Sunday, February 1, 2015

Paris Card

Happy Sunday and happy first day of February!! Wow, how did that happen??!! January just flew by!! At least we are that much closer to spring ;) I actually managed a little time in my craft room this weekend!! It seems like forever since I've made a card that wasn't for a DT commitment or guest design spot, and forever since I've been able to enter challenges, so that's what I worked on this weekend. I came across this old MME Paper stack when I was doing some cleaning and I had just enough scraps left to make a card :)


I used several My Creative Time products to create this card. MCT Stitched Rectangular Frames was used and I actually stitched a little on it. My poor neglected sewing machine. An MCT Build a Scripty stamp was stamped in Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress ink on the background. The edges were inked with TH Victorian Velvet, as were all of the edges of the card. The Eiffel Tower is from MCT's Springtime in Paris set and it was heat embossed with vanilla embossing powder and popped up with foam tape for dimension. Paris is from the same set and it was heat embossed in vanilla embossing powder as well. It was stamped on a MCT Stitched Oval die. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are from Memory Box.


The banners are Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets dies. The button on the crinkle ribbon is a Die-Versions Button die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2. My Creative Time - Photo Inspiration or Sketch (I used both)
3. DL.Art - February Linky
4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
5. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Neglected Tools (sewing machine)
6. 613 Avenue Crafts - Anything Goes
7. Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
8. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

68 comments:

cebelica said...

I know exactly what you meant when you said that January just flew by. I have the same feeling! But I agree with you - at least this means we are closer to spring. I sure miss warmer days, sun, flowers and butterflies ... Especially after all the snow we received over the weekend.
Ah, Paris ... I want to go there! Hopefully one day I can ...
Your card is very beautiful! Way to make a card "just because". I hope that you'll have more time to play around in your craft room in February! :)
Hugs! xx

Beebeebabs said...

Wow another beautiful card - love the banner and the choice of dies and flowers and love your bow great job as always my friend!!!

Gerda said...

Beautiful card as always!!! Love the pretty flowers and bow!!!! Have a great day my friend.
Gerda

Patti J said...

Wow, Lisa! This is stunning!! You are the queen of beautiful layers :) Hugs...

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw pretty papers and pretty blooms, love the bow.... Paris I'm sure it must be nice !

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa! I am glad you finally got some time to craft! I love the papers and stamps you used and, of course, the beautiful flowers! So many gorgeous layers!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I think that paper was just made for your card! Or maybe your card is made for this paper!!! Gorgeous!!!
LYnn

DIANA L. said...

This is stunning, my friend I love your flowers and the eiffel tower-- makes me want to go back.Thank you so much for your well wishes, unfortunately, I caught my hubs flu. If I did not have to DT projects I have to do for today, I would be in bed, HUgs- You won't catch it over the internet.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
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DIANA L. said...

Ps I love that paper and what you did with the scraps I hope you get more to time to make fun projects.

Sherrie K. said...

Yeah...where did January ?! Eeek, I hope that doesn't mean the rest of the year is gonna fly by to! I swear the older I get the faster time seems to fly!
Your card is stunning Lisa! The pretty papers are beautiful! I love the embossing of the Eiffel Tower and the cluster of flowers are gorgeous! Oh, how I wish I could take a trip to Paris some day!
Hope you are enjoying your wknd! yeah, that you were able to get into your craft room! I was able to play some this morning but now heading to some friends house to watch the big Super Bowl! I always love seeing the commercials....hopefully they will be funny this year!
Sherrie K

MaryH said...

Right now the idea of Springtime in Paris seems like a great idea...it's rainy, gray & rather cold in my part of the world. Am loving the softness of the warm pinks & creams with this pretty image against the lovely papers. MME has some wonderful patterns, & lucky you to find some you could put to good use on this card. Love the added zigzag stitching on the stitched rectangle and the fun look of the banner trio. Beautiful card. TFS & Hugs too. Stay warm.

Nana said...

I agree January flew by, Corbin turned 8 on the 27 and it is hard to believe that in 27 days I will be 55. I sure wish time would come to a stand still. Just look at this beauty you created with scrap papers,and what beautiful papers they are. Love the embossing and banners. Sure makes a person want to take a trip to Paris.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Paris card Lisa, I like the eifel tower and the papers
Kevin xx

Yoshira cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous card made with scraps!!! Love the effiel tower stamp! !

Tanya/Nonna said...

Nothing but gorgeousness going on with this card! Those fabby papers, the Eiffel Tower and those beautiful flowers all come together perfectly for this stunner - truly lovely!
I agree with you about January flying by - seems like I just took down my Christmas tree and it's already time to be working on those Valentine's Day gifts. Time sure flies when you're having fun!

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful card.
I really like the soft colours and your stamped background.

Sukie said...

Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous papers and colors! Love the Eiffel Tower. The background is stunning as well!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW So serene and so romantically pretty! Love the musical notes peeking from inside
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Lori Kobular said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love all the layers and embellishments! And your bow is gorgeous as always!!

Tina H said...

I agree January was over in a blink and now it is February!! I love this card! Your layers are just wonderful and the beautiful flowers and ribbon go so well with the vanilla embossing powder on the Eiffel tower. This is just beautiful Lisa!! :)

yyam said...

Such a pretty card. Love the embossed Eiffel Tower.
I miss January..it just flew by!

paperpapier said...

It is hot and windy on this part of land, so cooling it out in a romantic place like Paris is a welcome alternative..lol...! Gorgeous card, Lisa! I always adore MME papers until they came out with some bright and funky colour collection..hmm... The stitched effect on the card is looking awesome, I love it. Have a great day!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation once again with gorgeous stamp/image and colour combo...xx
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katieo said...

So glad you had time to make this gorgeous card. Don't you just love those dies. The MME papers are beuatiful and match the inspiration photo so well. The flowers are so pretty and girlie.

Joann6274 said...

OOh Lisa this is gorgeous honey! I love the pretty papers, the gorgeous banners you created, the colors, the tower... and those gorgeous flowers! I'm glad you were able to play and create this and to have used your sewing machine again. Thank you for playing with us this week at our Funday Friday challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
xox
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CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

This is too good!! thanks for sharing!

Khadija
www.creativekhadija.com

Kellie 0:) said...

This is so beautiful Lisa. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Donna K said...

I adore Parisian theme cards, Lisa. This is so lovely, the pinks at that scrumptious bow are just stunning! I'm glad you had some deadline free time to create and relax! Hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend! xx

Davi said...

OH my gosh is this absolutely GORGEOUS Lisa!! I love love the layers, color and your Parisian theme!! You need to enter it into FOSTV challenge, with the romantic theme, pop over and get the address off my blog Lisa!!

jessica said...

Oh WOW Lisa! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! LOVE the card LO and the papers are so beautiful! You always know how to add the best embellishments also!
So LOVING this beauty!
AWESOME job my friend!

Robin said...

So very beautiful...stunning...gorgeous! I love the Eiffel Tower and all the papers. Thanks for leaving me such wonderful comments too. Hugs, Robin

Donna Ellis said...

love these banners, and all your pretty layers, Lisa! Great layout, and wonderful feature! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful and I love the pops of red.

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this is so beautiful makes me want to be in paris lol hugs

Brenda in IN said...

It's fun to create just to create for yourself. I love the layered banners and the stitching and bling along the top. The flowers are gorgeous and the whole theme is so pulled together.

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW Lisa! Your card is simply Gorgeous! I LOVE the paper & the flowers.... the pretty ribbon off to the side is a nice added touch! Beautiful! :)

Theresa

Pam said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the colors and die cuts and the music sheet inside!
Pam,
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, your card is simply Ooh La La! :o) What a beauty! I LOVE the beautifully soft hues and the gorgeous layering. I have such a thing for flowers around Eiffel Tower goodies and of course you've designed it to perfection. I love the touch of stitching and the pretty bow. The musical interior only adds to its loveliness. :o) Stunning creation as always, my dearest Lisa! I hope you have a blessed and beautiful day! (I got 16-18 inches of snow! Whaaat?!)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Desire Fourie said...

Another gorgeous creation with a wonderful French flair.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!!! Fresh and gorgous, full of life!!! Love this card, great work!!

Diana Auberle said...

Ooh, what a beautiful, beautiful card. I am stunned.
Greetings from snowy Germany
Diana

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Lisa! I love how you used MCT products, your card is so elegant and classy as they always are! Love the flowers and the seam binding bow. Hugs, Brenda

Chriss America Real said...

wow, wow, wow!

lisa808 said...

Doesn't it feel good to make a card 'just because?!?!?' I love when I have time for that and I love your beautiful 'Paris' card.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my! I am drunk on this beauty! You knocked it out of the park Lisa! You not only have the most awesome take on the sketch, but you created such a show piece. I have that same paper too, and it's been awhile since I have pulled it out and used it. I think I was in love with it so much that I bought a couple of stacks, so I will have it hanging around for awhile. It really is perfect for the stamps and cuts you used. Again, beautifully done.

Becca Cruger said...

Sometimes you come across sites that just are so filled with gorgeous creations and talent... This is definitely one of those sites. Every time I come back there is something even more lovely than the time before. I just would like to spend 5 minutes inside your mind so I knew how to create this well! AWESOME!

Kathy Salido said...

Lovely card Lisa, I love all the layers!!

Tracey said...

Stunning Lisa......I love how you decorate the inside too, the music paper is perfect ! Have a great week. ps- thankyou for taking the time to visit me!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Lisa! Great mix of pretty papers, blossoms and the Eiffel Tower! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karon said...

Stunning card, Lisa. Love the layers and fabulous "left over" papers! Have a great rest of the week.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Yet ANOTHER terrific work of art Lisa . . do you ever make a bad card, if you do, I've never seen it! Amazing! Hazel xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh wow Lisa! You've outdone yourself once again and as a Parisian, I can tell you you have captured the sweetness of my home town!
merci et Bravo!

Createology said...

Ahh Paris...So lovely and magical. I was fortunate to "live" there for two weeks this past summer. I LOVE PARIS!!! Blissful dear...

Diane said...

Oh how I LOVE your Parisian card (I Just purchased a new "Paris" set myself last week) and all it's lovely details, those flowers, yes I "NEED me some of those...lol..so very beautiful!! And how yummy is that ribbon...so shabby chic and so perfect for "Paris"....gorgeous, gorgeous my friend! I hope you are keeping warm and can find oodles of time in your creative room...have a great day!!

Leslee said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I so love the soft colours! Pretty flowers! Glad you were able to have some me time to create what is in your heart!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful Paris card!! LOVE it! Have a great day!! Hugs!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! It's so pretty and I love the softness of the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Lisa, your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the pretty ribbon. A lovely layout, too.

Kim H said...

Lisa ~ OMG this is beyond STUNNING & BEAUTIFUL and just WOW!! I LOVE all the delicate details, the colors, the papers and the whole design~ Simply GORGEOUS! Thanks for always playing along with us over at My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge

liz at liz's paper loft said...

this is amazing!!! thanks for joining us at MCT! be sure to see the new challenge up tomorrow! I look forward to seeing your project for that it!

Joan Smith said...

CONGRATS on winning Miss Emma's Challenge. Your card is gorgeous you really did one outstanding creative job and I love the ways you used Miss Emma's goodies!!

Brigit said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, congrats on winning the mct challenge!!

Creative M said...

WOW!! Gorgeous, Stunning, Fabulous, Beautiful, Elegant and AMAZING!!
Congrats on your win over at MCT!! Well deserved!!!
Have a wonderful day my fabulous friend,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so pretty and gorgeous !!! Wonderful creation !!!! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

VanessaB said...

beautiful and romantic!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is beautiful! I love the subtlety of the script behind the Eiffel Tower. I just bought tickets to Paris for my daughter and I so was drawn to this when I read the blog title!! It's such a pretty card with lovely details!! Fabulous work!!

Shelly said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! I love all the gorgeous french touches :) Makes me want to hop on a plane - ya I wish :)

Yes...where did January go? My gosh and February is zooming by too. I'm super excited, our family is taking a vacation and traveling to the Caribbean. We can't wait to leave, lots to do but so worth it!
Take care my friend!
Shelly

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous!

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