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Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Mother's Apron

Today is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and our challenge to you this week is to create a card or other paper crafting project and use buttons and bows.  This reminds me so much of the type of apron my Mother wore when she baked when I was a youngster a zillion years ago:)

I found some wonderful digital paper at Raspberry Road to use for the apron and then used a couple of the blue papers in the pack along with some red gingham from my paper stash.  I think this apron is such a fun image from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and lends itself so nicely to paper piecing so that is just what I did and then popped a second image up with foam dots.  The baking powder ad and the old handwritten recipe card came off the internet and I apologize but I forgot to make a note of the sources.  I added some wonderful crinkly ribbon that was a gift from Tracy, the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow along with some red buttons and cooking themed buttons.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

AI Factory  - In the Kitchen
Digi Doodles Best Shop - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Dots
Outlawz Challenges/Prisma and Other Mediums - Anything Goes (Western Optional)
Shelly's Images Blog - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Buttons & Bows

Image:  Apron (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Papers:  Gingham (Doodlebug Designs), Blue, Blue Dot & Floral (Raspberry Road)
Tools & Embellishments:  Buttons (Dress it Up), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Crinkle Ribbon (Sugar Creek Hollow), Baking Powder Ad & Old Recipe Card (Online)


  1. Hi Cec,
    You have really made a wonderful card with this terrific apron! I love this country/primitive look which really screams for buttons and bows! Great design as well as perfect colors, gorgeous work my friend!!

  2. Love this Cec!!! That recipe is such a great addition!! I will have to hunt those down on line. I am a long time lover of all things miniature so I adore all your embellies!! Just perfect!

  3. Wow this card is a little work of art! I love everything about it thanks for playing along with our first challenge @ The Paper Shelter xx

  4. Such a wonderful card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. great card Cec, love the distressed edges
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  6. Cec, this is just too cute! I love all 3 of your pattered paper choices! The apron looks amazing printed on that DT. Your little embellishments are so sweet as is your little clip art picture. This card is great!

  7. Love, love, love this, Cec! That apron image is completely adorable - the paper piecing is wonderful. And all the cooking embellishments are wonderful too!

  8. This is simply beautiful, Cec! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

  9. Cec, this is just fabulous! Very primitive looking with all the cute country embellishments and love the look of your apron! Totally gorgeous!

  10. Just love the apron!Great sentimental feel to this and the buttons are the perfect touch.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  11. OMG....where in the world did you get those measuring spoons??? I LOVE this card and have got to have it!!! This apron is just one of my favorites anyway and you have made this look like it came right out of my grandma's kitchen.

  12. Oh cec, I love your card. It's beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at DYSU.

  13. This is such a great card Cec. What a perfect layout for this image. I love all the kitchen embellishments. Fabulous.


  14. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at TPS.....


  15. I LOVE this. The entire card feels warm and homey. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Shelly's Images. Please join us again soon.

  16. Fabulous Card Cec! I love the rolling pin and spoon button accents. Your Paper piecing is Just divine and popped up it looks Fabulous! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  17. Oh my word!! Seriously....How awesome is this card. I love the rolling pin, measuring spoons and piece of emphermia....darling! Fabulous job!

  18. OH I do LOVE your card!!I love vintage and this is so cool with the apron, distressing and other embellies!! By the way your blos is sooo pretty.

  19. Cec,
    This is just adorable! I love the wonderful papers and the sweet little measuring spoons and rolling pin. One of my favorites!

  20. Wow this is amazing I love it, beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter for our Buttons and Bows challenge, you have to use a Paper Shelter image get entered in for the prize draw though hun. luv gina xx

  21. Fabulous card with great detail.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  22. This card is just full of fantastic elements! The apron is so cute and those little kitchen tool--adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  23. that's magic - love it

    kitten DYSU team

  24. Oh my, what an adorable card!! I just love the Kitchen elements!!
    So glad you joined us this week for Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  25. Your card is gorgeous! I love the details.

  26. I love the colors you picked! Terrific job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at AIF! We hope to see you back next week!

  27. Awesome card! Great details!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  28. congrats on being named to the top 3 at AiFactory. Please visit our challenge blog for more information!

  29. Hi Cec! I'm fairly new to the art of scrapbooking, but I was just passing by, from the DYSU Challenge Blog, and anything with gingham ALWAYS catches my eye! I also LOVE to bake, so I just wanted to say how sweet your beautiful card looks!.. Hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina


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