Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Color Trifecta for OCC

It's Saturday and time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner! Guess who is the hostess again this week? Yuppers...that would be me. :) A few weeks ago, while perusing Pinterest, I came across a graphic with colors that I absolutely loved. I have a slight infatuation ok, obsession, with that is probably what inspired me with these colors. That graphic is awesome! Then, just yesterday, a big ol' box of new Stampin' Up! goodies was delivered to my door and I was ready to go!  
I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches (designed by the fabulous Jen Mitchell) for the design of my card. At first, I stamped a couple of different images but they didn't seem to pop like I wanted them to. This card needed dimension! Then I turned to my trusty Butterfly Punch...which sadly is retiring at the end of May. So, I am officially declaring May as the "month of the Butterfly Punch" just to make sure it gets some proper recognition. Who is with me? :) 
I used two brand-spankin' new DSP (Designer Series Paper) packs for this card: Comfort Cafe and Floral District. The new 1/4" Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight is also shown on this card. The sentiment was die cut from the new Bitty Banners Framelits Die. It cuts those cute banners PERFECTLY, every time! Can I get a "whoo-hoo" for THAT? For those with "Banner OCD" like this gal, these dies are simply fabulous and a must-have! All four of those products will be available with the new SU! catalog, coming  soon. Give me shout out, if you want more details. All of the products used are listed at the end of this post. Please email me if you have any questions at:
Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you will join us this week at Our Creative Corner! The challenge closes on Friday, May 11th at 11:59pm (EST). Be sure to stop by and say hello to the rest of the lovely ladies on the OCC Design Team to check out their fantastic creations:

 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: 
Anna Christensen - Anna Christensen Crafts
Thanks for stopping by, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List; 
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Comfort Cafe (NEW) and Floral District (NEW) DSP, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic ink
Punches: Butterfly Punch 
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Perfect Pennants DIe, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits Die (NEW), Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (NEW), Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals 


  1. These colors looks so wonderful together and your card is very, very beautiful. I like the different embossing and punched dies.

  2. Gorgeous card Anne Marie - love the butterflies & bow :)

  3. Your card just makes me smile Anne Marie ~ so happy and cheerful! Love what you've done with the sketch!!

  4. Oh, these sneak peaks are killing me! These colors are gorgeous and I love the multi-layered butterfly. I think I'm going to try and hop on the butterfly punch bandwagon! I don't think I used it nearly enough these last few years!

  5. Pretty! The colours are Great :)

  6. Aw, look at you playing with your new goodies!!! This is awesome! I will be sad to see that punch go away....I did a club last night and used it and they ALL bought one!!! Can't wait to get this paper and banner die too! WOoohoo!

  7. Love the new goodies AM. The colours are some of my FAVS!! This is an awesome challenge my friend! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. This is the trifecta for sure! love the colors together and your card is beautiful!

  9. This is such a gorgeous card. Love it. And thank you for hosting the OCC challenge this week. It's a great and fun challenge.

  10. Anne Marie, this is a great card! I love how you used these new DSP's from SU!. The layered butterfly looks like it will take flight right off the card. And I too, am a big fan of the scallop circle - very delicate.
    Have a wonderful weekend. hugs, sharon w.
    sorry I was late this week, for your challenge.

  11. Absolutely delightful! That butterfly has so much dimension and is just gorgeous! Love, love this card!

  12. Hello Anne Marie
    The colours are just happy and cheerful, but then Yellow tends to do this. It emulates light and warmth, and your creamy hue does all of this. A wonderful card and a wonderful Challenge.

  13. Gorgeous texture Anne Marie. I love your bright's a feel good color. The pearls really set this all off nicely! Gorgeous!

  14. I sooo love this card Anne Marie ... that yellow is so bright, and happy and is such a "feel good" colour ... love all the new goodies here - a banner die? wow ... gotta have that ...
    Thank you for your fabulous challenges the past two weeks, even tho I missed the first one ... I loved this challenge, and love these colours!!!

  15. Oh m goodness, this is just delightful. I love all the patterns and textures you have included but that stitched grosgrain ribbon just stopped me in my tracks - it's fabulous! Love this color combo you picked out - I honestly never would have put those colors together but they just WORK! I'm so glad you gave me a push in that direction :)

    Thanks for two great weeks as guest designer - you definitely did us proud!


  16. Ack! You put your new goodies to good use!!!!! I love this! Great use of the DSP! And I {heart} the little bow!!!!

  17. Absolutely beautiful color combination! Love the butterfly punch too. tfs

  18. Anne Marie, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the textures and shapes that you have incorporated into your design. What a wonderful use of your new goodies! Thank you so much for inviting me to guest design on this weeks challenge - I had such fun and was so honoured to be included xx

  19. WoW!!! Great colors!! I didnt realize you had a love for giraffes!!! Love those papers you used too!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Lovely card and take on the sketch! I love the yellow paired with the kraft and all the lovely embossing. Congrats on being a winner at Freshly Made Sketches!!

  21. WONDERFUL take on the sketch. I love your layered butterfly (never thought to do three layers, only two) and your colour combo is so refreshing!
    Cheers, Karen

  22. Great color combo Anne Marie! Your card is so pretty, love how you made the butterfly

  23. BOY was I bummed that I wasn't able to do this weeks challenge. This is one of my FAVORITE color combos! You did a great job on this creation, I love the embossed background and the butterfly is so adorable. Another great challenge and amazing creation!!

  24. Talk about an amazing sneak peek card!!!!! Love how you used the new DSPs and the 3-D butterfly is perfect! (so bummed about this one going too...) I am counting the days until the man in brown brings me a box of goodies!!!


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Anne Marie