Family is Everything

Hello! Happy Hump Day! I hope you are all having a great week! We are in the midst of Spring Break here and also getting over some ailments and sickness, so my crafting time has been somewhat limited.

I did have a chance to play in the My Mind's Eye Challenge #21 for this month, and since the deadline is quickly approaching, I thought I'd better post it. There are 2 challenge sketches each month, one for a card and one for a scrapbook layout. This month I only had a chance to play with the card sketch.. here's what I came up with:

I made a "scrappy" card today -- no stamping, if you can believe that! I layered some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie 6x6 pad. For the double scalloped layers, I added one scalloped layer of cardstock and stitched some yellow lace from the Stella & Rose Gertie "Delightful" Trims. I also added some seam binding, tied a bow and added a button from Gertie "Friends Forever". For the diecut or chipboard element, I used a layered sticker from Gertie "You & Me". I layered it on top of an inverted scallop circle die cut to make it pop a little more. I also rounded all the corners on the left side to soften my layout.

Here's a detail shot of the layered sticker:

The challenge was to use Anam Stubbington's sketch (below) and the theme is "Celebrate Today".

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~ all supplies from My Mind's Eye unless otherwise noted
Paper: Stella and Rose Gertie 6x6 pad, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Accessories: Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Small Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink), Round-It-All (Zutter), Button, Lace, Twine (May Arts).
Other: Seam binding, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. OMG Stephanie, your card is fabulous, so elegant. Love the papers! HUGS

  2. Love everything about this card, Stephanie! The colors/papers, the fabulous medallion, and the sketch rocks! Great work!

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    I love your scrappy card, it's beautiful! The sentiment is so true, and I love the colors you chose.

  4. I hope you are feeling 100% better now Stephanie!

    Gorgeous card - that sentiment is perfect with that elegant layout!

  5. Lovely card, the medallion is gorgeous, and the layers of paper are so pretty.

  6. So fun! Love the cute paper and ribbon treatment. :0)

  7. My oh my this is gorgeous; I love every oiece if this beauty. So elegant!

  8. Such a pretty card Stephanie! Lovin' all the MME goodness and your stitching looks fabulous as always! I love how you framed that sweet sentiment and finished it with a perfectly tied bow :)

  9. Just beautiful Stephanie... Love it!!

  10. Gorgeous card Stephanie!! Love the gorgeous bow!!! Fabulous patterned papers!!!

  11. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment. No stamping! :) Hard to not ink it up!

  12. Love the bow and the flowered background paper is wonderful! Such a beauty you have here! Thanks for sharing!


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