Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe that Mother's Day is just around the corner?  I am excited because I get to spend the next few days leading up to Mother's Day with my Mom - we haven't done that in probably 15 years.  She lives on the East Coast of our lovely country and I am in Central Canada in Ottawa.  So this is a very nice treat!

I decided to combine a few different challenges this week to get to my card for my Mom.  First, I took some liberations with the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I love how clean and simple the sketches are over there and I decided to do quite a CAS card.

Next, the theme over at The Paper Players is "Mother" so this was perfect for this week!

Finally, the colour theme over at The Card Concept this week is monochromatic purple.  I love purple so this was a great challenge for me!  My Mom also likes bright and cheery colours - what better than purple?!?!

I decided to enter my card this week into the Clean & Simple category of challenge - it is not too often that I do a one layer card let alone a card this CAS - I'm pretty happy with it.

With all of that said, here is my card for these great challenges!

The stamp set I have used for the paint brush strokes is the brand new one we received at the 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog Premiere!  I am in LOVE with it!  You will be too, trust me!

I also noticed after I posted this, that this card would be perfect for the theme over at Addicted to Stamps - this week is CAS.  I will also be entering this card into the mix over there.  You should check them out this week as they are also having a Design Team Challenge.  The DT over there is quite inspiring and do some awesome work.


Card Recipe

Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Black Staz On
Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Delightful Dozen (retiring)
Tools/Techniques: All of the stamps (other than the greeting) were "stamped off" first before being applied to the card base to give the colours a lighter look.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I LOVE this Steph!! Perfect use of that new stamp set (I really need to take mine out of the box, lol!)

  2. Beautifully done, Steph! I love monochromatic, but I rarely use purple, so it's a refreshing color to see! So glad you played with our Paper Players challenge this week!

  3. Steph, great use of the new set! I love the monochromatic color scheme, it really allows the sentiment to pop. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  4. Awesome job - I LOVE the purple. You are right - I'm definitely going to want that stamp :o) thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  5. Wow, great CAS card plus you have used my favourite colour combo, I love purples. Love the set, looking forward to getting it in the UK too, hopefully. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. Monika