Friday, July 24, 2009


When I first started making cards, before I started using stamped images, nearly all of them were a vintage, shabby chic sort of look. Though I have gotten away from it lately, it is still my favorite style of card and both of my projects today are in that genre.

There are some amazing new designs coming soon from The Greeting Farm and todays card is featuring one of them. Meet Miss Anya Dressy, she is one of a set of three available August 1st. She looked to me like a sweet little southern bell and that started me on the vintage trail. The new FARM FRESH CHALLENGE at TGF is to make something with flowers and butterflies.

I used a new digi kit from Raspberry Road Designs which included the sweet little rose frame. I made four copies of the frame and layered them with pop dots to create a sort of window for anya to sit in. The flower is made with a Martha Stewart heart punch. The directions can be found on Lesa Rapps blog.

Visit the TGF BLOG to get in on the FFF challenge fun, CLUB ANYA for a Club Couture Contest and the other DT members blogs to get some more Miss Anya Dresy sneak peaks, your going to love them! Don't forget the Birthday Bash, the blog hop and all the fun and prizes coming soon too.

Jessica Diedrich, Club VP/DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Jenn Muraoka
Elena Joldersma
Tori Wild
Mary Giles
Sparkle Smith

Jacquie Peifer
Janna Hull
Joni Wilson, Guest Designer
Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth
Traci Porter


The challenge this time is to use a Magnolia stamp. Since I was in vintage mode and the Magnolia stamps just seem to be made for this type of project I did another one in this style. I wanted to prop her up on a picnic basket but I didn't have a stamp and no time to order or go buy one so I just found THIS one on the internet and printed it on my tan paper. I had to cut the handles off and reposition them but it worked pretty well and it was free, you gotta love that. The leaves are punches and I printed a couple copies of the flowers and cut them out by hand for the basket flowers. Hop on over and give the SCRAPPY FROGS CHALLENGE a try.

Have a super weekend!
Stamp - Magnolia
Paper - The Digi Chick, Blue Skies and Lemonade
Etc., - Ribbon, MS edge and leaf punch, EK success leaf punch,brads


Anonymous said...

Oh GIRL!!!! These are AMAZING!!!! Love them both!!!!! How sweet a treat I get when I come to your blog to THANK YOU for your amazing comment on my blog!!! You're a jewel and have totally made my day!!!! I LOVE these cards colorful and powerful!!! GREAT job!!

Mary Giles said...

Oh Kim! These are amazing! I absolutely love what you did with the Miss Anya in the frame and those embellies are just perfect. The magnolia in the purple colors is just soooo sweet.

Saskia said...

Beautiful work, so creative!!

Saskia :)

Elena said...

Oh, these cards are so beautiful! I love the amazing papers! Miss Anya is looking so pretty! Love the layout of the card! Magnolia card is so creative, love your idea with a basket!

Jacilynn said...

Kim, really gorgeous cards! I love that new anya. super cute

Jacquel said...

these are beautiful and love all the details you added!

Cindy said...

Both cards are very,very cute! Miss Anya is adorable. Your coloring is fantastic!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOWZERS!!! Both of these cards are tremendous! I love how the gal is in the frame on the first one and Tilda sitting on that basket is just adorable. Love how the flowers are flowing out of the basket too. Gorgeous!! Maria

Danni said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards! Just love them!

CraftyC said...

Both gorgeous cards. I do love the anya, the papers are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love how you framed the girl in the first one...fantastic!

Leanne said...

Both of your cards are AMAZING!! Love all the details you've added and the colors are just beautiful!! Great job!! TFS!!

Judy Rozema said...

Just splendid samples - wow, there is such texture and so many lovely embellishments! Wonderful job on both!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards Kim, these are amazing!! I love the color coordinating and your coloring is superb!

Sunghee said...

I love the girl sitting on the window. What a great idea!!!!! I would love to case your cards, hehe.
Thank you!!!

LivArtNow said...

Sooo sweet! cute image!!


cr8iveme said...

Wonderful cards.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim!! I love how she is framed and the colors are awesome!