27 August 2010

Coloured, sketched and pleated.... and some exciting news

Happy Friday all and welcome. Today's card is the anti-card to yesterday's clean and simple cards. There is whole lotta lotta going on with this card and I almost put more on but I had to stop. Step away from the craft table. It was getting a little busy and I'm still not sure I like it, but here it is. This is for Maren's Pleating challenge on Paper Crafts Connection (in my true 'breaking the rules' fashion, I pleated my ribbon, instead of my paper, cause I have a tendency to fold crooked, and folding ribbon crooked looks better than folding paper crooked...sorry Maren), SCS Sketch Challenge 295 and Color Throwdown 107 (red, green, yellow, and pink - also in my true 'anti-pink' fashion - there is only the tiniest bit of pink on here). Thanks to everyone for the great inspiration. Thanks to Deb Neerman for pointing me in the direction of this tutorial by Michelle Woerner. My pleating isn't perfect of course... guess I need more practise!

Now on to the announcement.... starting October 4th, I'm going to be teaching a "Stamp of the Month" class at Scrapbook Parade! All the details are here and will up on my class site soon. This is a new store for me and I want to send out a big thanks to Carol Volk for her determination on getting this going. So exciting! Hope you can make it! Also, my September classes are up!

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. If you are looking for my challenge, it's here.


Card details:
hi, friend - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse Leaf Frond, Eucalyptus, Queen Anne's Lace and Hi, friend
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Pear Tart, SU! So Saffron
Paper: A Muse Chiffon Yellow and Chiffon Pink, Making Memories Just Chillin', Xerox Color Expressions Elite white card stock
Accessories: A Muse Lime grosgrain stitched ribbon, stapler, EK Success 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Cuttlebug, SU! clip

All A Muse supplies can be found here.


  1. Oh so nice!!! I love those stamps on the focal image!! They're so pretty! Lovely card!!!

  2. WoW, Glenda this card is FABulous! LOVE the color palette and that adorable pleated ribbon ... it came out wonderfully! I like it's quirky curves!

    And those stamps ... oh my they're beautiful! Just another fabulous-Glenda card! Sending hugs!!! Have a great weekend!

  3. What a really sweet look you created with your little row of ribbon.

  4. Oh Glenda, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  5. This is very fun! Love the twirling ribbon pleat! Beautiful card.

  6. I love this! The colours are awesome!

    Julie Cameron

  7. yummy colors- love all the layers & the ribbon pleat is just plain fun!!! :D

  8. Gorgeous! Love your silhouette flowers and your pleated ribbon ;] Congrats on the new class you'll be teaching! How exciting for you.

    Thanks for playing along with the CTD this week!

  9. Very pretty, Glenda!! I LOVE your ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown this week!

  10. YUM!! THis is stunning!! :) I love the pleated ribbon!! :) :) Thanks for playing along!

  11. Oh Glenda! I love this card (some of my FAV neglected pattern paper) and your pleated ribbon IS TO PERFECT! Ha! I am thrilled I helped you make this GORGEOUS card in some small way! Have a great day :-)


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