Saturday, April 09, 2011

EtsyInspired #134

Hi everyone. Long, bad week. Fibromyalgia struck with a vengeance and I'm still in some pretty good pain. I think it was the weather change that did it. It happens that way sometimes and about all I can do is wait for it to pass. Look for a couple posts from me in the next day or so.

Today, however, it is time to be EtsyInspired and we've got an extra special shop and an EXTRA special guest!! This week, we're featureing none other than Kim Kesti!! She and Jeri Smith (to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure which one of them is the mother, and which is the daughter!) have a shop called think fast designs where they make and sell darling aprons, gorgeous quilts and several other vintage-inspired items. For EtsyInspired folks, there is a disount coupon this weekend. Just type in "THINKFASTPLEASE" to get 10% off your order! One lucky player is going to win his or her choice of Vintage Pendant Necklaces!! (I like this one...)

When I saw this particular quilt, for some reason, it reminded me of Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg dp. I think maybe it's the light green and maybe the rotated plaid - which, of course, I ended up not using. Then I saw this new-to-me challenge - Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #49, and it was just perfect to use for a quilt-inspired card, so I went for it. The sentiment and border dots are from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps.Our sponsor this week is Nikki Sivils! We are just busting out with awesomeness all over the place this week! Some other lucky player is going to win a Nikki Sivils collection pack, complete with paper and embellies!

Okay now, you know the drill. For full deets and to link up your project for this week, head on over to the EtsyInspired Blog. You've got until Friday, April 15, at noon, Pacific time. Before you go, though, check out the rest of the EIC team...


Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

jennyk said...

Another very elegant card!

Shar said...

Fantastic grid card! Beautifully done!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card. Love the dp and how you did the sentiment. Very inspiring.

Jackie said...

Awesome! I love the quilt blocks & the colors you used...very nice work Carole!!!!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Darling! Love how you used the quilt for inspiration. Great card!

Gwen said...

Very pretty and great take on the challenge, the dp is just right! Glad you are back, feel better soon!

Kerry said...

Pretty quilted card! Love that sentiment frame!

Cathryn said...

Very pretty, love the colors and papers you have picked!! TFs, your new follower Cathryn67 :)
inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very nice! I love the paper quilt you created! That's fabulous! And I really really like the brown thing, is it a fancy tag? Very cute!

Janice W. said...

I would say the quilt was perfect inspiration for your paper quilt! Great job with the PKS challenge! Thanks for playing!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. I love this card Carole.

Emily Branch said...

YUMMY YUMMY colors in your card!! I love your layout and the pretty felt brackets around the sentiment! Gotta love Cosmo Cricket!

de said...

Carole, gorgeous card! I love it! Perfect for the quilt!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love how you made a beautiful quilted front! I never think of using a color behind my grid--but that green--OH! Stunning:) Beautiful frame too! Great job!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm soooo lovin' the quilt design in your card. Gorgeous paper too. :)

Carol said...

Very beautiful! Sorry you were not feeling well this week. I really missed seeing your GIU posts for Thursday and Friday.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Viv said...

Beautiful colours and the design does have a great quilt-like feel! Thanks for playing along with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck! xx

Nancy said...

Love it! It really goes well with the inspiration photo. :)

Lisa B said...

Those colors are just fabulous. I love Fall and that is what they remind me off...that and a beautiful quilt!

What a great take on the challenge sketch this week over at Peachy Keen Stamps! Thanks for playing along with us.