Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Mother's Day Recipe for Our Creative Corner

Hello, hello! It's Saturday and you know what that means...time for another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Whoo hoo! This week, I am the humble hostess and I wanted to share a challenge to celebrate the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. This week we are cooking it up in the "creative kitchen." The mission is to create a "Recipe for Mom" with a list of fun "ingredients" to whip up the perfect project for Mother's Day. I sure hope you will join us! 
I was also really inspired by the sketch over at Stamping 411. I just love their sketches! When I saw it,  I knew I wanted to use a whole bunch of my under-utilized products from the SU! Occasions Mini catty....which sadly expires on April 30th. 
This is the first time my Apothecary Art stamp set (from the mini catty) has seen ink. That is crazy! It is such a pretty set and if I can watercolor it, anyone can. Haha! I used a Blender Pen and Classic Ink Pads for my watercoloring. I love how it coordinates with the Labels Collection Framelits...which was also used for the first time on this card. I'm a slacker! Ugh! 
There is a lot of texture and dimension on this one. I popped up and also heat embossed the sentiment from the Something to Celebrate set (ret.) for a little added interest. What better way to dress up an image then to add some pretty pearls? They help to distract from my lack of coloring skills. All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post. I'm always so hesitant to over-explain my card, but if you ever have a question, please shoot me an email at: :) 
Please join us this week at Our Creative Corner! The challenge runs through 11:59 pm (EST) on Friday, May 4th, 2012. Be sure to visit the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team to see what they whipped up in the "creative kitchen": 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Hope you have a very HAPPY day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Apothecary Art (Occasions Mini Catty) and Something to Celebrate (ret. Hostess) 
Paper: Twitterpated DSP (Occasions Mini), Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride card stock
Inks: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze Classic ink
Accessories: Blender Pens, Labels Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini), Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Twitterpated Designer Buttons  (Occasions Mini), Basic Pearls and Stampin Dimensionals


  1. Hello Anne-Marie
    Well let me be the first to say what a beautiful card you have made, it has all the elements that shouts 'Mother's Day'; flowers, ribbon, and a soft subtle palette, a recipe to melt any Mums heart.
    Great Challenge.

  2. That is really Beautiful Anne Marie! The framelits have really changed the world of card making! Love it!


  3. Wow, gorgeous card AM. Loving the colours, that amazing bow and the way you added the pearls! So beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful card Anne Marie, love the pretty florals and pearl accents!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Anne Marie!

  6. Ann Marie this card is gorgeous! Love the colors and layout and layers. Super super pretty.
    Also want to congratulate you on being on yet another DT team! Whoo hoo! Way to go. They will love having you. Look forward to another stop on my blogland surfing. hugs.

  7. Wow, what a spectacular card, Ann Marie. Lots of gorgeous attention to detail.

  8. Beautiful!!! Love the image and all the colors and DP you used. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  9. So pretty. Just love the textures and details. Kim

  10. Ann Marie,
    Your cards are so beautiful. I just love them and you seem to do it so then I want a set that I hadn't before.

    You just do such a great job
    Diana from Wisconsin

  11. Gorgeous card! Love those colors!

  12. Gorgeous!!!!!!! Any mom would be so thrilled to receive this!!!! Love your pp choice along w/ your stamp!!

  13. What a stunning mix of textures and color!!! It's gorgeous!

  14. Love the texture! In a word: gorgeous!

  15. So beautiful and classic Anne Marie! LOve all your embellishments.

  16. Gorgeous card! Absolutely perfect in every way!

  17. Anne Marie, this is a beautiful card. I love how your sentiment fit so well with this stamp set. Beautiful paper and color combination with perfect embellishments! Thanks again for the challenge!

  18. This is so beautiful Ann Marie! I love your attention to color.

  19. Hello my friend!!!!!!
    Your card is GORGEOUS as always! I love the colors & the layout is awesome! I'll have to look in on that challenge for their sketches....TFS!!!

    Of course we'll get to meet @ Convention! Send me an email so we can go over details

    Can't wait!!!!!
    Hugs & Love,

  20. Ohh, Anne -- such a pretty card -- eye candy for sure. Love that you embossed the framelet "frame" -- fabulous look. Thanks for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  21. Just gorgeous. Loving the design and colours.

  22. So pretty! I love the colors, texture and design. This certainly showcases your trademark style. I love it!

  23. This is beautiful Anne Marie. You did a great job coloring the image; it matches the dsp.

  24. Beautiful card and your coloring is fantastic!! Love this stamp set, but don't use it nearly enough!!


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Anne Marie