Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Flourishes Home Decor Challenge

To celebrate the release of 3 new home-related stamp sets, Flourishes is having a challenge. The idea is to find something in your home and use it as inspiration to make a card. The DT came up with the most gorgeous and creative cards. They are choosing one lucky winner to give the new sets to. I wanted to get in on this challenge because,.....well, it challenged me. (I long ago gave up on the idea that I might ever win anything free, so I don't do the challenges with that as my main goal. I mean there's still hope, but miniscule at best when it comes to me.) Anywhoo, I have a Charming Tails piece in my craft room that I just love. I bought it with my daughter, for my daughter, but it graces my craft room because she still resides here. I decided to attempt to capture that for my card. Most everything I used is from Flourishes. The coffee cup is from "Coffee with Friends". The large flower and the leaves are from "Poppy Patch" and the small flower is the coneflower from "Summer Botanicals." The sentiment is from "Mixed Greetings." The pearls are "Blush" Kaiser pearls, and the background paper is from Memory Box's "Grove." I colored my flowers and leaves with copic markers and adorned the edges with Stickle's Stardust. It is all mounted on Bazzill dotted swiss CS. The green and white ovals, cut with my Nestie's, are from SU and PTI. Be sure to check out the cards the DT did, and I think there's still time to get in on the challenge, but hurry. Thanks so much for looking.

Blog Award from Rachel

Rachel from My Cardstock Creations nominated me for this award. Thank you bunches, Rachel. Needless to say, I was ENCOURAGED.

The rule's of this Award are as follows:

1) Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2) Nominate 5 other people and give a link to there sites.
3) Let the people who you have nominated know.
4) Put a logo of the award on your blog.

My 5 nominees are : (this is always the tough part, because there are so many incredible bloggers and talented stampers - but here is my list for this time)

For beautiful card creations and the ability to make me laugh: Joan, Paperlicious
For adorable cards with critters that I'm just now discovering: Teresa, Crafteresa
For beautiful cards and as much encouragement as any person could give: Carolyn, P.M.S. Etc.
For cards and a blog that keep getting better and better: Cindy, Stamping Therapy

For a fun blog to visit and really great projects: Nancy, Windstar Creations

Please be sure to check out their blogs. I know you'll smile and be inspired. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. It encourages me more than you know.