Friday, August 2, 2013

Thinking of You

After yesterday's rain, the sun returned today.  My husband and son hit the links while Mom and I headed to Shady Maple Farm Market in Lancaster County, PA.  I bought sticky buns, apple cinnamon raisin bread, gourmet raisin bread and donuts.  Their bakery is the best!  My mother added a shoe fly pie to her basket.  Yum!!!  And then we got fresh produce at a roadside stand on the way home, tomatoes, green beans, blueberries, cantelope and a honeylope, which is a cross between a honeydew and a cantelope.  I had a taste and it is so good. 

After such a wonderful day I thought a bright and sunny card was appropriate.  I had printed up a sheet of Doodle Pantry digi images last night and decided to use their Wire Basket digi.  As always, I printed 3 images so I could do some cutting and layering of the flowers.  

I inked the flowered embossing folder before inserting the paper and running it through my Cuttlebug, then distressed the edges in the same color ink.   For a change of pace,  I folded the card base to make a gate fold card.  

I got a new tip attachment for my liquid pearl pens at the CKC show in Lancaster last week-end and used it to make the tiny pearl centers on the flowers.  Might be the best purchase I made.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #37 - Anything Goes with a Doodle Pantry Image
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Embossing, wet, dry or both
As You Like It Challenge # 7- Favorite Fancy Fold and Why (Gatefold cards are relatively easy to make, they fit easily in a regular envelope and the writing area is not compromised so I can use them for Operation Write Home.)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #218 - Monochromatic
Created with Love Challenge - Anything Goes + 1st Anniversary Blog Hop (I did the hop yesterday.  It was great.)
Tammy's Scrappin Corner Challenge #73- Use a Digi


  1. What a cheerful card. Love your ink and embossing folder technique. It is just perfect for this card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


  2. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.


  3. So pretty Debi. Love the little "pearl" centers to the flowers. So dainty.

  4. Such a happy, vibrant card, Debi! Love the fold (thanks for taking multiple photos) I have pinned it for future reference. Love the texture in the embossed background - lovely lovely all the way! Sounds as tho you and your mom had a very enjoyable day! hugs, de

  5. so fresh and summery! Love the embossing and the fold too!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  6. Oh what a fun and sunny card, love it. Thanks for joining our Anniversary Blog Hop and Anything goes challenge @ CWLC Blog.

    To be entered in the challenge for a prize, be sure you have commented on all the blogs in our hop, become a follower and followed the challenge rules.

    Chris B

  7. Wow, beautiful sunny card. Love the gate fold.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Fancy Fold’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  8. This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  9. Such a beautiful card. I love the image, gorgeous sunny colours and the inked embossing looks fabulous.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
    Sue xx

  10. You have made a wonderful card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  11. Ooooh,such a darling card! The yellow and white colour combo shout summer to me and I love how you fancied up the flowers in the wire basket. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#37!

  12. Very lovely card Debi. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. What a pretty pretty card - love the centers of the flowers with your pearl pen. The gate fold is perfect for this image. Thanks for joining us at DPDC37.

  14. I love this all done in yellow! Terrific gate fold & I love the enhanced embossing you did, Deb. Two DT hats -- Thanks for playing at Doodle Pantry and at Sweet Pea Stampers. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Wow what a beautiful card. I love the gate fold and the yellow is just stunning. Love the way you did the folder and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges Anniversary Blog Hop.
    To be entered in the challenge for a prize, be sure you have commented on all the blogs in our hop, become a follower and followed the challenge rules.
    Linda K. Dt

  16. Gorgeous card Debi! I love yellow and this is stunning! Love this kind of fold! Fabulous job!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner. I would love to have you join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

  17. Super cute card. Love the fold and the colors are GREAT. Thanks for entering our Anniversary Blog Hop and Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges. Remember to win the challenge you need to complete the blog hop and comment on each team members' blog and be a follower.


  18. I love the bright yellow and the inked embossing. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

  19. Great card thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week and good luck

  20. Truly beautiful card. Love the embossing and the fold. That's a lot of layering with the flowers - looks great. Thanks for playing the Doodle Pantry Challenge.

  21. Wow, this is one beautiful card!! Love the yellow, and those flowers are stunning with all the dimension and pearl centers. Thanks for joining our Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.


  22. Love the bright yellow!!! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES 1st Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge!

  23. Fabulous Card!! Thank you for joining us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 37
    Hope to see you next month.
    Hugs Lorianna DPDT

  24. So Beautiful - I love your card. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Pea Stampers this time - Sue DT

  25. What a lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  26. What a great card! Love the embossing and the fancy fold! Thanks for joining us this month for the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge!

    Kat (DT)


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