Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring is Blooming?

Spring is Blooming--well, at least on this post! We still have a LOT of snow on the ground, but have had above average temperatures (in the 40s) the past week or so. The snow is slowly leaving.

Our Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime130) for this week is a color challenge: to use pink and green. Well, as you can see, there is just a touch of green here, as I'm kind of a monochromatic design kind of gal! It was certainly pleasant to create such a Spring-like design!

This design is also for Friday's Free 4 All Challenge (formerly Limited Supply Challenge) over at Splitcoaststampers: "I want the fairy tale..." creating a design with a bit of bling with a fairy tale quality.

These pretty decorator papers are Pink Pirouette, a retired color from Stampin' Up. The Stamper's Select white cardstock and linen vellum are from PaperTrey Ink. The linen vellum frames each's a bit difficult to see in the photo.

I stamped the JustRite "My Garden Set" with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink , then colored it with numerous Copic markers. Spellbinder Petite Circle dies were used to cut and frame out the image panel (all from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).

A Bow Easy and Stampin' Up retired Pirouette Pink ribbon bow, along with Kaiser pink pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) completes my design for today. Hope you like it!

If you decide to play along this week, be sure to post to Mr. Linky on Sharon's blog!

Check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Team:

Janine Orchard
Jennifer Buck
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger
Barbara Anders

Jenny Gropp
Barb Schram
Deb Neerman

and March guest designer: Marlene Bender

Just a note--next week begins Our Daily Bread design's Second Anniversary celebrations! Look forward to some great inspiration and fun!


Deb Neerman said...

Love this pretty and feminine card ... and all those mats, wow! Just beautiful!

cards4u said...

This is beautiful!! Love the paper you used!

Have A Great Weekend!

Kathie said...

Oh so so soft and pretty. Love all the layers and the matching ribbon. This was a favorite color of retired paper of mine!

Jennifer Buck said...

How soft and beautiful, Deb! LOVE this! The layering, the coloring, everything is perfection! :) Hope you have a good one! :)

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I love this card! Love all the layers. Too cool!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb~

I think you may have hit the eleven-hundred mark of visitors today. I am it! Hurray! I feel so honored! This card is so beautiful and so elegant! I think I must make a mono-chromatic card! I am not sure if it is appropriate to use the concept of your card, and give you credit,of course, If I use a different shape and different colors to try not to "steal your image?" Would you please advise me at SCS? I don't want to offend you, or do anything inappropriate. It is so wonderful!

Thank you for letting me know.

He IS Able,
Traci S.
I use the same user name at SCS.

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Deb!! I love all those pink layers and that lovely image!

Janine said...


Julia Aston said...

This is SO pretty Deb! Love the graduated panels and that lovely flower!

Grace said...

So pretty Deb! I love pink and green together! Soft and feminine!

Velta said...

Oh how I wish I had bought that beautiful paper...This is one of the most elegant cards I have seen! I would love to CASE this one...and if I do, I will give you credit!!! TFS!

chelemom said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the soft colors!

Barb Schram said...

How pretty is this!!! I love the peaceful, serene look to your card, Deb. Have a super weekend!

Barb Schram said...

How pretty is this!!! I love the peaceful, serene look to your card, Deb. Have a super weekend!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is stunning! I love the multi layers! Your coloring of the image is beautiful too! Great work! Best, Curt

Linda Beeson said...

This card is so wonderful in those amazing, soft colors! Love the image. Sorry about the cold and the snow - I'm sure that gets old.


This is such a pretty card. The colors are so soft and could be used for most any occation.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I absolutely ADORE this card -- the color is so soft and lovely and your colored image is FAB, as always! GREAT card!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card specialy the color pink

Jenny Gropp said...

ooohhhhh! i love the stacked layers!!!! Beautiful!