Friday, April 1, 2011

Joan's Gardens #12 Card Challenge

HOORAY ... it's FRIDAY!!
Do you have exciting plans for the weekend??

We are going to our daughter's Saturday evening for dinner and celebrate granddaughter, Morgan's 19th Birthday!  Wow ... how'd  she get that old already??  Just proves how fast time is flying!  Enjoy those little ones everybody ... they grow so FAST!!  

For the card challenge at Joan's Gardens this week, she is asking us to create using the following . . .

• Window Top Card ( an opening in the top of the card with the design on the inside)
• Add three colors of flowers for the focal point.  
• A Birthday card
Here's what I came up with . . .

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I just received my order from Joan's Gardens yesterday and couldn't wait to create using the pinkpaislee 'Butterfly Garden' 6x6 designer paper.  
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Here's a list of products used for this creation:
Papers:  Coral cs, White cs, Old Olive SU cs, Wild Wasabi SU cs, scraps of yellow, coral & orange cs
Inks:  ColorBox 'Rose Coral' Chalk ink
Accessories:  Tool Kit to make flowers, 'Iridescent' Memories Mist, Sakaras punches, Kaiser pearls, Sizzix leaf die, Martha Stewart lacy butterfly punch, Spellbinder 'Beaded Circle' Nestabilities die, White organza ribbon from Michaels

Those product items highlighted in bold print were purchased at Joan's Gardens!  Be sure to pop over and see all the wonderful, unique items she carries in her store!  I also just purchased the new DOILY DIES from CherryLynnDesigns ... they are AWESOME!  I hope to have something to share with you using one of these dies something early next week.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!


  1. Darlene, this is so very pretty! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love the opening you have created.

  2. WOW, Darlene, this is soooo pretty. I just bought this butterfly punch and really have to use it before I forget I have it, lol

  3. Darlene, very pretty card. I love the details you have done.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the #12 Card Challenge. Great entry!


  4. Love this Darlene. The stamens in the flowers are so pretty - see you used some of the ideas from the workshop. You did an excellent job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us again in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  5. This is gorgeous, Darlene! I love the colors and papers and beautiful flowers!

  6. Love it, love it, love it, Darlene ,,,,,waht a neat idea to create a window card,,,,,,it inspired me to ceate my own version, I love your flowers,,,and the vibrant colors you used here wowww...

  7. Great job with this your flowers. I got that paper, ephemra and stamps and I love it,too! The stamps give such a crisp clear image. Good luck this week.


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