Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oh Happy Day for {DD #43}

Helloooo there, stamping friends! Well, that was a lengthy hiatus I took from blogging, wasn't it? Yikes! Long story short, I got really sick last weekend with some cold/flu-like illness which knocked me out for the count. Honestly, the LAST thing I was thinking about was being crafty, in between sneezing, fevers and just feeling icky. I'm not 100% yet, but yesterday I did get into my neglected craft room to attempt a project.

This week at Dynamic Duos, we have a soft and subtle color combo which features two of my favorites: Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.
When I saw this sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog, I was hooked! I LOVE layouts with repeated elements, especially in 3's. I did move my sentiment from where it was placed on the sketch, because it seemed to fit on my card.
I wanted to create a clean card, focusing on the colors, so I decided to use the Floral Fusion die for the focal images. I use this die A LOT! I embossed the Pool Party layers on the flowers and dressed them up with some coordinating brads. I felt like it needed a little more, so out came the pearls. Honestly, it is not my favorite card EVER...but I made it under the influence of cold meds, so that alone has to grant me some forgiveness...I hope! :) 
Please join us this week at Dynamic Duos! The rest of the Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for this challenge, so please stop by and say hello. The challenge is open through Thursday, March 14th at Noon (PDT). Have a HAPPY day! 

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Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-A-Bration) 
Paper: DSP scrap that was laying on my desk....oddly enough, I don't think it is Lucky Limeade now, but I did when I put the card together, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Basic Black card stock
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle Punch 
Accessories: Pool Party and Lucky Limeade 3/8" DEsigner Printed Brads, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals.


  1. So glad you are feeling better! I love the black with Pool Party and the mystery paper :) And floral fusion is my favorite flower - cute times three!

  2. The repeated flowers are fab, especially with the coordinated embossing! My favorite part is the pearls sitting on the cute little brads!

  3. So pretty! Every time you use that die I want it and then forget to buy it! You make it look amazing. Hope those babies have been taking good care of you. Hugs.

  4. I certainly couldn't tell you have been miserable - this is so charming! Love the patterned paper and the little pearls. I'm glad your feeling a little better!

  5. Glad you're feeling better, Anne Marie! Lovely card - I like how you mixed up the flowers a bit :o)

  6. This is a pearly beauty. I love clean, crisp design and this fits the bill. The dark accent with the soft colors is fantastic.

  7. I don't think you need any forgiveness here - your card is beautiful! I love the textures and embellishments you used, and the perfect distribution of color you achieved. Perfect! I do hope you are on the mend. So sorry you've not been well! ((Hugs)) and Best Wishes.

  8. I am flashing my "pearly" whites as I look at this beautiful clean and crisp card! Love the dark accents against the soft colors!

  9. Love this, Anne Marie! Those flowers are so pretty, and I love all of the little pearls. I hope you're back to 100% soon -- it's no fun being sick! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  10. This is such a fun and pretty card, Anne Marie!! Glad you are on the mend! Nice to see you this week at FMS!

  11. Such a pretty card Anne Marie, hope you are feeling better!!

  12. Very pretty card Anne Marie - you've reminded me that I need to get that die out and play with it!


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Anne Marie