Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Seize The Sketch #24 - Shasta Daisy for You

Hello friends!  Time for a new sketch challenge at Seize The Sketch!  This one is courtesy of our hostess, Vicki Dutcher, and it's nice and easy.  You can dress it up as much as you like, or leave it simple.  


I gussied mine up, as you can see.


The nugget that got me started was this Shasta Daisy seed packet sticker from K & Co.  It has a little tag that pulls out, and I stamped a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping on it, and tied a bit of twine.  It came with a ribbon that was kind of ugly, and didn't match.  I tied a Colleen Bow on the card base, and added some retired Stampin' Up! papers that matched the seed packet quite well.


Most paper edges were distressed with ink for a shabby chic vibe.


If you'd like to play along with us, click HERE for all the details.

I had every intention of sharing photos from our Las Vegas vacation last week (it was awesome!), but one thing after another has happened around here -- biggest thing being that our central A/C unit died (oh joy) and it's REALLY hot here (97 degrees tomorrow!).  Had four different heating/cooling companies here today to give us estimates...ouch.  We were not planning to spend this kind of money at the present time.

Well, soon enough I'll share some pics.  We truly had fun, and what an interesting town Las Vegas is! Oh, yes, it is larger than life.  And David Copperfield touched my hand!  Talk about a brush with a celebrity.  =) We even took a day trip to see the Grand Canyon.  Such a magnificent sight, too glorious for words, or even pictures for that matter.

Thanks for your visit today!



Stamps: sentiment - Small Fancy Labels - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI; Bashful Blue, patterns - SU Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Danish Blue seam binding - Hug Snug; twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: blue button - Jolee's; pearls - Queen & Co.; corner rounder punch - Fiskars; Framed Tulips embossing folder - SU; Shasta daisy seed packet sticker/enclosure tag - K & Co. 

29 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors!!!!

~amy~ said...

Colleen, this looks like a real picture frame! Absolutely gorgeous...

Lin said...

I have these seed packets squirreled away somewhere! Love how you added this one to your pretty card - love the blues, Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, pretty! I love how you dress up the sketches. The daisy piece with pull out tag is gorgeous! Sounds like a great trip, for sure! I'm hearing lots of stories about peoples' A/C going out. Our son's, too, and it's 90 degrees up there. Told him I wasn't going to come visit till he got it fixed. I'm such a Coastie!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Beautiful card !!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautiful! Love the vintage feel to your card and that seed packet.

stampwithsandy said...

Just stunning! Love that little seed packet with the tag peeking out.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the sketch! So many fun and pretty details~

Lesley Croghan said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the colours and the way you gussied it!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, it looks so 'fresh' if that makes sense. Beautiful colours and I love the Colleen Bow :) Take care, Shirleyx

Marisa said...

Beautfully done. Looooved the Grand Canyon. Just drove up and looked around as a day trip from Scottsdale so it was a long day for a short viewing, but very worth it. Lost the depth perception after a while as it just kept going. Looked like a fake backdrop after a while LOL! Glad you had a good time in Vegas :)

Jen said...

Oh, wow this is gorgeous! I love that the sentiment tag pops out of the seed packet. Fabbo!!

Lori said...

Just beautiful! Love how you built the design around that fabulous seed packet.

Marybeth said...

Sorry about the no air... bummer, try and stay cool. Its always happens when its the wrong time.
Your card is amazing and I love every detail and gorgeous layer! The tag and flower are so pretty.
Hope you enjoyed your trip.

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Your bow is gorgeous! Stay cool, my friend! I hope they fix your central A/C unit soon.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is so so pretty, Colleen! I love the colors, so soft and peaceful. The seed packet sticker is just awesome and love how you crafted such a beautiful card around it. Your attention to detail is fabulous!

Lisa said...

This has your name written ALL over it!! The seed packet is FABulous and I love all of your pretty layers.
We took our son to see David Cooperfiled when he was in our area years ago, so FUN! Sorry about your air, must be brutal with those temps.

Benzi said...

Ooh, beautiful in every way. Love your Colleen bow.
I hope you get that air conditioner going very soon.

Lori said...

Stunning, Colleen! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that bow!! Have a wonderful week xoxox

Bonnie said...

Wow! Love that daisy seed packet! A fantastic card!

~Tammy~ said...

So so pretty! Of course, I love how you dressed the sketch up so pretty! Love the colors!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Colleen! Love the embossed detail and beautiful bow!

Shani Thomas said...

Stunning card, Colleen! Love its vintage feel!

Linda Callahan said...

Love everything about this!

OH Babs said...

What an elegant card and I really love the embossing folder. Yes Las Vegas is unique and the Grand Canyon spectacular - glad you had a good time.

Katie Melhus said...

This totally sweet and beautiful!

dj said...

love love love...looks like it belongs in a country store...great detail

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS bow! LOVE that daisy and the paper with the ruler! PRETTY!

Jessi Fogan said...

oh so soft & pretty! I do love me a Colleen bow :) Great soft colours too. You do shabby chic like no one else, Colleen :)
Sorry to hear about your AC :( That kind of thing NEVER breaks at a good time!

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