Monday, June 6, 2011


Good morning! I can't believe it is Monday again already. Those weekends sure do fly by.

Bill and I were busy, busy in the yard this weekend and accomplished a lot! Everything garden and yard related had been put on hold until we could get our concrete patio poured, and last week that finally happened. So this weekend we hit the greenhouse and picked up the garden plants we wanted, we unpacked all the patio furniture (so excited to have my swing out again!), and just spent the weekend tending the garden and setting up the patio. Last night we had dinner out there and it was fantastic. In case you can't tell, once the weather gets nice around here, I like to spend as much time in my yard as possible. Now that the patio is done, we have a nice little oasis back there where we can sit and relax. It feels really good to finally get ready to cross that project off the list. A trip from the electrician to hook up the lights will be the last step.

Today's card is for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge (PDCC84). I woke up early Saturday morning (I was excited to go to the greenhouse :) and cranked this out before Bill was awake.

The rose and patterned paper are from the For the Record Collection from Echo Park. The rose was cut from the collection cover/index sheet and backed with cardstock - it was the perfect size, why not?

The label is from PTI's Label Basics set and the sentiment is from WMS' Dainty Doilies - Large.

I am really excited to have the opportunity to be to be the Guest Designer for The Play Date Cafe this week! My post goes live on Thursday, the day the new challenge is announced for the week. I'll be sharing here as well as on The Play Date Cafe blog! I can't wait - I love playing along with the PDCC!

I hope your day is fantastic!


Stamps: Dainty Doilies - Large - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Label Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White - Papertrey Ink; Pale Plum - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: For the Record - Echo Park
Ink: Pale Plum - Stampin' Up!; Jet Black Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Polka Dots Embossing folder - ProvoCraft; Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber - Ranger Industries; Sewing machine


  1. This is lovely, beautiful color combo.

  2. Cute card! Love that rose.

    Please share photos of your garden. I love garden photos! My husband and I spent all weekend in the garden, as well. I wish I could say that the mulch pile was gone, but no. About a 1/3 of it is gone though (it is a REAlLY big pile), so progress!

  3. Oh Anya!!! This card is a real BEAUTY!!! FABulous take on the PDCC colours too! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe....see ya later this week!!!!

  4. Love the texture, love the stitching, love the way you used the colors!! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. This just couldn't be more perfect, Anya! LOVE the stitching, embossing, that gorgeous blossom... well, just everything! Looking forward to Thursday, too! Woohoo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!


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