Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dry-embossed Thinking of you


Hi there!  A few days ago I was looking at www.cleardollarstamps.com and found that I really loved the stamps illustrated by Laurie Wilson.  I checked to see if she had her own blog, and sure enough, I found it at http://clearlydelightful.typepad.com  She does monthly challenges on the 5th, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  She's giving away a free digital image to everyone just for participating (you can see the images here:  http://doodlepantry.com/)!  Sweet, huh?!  Here are her stipulations, if you want to play along:



TO BE A PARTICIPANT do the following 4 things (super easy stuff!):
  1. Follow the challenge theme with a project or card --The theme is to 1. Use DRY EMBOSSING and 2. Use some YELLOW color on your project. (Note: the yellow does not have to be on the dry embossing)
  2. Post MUST be dated within the time frame of the challenge.  Please, no past creations, create something new 
  3. Use Mr. Linky Widget to share your creation post (direct link to actual post)
  4. YOU MUST Leave a comment on THIS challenge post AND mention which Doodle Pantry image you want for free just for participating.
    *****Entries due by April 19, 2010***** 
    I knew as soon as I read the dry embossing part what I was going to use.  I've had the flowers in a can/sentiment for a long time, just sitting in my stash from a swap, and you know I've been on my use-it-up kick lately, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to see it used.  Of course some of the flowers happened to be yellow, so this challenge almost *wasn't* a challenge to me!  hehe  This was such a simple card- I used some scraps of cardstock, a bit of yellow patterned paper by K&Co, an oval embossed Nestability, and some of my new-to-me antique buttons.  Note: I just went shopping in the town where I went to college and scored some pretty lace, a couple of jars of buttons, bulk ribbon (50 yards a spool!) and some old sheet music at the antiques stores they have there.  It never occurred to me  to look for card making supplies in an antiques store, but I'll certainly have to go back every now and then!  :)  Anyway, my card came together really quickly, thanks to the challenge and the swapped focal piece!  Hope you enjoy, and hope you check out Laurie's images- they're super cute!!
    -Suzanne :O )




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    9 comments:

    K. Joy said...

    How cute! What pretty colors, and I love the half pearls in the corner. :) Thanks for joining us!

    Carla aka scrappypug said...

    really cute card.. great card to have on hand for many things too.

    Laurie tx stamper said...

    This is precious! I love the country style of the whole card. Thank you for playing the CDBC4!

    Janice W. said...

    Suzanne I love your dry embossed card!

    Tricia said...

    Oh, this is so pretty! I've seen cards like this at our LSS and they are just striking! Thanks for playing!

    rubberstampinzone said...

    Suzanne.. This has got to be one of my favorites. I love it. Everything goes so well together. Your embossing is terrific and I adore the three pearls! Absolutely beautiful!!!

    Pat (mspfd) said...

    Love the dry embossing. Your flower and watering can look awesome! Thanks so much for joing in the Clearly Delightful challenge.

    GiftsByHeidi said...

    Love your card!!

    Georgia Ehrmann said...

    So very pretty! Don't you just love the challenge?! Thanks for playing our CDBC4

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