Sunday, September 19, 2010

Let's Get Together


This morning my cousin and I were able to get together without kiddos and enjoy a nice breakfast of omlets and pancakes. It was amazingly stress free and really kind of quiet. This afternoon my family and I enjoyed the cool crisp fallish air. That too was amazingly stress free but a lot less quiet.


This card was quite fun to make, although I think I could have edited way more than I did. Does that ever happen to you? I paper pieced the bike in some fun orange paper (check), added some pleated ribbon tape topped off with some baker's twine (check). Reminds me of the bike I had growing up. I also added some scallops along the bottom for a cute twist (check). Having three check marks makes me eligible to participate in the Scrappy Saturday Challenge over at Wee Memories!


And these two little men have been taking up a lot of my time lately...



Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific, (Yellow) Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (Orange Polka and Saffron Leaves from the Sweet Pea Collection) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (The Whole Cycle, Chatterbox) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versamark
Embellishments: (Green Polka Dot Fabric Tape from Love My Tapes) Available at Practicing Creativity Designs, (Yellow Divine Twine) Available at Ryann Marin's Etsy Store, (Rhinestones) Michaels, (Blue Grosgrain Ribbon) Offray, Thread
Tools: (Scallop Border Punch) Fiskars

41 comments:

  1. a-dorable cycle card karen...sounds like you're having a lovely weekend...your boys are oh-so-a-dorable!!!!! have a super sunday my friend!

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  2. This is so sweet- and what patience you have to cut that bike out- but SO worth it!!!
    Hope your weekend continues to be wonderful!!! :)

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  3. Oh Karen I love this! I'm just gleeful over it! I'm giggling right now because I have a red polka dot bike paper pieced onto a project in process! We must both have a case of the polka dot mojo! hehe :) Your card is fantastic and your boys are sooo handsome! So glad you played with us at Wee Memories :)

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  4. Cannot believe you paper pieced and fussy cut that bicycle. WOW.
    Sounds like your relaxing morning was good for you! *grin*
    Your boys are incredible handsome and look a bit impish in these photos...up to some mischief? *wink*

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  5. i love that pleated ribbon tape. super cute!

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  6. That bike looks awesome paper pieced - I too have paper pieced it so know how fiddly it is to cut out LOL! Well worth the effort though!
    Mmmmm sounds like a scrummy breakfast to me, we had Fluff on toast (but no lucky charms *wink*)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  7. Cute card, love the bike and the pleating!

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  8. Wow! This looks awesome Karen! Love the subtle layers...especially the scalloped border! And that paper piecing...:)

    P/s: Sounds like a yummy breakfast!:)

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  9. Karen,
    The paper piecing on the bicycle is amazing and must have taken alot of time, but it turned out perfect! Your little boys are adorable. You are so lucky! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Brandi

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  10. LOVE the card and those are some handsome boys!!! :-)

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  11. I cannot wait to get my hands on that bike :) But while I'm a fan of paper piercing, not sure that's going to fall into the "must do" list- great job. Time w/o kids (and not working) is important, glad you made time... I like the blue tab, just a great amount of color.

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  12. Love this sooo cute!!!!Omg your boys are just adorable!!!!

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  13. Love this to pieces, Karen! So fun! Thanks for playing our SOS challenge!

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  14. Karen, this is so beautiful.. I love it! Great paper piecing!

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  15. Great pictures! And I just love this card. I just went to post it on the PCD facebook!

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  16. Respect, Karen! Cutting out that bike must have been so fiddly, I wouldn't have had the patience to do that.
    What handsome boys you have.

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  17. Super cute, Karen! Love the pieced bike and the gems on the wheels. Great pics of your boys too!

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  18. This is just darling Karen! You had the patience of a saint to cut that bike out! It looks amazing!

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  19. Karen, I love this card! I can't believe you paper pieced the bike. Kudos to you.

    Your boys are very handsome. Great pics.

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  20. Karen,
    Love the pics of your boys...of course I have a little boy bias :)

    Gorgeous card....lots of paper piercing...you have a lot more patience than me :), but it is worth it!!

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  21. I love the fanciness of this card! Great paper piecing and use of ribbon tape and twine!

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  22. Lovely card! love the ruffled paper, such great details. I remeber having a bike like that but mine was yellow! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Take care. :)

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  23. Hi Karen,

    I love your card, the paper pieced bicycle is amazing!!! The pleated ribbon reminds me of grass . . . I {{Heart}} it!!!

    Your day sounds wonderful too - we need time to be with good friends and be quiet - and time to be with good friends and not be quiet! LOL

    Hugs!

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  24. such darling babes!

    adorable card, love the ribbon & twine embellie!
    hugs & blessings!

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  25. Such a cute card! I love all the detail, and I can appreciate how painstaking the bike must have been to paper piece (from my recent leafy experience, ha ha).

    Your kids sure are cute! :)

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  26. cute boys! lots of goodies on this card, karen-really love the paper pieced bike:)

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  27. What patience for this nice cutting! I like the pleated ribbon.
    A little mischievous in the eyes of your boys!

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  28. Oh, I love your paper pieced bike and the pleated ribbon. ADORABLE! And your kids? Geez. Gorgeous!

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  29. What a fun card!! Love the paper piecing and the ribbon treatment!! Cute pics too!! (=

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  30. This is just about the most adorable bike EVER!!!! Love the paper piecing and all of the yummy polka dots on the bike, ribbon and scallops!!!! And your boys are super handsome! Great photos!

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  31. such a fun card - the paper pieced bike is awesome. and the rhinestones are perfect!

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  32. super card! love the pleated ribbon tape and the classy design. very pretty photos of your boys, too! thanks for sharing!

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  33. So glad you had fun making it. Its so cute!!! I love it!! And your boys are sooo precious!! :) :) :) :)

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  34. wow, wow, WOW!!! Karen, that paper piecing of the bicycle is amazing! Adorable card!

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  35. WoW! I love how you paper-pieced the bike, Karen!Great job with cutting such fine details. I love it!
    Oh, and your little boys are just adorable! Love the black & white photos!

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  36. I love this bicycle card, Karen. That is some really detailed paper-piecing... I'm so impressed! Love all the dots... another perfect card!

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  37. Adorable card. All of your attention to detail really payed off, that is some serious paper piecing you did!

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  38. Karen! I love this card! Your paper piecing; your ruffled tape; your twine; your little, scalloped edge; the polka dots; and those shimmery, gemstone wheel centers (What do ya call those, anyway?). Great job!

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  39. What a fabulous card, Karen! Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories. :)

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