Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - Unscripted Sketches #155

Hello!  I've been busy at my craft table this weekend.  And it's been fun :)  There are so many other tasks that I should be tending to.  You know.  Cleaning.  Weeding the flower beds.  The not-fun stuff.  Ah well, maybe next weekend!

This card is going into the challenge at Unscripted Sketches #155.  It's been a while since I played along, so it's about time :)  This week it's a Piggyback Challenge.  The additional challenge is to use something recycled.

My card ~

My "something recycled" is the cute yellow button.  It was in a jar of buttons that I bought at an estate auction.  Can you believe how closely the color matches my dotted paper?  Perfect!
Anyway, I've been in the mood to use some of these sweet, retro themed patterned papers from October Afternoon.  I figured this card is the perfect excuse (yeah, like I needed an excuse).  I chose 3 patterns and then added some machine stitching.  The sentiment panel was die cut.  And that final touch was the vintage button, tied with some twine.  Yup.  I'm likin' it :)

Thanks so much for taking a look!

What's in it?
card stock: confetti cream (SU)
stamp: mother's day (Stampendous)
patterned paper: modern homemaker 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
other: rectangle die (Spellbinders), twine, vintage yellow button from an old button jar, foam tape, scor-tape, pop-up glue dot, sewing machine, thread


  1. Your card is very cute. I love all the colors you used and that button is certainly the perfect color. Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted sketches.

  2. I adore that paper line from October Afternoon, and your card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Unscripted Sketches. (:

  3. LOVE the retro theme, the button is perfect with those gorgeous papers!

  4. I have that October Afternoon paper, too! Great job of using the papers with the sketch...thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week!

  5. Yup! I am liking it too. I am not sure what I love the most about this card, the colours, the pattern papers, the sentiment or that ever so cute button. Yup! definately like it.
    Thanks for playing along at unscripted sketches, hope we see you again soon.
    love me :-)

  6. Perfect match with your button color ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  7. I love your "Twist" on the sketch - the fun colors and everything! I would love to receive this card on Mother's Day!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Unscripted Sketches : )

  8. So bright and cheery....from the perfectly colored recycled button to that amazing patterened paper collection. Yup! I'm definitely liken' it too. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

  9. This is an adorable card Susie. I love everything.. the twine, papers, stitching. So glad you played along with us at Unscripted Sketches. Hope to see you back again next week :)

  10. I absolutely love this card..I LOVE polka dots and this whole card is adorable... Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  11. Very cute and cheery card! Love your take on the sketch and those pattern papers are so sunny and bright. Love it all. TFS


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