Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspired By Stamping #45 - Beautiful Birthday

Have you checked out the all-new challenges over at Inspired By Stamping lately?  There is a new color challenge every week, and the inspiration pictures are simply amazing!

This week, we are playing with Off White, Light Brown and Red:


I am in love with the card I made (shameful!) and will probably hold on to it for a while, before giving it away.


I used pretty little flowers from Inspired By Stamping to top my bow, and a sentiment from Mason Jar Add-On II.  


The gorgeous papers are from a Swedish company, Maja Designs.  Their full line is very difficult to get here in the USA, but when I met with my friend Andrea recently, she let me cut into her stash.  (Thank you SO much, Andrea!)

Come play with us!  Link up your card HERE.  You do not need to use IBS products to play.  :-)

Thank you for coming by today!

 

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps:  Mason Jar Add-On II - IBS
Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red - SU; Life In The Country, Havrerutor - bs - Maja Designs
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: kraft seam binding - Martha Stewart; kraft gingham ribbon - SU; white pom pom trim
Other: pearl flourish - Zva Creative; Mixed Small Flowers - IBS

38 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS card! I LOVE your design Colleen and I would want to hold onto it to! The papers are so pretty and love the fabulous flourishes, beautiful ribbon and pom pom trim! Outstanding and so inspiring!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Leah said...

So soft and pretty and I would have a hard time parting with it too:)

yyam said...

Classic, timeless piece Colleen. Just gorgeous!

yyam said...

Classic, timeless piece Colleen. Just gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

No shame in loving your cards...especially this one! That paper is gorgeous, absolutely drool worthy!

Sindhu said...

Gorgeous GORGEOUS card Colleen.

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! what a wonderful card!!

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card i love the pattern paper you have used ...the whole color combo is so beautiful and soft ...definitely timeless :)

Pooja said...

wow ! Its gorgeous I bet noyone would like to part with such beautiful card .loved the pompom trim.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooo beautiful! I love love love love the little flowers and the pompoms!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a beautiful card, Colleen. The pattern paper I'd gorgeous, I need to look out for this brand. Deb x

Jessi Fogan said...

One day it'll be cool to think our own creations are the bomb! Sometimes they just come out SO PERFECTLY like we'd hoped that you can't help but fall in love! So many fun fussy layers of ribbon - flowers at the bow centre? AWESOME idea! And I am loving the pearly swirls :)
PS - I just FINALLY addressed an envie to you, so fingers crossed it gets to you before too long!

Benzi said...

What a beauty! Love the sweet flowers and pom pom trim. The paper is AWESOME...caught my eye immediately.

I made a valentine card for hubby with my new IBS stamps. I love them!!

Lisa said...

No shame at all Colleen, it's a gem and you should hang on to it!! The red and kraft are just beautiful together and the pompom trim is the icing on the cake! Send it to yourself for your next birthday ;)

Annette said...

beautiful card... love the colors and that ribbon is perfect... You must have the best collection of ribbon and flowers.. would love to see a picture of your collection...

Sophie said...

Wow, Coleen,
das sieht wieder so schön aus.
So elegant und fein.
Du bist ein Genie! :-)

Herzlichst Sophie

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pearl flourishes, and the beautiful trims you've mixed!

Grace Tolman said...

Wonderful card! I especially love the soft feel and the touch of pearls. thank you for sharing.

Joanna said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Love this one! Hugs, J

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey there -- beautiful creation. So pretty with your use of the colors~

Gloria Stengel said...

I love love love that paper!

Emily Keaton said...

I can see why you are so in love with this card, Colleen! Everything about it is beautiful and elegant. You should definitely hang onto it for a while to enjoy! Thanks for the info on the IBS challenges--I will have to check them out!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOOHHH! That paper is so YUMMY! LOVE this card!

Andrea Ewen said...

I don't think I can say anything different than what has been said already except...I got to see the card in person and it is even more lovely IRL! Everything about it is just perfect! Great job on this challenge, Col~

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen, this is just stunning! Every time I see that paper from Maja Designs I dream of getting some! It is gorgeous and Andrea was so sweet to let you grab some. I hope y'all had a great time together!
hugs,
Ellen

Pammejo said...

Love your card, it is beautiful and what a nice friend you have that will let you get into her scrapbook stash. That paper is amazing. TFS

Maria said...

What a beautiful card, Colleen! Love the paper you used! Pom pom trim and pearls sets this lovely card off perfectly...love it! Have a great weekend, hugs!

lisa808 said...

Pretty card. Love the pearls and pom-pom trim.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is divine Colleen - I wouldn't want to part with it either!! The Maja paper is gorgeous, and as always your layout and details are perfection.

Have a very happy weekend - Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, this is so pretty! I was admiring that gorgeous paper and those little flowers and saw something written about flourish and had to go back and look - I would have totally missed that element! This is just so pretty!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda R said...

That paper is gorgeous. Such an elegant card. Wishing you a happy weekend my friend.

Hugs~

Shani Thomas said...

It truly is a beautiful card Colleen! Chapeau!(French for really awesome)

Bonnie said...

What beautiful paper, Colleen! And you've used it beautifully! Love all those pearls!

Liz Weber said...

Colleen your card is just gorgeous, love the ribbon, flowers and pearls!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! What gorgeous paper and colors! This is too pretty for words. You've made such a feminine beauty. So interesting how another card could be so different with the same colors. Love this!

Notes by Nina said...

Gorgeous card, I love the papers and colours. The roses are beautiful.

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love this paper combination and gorgeous combination of ribbons! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Beautiful. Positively gorgeous and very romantic.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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