Friday, May 22, 2009

French Country Vintage!!

Happy Friday everyone and Yay to the Holiday 3-day weekend (for those in the US)!! Still not sure what we're going to be up to, but my son informs me that he IS going fishing, hee hee! We got a new firepit & I see some marshmallow roasting in our future! I'm just looking forward to a 3-day weekend to relax and not run around alot!! I'll have a post up tomorrow, but then nothing until Tuesday since most of you will be away & relaxin' yourselves!!

**I have a few spots left open in my Copic Coloring/Technique class on June 14th for anyone who might be interested close to the Northern VA area! Just email me & I can give you more details & the cost.**

Okay, over the many years of crafting I've made millions of projects but I have to say that today's goes down as my "MOST FAVORITE" and there is hardly any copic coloring (gasp)!! I just adore how this turned out & its so "me"-my favorite colors & very french country (the rooms in my house are all these colors)!! It was also super fun to put together & make :o) And this Vintage Apron by Lockhart reminds me of an apron my mom used to wear growing up (although she doesn't wear them anymore)--I just love it! I'm thinking of making a recipe box with these papers for my own kitchen, hmmmm....!

The dp is from my new stash of Graphic 45 papers which I just adore--I knew when I saw them at CHA this past January that I would HAVE to have them, LOL! You can get the paper and this fun wine/cookie cylinder at Emma's Paperie (love that store)!! If you really, really love this and want to buy it, I might be able to give it up, hee hee!! (email me)

The card uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch #87 and I used Lockhart's new "Vintage Apron"--which I had so much fun paper piecing! I made my sentiment tag with my Nestabilities Labels 4 (love that shape) and distressed all the papers with my Inkssentials blending tool! And I had to add some fun Kaiser pearls to the apron & card to finish it off!

I wrapped the cylinder with my paper and took out the rope-like string that was in it & replaced it with this beautiful ribbon that I got free from Emma's for placing my order--it looks so pretty! I added another tag which uses the PTI's "Mega Mixed Messages" sentiment. These cylinders come in packs of 2 for only $3.59(a large & small)--I used the small size and you could fill it with all sorts of goodies! The large would hold a wine bottle.

So let me know what you think of this project today--you likee? I'll be back tomorrow with a last post until Tuesday! Hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!!




  1. I can see why this is your favorite - absolutely gorgeous! Love how you did the paper piecing on the card and the cylinder goes so great with it!

  2. Nice vintage looking altered items. Love the way you did the trim & pocket with the different dp for the dress apron. Cute!

  3. Wow! This looks so cool! Love the papers and the embellies!

    Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Lena

  4. Suzanne that is BEAUTIFUL hun! WOW what a fantastic project! I can see why you love those papers so much!!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    Big Hugs~ Kim

  5. Fantastic colors and a beautiful set.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I see why you're so happy with these Suzzane!! They're GORGEOUS!! That apron is both beautiful and charming, and your sketch is fantastic!! LOVE the matching cylinder too! WOW!!

  7. This looks fantastic! Love the papers! Have a great weekend!


  8. Goodness -- that little apron is one of the most adorable items I've ever seen on a card! Wonderful hostess gift!!

  9. this! Such beautiful DP!

  10. This is a wonderful card and project! You used the beautiful paper to really show it off! I love the paper pieced apron!
    Just great!

  11. This is just beautiful!! I love the colors and that apron is gorgeous!! I love Graphic 45 papers!!

    Hugs, Cathy

  12. This may be my favorite of all time. Amazing and I don't think it has anything to do with the Vino container! Now that is amazing!

  13. I forgot to ask what paper you used? Did you list this in your store??? Gonna check that out right now!!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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