Sunday, March 13, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #38-Color Challenge

Hi there and Happy Sunday to you! Did you remember to set your clocks ahead (if you are on Daylight Savings Time, that is) ? Boo, for that lost hour of sleep, huh!? Today I am sharing my card for the color challenge over at The Paper Players. So excited to be back joining them again as a member of their DT. The lovely Ann Schach, has chosen the color combo below, to inspire some creativity: 
How pretty is this color mix? I know, I loved it and can't wait to use it again soon. For my card, I decided to use a fun, easel card design using the Build-A-Blossom set and matching punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love this set because it is a quick and easy way to make gorgeous flowers in a flash. I decided to dress up my card with some new Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, around the edges for some added sparkle. The center of the flower was decorated with Basic Pearls. Yes, I am still hooked on sponging the edges of everything, too. Why NOT? Almost every layer was distressed with Classic ink and a sponge to add some extra shading to the card.
I used Baja Breeze Seam Binding to create a pleated border around the sentiment. Yes, I know that the right hand side is a little wonkey, I am left-handed and should have remembered to turn the project upside-down when creating the left hand side. Usually, the perfectionist in me would have ripped the card apart and started over...but I think it gives it some character. It IS hand-made after all, so I'm hoping it just adds to the charm. Haha! :)
Finally, here is a look at the card, all propped up. I usually decorate the inside of my cards, but with this one the inside, is also part of the card design. There is a small area to jot down a hand written note. I made two of these cards so I do have one available for purchase, if anyone is interested. There is a PayPal button below the photo. 

While I was taking photos of my card, look who snuck by my side! That isn't all that shocking because he is usually close by. But today, I captured a shot of my little Ozzy, looking so sweet. He really needs a haircut, by-the-way! 
That's all I have for today! Please join us over at The Paper Players this week with your colorful creation. Please stop by and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you. I know I owe ya'll a Blog Candy post...things have been REALLY busy for me recently and I haven't had as much extra time as I have needed lately. Please hang in there. I promise, it is coming soon...I just need a few more hours in the day! Does anyone out there have any to spare? Eeek!!!  

Also, I have to announce that starting NEXT week my usual "Keep it Simple Sunday" post will be moving to the "Keep it Simple SATURDAY". Since The Paper Players challenge goes live on Sundays, I have to shift it around. Please stay tuned for that this coming week. :) 

Thanks for visiting today! Please leave a comment to say hello before you go. If you have any questions about the card don't hesitate to email me. Have a very HAPPY day today! 


  1. Very beautiful. I like the glitter and how you added the ribbon !!

  2. Gorgeous card, Anne Marie! I love the effect that the Baja Breeze glitter gives as well as the pleated ribbon on your easel card. Hope your week goes well and Lexi sends her regards to Emmy and hopes he stays out of trouble!

  3. Everything about this is just GORGEOUS! Love all the fine details. So very pretty.

  4. Beautiful!!! Love all the sparkle! Hate to take away from your gorgeous card but Ozzy, well, he is adorable! OMGosh, what a sweet face!

  5. Hi Anne Marie!!!! I LOVE your card & those pretty colors too! I'll have to see if I can play with your challenge this week...I'm intrigued to find out what my card will look like LOL!!

    Your creation is truly beautiful & I haven't tried that particular design yet but I will! TFS & I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!!!

  6. Hi Anne Marie I'm loving the Baja Breeze glitter!

    I'm passing the Stylish Blogger Award on to you, check out my blog for details.

  7. Oodles of goodness in this card! I don't even know where to begin! First off, that Glass Glitter... I have not seen it before and WOW, it is gorgeous stuff. Love that blossom and all the goodies in the center!!

    aw... look at that sweet, little face?!! Give him a tummy rub for me, won't you?

  8. Just beautiful! I love the glitter....I have some of that and NEVER use it---shame on me! You've inspired me to try to incorporate it on something soon!

  9. Oh how sweet, lil Ozzy -what a doll baby! He's so photogenic, just like your cards are! :) This is beyond stunning - what a beautiful color combination, so elegant and lovely! Your glass glitter is just the neatest element - perfect addition to the flower. Great, great card!

  10. Beautiful card ... love the colour combo and you did a good job with the pleated ribbon (I didn't even notice that there was any difference in the two sides of the ribbon).

    As for Ozzy ... I LOVE HIS WISKERS!!!

  11. Anne Marie this is a Wowzer!Love your flower card. Love everything about it.

  12. This is beautiful!!! Love, love the glitter and the pearls in the center. Just everything about this card is gorgeous. Little Ozzy looks so sweet posing for you.

  13. Wow - So pretty!! I think the ribbon is just perfect!!!
    I love the pop up card too :) Such a gorgeous flower and the pp is beautiful!!

    Love the shot of Ozzy!

  14. Stunning card Anne Marie! Love the center of that gorgeous flower with it's glass glitter and pearl cluster! You picked the perfect DSP too for this floral creation--beautiful! Good to have you back! :-)

  15. First, Congrats & welcome back Anne Marie to The Paper Players design team.
    Second, OH MY Goodness, this is a masterpiece. I love all the gorgeous details. You are the master of creating pleated borders.
    Third, I just signed up for being a stalker/follower/subscriber.

    Come visit anytime!

    xo, Marian Garcia (Studio M)
    The Paper Players March 2011 Guest Designer

  16. very pretty! I have not ventured into the glass glitter may convince me to buy it soon!

  17. This is soooo pretty, Anne Marie! What a gorgeous card! I love it! And your Ozzy has SUCH a sweet face! I love him!

  18. Anne Marie - love the pic of Ozzy!!! what a cutie
    Love the way you incorporated the colors for the challenge. I also love the bling; glass glitter, pearls and ribbon. Fabulous!

  19. I love your card, Anne Marie! It is very elegant.

  20. Oooh. I love all the sparkly edges! Very pretty.

  21. pretty, the sparkle!!! ;)

  22. Your card is gorgeous! I love the glitter glass.

  23. Yea! I can comment! This card is absolutely stunning AM...every detail from the glass glitter to the folded ribbon is exquisite! Love the photo of Ozzy...he is ADORABLE! I want to cuddle that little guy!


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Anne Marie