Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I missed being here ...

Hello friends.  I'm so relieved that school is over for the summer.  The past two weeks have been filled with final exams, history projects, performances, field day, fairs ... whew.  So glad to have my children home with me.  Now that those last days are behind me I hope to see you more often!

Today's project is a study in blues.  To be correct it's actually Not Quite Navy in this case.  It's my favorite Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper ... I hope you're not getting tired of it.  My colors combination of brown, blue, and white was directed by the challenge at Off the Wall Craftiness.  The ladies at Simon Says Stamp provided the inspiration to combine 1 image, 2 pattern papers (I kindof over achieved on that requirement), and 3 embellishments!  I'm sure you recognize the Butterfly Punch and of course I had to add some bling with the rhinestones.  The ribbons are a mix of goodness....with our Whisper White Organza ribbon, some trim I picked up, and seam binding dyed with the softest of blues - Bashful Blue.

Our crochet Fleurettes II flowers are beautiful in their original white.  I layered them and added a cute little button with a half pearl from our Pretties Kit.  A covered chipboard heart stamped with the gorgeous flowering branch from Elements of Style is the perfect platform for my little tag.  I look forward to making someone smile with this card...I hope you enjoyed it too.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit the challenges - you'll find them "inspiring" too!  Please be sure to check our Last Chance list!  The link is on the left and the retiring products are going fast!



  1. stunning card :-) the papers and embellies you used are gorgeous ,, love all the 'blues' ,,, beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols and the DT

  2. Beautiful card, Joanne. I'm not getting tired of the Bella Bleu paper. It's very soft, elegant and romantic and I love everything you have done with that paper. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So pretty Joanne! I love the mix of patterns, super fun! Please post the inspiration photo along with the post next time though :) Thanks for playing and good luck!!!