Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sweet Cherries

Hi, all! Hope my fellow Americans had a fabulous 4th of July! Mine was completely uneventful--SO cold and rainy here all day long. I felt bad for all the kiddos who missed out on BBQ's and fireworks. The crummy weather also made it really hard to photograph cards...

I decided to take the plunge and finally join in on one of the Cuttlebug Challenges. This week's challenge was red, white, & blue; buttons; and the Swiss Dots folder. Oh, darn, I had to use my Swiss Dots folder. It was tough, but I'm always up for a challenge; that's just the kind of self-sacrificing girl I am. Smileys

I struggled with the layout on this one, and I'm still not entirely happy, but I'm done messing with it. What do you think?

Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU), Cupcake Collection (PTI)
Paper: Real Red, Kraft, PTI white, Bazzill textured white, SU dp
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: circle punches, scalloped circle punch, corner rounder punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, buttons (BasicGrey), ribbon (Michaels), dimensionals

64 comments:

Suzy said...

Sweet cherys on sweet card.

Quirky said...

I like this one! It's simple and crisp! :)

Emma said...

Well at least the card is fantastic and summery. It looks amazing coupled with the swiss dots and cherries :D

Hanneke said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for playing along with us!

Hanneke,
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Aimes said...

I love the layout Ann! KWYM about never being happy but trust me, this card is very sweet! We are our own worst critics!
Aimes
x

Erin said...

Gorgeous card, love it!
so sweet! lol
Erin xxx

CraftyC said...

Your card is so sweet!
Clairex

Vanessa said...

Hi! I love it! Great design, love how you used the colors!

Hugs
Vanessa

Michelle Forrest said...

Cute! Love that ribbon, it's the perfect touch.

It was cold and yucky here too yesterday. Can't believe it's July!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... I think it is great! I love it! I love cherries... well... not to eat! Our fireworks got rained out as well... it was a beautiful day up until time for all the 4th activities to begin!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Perfect! Clean, simple and delicious!!!


Vicki

Ann Kranitz said...

Hi Ann. I think you did a great job with the layout and that ribbon is gorgeous!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh, Ann, this is fantabulous!!! Love the Swiss Dots in white with the cherries and gingham ribbon!! So totally perfect!! I'm so glad you played along!!

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute and great take on the challenge.

It's Jenn! said...

BEAUTIFUL card! The gingham and cherry remind me of picnics, of which we got none either. No rain, but the heat, humidity, and bugs here in SC are not suited for a WA girl! I did however get started on an AWESOME scrapbook page, inspired by one of your works! I'll post later! Again, GREAT job on the card....I think I'm going to break down and get the cuttlebug after all.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Ann. Love the embossed background and the colors... cute cherrie image. TFS!

Maggi said...

I love anything with gingham on it! And the cherries are perfect, I love this card! lol

Laurel said...

It is adorable! Cherries are my favorite fruit, I so love how they are popping up everywhere!

~amy~ said...

I think your card is darling! Great job! Sooo very sweet! I guess we lucked out on the weather in washington...it was perfect for bbq's & fireworks...icky weather on the 4th of July means more crafty time :)

Katie said...

Such a sweet card Ann....I love cherries :) My DD was wearing a little dress yesterday that had cherries on it and wouldn't you know it?...she was eating cherries and dribbled cherry juice on it...I thought it was fitting. ha! Anyway, where do you live that it was so cold on the 4th? Man, that stinks! It was HOT here in Oregon!

Hugs,
Katie

Danni said...

So cute!! Love it!

Nancy L. said...

very cute!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I like it! Don't mess with it any more.

Lisa Graves said...

So cute! Love the gingham ribbon. :-)

Maureen said...

I love the embossed panel and the bright, cheery colours! Thanks for your kind comment about my Cinema Saturday card. I watched the movie last night and had so much fun making my card :) Thanks for inspiring!!

Pat said...

Mmmmm more sweeties! Beautiful card with a great layout.
It's a shame you had bad weather.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs xx
Pat

Heidi Van Laar said...

Yum!!! Cherries, gingham AND Swiss dots?! I am in favorite things overload here! Gorgeous Ann!

(-: Heidi

AUsome mom said...

OH, this is so cool! I LOVE that gingham ribbon. This card reminds me of a picnic. Guess it's the ribbon. So fun and I just LOVE it!

Biscuitlid said...

OOh like this one, very clean and simple look. Just perfect

Victoria
x

maxine said...

This is a beautiful card, the colours are lovely and I love the swiss dots embossing folder.

Marie B. said...

I like it Ann. I love the rounded corners, and that ribbon!

Sophie said...

Oh, I love it !

Elena said...

So sorry about the weather...
The card turned out so cute! Love the cheeries and cute ribbon!

Moni said...

So cute card, love the ribbon and the cherry! Hugs, Moni

Belinda said...

Adorable! Love the fun ribbon! :D

Heather P. said...

I think it's super cute! Awesome job with the challenge. :)

travelingmama said...

This is just so cute! Hope you had a great 4th!

Leah said...

Wonderful card! I know what you mean about a challenge using the Swiss Dots folder, so hard! *lol* Love the cherries:)

Tasha said...

Beautifulcard - love the embossed pannel and the cherries! The ribbon is such a lovely tuch
love tasha xx

Janis said...

I love this card! Everytime I see someone using Swiss Dots it just makes me want a Cuttlebug that much more!

Terrie B x said...

`WoW` your card is gorgeous Anne..
Hope you have a great week...
`Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges...
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

BananaStamper said...

Cute Ann,
Love that gingham ribbon!

Shanna

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I can't believe you don't like this! It's adorable! I like the rounded corners, the gingham ribbon and the touch of soft blue along with your red and white. I know what you mean about the swiss dots. I have 20 embossing folders and I use that one 90% of the time I emboss.

i {heart} papers said...

Totally cute!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, this is a winner..... You nailed the challenge!

Becky Carafa said...

It's adorable, love that ribbon!

dannisdoodles said...

for the love of swiss dots & white, I ♥♥♥ this, fresh, crisp & summer sweet!!!

hugs & so much love!!
danni

www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Susan Raihala said...

Such a fresh and fun card! It reminds me I have a cherries stamp from Hero Arts that hasn't seen ink yet....Hmmmmm.

Lyn S said...

What's not to like? It's just gorgeous Ann! Love the cherries and gingham ribbon!

Jackie G said...

So glad you played along with us!! this card is so beautiful!!!

**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Niki Estes said...

So cute! I love the cherries!

Spyder said...

Loving the cherries...yummy card

(Lyn))

Deanna said...

Delish!

jengd said...

I love how open your cards are. The texture on the papers are enough to fill in w/out being busy!

Shantaie said...

Im so happy you decided to play along at cuttlebug challeng blog, your card is wonderfuly sweet!!

Latisha said...

Love this Ann!!
Where do you live for it to be cold on the 4th? You are a teacher?!? I did not know that....I love teachers. I'm a sahm, and usually (this past year we home schooled..we moved 3 times in one year...hubby is a helo pilot in the navy) anyhow, usually I volunteer around 3-4 days a week at my children's schools, schools these days need so much help and volunteers. Well that just makes me love you even more, knowing you are a teacher, so very cool!!
hugs
Latisha

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

The Swiss Dots add the perfect touch to your super card!

Beth said...

This is adorable Ann that is one of my favorite SU sets so versatile perfect for this weeks challenge thanks for playing at CBC
Hugs
Beth

Michelle said...

hi ann!

this is a wonderful red white and blue card! (love the cherries!)
Ive come to rely on you for some fantastic CAS inspiration...your cards are always fantastic!
Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

cricketeew said...

Looks like summer to me! Love the cherries and gingam!

Kim said...

That is so adorable!

Penny said...

Love the cherries!

Steph Zerbe said...

Ohh, ♥ the embossed dots.
Tart and Tangy is so, so cute.

I think she's super cute. I like the blue dot paper. Maybe you'll like it better if it were to run all the way across the card...no rounded corners.

But really, it is cute just the way it is. Love the fonts in the sentiment and the 'picnic' ribbon.

Stamp and Smile said...

This card is going into my FAV's!! I love the ribbon and details are perfect... I'm a CB swiss dots lover! You did an awesome job... :)