Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, CTD, ODBDSLC, and MORE!

It is time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!   "Who says three's a crowd?"  This week we are using three designer papers, three ribbons, and three flowers!                                                                          I am using the sketch for ODBD Shining the Light Challenge(ODBDSLC44)!  I just love sketches.  I also love color combos.  With these two in your hands your card is half done.   I  am using the colors from this week's Color Throwdown 125.  A trio of pear pizzazz, blushing bride, and kraft.  I added expresso as my neutral.   For my card I am using ODBD The Lord Has Risen stamp sets.    I am happy dancing at my latest Mike's find.  While perusing the many isles in Mikes that I forget to check out because I hang out in the paper crafting section mostly, I came across a marked down bag of long stemmed roses in three colors.  Hmmm.  Got me to thinking you know. 

 I thought as many times as I have added little roses to my card how about some long stremmed ones.  And, if that was not enough the stems are covered and I can make curly ques!  Don't you just love it when something like that comes together for you in unknown kind of ways.  Brace yourself because you will see this one again!  I chose three of the faintest pink roses from the pack.  I curly qued the stems.  I tied together with some natural May Arts twine.  I then added my pink floss bow to the top and adhered my arrangement to the top of my ribbon bow.   I really love how it turned out. 

I was not able to make a card for last week's SSC challenge because my sister and I were working on and carrying out our mom and dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party!  Here is a picture I snapped of the two of them.  Aren't they just too cute? 

 Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

On Sunday my son started running a fever of 102.    After a trip to the docs on Monday came back with negative strepp...and something viral.  I pushed the fluids and fever reducers for a few days. Still running fever on Wednesday so headed back to the docs.  He tested positive for the flu!  Oh, JOY!  Since I was around him all week, I woke to a temp on Friday and feeling like someone drug me behind a truck.  Luckily I already had today's card sample made.   It is late Saturday evening and I am feeling a bit better.  No high fever today...just a lowgrade one.   Hopefully, I will be back to my normal self by Monday!  

I have entered my card in  few more challenges. 
Belli Challenge:  Letter P!  Pattern Paper, pearls, pink, pear pizzazz
Simon Says Challenge:  Bingo (die cuts, embossing, ribbon)
Truly Scrumptious:  Brown Pink and Green
AI Factory:  Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - as you like it
Penny's Challenge - anything goes

I will try to do some blogging today.  I apologize for being absent with that this week. I was a bit occupied.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. I am glad that you are feeling a little better Betty. Take care of yourself.

    Gorgeous card and gorgeous colors.
    Wonderful picture of your parents, what a blessing to be married for 50 years.

  2. Betty, you always do such beautiful work, and this is no exception. I just love how you combine ribbons and flowers!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I've never added a "Follower" button, yet I have some. Apparently, if you go all the way to the top of the page where you can do a search, there's an option to "Follow". I tried adding a gadget that would include a button, but it didn't work.

    I pray you are in the pink now. Slow down!

    HUGS, CarrollAnn

  3. Betty this is another GORGEOUS card, LOVE the ribbon on this, you totally aced this sketch hun!!! WOW happy anniversary to your parents 50 years that is sooo AWESOME!!!! What a wonderful picture of them:)Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!

  4. Congrats to your parents on their 50th!!! Love the gorgeous card you made with those fabulous colours and I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. (((hugs)))

  5. Happy to hear you are feeling better Betty :) Your card is stunning as ever! Love all the layers and lacey borders! Such a beautiful pic of your parents :) HUGE congrats to them!

  6. Oh wow such a gorgeous creation Betty!! Love the flowers and yummy ribbons! :) 50 years is a pretty big deal!! Congrats to the happy couple!! AWW!! HUGS

  7. Spectacular card Betty! Love the pop of colors in front of the dark paper! Congrats to your Mom and Dad!

  8. Beautiful card, Betty! I love those long stem roses! I hope you feel better really soon! Thanks for joining us this week at the Color Throwdown!

  9. Beautiful card and I do hope everyone feels better soon! Congrats to your Mom and Dad too! Have a great week!

  10. fabulous card Betty :-) very stylish !!
    Happy Anniversary to your parents and hope you feel better soon xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. So pretty, love all the layers. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  12. Beautiful card. I love the sketch.

  13. OH Betty, feel better!! I am so sorry to hear you guys got hit with the flu. Your parents look so sweet and happy!! My parents celebrate their 50th in 3 years...guess we should think what we will do for that as well and save lots of money. LOL!

    Your card is stunning!! I just love your colors!! The long stemmed roses are so clever. Exquisite take on the sketch my friend.

    Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week! Your support is so appreciated!! Thanks for joining Creative belli as well!!

    hugs! Feel better!!

  14. What a beautiful card. Also a big congratulations to your parents, 50 years is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'use a digi' challenge.
    Choccy x

  15. So sorry to hear you and your's have been ill. Nothing worse than the flu~~ yukky times.

    Your card is very pretty but your ribbon treatment sends it into gorgeousness!

  16. So sorry you are not feeling well.. I hope it gets better. Your card is awesome. Your sponging is so wonderful. Love all the wonderful embellishments you added. Happy anniversary to your mom and dad. They look so happy..:)

  17. Betty, I am so sorry you are not feeling well!! Sending some healing prayers your way!! Congratulations to your Mom and, 50 years is a long time!! Now on to your card...girl, this is ever so beautiful!! I can't get over your ribbon treatments....they always are so fabulous!! Thanks for supporting this weeks Shining the Light Challenge..we so appreciate it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  18. Oh my what a fabulous design!! Loving this! Thanks for sharing at the CTD!!

  19. 50 years!! That's awesome!! Congrats to your family!! And it stinks that you've been so sick. Glad you're on the mend though. As for this card..what a beauty!! I love the black bg. It really makes your ribbon and sentiment pop!!

  20. Your Mom and Dad look great Betty, Love your GORGEOUS card.

  21. What a fabulous layout, I will have to try this sketch. Beautiful card and sentiment.
    Your parents are adorable!! Happy 50th Anniversary to them :)

  22. glad to hear that you are feeling better gf, your card is beautiful-love the colors and the layout.
    very nice photo of your parents-50 years is quite a milestone

  23. Your card is a real beauty, Betty....the dark background makes all the details pop off the screen...sooo gorgeous!!! Your parents are quite a handsome pair...Congrats to them for 50 years of wedded bliss!!!

  24. Betty, this is gorgeous! Love the bow and the elegant tiny flowers. Thanks sharing the picture of you parents. What a sweet photo.

    So glad you and your son are feeling better! Hugs!

  25. No fun being sick! This is an elegant card....fabulous sentiment.

  26. Stunning as always, Betty! I love your little nosegay! Fabulous use of the colors! Hope you're feeling better, girlie! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  27. Your card colors are so fabulous with the black...and of course the ribbon and long stemmed roses are such a stunning accent! Your parents sure don't look old enough to be married 50 years! TFS!

  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

  29. What a beautiful card Betty :)... Congratulations to your parents..50 years is something to celebrate :)

  30. Beautiful card.The colours just pop against the dark background.Just love the gorgeous flowers too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  31. Hope your feeling better now Betty!

    your card is so beautiful!!! love your design!
    Thanks for sharing with us @ Creative Belli!

    and Happy Annv. to your Mom & Dad!!

  32. Great coloring! THX for playing in the Belli Challenge, and sharing this beauty and the pic of Mom and Dad!!

  33. A very beautiful card. Nice picture of your parents too.



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