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Saturday, May 1, 2010

No Flowers for Mom

Good morning and Happy Saturday to you! Here's my DT sample for the Our Creative Corner this week. That's right - no flowers for Mom ): Our challenge is to make a Mother's Day card with NO FLOWERS!! Caps and double exclamation points because I already had a card made and when I went to upload it to the challenge blog, I realized that the challenge called for no flowers so I had to go back to square one.

Do you know how hard it is to erradicate flowers from cardmaking? Well, at least for me it's difficult! Don't laugh - you'll see if you choose to take this challenge. You'll have to scour your paper sash for flowerless paper, hunt through your stamp stacks for stamps with not a petal in sight and embellishments? Heavens, how do we make a card without flower embellies? Thank heavens for buttons and bows!

Hey, guess what? I won first place again this week at JustRite Inspirations! Awesome, huh? It's a $50 gift certificate for JustRite products. This stamp is from their April release which I won for my first dogwood card about a month ago (won the entire April release - woohoo!!). You do have to use a JustRite stamp to enter their challenges. This stamp worked perfectly for the no flowers challenge. The set is Kaleidoscope Centers and Borders and I tried to carry the kaleidoscope feeling outward with the Spellbinders die cut mats. The card layout is from the challenge sketch at JustRite Inspirations.

This is a pretty straightforward card. The coloring was done with Copics. Numerous Spellbinders dies were used. All edges were distressed and sponged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink. The sentiment "for Mom" was done on my computer.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. The DT's samples this week over at the OCC are totally AWESOME. What a great group of artists we have over there! I am so proud to be part of that team. So be sure to stop by and get inspired. Stop by their blogs and leave them some love too!

Have a great weekend!

Blessings & hugs,

JustRite Friday - Sketch
Quixotic Challenge - That's so distressing


Loes said...

Beautiful Card Linda !!

Chris said...

Looks wonderful without flowers!

Sue C said...

Beautiful Linda, it has got my mind working now as I automatically reach for flowers for Mother's Day ! I love the colour combo you've used, and of course your stitching is to die for ! Sue C x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Linda this is stunning those colours are gorgeous and the design is just perfect I do so love this.
Lorraine x

Loretta said...

Aw, Linda! I'm sorry the challenge was a toughie for you! I figured everyone would have an easy time reaching for flourishes, hearts, all things vintage. ((hugs)) I think your card is STUNNING! I love those medallion centers by Just Rite. Congratulations for winning the release! It was a good one.

I feel like I'm having one of those situations too! I thought SCH had switched to Sat's for the challenge to discover last night that we're still Fri's!!! GACK!!!

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is gorgeous - I just love what you did without the flowers. I'm sure your original was stunning too. ;) The image and colors, plus all the vintage touches, make for a perfect card!

Geri said...

Linda, I always enjoy your creations! This one and your most recent TSTR entry are so pretty!! You had left a sweet comment on my winning card. Thank you!! I have two videos on YouTube: Vintage Seam Binding Rose Tutorial and Vintage Seam Binding Flower Tutorial if you would care to take a look. I would appreciate any feedback you can offer! Have a great day!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Linda & I agree it is sooo difficult trying to make a card without any flowers lol.

Hope you're having a great weekend :)


Kathy Martin said...

Such a beautiful and feminine card! Love it! :)

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda this is FABULOUS!! You did a wonderful job the second time around!!! I'm sure the first card is beautiful as well!!

I know what you mean, I found it a little challenging as well, a card with no flowers, especially for Mom's Day!! LOL!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful card but you have a tall order. Yikes, don't know if I could do a Mother's day card with NO flowers, LOL.

Sarah Gough said...

I love this Linda, the punched border mimics the stamp perfectly!

Amy said...

Love your card! The colors are great. The quilt image is perfect--so cozy. Your mom will feel very appreciated when she gets this card.

Michelle said...

This is beautiful, Linda! Love those colors and what you've done with the new Kaleidoscope set! Thanks so much for playing alone with our challenge! :)

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

fun layout, colours and details. tfs!

HappyCrafter said...

Great card! Wonderful job with the stitching and the tule is a neat addition.

Linda Robinson said...

Your card is Beautiful. I love those soft colors you used! You are right it is really hard not to use a flower.
Have a great week.
Hugs Linda R

Cor* said...

Congrats on the win (your card is gorgeous), as is this card! No flowers!! so funny you had to redo it!! This one turned out great!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Linda - you did an awesome flower-free job! I love how the die cuts and tulle ribbon give that feminine feel. Love it!

Congratulations on your JustRite win. Nicely done!


Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Linda, and without flowers! That IS a challenge! You sure ROCKed it though!!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Linda, your card is devine. Love your style, love how you use the JustRite stamps and really love your spellbinders!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, Linda -- thanks for playing in our JustRite challenge!

Grace said...

Totally gorgeous Linda!!! Congratulations on YOUR win too!!! This is awesome in every detail! I love the colors and stitching, the cute little buttons... just perfect!

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