Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blossom with Love

We are being snowbirds just now, which is a wonderful thing.  However it means that most of my crafting supplies are back at home.  Each year I agonize about what to bring and what to leave at home.  This year I decided to bring just my very favorite stamps and dies, plus the basics (white cardstock, a small selection of design papers, most of my inks, and markers).  So far I've been doing pretty well, but I was sorry I hadn't brought more stamps when I saw the new challenge at the SIMPLICITY challenge blog.  Since it's sponsored by Penny Black, of course we're expected to use Penny Black products.  I brought a grand total of 4 Penny Black stamp sets with me.  Here's what I came up with for my first entry:

SIMPLICITY challenge

This is probably my favorite PB flower.  It's from their Petal Party set.  I've used it a zillion times, but I don't think I ever colored it pink.  So that's how this card started.  And since the SIMPLICITY blog is all about CAS cards, I also decided to add just a sentiment and maybe some sequins.  This sentiment is also from a favorite set called Every Happiness.  It's pretty tiny, so I white embossed it on a strip of black cardstock, hoping that it would stand out better.  

I do love how this turned out - this flower looks good in any color, colored or paper-pieced.  So glad I brought it along!

12 comments:

  1. It's lovely, Lin! So pretty in pink! ♥

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  2. Sweet :-) I have this stamp too and love it! The pink is beautiful.

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  3. You should see the snow falling here right now Lin!!! Happy you had a chance to get away. This is soft and pretty, love that flower!

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  4. Pretty card -- it's always a fun challenge to use what you have on hand. Where are you snowbirding?

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  5. Lovely card. I like the pretty sequins.

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  6. Haven't gotten a card made for the challenge yet, but you've certainly inspired me! This is gorgeous, Lin--you didn't need any other supplies--perfect!

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  7. Beautiful card Lin. So glad you have these supplies with you. It a stunner in it's simplicity

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  8. This is so beautiful! I would agonize over what to bring if I had to choose, lol. Looks like you did really good.

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  9. I love the pink flower and how you embossed the sentiment on black. Such a pretty card!

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