Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A new challenge blog and a birthday card!

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Happy belated Mother's Day!  :)

My crazily-talented friend Krystal is co-hosting a new challenge blog, called Stampin' Celebration!  Check out this week's fun challenge:

A lot brighter than I'm used to, but hey, that's why they call it a challenge, right??  I'm really warming up to the bright colors, especially when looking at SU!'s new Color Collections!

My mom's birthday is coming up next week, and I'm not sure if we'll be able to travel to see her.  In any case, I'll be dropping this card in the mail to arrive on her birthday.  She doesn't really read my blog, so I feel safe in posting it. :)  I also used Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge to help me along.  I'm still in my creative funk, so I'm not sure I like the card!  I'm probably my worst critic though.. but I still may create another one!  lol

Anyway, here's my card:

I thought the sketch from Stamping 411 was perfect for putting "mom" across the card.  Not too sure about all the other elements I added, though!  I stamped and cut out the flower from Vintage Vogue, as well as the letters from Jumbo Outline Alphabet.  Before adhering with Stampin' Dimensionals, I curled the flower petals using my bone folder.  A Summer Sun Corduroy Brad created the perfect flower center.  The ribbon is the Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain, flipped over so that the solid side shows.  Versatile, eh?  By the way, the base cardstock is Pink Passion.. one of the colors retiring in June!

And hey, did you notice the little filigree elements at the top?  You can get those free with purchase of select sets this month, as part of SU!'s National Scrapbooking Month promotion!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

Mom's birthday card supplies:
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Ink:  Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper:  Pink Passion, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Summer Sun Corduroy Brad, Filigree Designer Brads, Chit-Chat Rub-ons, Signo White Gel Pen


  1. This is a fun card! You are your own worst critic but I find it hard to love my cards with my "less used" colors. Love the little flower brads.

  2. Love that you made it into a birthday card for your mom! She will love it! Hope to see you over at Stampin' Celebration again soon!

  3. What a darling card, Melisa!! I know your mom will love it. I love the filigree buttons!!
    It does seem strange to see you with the bright colors, but it IS very pretty!!! Hope you will able to see her in person, too!

  4. Fabulous Melissa! I'd say you are out of your creative funk for sure! You are "crazily-talented" your self, girl! I really like the flower "O" with the corduroy button. And the filigree brads are perfect.

    Your mom is going to love this! My mom (or anyone in my family!) doesn't read my blog either, so I'm always safe posting. :)

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Inspiration. I hope you'll join us again!!

  5. Very pretty! I love all of the little details that you added to the card.

    I was also able to safely post my Mother's Day card knowing that my mom wouldn't see it. ;-)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  6. What a super cute card! Love all your bright colors and the flower in MOM - she will love this card, I'm sure!
    Thanks for playing with the 411 this week!

  7. what a great clean and simple creation! this is AWESOME!

  8. What a great card....love the colors!

  9. Love that Pink Passion, and the way the flower pops out of the center of mom...very cool!

  10. Love this card with the flower for the O in Mom. Wonderful colors, too! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 sketch this week.

  11. What a great design, color and use of flower for mom. Thanks for playing along this week over at Stamping 411!!

  12. It might be brighter than you are used to but you did a great job Melissa! I love how you used the flower stamp for the 'o' in mom... and the button center.. TOO CUTE!


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