Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thank You..

Hi all!  Happy Thursday to you!  If you have been following my blog, I am sooo sorry I have been MIA this past week.  I've had a few things going on plus my Birthday was last week and my Darling Hubby took me away to Celebrate.  That was the nicest surprise ever! 8-)  Then When I got home I finally opened my Etsy Shop! Yay! Very exciting! Kind of my Birthday Present to myself.  So Please feel free to stop by my Shop and check it out, I'd love to know what you think and if you have any comments or suggestions, I am all ears. lol  And lastly, I was determined to get caught up and finish a few projects that were almost finished but not quiet... Any of you out there in Blogland know what I mean?? lol and have a few partially finished cards on your crafting table, that you just keep putting off for different card projects that take priority.. Well I did, and I got them all finished up. Yay! 8-)


For todays post, I thought I'd play along with the Fabulous Ladies of CR84FN and their latest Color Challenge #29! What gorgeous colors they have this week, I tell ya! Couldn't help but play along! 8-) Plus it gave me the perfect excuse to try out my new lights and light tent that just arrived this past Monday.  I had  a bit of trouble with the tent and my camera, So I will wait to use that when my Darling Hubby is home and we can use his awesome digital camera instead.  However, using just the lights with their diffuser covers worked fabulously.  Let me tell you, they really made a huge difference in the quality of my pictures.  Wow, very exciting! 8-)  I just have to give a big shout out of thanks to my friend, the Wonderfully talented, Miss Sue Lelli who recommended them to me.  Thank you Sue! 8-)


I stamped my favorite Flourishes Gerber Daisy's onto Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo black and did a bit of masking to add a cute little butterfly from the same set.  I  colored them up with my trusty Copics using a few of the Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes.  I embossed my kraft BG with the help of an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.  Then I put a nice little embossed edge on my image with my Score Pal and matted it up with a combination of plum and light plum CS from my stash and some  beautiful digi DP from Sassy Designs; a recommendation by my friend and DT Coordinator over at Stamps R Us, the Fabulously talented, Miss Jan Hunnicutt.  Thanks Jan!  Sassy Designs is having a huge sale right now, only a dollar a set! SO if you like digi DP, go and check them out before the sale ends....   ~Now to add some bling to my cute little Butterfly, I used Star Dust Stickels & after that dried a bit, I stamped my Impression Obsession sentiment right below my sweet Gerber Daisy bouquet  using Memento Rich Coco.  And that's just about it, I added some ivory seem binding from my stash, attached a fun little plum button with a bit of hemp cord, popped up my main image with some dimensionals and added a few pearls to finish it all up.  And that makes three for the series.. I previously made one in sunny golden yellow shades, that you may well remember, but I also created another one in gorgeous shades of pink for my Darling Hubby's Mom. 

Hope you all have a fabulous day & thanks so much for visiting! 8-) 

16 comments:

  1. WOW!!! How gorgeous this is! So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  2. Fab use of this weeks color challenge - beautiful coloring of the lovely floral bouquet! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  3. This is stunning!! You've got so many pretty details in your card - love the daisies!! I also like the embossing backing and pretty papers. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

    Your surprise weekend away sounds like a great surprise.

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  4. Oh Shannon, thanks for the shout out! I hope you learn to LOVE your lights and tent as much as I do! Your card is GORGEOUS! LOVE how you masked and added that butterfly with the stickles! FAB detail! LOVE the embossing and that perfect bow with the plum button! GREAT card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Shannon! You did a fabulous job of coloring those daisies! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  6. WOW! Beautiful card Shannon! Those flowers look AMAZING! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  7. Yeah you for getting your Etsy shop up and running!!! I've been dragging my feet on that, but now I'm inspired. :) Happy be-lated birthday to you also and I LOVE your card..it's absolutely stunning!!
    Happy weekend and happy stamping!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  8. Wow! I love it. The purples are gorgeous and I love how you placed the butterfly. Love it!
    Jo xx

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  9. Great take on the challenge!

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  10. Hi Shannon!
    I've spent about an hour tonight oohing and aahing over your oh so beautiful and detailed cards. Congratulations on your Etsy shop and I wish you a belated happy birthday. Carol

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  11. Gorgeous card Shannon. Love the pretty flower image. The colors show up so nicely. :o)

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  12. Simply GORGEOUS !!! Love your beautiful shading on those Daisies & the colors are amazing. I'd love to know what colors you used on this little beauty so I could give it a try.
    Thanks for becoming my newest follower ...
    Hugs, Janie

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  13. Beautiful flowers and love the layers! Gorgeous card. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

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  14. Wow! This is fabulous and you've colored those daisies beautifully.

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  15. Not sure how I missed this one. Sorry. I love the Gerber Daisies and the sweet butterfly. You used the colors perfectly. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)
    Hugs~

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  16. Absolutely lovely, Shannon!! I have this stamp and this is gorgeous!

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