Sunday, May 1, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #45-A Theme Challenge

Hello there and Happy Sunday to you! Thank you to everyone for all of your sweet emails and comments over the past week while I took a little "creative vacation". It's time for another fun, weekly challenge over at The Paper Players! The lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has cooked up a super-springy theme challenge to play along with: 
SO perfect for Spring, eh? Although here in south Texas our temps have been in the mid-90's for a few weeks now. So, I decided to play with some fun, summer colors for this one. I was pretty excited to break out the new Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango Embossing Powders from the Summer Mini Catalog. Pretty much, ANYTHING in Melon Mambo is a must-have for me. :) I love that color!! 
I used the One of a Kind stamp set for my Mother's Day bouquet. As I was typing this up, I realized that the set is actually retired. I was completely convinced this set was still current...whoops! I made the "vase" by using the ornament punch, snipping off the point at the bottom of the "ornament". I know this isn't a new technique, but I still think it's really fun. Finally, I added some bling to finish things off! Let's face it, everything is better when it sparkles!

 As always, I decorated the inside of the card, with the extra scraps from the front:
Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment to say hello before you leave. I can't wait to stop by and visit everyone to see what y'all have been up to over the past week, too. I hope you will play along with us at The Paper Players with our "Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees" theme. The deadline to link up is Friday, May 6th at midnight. Have a very HAPPY day! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: One of a Kind (ret.) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment) 
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Ice Cream Parlor DSP (Sale-A-Bration, ret.), Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Blossom Petals XL punch (leaves), 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Ornament XL punch, Basic Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Embossing powder (from Summer Mini catalog), Tangerine Tango Embossing powder (from Summer Mini catalog), Paper Crimper, Bone Folder, Stampin Dimensionals and Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon (ret.) 
Non-SU! Accessories: green embroidery floss and rectangle/scallop rectangle die cut


  1. Love seeing embossing powders used again and what a job you have done with them, Anne Marie. Every detail is perfect and the silver bling is the finishing touch.

  2. Love all the bright colors and your "vase" is outstanding! LOVELY card.

  3. Dear Anne Marie. This is just beautiful. And it has a sweetness to you that just makes me smile.

    Have a blessed Sunday.
    Inky hugs, Pualine

  4. I love these colors together.. so cheery!!!

  5. This is such a great spring/summer card, love the tropical colors! Love the ribbon behind the image and of course the bling.

  6. AM - this is a vase full of fabulousness. I love the colors and the fact that you decorated the inside. Just gorgeous... the little rhinestones are the perfect touch!
    Another fabulous card - it was worth taking a little creative hiatus!

  7. Ann Marie what a Bright and Cheery card! I LOVE the colors together and I really like your ornament vase... So pretty! Hugs.

  8. Super pretty and happy AM! Love it!

  9. Gorgeous springy colors! LOVE the vase--I never get tired of seeing that punch!!

  10. So unique and creative! You can't beat the bling! An absolutely lovely card!

  11. This is adorable! I love the bright colors and your cute little vase. Great job!

  12. Love this card and the colors are fantastic!!!

  13. Great card...I had to laugh at your comment that you were just sure the stamp set was still current then found out it wasn't. Glad to know that it isn't just me...too funny!


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Anne Marie