Saturday, March 31, 2012

How GREEN is Your Spring?

Hello there, stamping friends! I have attempted to keep up with my blog (and blog visits) recently, but life has been really busy over the past two weeks. I can't believe another week has flown by. Yikes! Please bare with me, I'm trying to get caught up! The good news is time for another new challenge over at Our Creative Corner. We are going GREEN for the spring season. The amazingly talented Marcy Kamiski is our hostess this week and here is her challenge, in her own words: 
"How Green is Your Spring." 
 I love this photo montage - it's chock full of inspiration.  
Make whatever paper-craft you like and show us Spring in all its splendor, using GREEN as your main color!"  

I paired up this theme with this week's awesome sketch at Stamping 411:
I decided to feature the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment DSP from Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration event. Today is the last day for Sale-A-Bration...and I'm really having a hard time saying good-bye to this patterned paper. Good thing I have 4 packs stored away. ;) I focused on the flowers in Marcy's inspiration photo, for my card. All of the supplies I used to create this card are listed at the end of the post. I am always uber-hesitant to over-explain the "how-to's" of a project, but if you ever have questions, I am only an email away: 
Here is the shot of the inside of the card: 
As I was snapping photos of my card on the front porch last night, I felt something brush by my leg. Looking down, I saw the neighbor's kitty staring me in the face. This little guy is super-sweet and always on "patrol" with the neighborhood happenings. Thought I would share his furry face with you all today. Isn't he cute? :) 
Sure hope you can join us at Our Creative Corner this week. (Along with the sketch challenge at Stamping 411.) Please stop by and visit the rest of the OCC Design Team to see their glorious GREEN creations for this challenge: 

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Our Guest Designer this week: 
Maya Stenshagen-My Love for Papercraft

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a HAPPY day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Petite Pairs
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Crumb Cake Classic ink
Punches: 1-1/4 Square punch, Scallop Square punch, 3/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon pack, Pool Party Designer Brads, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Stamping Sponges, Basic Pearls and loads of Stamping Dimensionals


  1. Oh, this is so beautiful. I like your layout and this DP is the greatest. I´m really sad that mine is already used. ***sniff***sniff.

  2. Love this....I usually like things in threes but this card with FOUR squares is perfectly delightful! And what a sweet neighborhood watch you have there!

  3. Oh my stampin' goodness, this is exquisite! I love it, Anne Marie! If I had this DSP, I would definitely be CASEing this beauty! I wonder if it would look as stunning in different colors? I think the green just makes this card perfect in every way!

  4. How nice to have a friendly neighborhood kitty!

    This stamp set and paper have been two of my favorite items, and I really like what you've done with them here (I've pinned them). Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. A true AM beauty! I love all the gorgeous layers!

  6. Another stunning creation. Just love the beautiful design and striking colours.

  7. Gorgeous card the softness of the green and the sketch is awesome. Such a beautiful card in every way!

  8. Love all the green - and a fabulous way to use that gorgeous DP too. So beautiful.
    CUTE kitty!

  9. wow, Anne -- amazing detail on your card. It is absolutely gorgeous -- a work of art! Thanks for sharing your card and your talent with all of us at Stamping 411. Blessings, Gretchen

  10. Love this card - the colors, the adorable bow. There are so many elements but they all work perfectly together.

  11. oh how I ADORE this card Anne!!!! I would love to CASE this if I may...and also pin this to my board! Your creativity is STUNNING! thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  12. Beautiful card! Love all the layers and colors!

  13. Oh how I LOVE this! All of it is just perfect!!!! That kitty is super cute too:-)

  14. Very pretty and oh so 'springy'! The hint of pool party and crumb cake are perfect accent colors to the gorgeous garden of green on this!
    Love this DSP as well and also did a little stocking up. I just hope I have enough!

  15. Hello Anne-Marie
    For someone who went through a flood and to come up with a this delightful creation is amazing, I think you have made one gorgeous card.
    PS. Cat is gorgeous too.

  16. What a gorgeous piece Anne Marie - and your card is stunning too, LOL! (love the kitty!) These colors are SO Springy! I always love your cards, they are so layered and full of awesome detail! Hugs, Marcy

  17. This is gorgeous! The greens are wonderful and all of the paper worked perfectly with the sketch! Nothing sweeter than an organza bow :)

  18. Anna Marie, you are just too cute with your hoarding of the DSP! (I have two packages stashed, myself) I agree, this paper is fabulous! and so is your card! I think SU! should feature it, in their magazine to show us how to really showcase the versatility of both the DSP and the stamp set. Great card! And I love how you did your flowers. So pretty!
    Have a great week!

  19. Just gorgeous! Love the dp you used! I might have to play along with the sketch challenge! I like it! How cute the neighbors cat came to say hello!

  20. Whata super card Anne Marie ... your creative use of DSP and fab layers always delights me cos the effect is always stunning ... I love these colours and I love that textured border with the pretty ribbon ... awesome as always!!!

  21. Love the colors you chose for this card, and the design with the block up! Your bow is gorgeous as well!

  22. Totally beautiful! A wow! Punches and ribbons and pearls oh my! I love the way you used all the elements. Just beautiful!!

  23. Gorgeous card!

    Team Craftwell

  24. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the pearls.

  25. This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the blue and green together! :)

  26. I love that little touch of blue in this! Green and blue together is my favorite combo so this is my fav this week for sure. Have a great weekend!

  27. Beautiful! Love the colours and the fabulous ribbon treatment!

  28. Totally Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing with us

  29. This is truly a work of art! What a gorgeous card!


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Anne Marie