you’ve created – I love the blues and browns and the hearts and the stitching. Thank you for sharing it.

  26. This is gorgeous Sharon! Honestly girl … even when you are under the weather you put out beautiful work!!! Feel well soon!!

  27. Bev J. says:

    Wonderful card! So sorry things are topsy turvy for you and hope you are settled soon. Sometimes life has a way of really getting “messed up”. tfs

  28. Ida says:

    A very beautiful and chic looking card. Do take care of yourself girl. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hugs

  29. Starla(star) says:

    *thud*….I love the color combo on this and just the WHOLE look of it. You are just sooo inspiring to me (and yes, I hope to be “just like you” (but in my own way 😉 when I grow up in my stamping!! LOL!!)

  30. Jerri Kay says:

    It’s beautiful Sharon, as is your picture! You’ve done Karen proud!

  31. Sheila says:

    What a pretty color combo and such cute little hearts. I think I’ll need to add the paper to my list of things to buy. Hope you are feeling up to par real soon. TFS! Sheila

  32. NANCY RILEY says:

    Sharon, this is one fabulous card!

  33. Elena says:

    I am really sorry to hear about your family loss… And I hope that you feel better now, Sharon…
    Your card is so precious! I love all the papers you used and your stitching is amazing!

  34. Michelle R says:

    I am so very sorry to hear you’ve had such a time of it lately, and sincerely hope things level out for you soon. But you owe NO APOLOGIES to anyone. Your work is a gift, and we are fortunate that you share it with us when you can. I treasure every post. And this one is truly treasure, indeed! {{{HUGS}}} to you, my friend!

  35. Heather says:

    Sharon this has a lovely patchwork feel to it, you’ve done a lovely job despite being sick.
    I hope everything settles down and everyone gets well at your house.
    I think of you often.

  36. WOWZER!! This is totally gorgeous!! Hope you and your family feel better soon!! ((HUGS))

  37. Amy Sheffer says:

    Amazing, Sharon! Love that paper and the way you’ve mixed the patterns. The sewing and button embellishment are wonderful! TFS, and I hope everyone in your house get and stays healthy! Hugs!!

  38. nancy littrell says:

    Dear Sharon, I am so sorry about the loss of your close uncle. Hopefully your wonderful memories will comfort you during this difficult time. Then getting the flu and cold makes this time even more miserable. Take care, get lots of sleep, etc.
    Your card is so gorgeous……I love all your embellishments, sewing, colors and I too absolutely love the new SU textured DP’s. Get well my friend….

  39. Shel9999 says:

    Sharon, I have to tell you I gasped when I saw this! I LOVE the colors, the texture, the buttons, stitching! Fabulous!

    I hope things get better for you soon! Big hugs!

  40. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    So pretty Sharon! Great colors and I like the long and low card size.

  41. Jackie W. says:

    WOW! I Love this card so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Karen says:

    Love, love love this card. They are just my colours. If this is what you make when you’ve had a bad time….. Sorry to hear your news, hope your fortune changes very soon

  43. Angel W says:

    Hope you’re feeling better!! I love this card. I ALMOST bought this set and nixed it at the last minute. Now I wish I hadn’t! 🙂

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