Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lifetime of Love

I realized that a few occasions were sneaking up on me, so I made sure I had some time in my stamp room last night.  It was just me and the doggies and I was productive - which felt great!

My lovely sister-in-law (who just found out she's expecting a little boy!) and brother-in-law are celebrating their anniversary later this week.  I looked through some of my PTI sets and decided to use Quilter's Sampler - the sentiment about marriage stuck out for me and I thought it would be equally appropriate for an anniversary as well as a wedding.  So I pulled out my favorite vintagey colors right now: pink, brown, and kraft and this just came together!

I LOVE this card!  It is another unusual size, 3-3/4" by 5-1/2".  I was going for the tall, skinny look :) 

I stamped the quilt squares, punched them out and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  Then I mounted them onto a piece of Vintage Cream... try as I might, I just can't get the darn things straight!  I used my quilter's tracing wheel to faux stitch in between the blocks and then mounted it on a piece of Sweet Blush that had been punched with Fiskars' Threading Water punch.  The sentiment extends beyond the edges of the card - I love this!  I am always so excited to be excited about something I've made!  Sometimes the idea in my head doesn't quite turn out like I think it should, know what I mean?

The Pens play tonight, so I'm looking forward to another win against Philly!  I hope you can stop back tomorrow, I have another new card to share. 

Take care!

Stamps: Quilter's Sampler - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap distress ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Threading Water edge punch - Fiskars; Linen thread - Stampin' Up!; 3/4" square punch - EK Success; Paper piercing tool; Quilter's tracing wheel; Buttons


  1. Nice Anya! I love your sentiment hanging out too! The quilter's squares look great. Glad you shared :)

  2. Anya I LOVE your card!!! I may have to case you!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!

  3. It's a beautiful card, anya! I lvoe it! Go see what I did! www.bethscards.blogspot.com

  4. oops, maybe I should do a direct link-

  5. Love this card so so much Anya!! Great color combo and overall feel!

  6. Just breathtaking! I love it!!


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