Thursday, September 1, 2011


I love these colors!

Hello Everyone!  

I hope you are having a happy Thursday as we greet a new month and finish the third quarter of this year.  I love the change of seasons and we get all four here in central Arkansas.  In fact, Autumn is my favorite time of year.  The mild temperatures and lingering sunshine invite us outdoors to brilliant colors and textures that instill a sense of awe every time it occurs. Oh well, I guess a card with those beautiful fall colors will have to wait for another post...

Today I have this one for you!


I like this challenge because I tend to put myself in a box and try to match the colors perfectly.  By using the two shades of blue, I had some freedom to use a variety of products and combine them in a way that allows them to blend rather than match.  The background stamp, Hero Arts CG125, is stamped in Colorbox Cape Cod Ink.  (My favorite soft blue for sponging  sky).  The PTI Background Basics: Houndstooth, was stamped on the ivory card stock with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed with ZING! Powder Blue Embossing Powder.  The buttons are die cut using PTI Buttoned Up #1, and stamped with Button Boutique in Versamark Ink.  The sentiment is from PTI Think Big Favorites #7 and stamped with Hawaiian Shores Hybrid Ink.  I love the font combo here-so clean and crisp.  It may be a little hard to recognize the little stitching detail around the edge of the card.  That is my answer to using a sewing machine!  There is this tiny little stamp within Button Boutique that looks just like real stitches!  I know you can't really beat the beauty and texture of thread with ink, but it does run a very close second. The cardstocks are PTI Vintage Cream and Hawaiian Shores, and the light blue card base is Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist. 

Well there you have it.  My first attempt with CR84FN.  (Can someone tell me what that stands for?)  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card. I love the stitching. Create for fun!

  2. Great CAS card the aqua buttons!

  3. cr8fn means, I think, Create for Fun....and your card is great! I really love the design....thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog!

  4. Lovely card! I like your clean and simple style. Just the perfect mix of pattern and shape!

  5. Hi Suzanne! Your card is so pretty! Love the background stamping and the fancy label! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

    CR84FN is an acronym for Create For Fun :)

  6. So very pretty! Thank you for joining us at CR84FN! :)

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog, Suzanne, and leaving your sweet comment.
    Your card is just beautiful... lots of stamping and inking... amazing work!

  8. Suzanne you card is so delightful you did a wonderful job on the challenge and thanks for asking what cr84fn means I couldn't figure it out either and glad to know I wasn't alone...

  9. I love simplicity cards, good job. :)

  10. Suzanne, your stitching looks so real and wasn't it FUN to be able to play with so many products and techniques to make one SUPER card! LOVE the houndstooth detail! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  11. What a super card - a lovely mixture of stamps (something I love to do too!). Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!