Monday, July 11, 2011

Fabulous Summer Flowers

Hi Everyone!

A couple of new projects to share with you today. The first is a small 8x8 layout that is part of a book I am making to take to my Mother-in-Law when we visit later this month. I wanted to do something very simple for her, so each page only has one picture. It's been a lot of fun to do and it's nearly finished. I used Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores along with some patterned papers from "Me and My Big Ideas"
The quote sticker at the bottom is from a package I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

The second project is a card for yesterday's Stars and Stamp Sketch challenge. I useand Sage Shadow, Harvest Gold, Sahara Sand pattern paper and white paper. I cut the large white circle using my Laina Lamb Digital Circle cutting kit and my Cricut with SCAL Software. I cut another circle measuring 3 1/4 out of the Harvest Gold card stock before adhering the lace circle. I used Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities for the Sage circle. I embossed the large flower from Our Craft Lounge "Fabulous Florals" with Versamark and White embossing powder. I stamped the smaller flower with Sage Shadow ink and then cut it out before adhering it with a gold brad. I embossed the white background piece with the "Floral Fantasy" cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment in the corner is also from OCL "Say it Big" set.

I am entering these projects for the following challenges:

The Layout:

1. Dream Valley Challenges: Summer Theme

2. I Did it Creations: Floral

3. Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Summer Flowers

4. Two Sisters Challenge: Summer Fun

5. Crazy Challenges: Summertime

The Card:

1. Play Date Cafe: Color Challenge (Light Green, Light Yellow, White, Kraft or Taupe)

2. Our Craft Lounge: CAS (and use flowers)

3. One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes

4. Pile it On: use your favorite technique. Mine is embossing, whether heat embossing or dry embossing. I always seem to incorporate it into my projects

5. Stars and Stamp Blog: Sketch

6. Make it Monday: Anything Goes

7. Inspire me Friday: Anything Goes

Have a great night everyone!


Fiona said...

Very pretty card Dori - great texture, love the flowers. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Jen M said...

Pretty card and I love your LO too!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Dori. I love how the gold shows through the lacy circle. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Josephine said...

So lovely - love the lacy circle!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous, I love the lacy circle, its really stunning :-) Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy, feel free to come over and enter :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dori, So glad you stopped by my blog. This card is so sweet. I love the Cricut lace circle!

Linda said...

Great colors and that sentiment!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card and LO! Love your circular card though, with the little die cut, so lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great projects! LOVIN' all the yummy textures in our take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Cindy Groh said...

Love your layout. The colors and design are perfect for this photo. Fabulous job!! Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week.

Lin said...

Two beautiful creations. Love, love, love your summer layout! Your card is pretty special too.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley this time.

Lin xx

Kendra said...

Love how your paper matches the pool water perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Lyndi said...

Lovely layout. What a gorgeous photo. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

WendyP said...

lovely layout card - thanks for joining the floral challenge at IDIC challenge blog this week

Stephanie said...

This is fantastic, so pretty! Thanks for playing along at OCL!

Marjo said...

Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

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