Friday, October 1, 2010

Daffodil Thank You

This is my second card today, for me that is a pretty big feat! I was in need of a "thank you" card, but rather then use one from my stash, I wanted to make something new...*shaking my head*...this is why I have a card stash! 

I used two challenges, that I have never participated in before, as my inspiration. My sketch came from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. Looking at it now, I really didn't stretch that middle panel out as per the sketch...whoops! So let me sketch is almost based on the one below: 
 The fun color combo came from The Color Dare blog

Daffodil Delight
Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla

I inked up my With All My Heart stamp set for the first time today. If you have visited my blog before you probably notice this is a trend. I am diligently working on using the many things living in the "Land of Misfit Stamps" (a.k.a.- my craft room). I had another image in mind but it looked too crazy with the background, so I just kept it simple. I heat embossed both the image and the sentiment (although it really doesn't look like it in the photos). I added some lace trim, a cool border, one lone sequin, some embossed polka dots and few, strategically placed, pearls to make the card complete. This is my attempt at "Shabby Chic". I will keep working on it! 
While I was getting the card together, I looked behind me and look who was sprawled out on my other desk...Benjamin Maxwell. He looks like "Stampin' Roadkill", doesn't he? Yes, this is how he sleeps all the time. He is such a mess! 
Oh, and if you read my earlier post...when my sweet husband got home from work today, somehow a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey, my all-time favorite, appeared in the freezer. Guess he must have magical (blog reading) powers. Thanks, are awesome! :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: With All My Heart, Whimsical Words (retired, Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft ink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla cardstock and Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Ticket Corner punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Paper Piercer, pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Non SU! Accessories: lace trim (because I haven't bought the SU! lace yet), border punch, sequin

Have a great day,


  1. oh your kitty is so cute (and so is your card, LOL!) Just love the colours (both kitty and card :-) ). Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Dear Anne Marie.. Thanks for your little note.. You are so sweet. So true.. I am happy to be back blogging too. Life was in many ways a bit overwhelming the last 3 weeks.. but also good.. I will get there. :) It is such an outlet for me which goes together with my passion for card making.
    I love the cards you are making.. and your cat is so gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing your amazing talent of making cards and your encouragement this evening.

    Bless you, Pauline

  3. love love love your shabby chic!! The colors are yummy together and the lace is just beautiful! cream and chunky monkey, none the less, your dh totally gets a shout out for that! :)

    I'm going to have to start looking for some boxers for your Mr. Benjamin Maxwell, just like a man, eh?! ;)

  4. What an awesomne card! There are so many intresting element and they all work so well together! "Roadkill" is exactly what I thought of with Mr. Maxwell, but am so envious of how enjoyable that nap looked!!

  5. Love the colours, love the embellishments, just love everything about it!

  6. ROFL "Stampin' Roadkill" LOL Oh my gosh that's hilarious!

    Very dramatic card today. The colors are great together and the patterned paper is sweet!.. OH and the lace. Cool!

  7. So striking! Love all your little details! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

  8. I am so loving this card! Never thought to use those colors, but wow they have such impact. The details just put this card over the top, the lace, embossing and punch, beautiful Now on to Benjamin, what a very happy and content kitty, my Noel is the same way, loves to sleep on her back, but never thought of Stampin Roadkill, but sure made me giggle. Have a great weekend.

  9. This has a very elegant look to it with the damask pattern, pearls and lace. Nice color combo too.

    Cats DO sleep in the most unusual positions. Sometimes I wonder how they could possibly be comfortable.

  10. Beautiful Card!! You cat is too silly!! He looks pretty happy!!

  11. Yowza! This is stunning! Love the color combo and the border! The paper piercing is a nice touch, too!

  12. Oh, this is beautiful Anne Marie! Love all the layered elements and the embossing. So pretty. Thanks for taking the Color Dare!

  13. Love how you used the image from that set as your focal image. The pearls are a perfect touch too. Great DP and use of the MS border punch. Lovely card using this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Color Dare!

    Just LOVE your kitty picture and stamping roadkill comment LOL! My cat just sits on what I"m working on or right in front of the computer screen. Give Benjamin (have to laugh as this is my son's name) a snuggle for me :)

  14. Your Color Dare card is stunning!!

  15. What a wonderful card. I like your central piece. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  16. Love the colors on this card!!! and love you cat too :)


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Anne Marie