Saturday, September 4, 2010

Apple Blossoms and Brownies

Happy Saturday! It is a gorgeous day here in Texas..finally cooling off a bit! Hey, anything less then 95 degrees is a sign that fall is approaching here. For some reason I woke up UBER early today. I decided to get moving, take my little "pupster", Ozzy, for a walk (it was 77 degrees this morning...YAHOO!!), then snag a little "creative time" while I had it. 

I have been wanting to create something with the new color combo at The Color Throwdown blog, since Wednesday. I love their color challenges. Maybe it's my recent addiction to my SU! Color Coach, but I am HOOKED on playing with new color combos lately. How FABULOUS is this color trio, by the way?? It makes me think of two things: fall and brownies! HaHa, not kidding...think peanut butter brownies with walnuts. Hmmm, just me? Okay, moving on...   

While searching for a sketch to pair up with this delicious color mix, I came across The Sweet Stop blog this morning (kind of ironic, don't you think?). As soon as I saw this sketch I IMMEDIATELY knew what I wanted to do. I love when that happens, when an idea just "clicks".

I adore the bold, solid images in the Apple Blossoms (hostess) set. I think this set is going to see a lot of ink in the future. It has quickly become one of my new favorites! The gold accents were my hubby's idea. He knows how much I love the *bling* and said the card "wouldn't be complete without something shiny"...oh, how I LOVE this man! He knows me too well! :)

Oh, and since I was so inspired, look what made their way into our house this afternoon...BROWNIES! Soooo yummy! Ozzy and I have a few more walks in our future because of them, but they were SO worth it!

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Apple Blossoms (level 2 hostess set), Short and Sweet

Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) classic ink

Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White cardstock, Tall Tales DSP (retired) 

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired), hemp twine, mat pack, paper-piercing tool 

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: button, gold accents

 Hope YOU are having a great weekend! :)


  1. Yummy, ok both brownies and card:)I agree on the weather, it was so beautiful out and so nice not to sweat at 7AM. Your card is great, love the ribbon and brads on the side and the twine with the button, the whole card says fall! Have a great weekend.

  2. Yummy, makes me want to lick my computer screen! hehe...the card is FAB and of course your hubby was spot on with the bling! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Anne Marie!! I love the color choices and your take on the sketch is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing!!

  4. I love the colours you've used on this card.

  5. Beautiful project - not long till we in the UK have the same color choices as you and I can join in the challenge!

    And those brownies look YUMMY - my favorite sweet thing in the world!

  6. I just love this set. Mostly because of the image you used. It looks great in this color combo. I like your ribbon/button/twine accent.

  7. Ohhhhhh ::: hand out for a Brownie! :::: tee hee! Those look quite yummy! I used to live in San Antonio and I tell ya, I dont' remember it ever cooling off, lol! Bless your heart! Your card is fabulous! What a neat color palette - and super sweet stamped flowers. Love it!


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