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April 5, 2011

Our Friendship is Forever!

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is having a lovely week!  I've been having a great time with my crafty self, and hoping a LOT for the weather to get better!  =) 

Anyhow, I was so so SO excited about the new Lawnscapings Challenge!  I love making my own patterned paper using fun stamps!  I also loved the colors this week over at CR84FN's Challenge, and so here's what I came up with:
The stamped image is the big raindrop from Lawn Fawn's "Partly Cloudy" stamp set, and it just makes the most fun image!  I matted that down and used some shabby sheer green ribbon to tie a bow!  I added a sentiment and a button on the ribbon for an added touch!  =) 

This card was inspired by:
1. Lawnscapings #7 Challenge - make your own patterned paper
2. CR84FN #22 Color Challenge
 =D  Yay fun craftiness!  I hope you'll choose to play along with each of these awesome challenges!!! 

Finally, I promised about a week ago that I'd put up a picture of the hardwood floors that we found under the carpet in our dining room!  Here's a picture of the floors after I polished them with Orange Glo:

Zach and I ripped out the carpet in the dining room and exposed the hardwood floors!  We drove home from Maryland and then just decided to do this on a whim! =) 
Why would you EVER cover these up?!?!?!   They are fabulous, and our dining room looks SO much better now! 

Ok well it's time for me to get to bed!  Have an amazing night everyone!  Be back tomorrow with more cards with doilies (I know I'm obsessed!  hehe!) 

* Kraft Cardstock - Recollections
* Brown Cardstock - PTI
Stamps and Ink: 
* Lawn Fawn - Partly Cloudy and Hello Friend
* Versamark Watermark Ink
* Ranger Adirondack Espresso Ink
* Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint and Antique Photo
* Shabby Sheer Green Ribbon
* Brown Twine
* Cream Flower Button


  1. Super cute! Thanks for playing with us at CR84FN! :)

  2. Your handmade patterned paper ROCKS, Kristy!! WOW, that looks fabulous. And you did a super job with those CR84FN colors, too. What an elegant card! And those floors?? Amazing. That was quite a find!! :)

  3. Love this card - the backing paper is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

    PS Those floors are wonderful!

  4. So cute. I love that raindropped background! So perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Kristy! LOVE IT! ANd wowzers, what a fabulous wooden floor you found hidden under the carpet. People pay big bucks for wood floors like that! :)

  5. Kristy, I LOVE this!!! What a great background! It's wonderful how you let this fabby background take center stage with the layout! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Great take on the challenge colors!

  6. Wonderful card, Kristy! Love your raindrop background! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  7. Lovely CAS design Kristy! Your custom stamped background looks awesome!

  8. Kristy, LOVE the design you created with that raindrop! FAB! And LOVE those wonderful wood floors! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. Gorgeous card! That background is just fabulous! Love how straight you stamped those raindrops =) TFS!

  10. Beautiful job! Looks very much like one of my favorite patterned papers from a new American Crafts line! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Lawnscaping!