July 19, 2009

{RS Color Challenge #12} Pick a Petal & a BIG Smile!


Thank U to the one and only Dawn McVey at My Favorite Things for the perfect summer color challenge! Her beautiful example card and these vibrant and colorful coleus from her flower garden are all the inspiration I needed today! Love these colors together!

The stamp set I've used for my card ~ Pick a Petal by Stampin' Up ~ was one I simply had to have, but I've used it very little. (Does that sound familiar? :)

First of all, I pulled out the recommended colors of cardstock. I have Stampin Up colors, so I used kiwi kiss, purely pomegranate and pixie pink. Then I went to my designer paper stash and found this coordinating stripe and floral by Basic Grey. I've stamped the petals onto the floral print using purely pomegranate ink, cut them out, adhered them to purely pomegranate carstock and cut them out again. That may sound like a lot of work, but it's easy cutting and went fast.

This card is a 5 x 5 square to accomodate the large flower and the petals still hangs over the edge a bit. (My envelope is 6 x 6 so I've got plenty of room for it.) The pixie pink cardstock needed "something" so I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. All the layers were stitched with my Janome Sew Mini. (I'm in *love* with that machine!) I finished off my card with a little tag stamped with the sentiment "BIG smile", a little wood mounted stamp I found at Ben Franklin in Lincoln, NE. This was stamped in purely pomegranate, punched with 1" circle and layered onto a 1-1/4" scallop. The dotted ribbon from the $1 M's bin was the perfect color! I tried to tie a bow, but it wasn't happening so settled for the knot instead. :)


Well, hubby just got home and he's ready for "Happy Hour" on the patio! One of our favorite summer appetizers is an avocado/salsa dip with chips . . . with a cold beverage too, of course! :)

These weekends just go by WAY too fast, don't they?! Have a GREAT week everyone!

BIG Smiles 2 U All!





Another quote for Today ~
A life without love is like a year without summer. ~Swedish Proverb

20 comments:

Terri E. said...

I adore your flower, dsp and button accent. Way to rock this challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful card Pam! I love the big flower and the yummy papers you choose. I need to get me one of those machines~the stitching is a perfect touch.

Arlana said...

Pam I just love how this card turned out those colors are so yummy. You cat card is darling also!!! TFS

Christina said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I really like it!!

Helen F. said...

Your flower is soooo beautiful! Love your card for this challenge.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

lovely! The Basic Grey paper is perfect for this color challenge!

Melanie said...

Beautiful Card!! I love that paper...how perfect for this challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the flower petals! So CUTE!

Creative Mish said...

I love this card! The colors are amazing!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! Pam your card is amazing! I love the way you matted the petals with purely pomegranate cardstock ... very striking!

Lisa H. said...

this card is FAB!!! love how you used this pick-a-petal set and your colors are great together! love the stitching!

mulberry station said...

Oh Pam, This is such a cute card. I love the colors and the big flower. The stitching is really fun too.

Crystal said...

WOW Pam this is beautiful, love LOVE this flower and your stitching is beautiful!!! So glad you popped over cause I found you too!! You have such a wonderful blog and gorgeous creations!!!! you'll have a new stalker...lol Have a great week!!

chelemom said...

Love those gorgeous colors together! That flower is striking!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the patterned papers!

Karen said...

Pam, you did an amazing job of mixing and matching some fab patterned papers for Dawn's color challenge! Your "Big Smile" card did just that....made me smile! :>

Stamp and Smile said...

Pam you are on a FANTASTIC MOJO mode! This card is adorable and the cuteness is blowing me away!!! TFS... Michelle :)

Stacey Schafer said...

oh my word! this is so gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Pam, you keep getting more & more creative! Love this! I bet I haven't used this stamp in two years!

Anonymous said...

I love your pick a petal card. I use mine alot, but never thought to use it on DP. What a great idea. It's beautiful. I would also like your recipe for avacado/salsa dip. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. Sue Deane email: sue.armond@att.net