Thursday, March 9, 2017


Happy Thursday Afternoon All!
Last week I created a card using the sketch provided by the Watercooler Wednesday challenge and got a great response from it (thanks to all!).   I truly enjoyed the sketch so decided I would use it again (with a little twist of course) and create one of many more birthday cards needed for my sale boxes before the Spring show time is upon me.
The sketch & card I'm referring to can be seen HERE.

This is today's share . . .

I have so many 6x6 designer paper packs and 12x12 packs (can you say hoarder?  lol) so, I just opened one of my paper drawers and grabbed whatever pack was on the top.  

 ( and this is only half of it ... yikes I need therapy!  LOL)
Hence, my starting point today begins with coordinating papers from an OLD Basic Grey paper pack called 'Sugared'.

The floral die I chose today is the Tutti Designs #159 - Tulip Bunch.
Not thinking ahead of time that all the inside pieces pop out I lost a few ... but did manage to rescue most of them and reinserted them on my design.

I like that I was able to get my flags, flowers AND lower corner panel all cut from this one 6x6 piece of design paper.  And, the fact that it ends up going is different directions give it a nice artsy appearance I think.

Challenges to share in:
 In the Pink Challenge #114 - For a Special Lady (and PINK)
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes (BIRTHDAY)

Anyways ... time is going fast and I want to get a few more cards started so best stop talking!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Weekend to you all!
They are calling for snow here in Ohio!
REALLY???????????  Where is Spring?  I want Spring!!!

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, black cs, Basic Grey 'Sugared' dp
Stamps/Ink:  The Stamp Pad Co., Repeat Impressions, Inkadinkado  /  Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Pink Satin Ribbon, dimensional tape


MarvA1ix said...

Fun card, and I loved your story about grabbing a random paper stack. I am going to give that a try today. Love a challenge.

Linda S. said...

Oh Dear!!! I think I can beat you in the "hoarded" paper stash department. At least yours appear to be all organized and put away neatly. Mine...not so much, with papers here, there, and everywhere. No, I'm not bragging.

Donna Phelan said...

I think you are only a hoarder IF you are not organized, looks like you're in the clear! I love the masculine vibe of this card yet those pretty tulips look so Spring like still! This is a wonderful creation!

Diane said...

Ah so very pretty, and that paper made a beautiful card, what a fun challenge for yourself..nothing like a good it turned out super, too!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, that paper looks so cute with your sketch and tulips and, seriously, those tulips are uber-cute! You do have it bad with the paper, Darlene, but you use it a lot, so it's justified (keep telling yourself that). You do look organized, though. I loved this little peek at your schtuff!

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you used these papers, those flowers are so cool and your inside is terrific also!! I keep telling myself NO MORE PAPER, but I am just not listening well, LOL!

Nancy said...

Great ay to organize your paper pads! You card is wonderful Darlene! Love the tulips in matching designer paper! Thanks for being on our gallery at Seize the Birthday and hope to have you back again soon!

Squirrel x said...

Pretty tulips! Thanks for sharing with us at ITP. Hugs xx