Mar 17 2009

Country Gingham

Today’s Color Challengeat SCS called for Kraft, Riding Hood Red and Summer Sun, with Black as an option. Not my usual colors — at least not the Kraft and Summer Sun. In fact, I haven’t even owned any Kraft paper, ever, up until about 6 months ago when I ordered a pack *just in case* — LOL!!! Well, I guess today was the day! I love the use of Kraft in the work of those who use it regularly, but somehow it just never finds its way into my color palette. Here is today’s result, Kraft, Summer Sunand all:


Today’s colors just kind of screamed *country* at me –and what’s more country than a piece of gingham ribbon! And sorry if I’m boring you to deathwith the repetitive use of my new Primas, but they are still out and I love digging through all those pretty colors I got!!! I added some machine zig zag stitches to my gingham, my button is vintage from my stash and to me this card looked *happy* — thus the HAPPY sentiment from Define Your Life.

Stamps: SU Define Your Life

Paper: SU White, Black, Kraft, Summer Sun

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: May Arts 1.5″ Gingham Ribbon (available at My Ribbon Sale), Primas from Michaels, Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch, Vintage Button, Sewing Machine and Thread, SU Glue Dots, Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden.

Glad you stopped in again – I do so truly appreciate it!!! I’ve got so many little projects in my head that need doing, I just hope I can get to them all — one day at a time!!! I just have to quit playing challenges for a bit and get back to my projects at hand that have been left hanging!!! I need to come up with something more *From Sue’s Kitchen* and I need a baby boy gift — coming soon — I hope!!! Hope to see you back here soon!!!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Country Gingham”

  1. NANCY RILEY says:

    Great job with the color challenge, Sharon! I agree … a little (no, alot!) out of my comfort zone too! The white picket fence is just too cute!!!!

  2. SueB says:

    Very bright and cheery and beautiful.

  3. Kathie says:

    I agree this shouts happy! I love that gingham ribbon!! Have a HAPPY day!!

  4. Lynette says:

    What a great card! I love how you used the colors.

  5. Carol C says:

    “Don’t worry, be happy” Remeber that song? That is what I thought of with this card.
    You are certainly not boring me with the Primas. Love the stitching on the ribbon – great job.

  6. marciad says:

    A beautiful card. Love the ribbon with the cs colors.

  7. Karen Witter says:

    Another gingham card, and I LOVE it! How bright, happy, and yet simple. Great use of the colors and ribbon, and yes, I still want to get some. Love this card!

  8. jules p says:

    fabulous. glad you bought that paper. 😉
    It sure helped to make a pretty card. Love the gingham ribbon too.

  9. WOWZER!! I love YOUR take on the colors!! Fabulous design!!

  10. Danielle says:

    It’s so pretty! Love that ribbon and those gorgeous flowers with the button treatment!

  11. Anita says:

    Cute card! I love the bright flowers.

  12. Joan Fricker says:

    Oh Sharon, this is such a pretty happy card. I love the colors and your gingham ribbon is such a great addition. Your flowers, button and stitching ties everything together. Great job!


  13. Deb Saaranen says:

    Fresh, bright colors and style! LOVE your Primas– you got them from Michaels? Your ribbon is such a marvelous accent as well!

  14. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, Sharon, this is FABULOUS!!! I love the picket fence, the flower, the stitching on the ribbon, so, so adorable!

  15. Velta says:

    oh wow on the colors of this card…talk about a ‘happy’ card…made me smile when I first looked at it…I have got to get me some of those primas…they really DO make the card…also love the fence punch 🙂

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    What a bright and cheery card! Love the picket fence border…very cute!

  17. Rose Ann says:

    I love your bright and cheerful card, Sharon!! Your big flower and gingham ribbon are so pretty, and I love your little fence!!

  18. Wow, very “HAPPY” card, Sharon!!!! Love those bright colors, looks so much like SPRING!!!! I know you can’t wait to get some of that up there in MI :D. Hugs, Sabrina

  19. Elena says:

    Love Kraft paper too! And this card is so cheerful and bright! Love the colors so much!

  20. Dorothy says:

    Wow, This card is great!

    It makes me feel alive!

    Looooove it!



  21. Raidis says:

    My first time to leave a comment on your blog… I am continually impressed with your card designs! This one especially is so bright and cheery, SO spring-y! I love all your cards! Thank you so much for sharing….

  22. michelle gall says:

    wow havent been here for a week i was going thur withdraws i am such a blogen junkie computer was broke all better now love this card it makes me happy and the yellow matches my house across the way there is nothing better then being happy;)

  23. leslierich says:

    Wow! Love this! LOVE it!! I’m not very good at using Kraft, or Summer Sun for that matter. They look spectacular on your card! Oh, my goodness, how wonderfully cheerful and happy this card is!

  24. Carolen says:

    Love the picket fence! What a nice touch!

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