The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stampin' B's Old/New Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone! Ready for our first Stampin' B's DT challenge of 2011? This week Joanne is our hostess, and she is challenging everyone to use an old favorite along with something brand spankin' new on our cards. Easy!!

My old favorite on this card is my beloved baker's twine. I'm finding myself reach for this all the time now!! And my brand spankin' new item? That lovely pink sheer ribbon rose!

I've been making lots of thank you notes recently (see here, here, here, here, and here!), but I think this is my favorite. And it was pretty easy to throw together!! I love the results.

Here are a few other challenges I incorporated in this card:
1) card stock
2) "thanks" rubber stamp
3) leaf rubber stamp
4) baker's twine
5) lace trim
6) peach paper flower
7) yellow gel blossom
8) pink ribbon flower
9) yellow brad
10) pink button
11) sponging in haystack ink around the edges

I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss for today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Sentiments O'Simple, {ippity} Now and Always
The Paper Company CS
Ink: Palette toile pink, water lily green, and haystack
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, sponge, lace, baker's twine, foam tape, paper flower (Making Memories), gel blossom (Heidi Swapp), ribbon flower (Offray), button from my stash, yellow brad
Techniques: ink distressing


Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fresh that new bloom.....makes me think spring is on the way.....which is false, but a nice thought...

Marisa said...

Totally adorable, Emily! Love the baker's twine for the stems and the variety of flowers in the bouquet. Great card :)

Benzi said...

Come quickly, Spring. We know it won't. (frown) Your card is so sweet and your new flower is just lovely. Great job on jojot's challenge this week. I started about 9:00 p.m. trying to get my 'B' card ready for uploading but Blogger is out of whack. It may be a little late.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty flower garden! Love your new ribbon flower and all that white space!

Unknown said...

This is so darn cute.. Make me wish for spring..

Hugs, Linda

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the flower bouquet!! A clean and simple card, that's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Emily.. It has such an eclectic feel to it.. All the different elements pull together making a great creation.

Anonymous said...

very pretty and so spring-like with the bright flowers.

Anita said...

Beautiful card Emily. I love how you used the twine for the stems and that lovely piece of lace adds such a vintage feel to this card. That sheer pink ribbon flower is truly gorgeous.

Sue Lelli said...

What a LOVELY thank you note! Of course you KNOW I LOVE the pink ribbon rose - and other flowers! So PRETTY for the color challenge! THX for playing with us at CR94FN!

Unknown said...

This is just lovely, Emily! Love the baker's twine and the ribbon rose is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love all the fun elements and how you used them!!! Bakers twine stems, sheer ribbon flowers, I could go on and on!! What a lovely piece of art!!!
Fabulous take on the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Emily this is such a pretty flower garden! Love the sweet lace trim and 3D flowers! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge!

Pauline said...

Gorgous, love the bright springy flowers!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sweet and beautiful! I LOVE what you did with the baker's twine - genius idea! ANd your new pink flower is a whole bouquet of them would be nice for a Valentine's Day card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

PS - left something on my blog for you here:


Pat said...

Emily, that is a charming card! I love the vintage feel, yet still the fresh colors of ribbon on the flower!

I have a lot of TU cards to make, so am happy to see new idea's.

Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs, Pat

Silke Ledlow said...

Emily your card is gorgeous!!! Love the flowers..and what a perfect take on the colors too!!! Hugs ~S~

Debbie said...

WOW ... CAS and oh so pretty! Thanks for sharing your sweet garden with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja