Saturday, May 30, 2009

Good evening my friends.....

on this hot, yep hot day in Arizona :D. Hope you all had a wonderful day and besides cleaning got some stampin done ;P. I sure did, and let me tell you, it felt good!!!!!

Last week I participated in Sharon Johnson's challenge where she asked to use red, white and blue, but I never uploaded the card. Don't ask me why, I just simply forgot (must be that I am getting older {seriously rolls eyes!!!!}) So, today you'll get to see what I've created for that challenge and for this weeks challenge. Sharon always has fun challenges and there are usually very few rules, and I am all for that :D:D:D. If you care to find out more about Sharon's challenge for this week, where she wanted us to create a card with just about anything flowers, yep, that is right, her theme this week is "Spring has sprung" check it out here at Sharon's blog.

Let me show you last weeks card for challenge # 88


Paper: SU Red Riding Hood , SU Not Quite Navy, PTI white

Stamps: SU cute & curly

Ink: Chalk Box Prussian Blue

Accessories: SU curly punch, red and white Primas, white satin ribbon, square red crystal brads, white button, dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing folder Forrest Branches

Pretty simple card, but I like the outcome :D.

For this weeks challenge I made two cards. Earlier today I picked up my Basic Grey Gypsy DP off of the floor and it was just calling to be used. So my first card evolved from there. After looking through the pad I decided on the different flowers paper and since this pad has lots of bright colors in it I paired it with SU Apricot Appeal and PTI white.

Next I had to choose a stamp and after searching for the right one, I remembered that I had bought a Unity stamp, the butterfly one a while back and only used it like once. Have a look and see at my

Bright Butterflies


Paper: PTI white, SU Apricot Appeal, Basic Grey Gypsy

Stamp: Unity Butterfly

Ink: Chalk Box Tangerine

Accessories: Nesties petite scalloped ovals large, PTI Summer Sunrise satin ribbon, orange Primas in 2 sizes, bead end caps, half pearls, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, dimensionals

Do you like what you see or are you too blinded by the brightness, LOL!!!! I am not a bright colors kind of girl, but it is a spring/summer kind of color. Reminds me of my Marigolds I planted under my tree in the front yard, but it is soooooooooo very hot here, that I hardly can keep up watering them. All right, on to the next one. The second card for Sharon's challenge is much more muted in color ;P, and I must say that this color combo is one of my favorites.

What do you think?


Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, SU Chocolate Chip

Stamp: Verve I can do all things.....Philippians 4:13

Ink: Chalk Box Chestnut Roan

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile and the flower bunch from the "with love" set. Nesties Labels 4, Primas from the Belle Fleur Collection, shades of brown Primas, clear crystals, qua colored trim, dimensionals

It's something about this color combo that is soothing in a way. Maybe it's just me, but for me this combo is relaxing.

This is it, my two cards, well 3 cards for Sharon's challenges.

Thanks you so very much for stopping by today and know that if you leave me a comment it is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I have to get going and my girls in the tub.



Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gosh, Sabrina, you have been BUSY! I love each one and feel honored that you played long both weeks -- thank you SO much!!! And as you are roasting in the heat, we are hoping spring kicks in here -- it was just in the 50's today -- but very nice (for us) -- LOL!!! Talk to you soon!

Carla said...

Love these cards Sabrina! Especially the last one - wow!!

Carla (cardsbycarla/SCS)

Dawn B. said...

You always make flowers look so pretty and easy to use...Eeks. It is so hard for me. I have been trying to do better with them.. I am hoping you and the girls are well and finding something fun to do. Your cards are gorgeous as always..

Grace said...

Sabrina these all three are so pretty!!! My goodness... great colors, layouts.. so pretty!

Connie M. said...

Oh my, Sabrina! These are soooo very pretty! I just LOVE all the use of the flowers on each of the cards!! Stunning!

Jami said...

Wow - these are all fabulous! Beautiful bows, and I love you you layer your flowers with bead findings!! (and I'm lovin' this heat!!!)