Friday, April 22, 2016

From the Garden Of...

Hello!  This morning we had some much-needed rain and the boys and I were
able to go outside for a planting day in the garden. 
DH tilled up the area last night--something I normally would have done by hand
but that's just not been feasible this year, for various reasons. 
The boys were very excited to plant their corn though, as well as some pumpkins at the end of the rows.  Later we'll go out and plant a second round of lettuce and spinach for when the current early spring planting passes prime.
Now that we're inside to rest for awhile, though, I thought I'd share this card with you:
This one plays with the House of Cards script challenge for the month and the Paper Players' butterfly challenge.  I've been working to use up some old--and I do mean OLD--stash and the script paper for this has been one of my favorites for a long time.  Ever have those sheets that you can barely stand to cut into?  I must be the world's worst, but I'm working on it.  I can't exactly even remember this collection name, but it was from Michaels at least 5 years ago, so I think I can be forgiven.

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink} Patterned papers {old stash--possibly We R Memory Keepers} Vintage garden tag {Martha Stewart - also 5+years old} Pearls {The Paper Studio}
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic day!
Before you go, hop over to my quilting and gardening blog, Gardener's Thread, 
to enter for a Tula Pink book giveaway!
That giveaway will remain open until I finish my Spring-weaver quilt. 
I'll be hosting another craft cleanout giveaway here soon, so do check back.
Be well,
*Update:  Thanks to a VERY kind invitation from Mynn, I'm linking to the MHK Designs monthly April challenge, which has a color scheme fortuitously harmonious with my card's:
But IMAGINE my surprise to find my friend NanaConnie on the DT, right there.  With a beautiful card, by the way.
Always fun to find old friends.  It's like running into each other in the craft store by accident.
And finding you've picked out nearly the same things.  :)


  1. This is beautiful! Love the colors you used with the Kraft! So glad you shared it at the Paper Players!

  2. Gorgeous card with everything done on kraft! Doesn't it feel great to dig into and use up the old stash? So good to see you posting again. We do miss you. :-D

    1. I should have put on my DT hat and thanked you for playing along at MHK Designs this month. :-D

  3. Oh, this is AMAZING! I LOVE the gorgeous vintage feel and the use of gold as an accent! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to link this up with us at MHKDesigns, too!

    1. Thank you for joining us at MHKDesigns! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Kathryn, this card is so pretty! I always like the use of pearls because you can NEVER go wrong with pearls! I love your colors you have used!

  5. An absolute stunner, Kathryn. Love the vintage vibe of your card. Thank you so much for playing along and we hope to see more lovely projects from you.
    x Asha

  6. Beautiful card and the pearls and twine pull it all together perfectly! Glad you joined us at MHKDesigns.

  7. Beautiful card, love the way you have used colour, the embellishments and details are sheer perfection. Thank you for joining the House of Cards Challenge March theme. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen P (HOC DT)

  8. Congratulations on taking a Top 3 spot at MHK Designs, Kathryn! :-D


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