Sunday, July 8, 2012

Enjoy Life

Hello everyone!  If you live in an area that's been super hot, I sure hope you're keeping cool in some way.  And if you are in an area where there's TOO much rain....please send some to the East Coast!  We're parched.  Seems like one extreme or another lately.  :/


I just discovered that Market Street Stamps has a block party going on, but only until tonight.  With a short window of time, I decided to go clean-and-simple.


I used two MSS stamps:  Houndstooth and a sentiment from Riding By.  The only other ingredients were a couple of K & Co. stickers and a length of vintage ribbon from my grandmother.


I'm also entering this at CAS-ual Fridays


and in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge:  Summer Theme.  I've referenced taking the time to enjoy the garden, which is a big part of my life in the summer.

While visiting different blogs this morning, I found out that my 'Twinkle, Twinkle' card earned honors at Ribbon Carousel!  Thanks, RC!


In the days to come this week, I've got many projects to share with you.  You'll see creations for Creative Inspirations Paints, Inspired By Stamping (it's July Release Week!!), and the Play Date Cafe.   I can't wait to show you everything!



Dimensions: 3.75" x 5.5"
Stamps: Houndstooth, Riding By - Market Street Stamps
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: vintage sage satin ribbon
Other: stickers - K & Co. Tim Coffey

32 comments:

Lisa said...

How PRETTY Colleen, those little sticker flower sure so sparkle!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just beautiful, Colleen! LOVE that houndstooth, especially in black! Yum! And your ribbon is divine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Market Street Stamps' July Block Party!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous card -- to die for ribbon~ :)

Congrats on yet another shout out!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, the stars are twingling down on you! Sorry, couldn't resist!

This card is really great! I afree with Vicki - that ribbon is to die for! Love the houndstooth - great pop of black and white. Those sticker flowers are so fun too - pretty color and just the right amount of sparkle. I wish I could do clean and simple like you do!

Chris R. from Iowa

Leslie Miller said...

The flowers are so cute, and gorgeous ribbon from your grandmother! Your Houndstooth stamped beautifully. That's one nice thing about background stamps -- you always have exactly the color you need. I need to make a point of using mine more.

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats on your Twinkle card - it is very special! This is a great card too Colleen - love the houndstooth and those stickers are perfect with it! Wow! Hugz!

Stella said...

Can you please please send some heat over to us. We are almost drowning:)

I Love the comno of houndstooth and your amazing flowers. Simply stunning!
XX

Marisa said...

We have had tons of rain so you can have ours. Mind you summer just showed up and it is glorious to have bleu sky and sunshine!! Up to 85F or so today they say. We are cooking as it has been cold for so long this is HOT for us LOL!

Loving the houndstooth and the sparkly flowers are great! Happy Sunday :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the color combo and can't believe you stamped that perfect houndstooth! LOVE Grandma's ribbon tied in that perfect bow! FAB card!

Ellen said...

Oh wow, I love this! That ribbon loves great with the houndstooth.
Hugs,
Ellen

Bonnie said...

The houndstooth paper is gorgeous and just perfect for your design! I love it, Colleen!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous, Connie - love that Houndstooth stamp!

Martha H. said...

Oh my! This is such a pretty card, Collen. I LOVE that pretty ribbon!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Oooohh la la! So elegant and beautiful, Colleen! That ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our party! ;)

Linda Callahan said...

You are a stamping machine! Love the sparkle flowers and the houndstooth is great! Looking forward to more......

Jackie Rockwell said...

Love the houndstooth pattern and the color combo! Really striking card Colleen!!!

Amy said...

Such an elegant masterpiece Colleen! I love that sentiment paired up with the houndstooth.....Love it!
Thanks for playing along with MSS Block Party!

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous color combo! Love that teal ribbon with the black and white houndstooth pattern :) Thanks for playing this month at the Market Street Stamps block party!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love this card and the awesome houndstooth. It looks so pretty with the teal. Wonderful flowers, too.

BTW, I like your new header..very pretty. Is that from your garden?

We had a good rain Friday and some in the last night (wee hours, so I don't know how much). Now, the humidity is horrible. That is a terrible problem here.

Annette said...

Love the new headed...so pretty...your card is gorgeous...great design..

yyam said...

Wow! Classy and elegant. Love how clean and crisp this is. Love the bow!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, your card is so pretty! Wow, those are STICKERS? They look fantastic paired with the background stamp and bow.

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous crad, Colleen! Very elegant!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful card!! Love the hounds tooth with that teal ribbon!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Your card is beautiful Colleen! Love the glittery flowers. Thanks for playing along with us for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge this week!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Love the use of stamps and ribbons! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. I just love those sparkly flowers. We escaped our heat and we are camping in Oregon. Even though they are saying its hot here. Its wonderful compared to Vegas heat.

There are so many beautiful Hydrangeas here. Makes me think of you...

Hugs~

Emily Keaton said...

So pretty, clean, and lovely! I have that MSS houndstooth background, too. You used it in such a great way! And I like those two little perfectly placed stickers. Good luck with the Block Party!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Your card took my breath away! LOOOOOVE the ribbon and that houndstooth:) AMAZING!

Christina said...

That satin ribbon is soooo elegant! It looks amazing against the houndstooth. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Colleen! So happy to see you here :) Your card is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kimberly said...

Colleen - I love the layout of this card, and that big beautiful bow! Awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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