Friday, June 4, 2010

Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop!

Good morning! Today will be my last post as guest designer for Caffinated Cropper! Thanks Amy and the rest of the DT for having me! I have so enjoyed working with Amy's kits! Today's card uses the Birds of a Feather kit! So much fun stuff to dig into in this kit! I used my scraps in a horizontal pattern and machine stitched them. I created the flower with the white sheer ribbon included in the kit.....just add glue and roll it!
Now the ribbon was originally white, and it was a bit too white for my taste, so I wanted to "age" it.......so I place my "flower" in a little bowl and dumped my used coffee grounds right on top of it! When they are dry, shake 'em off and voila! Instant vintage flower! : ) I added a pearl button to the center that was colored with a pink Copic marker.

Be sure to check out the rest of the designer's beautiful creations!!
Michele < -------- ME!!! : )
Karen NEXT Stop on the blog hop tour! : )
I have a busy weekend ahead of me.....my Grandma turns 90 TODAY! The entire family is coming in from out of state to celebrate her special day on Saturday! It will be so nice to see everyone together for a happy reason! : )
Take care and have a great weekend!

28 comments:

Heather said...

So pretty Michele! Love your creativity on your flower aging. :)

Jingle said...

This is a fabulous card! Beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

Coffee grounds?!?!??! That is SO creative ... and "green" - recycling the grounds as a coloring agent for your flower - I am over the top impressed and will be trying that tip out this weekend! Fabulous card!

StampinCathy said...

First I want to say Happy Birthday to your Grandmother and many more to come!
Your card is gorgeous and just love that flower with the bling. Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great time celebrating this milestone.

Christi said...

Wowza! What a gorgeous card!! LOVE the stitching and that flower!! Happy birthday to your grandmother!! 90..wow!! :)

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- this is soooo gorgeous! I agree that white ribbon is really WHITE- I may have to try your coffee grounds idea!! WOW!!

Kathy Martin said...

This card is sooooooo LOVELY! Great design and flower! :)

Crystal said...

Fabulous Michele love the mix of dps and that gorgeous flower!!!

Christi Snow said...

OMG! Look at how creative and GORGEOUS this is!!! Wowie! I LOVE IT! smiles...

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Amy said...

Holy crap look what you did with that ribbon...seriously? I am so going to miss you, thanks so much for joining us this month and for all your amazing work!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele,i love your flower and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh my goodness Michele! This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful card! Your flower is amazing! Wow, I would have never thought of coffee grounds - you are so clever!

Michelle VP said...

Fabulous! I just love that ribbon flower. Almost makes me want to start drinking coffee to be able to stain one of my own. :) And I love the quilted strips look of your background too. :)

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Emily said...

BEAUTIFUL! ♥IT

Giffysk8s said...

I am so gonna do the coffee grounds thing~TFS! LOVE this card!

Pam Speidel said...

Holy moly Michele! This is FABULOUS! You are SOooo creative! Enjoy your weekend and all the festivities! :)

Tanya said...

Love your card!! Happy birthday to your Grandma!!

Amber said...

OMG, this is amazing Michelle! LOOOOOVE that flower and I'm so going to try that!

Ola said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love how you used the coffee grounds on your flower.... turned out perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing!

**Happy Birthday to your Grandma!**

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love it! That flower is amazing!

1CardCreator said...

So cute, and I love that vintage flower! I will have to try your technique! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

mary stuart said...

Fabulous card, Michele!
Love your coffee ground idea.
Happy Birthday to Grandma!
90 -- awesome!

Allison said...

Gorgeous flower and great mix of papers!

Joan said...

Fantastic card and I love how you caffinated the flower!!!! Looks awesome. I love the leaves too.

Irena said...

This flower is great :)