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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Already Thursday!

 It has been a gorgeous day here in B.C. and I hope each one of you have had a wonderful day as well. Sometimes I find it is easy to take the little things in life for granted as I find myself rushing around in the busyness of life.  I would like to encourage you to take a moment to breathe... think about something, or someone who made a difference in your life this week, and celebrate that event or person just for a moment.

 It is easy to take our lives for granted, and yet it can be so uplifting to pause for short moments and celebrate.  This week I was able to visit a close friend I hadn't seen in a long time.  We gabbed, we shopped, we had a cup of tea together. It was a celebration. I also got to spend quality time with my 6 year old granddaughter Madilyn.  We played dolls, she read me stories and we watched a funny movie together.  Then yesterday I received a parcel in the mail from my sister who lives in Ontario Canada, and she had knit me this beautiful brown cowl for no special occasion!!!  So I wanted you all to see how beautiful it is. What a sweet sister I have, her name is Lori. So this is a picture of me wearing the cowl.

When I take a moment to reflect on all of the positive people and happenings in my life, I know that I am very blessed. When I started blogging, just 6 short weeks ago, I opened the door to meeting so many more wonderful people than I could ever have imagined.  I am so grateful to each and every person who comes to my blog.  I hope you might find a touch of inspiration, and maybe something that makes you smile..

My card today is a Celebration/Birthday card, I started by using the sketch from unscriptedsketches: 200th sketch and the color scheme from simplylessismoore If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a button-a-holic!  And I just love how these buttons work so perfectly on this card.

I embossed the beige and light pink then added the smaller dark squares on top which are made of a linen type paper.  The buttons are attatched with embroidery thread and the word is stamped on with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink.  I added one pink pearl for a touch of pizazz.
 I love the way this card turned out!  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
simply less is moore: white brown and pink

unscriptedsketches: 200th sketch

paperplaytime: anything goes

thatcraftplaceblog:anything goes

 conniecancrop: Happy Birthday

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today.  If you have enjoyed yourself, please consider becoming a follower.  I would love for you to leave a comment.  Your words make my heart soar!!


  1. Gorgeous card Cathryn! The cowl is fabulous.


  2. Hi Cathryn. Love your button card - so adorable!! And how lovely to receive a hand-made gift from your sister - very special.

  3. Cute card. Glad you got to spend time with your granddaughter. Great post!

  4. Loving the pink & brown tones on your card! Great idea to use the contrasting threads on the buttons - looks awesome. The polka dot embossing folder is the perfect backdrop for your card. Well done. Thanks for choosing to play along with our sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

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    1. ...sorry, big spelling mistake that I needed to change :)

  6. Oooops...forgot to say that I LOVE the cowl that your sister knit for you! The pattern looks amazing! Lucky you :)

  7. Love those buttons!
    Pretty card Cathryn!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Wonderful card!! Love all of the buttons!! The cowl is very pretty. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  9. Hi Cathryn...just got your lovely e-mail. Thanks for all the sweet compliments :)

    I couldn't find your e-mail address within your blog and would love to reply to your questions, so if you wouldn't mind e-mailing your address to me that would be great!

    My e-mail is We are off to Winnipeg tomorrow morning so I will try to reply either Sunday evening or at the latest Monday.

    Looking forward to getting to know a fellow Canadian crafter :)

  10. Cathryn I have had quite a week and can I just start by saying your words we really hit home for me. Thank you! And thanks for entering my challenge. I love your card. Buttons are one of my favs!! Scrappy hugs and new follower too, Connie

  11. Your card is "cute as a button," Cathryn! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) That cowl from your sweet sister is sensational!!