Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day & So Much More

Happy Mother's Day!  How are you spending your day today?  As I'm writing this post ahead of time, I'm not exactly sure what my day will entail, but I plan to get some crafting time in.  ;-)

This post has another bunch of creations to share, since the cards are piling up and it's too much to show one post at a time.  Hope you don't mind!

The first two Mother's Day cards feature flocked paper from Anna Griffin.  Everyone ooh and aah with me over that texture..... My friend Rebecca gave me some of her Anna Griffin papers a while back, and I admit to hoarding them for a while.  This is the first I've used them.  (thank you SO much, Rebecca!)  I like the drama this paper lends to the mom cards.


The sentiment is from a small Inspired By Stamping set I use quite often, Big Notes II.


Stamps:  Big Notes II - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirhouette, Pale Plum - SU; flocked paper - Anna Griffin Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: black satin ribbon - Michael's Accessories: pearls

This is a Mother's Day card, too, using more Inspired By Stamping goodies, Graceful Hydrangea and a sentiment from Spring Blossoms.



Stamps: Spring Blossoms, Graceful Hydrangea - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Pink Pirhouette - SU; pattern - Webster's Pages Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Pear Pizzazz - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; white seam binding - Snug Hug Accessories: pearls; Copic markers; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

There is FINALLY a Hobby Lobby within driving distance from my home (45 minutes), so I took a trip there recently and landed this sweet Pebbles stamp set, Ever After.  (and...of course, I bought more than just that!)


I touched the little star over the "i" with some Glossy Accents, and the pretty die cut behind it got dabs of Liquid Pearls.


Stamps: Ever After - Pebbles Paper: white cardstock - PTI; Paper Girl - The Girls' Paperie Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap - Ranger Fibers: twill - SU Tools: scalloped circle, large label punches - SU  Accessories:  White Opal Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents - Ranger; dotted die cut - Girls' Paperie; pearls 

And finally, a 'just because' card using Grace background stamp from Market Street Stamps and a wonderful Verve sentiment from Joy For The Journey, reminding us that God is, indeed, good.


I did a close-up to show you that there are two colors of ink on this background stamp:  Sage Shadow first, then inked edges with Baja Breeze.  I rather like these two cool colors together!  So soothing.


Stamps: Grace background - Market Street Stamps; Joy For The Journey - Verve Paper: Sage Shadow - SU; white - PTI Ink: Sage Shadow, Baja Breeze - SU; Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Tools: large label punch - SU Fibers: green-blue grosgrain ribbon Accessories: pearls

Thanks so, so much for your visit today!

28 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!!!!

Sindhu said...

So many beautiful cards Colleen!! Can't decide what my favourite is!

dr.jaya said...

what elegant cards Colleen!! i love your style and i'm so much inspired by you... thanks for sharing..:)

Linda R said...

WOW!! So many amazing cards my friend. Well done.

Hugs~

Shani Thomas said...

Oh my!!! These are all beautiful, Colleen. You do such lovely work, so elegant and feminine.

I'm jealous of the Hobby Lobby. When I'm back in the States visiting my Mom I can literally spend the day there - a day in Hobby Lobby, a day in Michaels!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Each one these cards is just fabulously elegant !

Stella said...

Colleen you did a wonderful job on every single card. They are elegant and chic and the first card made me sigh. So classy and chic! But they are all stunning!
Hope you have a wonderful Mothers'day.
XXX

Stella said...

Colleen you did a wonderful job on every single card. They are elegant and chic and the first card made me sigh. So classy and chic! But they are all stunning!
Hope you have a wonderful Mothers'day.
XXX

Marisa said...

You've been busy! Great job on all four. Love the first and last ones. How fun to have an "enabling" store not that far away :) hopefully you get some Mother's Day GC's to go there! Happy Mother's Day :)

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day my crafty friend! These are all gorgeous and so inspiring! Makes me want to get crafty =)

walchowDesign said...

Ooolala! So many gorgeous cards, Colleen! I am definitely oohing and aahing over the first card! Love the strong contrast between the black and pink!

Barb Murphy said...

absolutely stunning works of art...always so perfectly executed

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful line-up of cards, my dear! I really love that flocked sheet and the card with the gingham and vintage, floral, patterned papers. Such a beautiful country feel! Happy Mother's Day!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful eye candy! Love that pink and black one!!

Sue Lelli said...

I am drooling! So much goodness in one Pretty post! LOVE the flocked paper ~ SIGH! And all of the others are inspired! Must be your new crafty space!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, good Heavens, I guess they're piling up! I LOVE the flocked paper, especially combined with the particular shade of pink on the first card. The satin ribbon is just perfect for the elegance. I love the way you stamped the hydrangea in green for coloring. A pretty stamp, and I love the fairy and frog image. And how cute is that perky little frame on your Make a Wish card? Very! I love it! Your last card is the epitome of simple elegance. I love the colors. Sage Shadow is so pretty with white. Happy stamping!

Lisa said...

Oooooh what a parade of prettiness Colleen! I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day ;)

yyam said...

Oh wow. You've been in production mode! These are amazing Colleen!

Joanna M said...

Beautiful cards Colleen! Each one is amazing! Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day! Hugs, Joanna

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oooohhhh! Beautiful Colleen! Anna never looked so good and they're all really great cards!! Hugs, Rebecca

Maria said...

Wow!!! You are the queen of elegance with all your gorgeous cards, Colleen! Each one is very unique and beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, hugs!

Charlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

E.T. said...

Alllll these cards are gorgeous! I will have to CASE the first one! LOVE it!

Hussena said...

All your cards are always so gorgeous and elegant Colleen ..But i have to say your first card totally had me stunned ..What with that beautiful Anna griffin Flocked paper ..talk about a dramatic statement..Phew !!! ..This card definitely qualifies :) ..All your other cards are just as beautiful ..I can see your trademark elegance in each of them :)

Bonnie said...

What a bevy of beauties, Colleen! I especially love the cool, soothing colors and pattern on the last card!

nwilliams6 said...

Each of these is so special Colleen. Each is beautiful and elegant and meaningful. You just have the most wonderful style. Wow! Hugz!

Benzi said...

Ooh and Ahhhh on all these beautiful cards. You were in a creating mood, I see.

Emily Keaton said...

Each and every one of these creations is just gorgeous, Colleen! You've been so very busy :). I really like how you combined Sage Shadow and Baja Breeze on the last one. I never would have chosen these two colors to go together, but they are GORGEOUS!! You always have such amazing ideas!!

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