Monday, October 29, 2012

Bright Blossoms for Two Challenges



Greetings, Stampers, and a Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was a little crazy, as we've been prepping for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Yup, they named this one after me! So far, the brunt of the storm has not hit us. If I go MIA on you for a few days, you'll know why! Anyway, I did find a little stamp therapy time over the weekend, and came up with this clean and simple card for two challenges. 

Note: This is my second post for today. Don't miss the first one detailing Stampin' Up's One Day Sale (which is today) and other promotions. You can find it by clicking here.
The layout is by Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches. I switched out an oval for the circle, and a greeting punched out with the Modern Label Punch instead of the banner. I love punching out greetings, as I know they will always be perfectly aligned. 


The color challenge is from Create with Connie and Mary. I love this color combination. With all the autumnal and holiday colors we've been seeing lately, working with them was like a breath of fresh air. 


The pretty white frame was created using a Designer Frame Embossing Folder. I stamped the image inside on a separate piece of white card stock, then punched it out with an extra large oval punch. Like I said before, working with punches always ensures you of a perfectly centered image. The added bonus is that the oval fits perfectly inside the frame. 


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Tools: Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Modern Label and Word Window Punches
Accessories: Brights Brads

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sandy



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the layout! Your card is so clean and fresh! Great details, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  2. Great layout. Clean and simple. Love all the white space...and who doesn't love this stamp set? Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

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  3. Great clean card! Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. Wow, Sandy! What an awesome job with the sketch. So fresh. Everything is so perfectly coordinated. You're right... this card is a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing it with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Whis card is so pretty! I love the little tip on punching the image with the wide oval punch. Guaranteed "straightness"!! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  6. Super card, so clean yet packs lots of interesting layers to look it! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

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  7. Really cute, bright and fresh! I hope you didn't have too much impact from the storm. Even way down here in Georgia we have the strong winds and cold temps. Thanks for joining us for the color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary!
    Monika

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  8. Really sweet, Sandy! Just cute as a button!!

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  9. This is such a pretty card Sandy! Love the clean lines of your card - you've made all that white look so good. Keep safe! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  10. This is a very lovely card Sandy and I always enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you so much for playing along with our Thursday Challenge at Create With Connie and Mary, and I look forward to seeing more of your designs next week!

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  11. Beautiful CAS card! Make me remember that I have that set! LOL! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  12. Gorgeous CAS style card, Sandy...fits the color and sketch challenges perfectly! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  13. This is my very favorite print in that dsp pack. What a super sweet card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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