Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #55 and OCC Challenge

I decided to double up on Challenges this week. My dad had surgery on Wednesday, so my stamping time has been GREATLY reduced. The hospital was 90 minutes away and his house is an hour, so we have been travelling a lot.


Today, we went over to his house to fix his plumbing and I took a box of stamps with me, but did not get a chance to work on it.


So tonight, I am STAMPING! YAHOO. I am LATE on this weeks Bloggers Challenge, but here it is - the theme is BUGS or INSECTS so I used the butterfly from Stampin' Up!'s new stamp set Dreams du Jour.


The OCC Challenge is pictured here too. I used the Endless Designs stamp I purchased a few years ago and rarely use. I watercolored it using Barely banana, Apricot Appeal, Groovy guava, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Summer Sun and Garden Green ink pads with the Aquapainter.
The words I stamped crooked - ACK! I hate when I do that. I tried to tilt the cardstock and trim it up to help balance it, but I can still tell. Not to mention the ink BLOB on a few of the words. Ohhh...I forgot to mention, I used the NEW Scallop punch from Stampin' Up! too. I LOVE it!
Stamp Sets: Jesus Cares by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Calla Lilies by Endless Designs, Dreams Du Jour by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock and Ink: Very Vanilla, Summer Sun, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Summer Sun,Garden Green.
Accessories: Apricot Grosgrain, Dew Drops by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Golden Rod Stickles, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Scallop Row by SU, Cropodile, Mini Glue Dots
Be sure to check everyone on the Bloggers Challenges Blog - they all did a beautiful job! Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty, the butterfly was a great touch.

Marcia said...

Great card, love the colours you have used. Hope your dad gets well soon.

Sandy said...

Very pretty! I love the butterfly too!
Sandy

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful card Chrissy. Love your image and especially your scalloped edge. Great job.

Connie said...

Very pretty... Hope your dad is doing well now! That travelling gets old fast!

MJ said...

Hope your dad's recovery is fast and smooth. I love this card, the colors are wonderful. And of course the details too! The scallop edge and the baubles. Great job.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a busy week! Beautiful, soft colors and the butterfly is just the right touch!

Kathy said...

How cool - it really reflects the details in the picture of the dining room. That would make a nice place card for a special dinner in that dining room!

Claudia said...

Great Job! It looks just great - love the scallop border!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, this is so soft and sofisticated! Pretty butterfly too! Hope your dad is feeling better soon...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Chris! This is so pretty! Your coloring is just beautiful! Love it! :D

Suzanne said...

Very pretty! Love the soft colors.

Kathie Bailey said...

Beautiful Chris! The butterfly is lovely. Hope all is well with your dad.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous, I absolutely adore those calla lillies!!!

Ida said...

Very pretty card. I love the color scheme from your inspiration challenge and you did a great job with your card. The butterfly is a lovely touch.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card....love the spray of flowers and the butterfly is the perfect touch!

tonistamps said...

Gorgeous flowers on this Chris, and the butterfly is perfect!