Monday, September 22, 2014

A Happy Birthday Bloom

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekends, mine was lovely.  A little bit of crafting and cooking - you just can't go wrong!

First off, I just want to take a second to say thanks to the ladies over at Create with Connie and Mary for choosing my card (you can see it HERE) as a Top 3 pick for their colour challenge last week.  Thanks!


Today I got together for lunch with a couple of crafty friends - so much fun as always.  After lunch, we got down to a little crafting (of course!!!).  Even though tomorrow is the first full day of fall, I found myself still thinking about summer blooms today.  Fall is my favourite time of year but today I was really feeling the flowers (again...).  And, it helped that I really wanted to colour with Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities and what better to colour than their Blended Bloom stamp?!?!

As per normal, I decided to take part and be inspired by a couple of challenges:

1.  Pals Paper Arts

This week is a sketch challenge:

2. Seize the Birthday

This week I chose to forego the "Sweet Treats - Toppings" option and stick to an "Anything Goes" card.

And here is my creation:

This is the first time that I have used the new 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and I LOVE it!  It is so easy to work with and so nice and soft on your hands.  Just lovely!!

Card Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Bloom with Hope
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Tools/Techniques: Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Markers, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers, 1/4" Cotton Ribbon - Daffodil Delight, Modern Label Punch

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Thanks for dropping by,


  1. Gorgeous card Steph, love that pretty purple flower, Cathy x

  2. Beautiful and vibrant colors. Great job on the coloring also. Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!!

  3. Love this card! Sweet Taffy dsp is on my wish list. Keep the inspiration coming for your new card making cousin! xoxo

  4. Gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Beautiful flower! Love the dotted background.
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday :-)

  6. Such a fun card! Great coloring on the flower!