Good morning!  I hope you had a good weekend and the start of your week was okay.  Our weather here yesterday was in the 80’s  . . . I almost don’t know what to do with myself.  I would love to get out and work in the yard . . . but in reality, it’s going to be in the 50’s later in the week.   Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed my time in the sun walking the little shitzes!

When I was working on my card for The E-Team hop last week, one of my choices was to use Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps – Farm Fresh.  There is an image on this scrap that reminds me of an old picture I have of my aunt.  She’s all scrunched down, sitting on her heels with her head tilted up just a bit.   Yesterday when I was looking for something to do, I decided to make a card with this image.


This card truly took me longer than it should have and I wasted tons of time trying to get the ribbon just right.  I wanted red, felt like the card needed red, but alas . . . no red.  I just couldn’t get the correct color of red to work with the cardstock.  Now that I think about it . . . duh! . . .  I had my old SU ink in this color that I could have used on my seam binding!  Well hell.   Lesson learned I suppose.

I ended up dying the seam binding with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and misting with tons of water.  I did the same thing for the May Arts Crochet Lace too . . .

Well, that’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and remember  . . . life is short, embrace the adventures that come your way!

Just now, as I typed the last sentence, I thought of yesterday.  A friend of mine from high school has a gospel band, Younger Than Noah.


They were here in town over the weekend and gave a concert yesterday afternoon.  I sat here waffling, do I go or do I not go.  I finally to go and I’m so glad I did.  I embraced the adventure and had a wonderful time seeing old friends from school, and hearing Tom sing his new song, My Hometown, for the very first time . . . I am so glad I went!


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30 Responses to “Sweet Pea!”

  1. I think your card is adorable! The ribbon really looks fine….great actually! Thanks for sharing and glad you had a great weekend!

  2. Sherry you crack me up! Love the card, but I understand the “aw hell” moments too…

  3. Absolutely beautiful card Sherry x

  4. Sweet image … sweet card.

  5. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love your projects!! This card makes me think of helping my mother shell peas on the back stoop.

  6. Like this card and the cute picture in the middle. And I think the color of ribbon you came up with looks fine. The red might have been to much and drew away from the picture. Edna

  7. Hi Sherry –
    This is such an adorable card! And you cracked me up with your comment about coloring the seam binding – LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  8. This is a wonderful card Sherry. I’m glad you had a great time at the concert.

  9. Hi Sherry, I am so happy to see your adorable card. That image is a sweet one. I can’t wait to see what you create next!!

  10. Oh so sweet. Love the shabby color and your ribbon is awesome.
    Sometimes it is unreal how many different shades of color there really is, trying to match or shade sometimes seems impossible in rural Iowa buying. Have a great day and glad you enjoyed the concert.

  11. Great card Sherry!

  12. Love your country themed card, the image is so sweet.

  13. Cute image and I even like the way you colored the seam binding! LOL!

  14. I love your card with the vintage look. I wanted you to know that I looked at your video and then tried coloring and making my own loopy bow and it worked! I also ordered a roll of seam binding from amazon at such a fanstatic price! Thanks so much for all of the info! I love your videos! I put my first bow up on my blog and gave a link to your video!

  15. Hi Sherry, a little bird told me they saw a cute card on your blog today made with our Farm Fresh Scraps so I had to come take a peek.
    Love how it turned out – super CUTE!
    Actually it was Judy Shuck and she picked them as part of her prize from our blog hop

  16. I love this card. It is very sweet.

  17. lovely use of the items and your style lends an inspiration to me – thanks

  18. your work and colors are inspiring – thanks

  19. i love all the layers on this card

  20. Love the banners! Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. The little girl is sweet! I’d have messed with the ribbon, also. It’s a great touch.

  22. Such a pretty project! Thanks for sharing this!

  23. I’m happy I found this website. The creations are just treasures. I myself just start with scrapbooking and will enjoy discovering your artwork.

  24. Such a cheerful card. Love the use of seam binding! Very clever. Thank you for sharing

  25. that is the sweetest image and I think your bow color worked great with the card!

  26. Sherry, I love everything about your card, but especially the seam binding bow. It adds a very nice touch. I’m always looking for new ideas for using my distress pads and you gave me one more. Thanks!

  27. Such a sweet card! I know many that would love to get one like it. Thanks for the instructions.

  28. what a great card!! I love it!

  29. Sherry, LOVE what you did with these dies and card. LOVELY homey colors!
    Would love to own this Nest set!

  30. You intrigued me …so then I watched all you tutorials….loved them. My day was done.

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