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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Inspiration Challenge - Elum Pocket Journals



Happy Saturday, everyone!! I was sooo excited to see my friend Anne as the hostess for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast this week....and what a wonderful challenge!!! I have been babysitting all day so this card was done in bits and pieces!! Gabe is 2 and always on the go...not much time to stamp while he is awake!!

I used six different stamp sets to create this anniversary card for my DS and his wife.This is the picture that inspired me. I started by stamping the flourishes and some of the leaves on the white cs. The top leaves were all stamped, embossed, cutout, and applied with dimensionals. The Martha Stewart punched butterfly with pearls was the only embellie...can't believe I didn't use ribbon!!! TFL and have a wonderful Saturday!!



The Pumpkin Pie leaves are from one of my very favorite sets, Best Blossoms. The Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip leaves all came from the Bodacious Bouquet set. The PP flourishes and thin CC leaves under the bottom left TT leaves are from Clear Dollar Stamps Elegant Flourishes and Antique Scrolls. The PP flourishes on the sentiment are from Basic Grey's Two Scoops Heart Smudge and the sentiment is called Phrases Collection by See D's Stamps. The thick CC and Bordering Blue swirls under the leaves is the flourish stamp from Roses in Winter.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope your weekend is wonderful!!!

16 comments:

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

This is sooo stunning Joan! Love the colors and that wonderful butterfly!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Joan. This is a perfect match to the IC. Great job.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Joan...this is GORGEOUS!!! I love, love, love the colors!! And the leaves and sketch and all the details, are just fabulous!! WOW!!

Shirley said...

How pretty and such an unusual color combo too! Very very vibrant and cheerful!

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Joan!! I love the colors, all of the swirls & branches..and sweet little butterfly!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, look at all that dimension. Fantastic, girl!!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW!!! Joan this is absolutely OUTSTANDING! I love all of the elements you've used here! It's PERFECT!

Anne said...

Girl this is one fabulous card!! You just about blew me down! I love these colors, awesome card!! So happy to see you in the IC gallery today!! Thanks for the support, big giant hugs to you GF!!

craftypixie said...

orgeous Joan!! I so love your work,thank you for the comment on my blog..Not much time to make cards etc at momenr as i have to finsih my computer course by 15th Feb and we also got a lot of stuff to get done for trying to be foster parents
Happy sunday Wendy xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So beautiful, Joan! love it!

Danita said...

How gorgeous is that!!! Wowowowow, I would never have put turquoise and More Mustard together, awesome color combo!!! Great take on that inspiration picture!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Joan you amaze me! Such fun colors again and the stamps used work very well. Plus the scallop edge is just perfect... Thinking of you! :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow!! Love all that dimension and texture!! Gorgeous!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is so fabulous!! I love the colors, the details, cut outs popped up!! GORGEOUS!!

Christi said...

This is amazing! LOVE those colors together!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Whoa! This is SO GORGEOUS!!! I love how you used the inspiration piece to perfection! Those branches are totally awesome!!!