Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Just Rite Challenge 51: An Act of Kindness

Hello friends!

Silly me.  I finished this card last week and forgot to post it for the challenge!  It's down to the wire, so here goes!

I fell in love with this paper and just HAD to make this card.  I've seen this ribbon treatment around, and thought it would be perfect for this paper and this particular card.  All of the stamps are from JustRite....naturally!  The die templates are Spellbinders....naturally!  And that pretty little bling circle around the sentiment is Close To My Heart.....naturally!

JustRite's challenge 51 is to make a card for to thank someone who was kind to you, or a project as a random act of kindness to someone.  I think I know just who will receive this card from me!

Can you believe there is only one day of March remaining?

Good grief!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spellbinders/Flourishes Birthday Pennants Blog Hop!

Flourishes and Spellbinders(TM) have teamed up for a blog hop to introduce the cutest ever stamp set from Flourishes, made just to coordinate with our awesome-est Nested Pennants dies! Are you ready to take a peek?

This fun set just screams celebration and offers six different pennants and flags all designed to coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders S5-028 Nested Pennants and Spellbinders S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants. There are also nine sentiments and eight accents in the set that you can use to deck out your pennant shapes in fun and different ways!

Want a little more to coordinate with your cards? How about the new Strips and Stripes background set from Flourishes? This set offers three strips to use together as one background or separate as three different strips that coordinate with the Birthday Pennants set! Since the set was just released last night, I can show it to you now!

Flourishes asked us to join their team for a little show and tell! Make sure to hop on over and see....

Barbara Anders

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Danielle Kennedy

Dawn Burnworth

Julie Koerber

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Jan Marie Caruso

Heidi Blankenship

Beth Pingry

Margie Higuchi

Holly Simoni

Mona Pendleton

AJ Otto

Latisha Yoast

Deborah Young

Kazan Clark

Terre Fry

I had so much fun with these stamps and die templates that I created two little projects for you today!

I used one of the pennant stamps for the banner, and one of the little flag stamps peeking out from the right side of the photo.  The Strips and Stripes are used to create a mat for the photo.  Sweet!  A little butterfly anchors the journaling tag, which is another nested pennant.  You can click on the photo to enlarge it. 

Stamps:  Flourishes Birthday Pennants, Strips and Stripes
Dies:  Spellbinders St-028 Nested Pennants, S4-306 Wonky Rectangles, LF-001 Creative Book Pages, S5-051 Fancy Flights
Paper:  CTMH Felicity, CTMH Color-Ready Kraft Borders
Inks:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, CTMH Twilight and Bamboo, Copic 0.1 Multiliner (Black)
Other:  CTMH Pearls, Michael's Bride Pearl

My second project is an adorable little banner that I will use to anchor a layout featuring my beautiful Mom!

I cut the bottom layer with chipboard (Diet Dr. Pepper box!) and paper.  I used a different pennant stamp from the Birthday Pennants set - just love this one!  Everything is mounted on foam squares for extra dimension (see below).

Stamps:  Flourishes Birthday Pennants, CTMH Bingo Alphabet
Dies:  Spellbinders S5-045 Banner Basics Two, S5-028 Nested Pennants, S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants, S5-026 Labels Twenty
Paper:  MME Stella Rose 'Mabel', CTMH Colonial White Cardstock
Inks:  CTMH Sunset, Juniper
Other:  Webster's Pages Little Whimsies, Prima Pebbles, Xyron 500 Create-a-Sticker, CTMH Juniper Buttons and Sunset Ribbon, The Twinery Caribbean Twine, Foam Squares, Glue Dots

Would you like to win these sets? Just leave a comment here on this post!  We'll draw one lucky name for both sets and announce it tomorrow on the Flourishes blog!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

Till later,