Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Days at SCH

Happy Saturday everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful start to a great weekend. It will be hot here this weekend but we have hope for cooler temps starting mid week. I cannot wait.

Welcome to this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow   where in addition to asking you to create a vintage/shabby chic design we want to see "Summer Days", now summer means many things to different people but to me it is flowers and butterflies. I have always loved sitting outside on a summer day and enjoying the sounds and sights that came my way. As a child, we would sit in the swing and on our back porch each evening and those are some of my fondest memories of my childhood.

I have used two free digital images to create my card. 

The postcard is from Shoregirl Creations , you may remember that I created a card using a tree image from her last week. Be sure and take a look at the wonderful freebies she has and the beautiful things she creates, you will love her blog!

 The 3 floral squares are from a set of 4 that I received as a freebie from Debbie Anne at Ephemera's Vintage Garden in her newsletter that I subscribe to. She sends it out each week with a freebie and a special buy from her store. Be sure and check her out as well.

I did some dry embossing on the card base, added jewels to the flowers on the postcard, used an EK Sucess border punch, added a flourish of rhinestones and a bit of cotton trim to embellish these great images.
For the inside I used a couple of SU sets to create a flower and stem which I colored with distress markers. The front sentiment is also from Stampin' Up.

My butterfly is actually a pin that I have fixed so that it can be removed and worn later by the recipient of my card.

Now, off to enjoy your weekend and check out what my team divas have for you at Sugar Creek Hollow.
We look forward to seeing your creations.

I am entering my card into the following challenges: 

  It's All About the Vintage Anything Goes 

  Tuesday Throwdown "Summertime"

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Payne Holler Cards said...

What a beauty! Love all your elements...need to check out that site, love those floral pieces! And using the pin....very sweet!
Stay cool ....this heat has to break soon!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is a real beauty, Patti!

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful card Patti --- thanks so much for the sweet words and link back!
You're featured on my blog again this Saturday!

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous card Patti! I love all the details and embellies you've added. What a clever idea to use a pin for embellishment that can also be used as a gift and wonderful memento. Hope to get an email off to you soon. "Love & Hugs"

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love all the blooms and flowers, the butterfly is a beauty.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh so elegant! Hope you weathered the storm!!!!
Hugs, Judi

The Other Patti Sue said...

So elegant and feminine!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card and beautiful elements, wow this card sums up summer in a glance. Love it!

Sande said...

Hey Patti!

Your card is just gorgeous! Love the colors! I have just linked your card on the site.

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beuty! Hope to see you again next time!

Hugs, Sande xx

sari said...

Hi Patti!
What a gorgeous and sweet card! Just love the soft colors and sweet details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Pat said...

Oh Patti, this is just gorgeous, I love the beautiful colour combination and the images are delightful. A really stunning card.

Pat xx

Theresa said...

This is a lovely many great elements. I love the pin idea. Have to check out are such a great resource for places with images. Thanks!

ilse said...

what a wonderfull card

Anonymous said...

Thank's for joining us at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty challenge!

Colleen said...

This is so elegant what a wonderful card. I've been browsing what I missed on your blog and came across the tag one. That one is amazing! Of course I love all your cards.

Emily Lauritzen said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft pink and that butterfly is fabulous! How awesome that it is a pin as well. Thank you for joining in our summertime challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
<3 Emily-DT

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous, this is just plain breathtaking. Just love the images and the colors, with that pop of silver. Beautiful. Hope it cools down, it is in the upper 80's but very humid since it is also trying to rain.

butterfly said...

Such beautiful summer colours and florals! Lovely.
Alison x

Heather said...

This is just fabulous Patti! LOVE the colors and overall feel of your card! The image is beautiful and love the touches to the center of the flowers! What a beautiful shimmery butterfly!! LOVE it!!

Holly Young said...

pretty pretty pretty! so summery and fresh!