Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - BIGGER is Better!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!

It's time for another fun-filled Saturday Spotlight Challenge and before we get started with this week's fun ... we'd like to thank all of you who participated in last weeks SUNSHINE challenge!  What wonderful creations you all came up with and really helped to spread that SUNSHINE!!  With these frigid temps so many of us are experiencing, I know it helped to spread a little extra brightness & warmth!  Thanks again!
Many of you have probably noticed that Vicki has not been commenting on your entries which is abnormal for her and that her card is not posted here.....Vicki' s computer crashed this past week due to a virus. She has had it in for repair but it looks like she won't be able to get back online until next week sometime. Hopefully she will back real soon! We miss you Vicki!!

This week the Spotlight Diva's would like to challenge you to think "BIGGER is better"! Use those oversized items, accessories, images, etc. that may even be too large for your card!! Get out all those BIG things and see what you can come up with!  I can't wait to see your creation!!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...
Michelle's Scrapbooking & more

**One lucky winner from our challenge in Mr. Linky this week (drawn from ) will receive a set of Hannah stamps release by Sandra Hammer which is perfect for A2 cards and a $10 gift certificate from the store!!  How cool is that?!**  You can read more about this wonderful company on our Saturday Spotlight Challenge Blog.

Here is my creation for today's "BIGGER is BETTER" challenge:

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I have taken 4 different flowers from various companies to create this BIG accent flower for my card!  With a flower this size, I didn't think you needed to add much more so I just went with using this AdornIt designer paper for my background, a strip of Very Vanilla which I border punched with Martha Stewarts loop punch, a strip of orange satin Offray ribbon as a divider and the sentiment by The Stamp Pad Co. stamped using Versafine Sepia.  What do you think??

And, my co-Diva's have really outdone themselves this week!  Please pop on over to their blogs for some wonderful inspiration!  They are linked below:
*Vicki Parsons (Creator/Coordinator)
*Chris Olsen (Coordinator)

Don't forget to add a direct link to your creation on Mr. Linky over at the Saturday Spotlight Challenge Blog and if you are uploading to other online galleries, please use the keyword/tag  SSHP16.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to your BIG creation!  Have a great weekend!!


Dawn B. said...

Your big beautiful bloom is perfect for this challenge..I love the colors..Great job Darlene..Hope your weekend is super.hugs.

Crystal said...

Darlene wowza girl that bloom is beautiful!!!! I JUST love how it pops!!!! LOVE your dp and border too!!!! You rocked this challenge sweetie!!! So sorry to hear about your loss sweetie, have safe travels...Hugs!!!

Teri said...

This is sooooo fabulous!! Loooove that humongous flower!!
Stay warm hun!
Teri xx

Julie said...

Beautiful, Darlene! Now THAT is a big flower! Well done! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

jrmom said...

Oh it's beautiful! I really love the bigger is better concept!!! The color is cheery...a nice change from the cold, drab, dirty snow out my window :)

Kim said...

Brilliant bloom, sweetie and it is bringing some beautiful color to me on this cold and snowy day! Love your dps and sentiment too! Just beautiful!
Kim xXx

Jessica G. said...

What an awesome way to use those giant flowers! Perfect sentiment to accompany this beautiful bloom, too!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Look at this gorgeous big bloom!! Wowzers! So bright and cheery! Awesome take on the Bigger is better challenge!!


Hope you had a good day and safe travels! Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dar! WOW!! LOVE that big pretty flower you've used for your challenge card this week! What a fabulous design and so perfect! That punched border is such a wonderful addition! Thanks so much for your awesome creations and posts every week girl!! YOU ROCK! HUGS Enjyou your weekend!

Diane Davies said...

I love your blog background. I haven't been visiting blogs for a while so you may have had it for a while. Beautiful card! I love flowers on cards the bigger the better. : )

Maria Matter said...

Dar, this is gorgeous, I love these colors together! Using the big bloom was brilliant! Makes me smile!!!

take care
Blessings, Maria