Friday, February 12, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #5

Happy Friday Everyone and welcome to another 

Today's challenge is "BE MINE FOREVER" ... no, not a mushy card for that "special" person in your life ... but a STAMP SET that you will never give up or sell!  Personally, I don't give up or sell ANY of my stamps ... someone else can have them when I'm dead and gone ... till then, they are all MINE!!!  So, with that being said, I really had a hard time picking just one stamp set!  I do find I really enjoy this Inkadinkado Garden Delight set.  This butterfly always turns out so beautiful and helps in making a quick card.

Details for this card are as follows:
Stamps:  Inkadinkado Garden Delight, Serendipity stamps (sentiment)
Papers:  SU Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, SU Rose Red designer paper
Inks:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Darice satin ribbon, Martha Stewart heart border punch, Bow Easy, Fiskars swivel craft knife, glue dots, ZIG 2-way glue
 A HUGE thanks goes out to all those who played along with our "Heart to Heart" challenge last week!  What wonderful creations you all came up with.  We appreciate your support and hope to see you again this week!!  Please be sure to pop over to the Raise The Bar Challenge Blog and add the "direct link" back to your creation on Mr. Linky!  I try to get around to everyone with a little love but if I missed you last week, sorry, I'll try harder to drop by this week!

I'm also entering this creation into the challenge over at Flutter By Wednesday's ... thanks Joni!

Please be sure to check out the inspiring creations from the other Bar Tenders!  You can find links to their blogs on my sidebar!  Thanks for stopping by and please come back tomorrow for Saturday Spotlight!  More fun coming your way!!


  1. I totally looove this one! That Butterfly is just gorgeous!!
    Teri x

  2. Happy Friday Girl!!!! Maybe we will be lucky with no snow this weekend!!!! Your card is beautiful, LOVE the colors and that beautiful butterfly!!!!! Great border too!!!! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Darlene this is just unbelievably gorgeous! I about fell off my chair when I saw this card - the colors, the butterfly, the layout is so incredible! I do think this needs to be entered into Flutterby Wednesday:
    and tons others so that everyone can see it!! Thank you for being you! :D

  4. Darlene, this is gorgeus!!! I am totally lovin' that beautiful butterfly!!!!

  5. Oh my's really uniquely-gorgeous hun! Awesome job with that butterfly!

  6. WOW Dar...this butterfly is beautiful!

  7. THis is gorgeous Darlene! Love that butterfly! I know what you mean about not selling old stamps....I never sell mine either and I don't understand people that do either. I mean, even though I probably have hundreds, if not thousands, of stamps, I still never have just right the image or sentiment when I need it. I may not use a stamp for years, but I'm thankful its there, when I need it. NOw, if Only I could find it. LOL!

  8. I love this, Darlene--red & black are so perfect together! Thanks for the chat today!

  9. Wow, wow, wow!! Do you need my address for a home for this gorgeous card?? LOVE this!! LOVE it!
    Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  10. With the red and black, this has an Asian feel for me. Just stunning Darlene!

  11. Dear Darlene,

    I came to visit you from Raise The Bar to specifically tell you how much I love this card - the colors and design is just gorgeous! But, now that I am here, I see that it is just one of many lovely creations! I think that I shall follow and have fun perusing at my leisure!

    I invite you to stop by Create With Joy when you have a moment - if you like what you see, I'd love if you'd consider becoming a Kindred Spirit!

    Ramona :-)


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