Monday, August 25, 2014

Dressing Up-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We did, our son came home this weekend. Yes, I know he was only at school for one week. lol But everyone was coming home so he thought he'd do the same. I'm not complaining one bit! He will be home for a few weekends in a row and then after that, not so much so. Of course he worked the whole weekend. At least we know he has good work ethics! 

Today on BBTB2 our sweet and talented host is Maureen. She has challenged us to us a dress form or dress this week because it is all about fashion! I have no fashion sense, so this wasn't a great challenge for me. lol I was short on time so I didn't get my cute dress fancied up so it is just a sweet, country dress  .I used the Nifty Fifties for my dress form and dress, some burlap paper and My Creative Time stamps and dies. I hope you will go over and check out what inspirations my design team sisters have for you today and then "dress up" and join us over at BBTB2 with your project. Thanks for stopping by today and visiting with me. I always appreciate your sweet comments and hope you will stop by again soon! Crafty hugs, Brenda






20 comments:

Veerle said...

That's a very lovely card Brenda. I wouldn't know how to start a theme like this, well done.
Greetings Veerle

Bonnie said...

I think this dress is very fashionable with the little bit of contrast! And I always love gingham! It all looks great on the burlap!

Carol L said...

The country feel of this card is wonderful! I love the gingham, tiny flowers and burlap background! Even the string of pearls looks amazing!! I love how the letter "A" in the dress stand is almost a part of the sentiment! We all need "A" friends don't we? Clever :)

jimlynn said...

Love this cute little country dress! It even reminds me of one I used to have a wear. SO cute and love the burlap!
Lynn

DIANA L. said...

I love it Brenda great card and the paper is fab. Have a blessed day
DIANA L. BBTB2 DT member
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Susan Edwards said...

Hello Brenda, what a fabulous "simple country dress"!! I love the burlap paper, the sentiment stamp, and that darling dress!! This is such a refreshingly clean card - I truly, truly love it.

I also really enjoyed reading your long bio. What a life you have had, my friend. I am so happy that your your wonderful husband and all of those fabulous sons. There is nothing like stability and a since of family and home! I too wanted that same thing for my children.

Anyway, have a great week and thanks for sharing not only your project but yourself today!!

Hugs,
Susan

Jeri said...

So adorable. I love the darling pink dress. I'd love a dress like that, but I have no clue where I'd go on it. I'm a pretty dressed down person since I don't work anymore. Glad you got to see your son this weekend, my friend! The nest was full again, if only for awhile.
Hugs, Jeri

Anita in France said...

So sweet, Brenda ... the string of pearls is fab with the cute gingham dress! Anita :)

Caroline said...

I enjoyed reading your life story. Oh my, you have gone through so much in your life. You are truly an amazing lady! I love your card. The dress is so pretty and the papers you used are also. I love the inside sentiment also, it goes so perfectly with your card.

Sharon said...

Love your card Brenda!! I love your country dress! The paper is just perfect for it. And the other papers you used are great. Love the sentiments!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the dress-I actually have one that looks kind of similar! Guess I am a simple country girl at heart, lol!
:)
Michelle

Jaren said...

What a great card for a friend! Love the burlap background too!

Karen said...

That is one gorgeous and classy card! I love it! Karen x

Sue said...

Love this Brenda! huggles Sue xx

Carole Beath said...

What a darling card, Brenda.... I used to wear darling little dresses like that. I loved reading your bio, girl....
Hugs
Carole

Sheila H said...

I love this! It has a touch of whimsey :)

Mollie said...

LOVE your card, Brenda! The burlap is fabulous and the dress form is so pretty! Your colors/papers are awesome together! I really LOVE the banners you added, I need to try that :)

Have a wonderful day!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

cm said...

Hello, my sweet friend! Holy smokes, but being back at work has disrupted my routine totally! All those hours of blog-visiting, commenting and card-making: gone! Eeee...oh well, need to earn my salary to keep my hobby fed! In a couple of weeks, I'll figure out a new routine - but then I'll be back to officiating at bike races. EEEE again! Anyway...whiny me! Your fashion sense is AWESOME! I love that sweet country dress; in fact, if I could find some in exactly that style, I'd add it to my wardrobe...in every colour imaginable! Love it!! I'm thrilled your son came home for the weekend and that repeats of the same are in the forecast! You'll find Monday-Friday flying by - and before you know it, he'll have a longer stretch of home time with Thanksgiving and Christmas knocking at the "soon to be here" door! Your wonderful comments on my blog - and your AMAZING friendship - mean the world to me!
Hugs galore (I'm hiring a truck to send them all your way *grin*)!!
~c

moknowsall said...

What a nice card, I like that cut but haven't used it yet. Empty nester can be good and bad. I still have a 28yr old at home and am waiting. We took my Grandaughter camping this week, she is three, and she had a blast. My daughter and son in law didn't know what to do without the little one around, their nest was empty for a few days

Maureen

Laura Pizz said...

Love love love this! ~Laura