Monday, September 22, 2014

Time to Get Together!

I have another post for you today from Doodle Pantry. Anyone who knows me by now knows how much I love these digi stamp sets. Each month is just a thrill to see what Laurie comes up with. This is what I made for you this week.

I used Ageless Antiques 2 for this card. The clock, couch and sentiment are all from this set. I used pre-colored images for this card because they were already a perfect match for my background. So, let's start with the background. Believe it or not, that background was completely made from two different sizes of circles that were left over from a project I made for a friend. The paper the circles were cut from is from DCWV. I placed the larger circles first onto white card stock, and then I placed the smaller circles in between those. I then used ink to distress the edges and cover up most of the white that you could still see. I layered this onto black card stock and then onto a peach card stock and added crystals along the edges. I actually made this background about 2 months ago, but I didn't know what to do with it. It totally looked like wallpaper to me. Then Laurie released this awesome antique set and I thought it would be perfect. Just look at that awesome clock? So, I printed the clock and the couch using my color printer and then hand cut them out. I needed a table to put the clock on, so I used a cut file found in Silhouette's online store. I couldn't believe how well it matched. I decided to make the sentiment larger and place it over the couch as if it were a picture on the wall and then put a black frame on top of it, which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The table is glued flat on the background and the clock and couch have a thin layer of of pop ups and the sentiment has a slight larger layer of pop ups. Here is a picture of what you will get with this set:

Don't forget there are still a couple of days left to join in the fun at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50. If you use a Doodle Pantry image, you will receive the Cheer Spirit set for FREE!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #150 - anything goes
The Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode - use a die or punch
MFP Speedy Inspiration Challenge #80 - Ruby Falls
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #37 - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - anything goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #107 - vintage or distressed
Love to Create Challenge #134 - fussy cut
My Craft Creations 9/15-9/27 - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - bling and/or pearls


  1. Oh Man! What was I thinking....I was suppose to use DP sofa for my card with the birdbrain. Oh well, I'll do another and use it. Too funny! Thanks for awesome inspiration and reminder with your card. Yup, red red red is PERFECT!

  2. What a wonderful design for an invitation, great card. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  3. A wonderful invitation. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. That is an awesome invitation for someone to come and visit and socialize.

  5. What a wonderful and adorable card - looks so very comfy!! Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge!!

  6. Awesome. I would never have thought to make a background using circle scraps!

  7. Very pretty, fabulous room decor. Love the red and black color scheme. thanks for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  8. This is one of the most creative cards I've seen in a long time. What a fantabulous background. I love the look of the furniture display. The table you created for the clock is perfect! What an awesome card!

  9. Love the vintage look of the card! And the theme is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  10. This is great! It makes me want to come sit on that couch and chat! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT

  11. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week for our Vintage or Distressed Challenge.
    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

  12. Awesome card! The images are perfect for the sentiment, and your embossed background is cool. Thank you for joining our "Fussy Cutting" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  13. Great card - love the background you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  14. Susan, your color on this is BEAUTIFUL. Love the furniture. What a great card. Thanks for joining us in the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge!

  15. What a beautiful card you've entered in the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week. Thanks for entering.