I came home and put everything away and then was ready to being creating. My first card is one that was inspired and created fro this week's new Color Combo Challenge being hosted over at 'The Outlawz'. This is a copy of the inspiration image showing the wonderful colors we have to work with -
As you can see the colors this week are - light blue, deep purple and creamy white. The twist is to add a charm to your project too. For more ideas, please hop on over and check out the cards the design team has created to share with you. You'll find them all here.
And this is my card!
I had actually started this card yesterday, but my mojo has been MIA and I have not been very creative at all this week. Thankfully, I think it's coming back and my inspiration started after I opened up a package of goodies I had ordered from SCACD on Sunday.
I had picked out my papers yesterday and knew I wanted to use a stamp or sentiment in the center and after browsing through my collection of digital sentiments, I chose this one from Rainbow Echo Designs. I did not finish it until today and one of my favorite parts of this card is the gorgeous purple fabric flower, by Petaloo. It was one of my new goodies that was in my new goodie package from SCACD. Seeing how well the flower had matched the purple cardstock I had already picked out, I was excited to get back to work to finish this card. I used my Cuttlebug and two Spellbinder Die sets to cut out the sentiment and also the background layer which is a really intricate cute from a brand new set called Parisian Motifs. It's one of the new CHA releases and there are two more, (Parisian Accents and Floral Doily Motifs), that I have also love and had to have! All of these goodies are available from Susana's store and are in stock NOW!!
If you are not familiar with this store, I highly recommend you head on over and check it out. The actual name is Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, or SCACD for short and you can find it here. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you'll already know that I love Susana's store and shop with her often. I'm also a fan of her store blog ' Follow your Heart' and even more excited about the brand new challenge blog, called Friends with Heart Challenge Blog, which officially launches on April 5th.
Susana had added so many new things to the store, that it was even harder to pick out what I wanted. There are so many wonderful new paper packs and the 6 X 6 packs are my favorites. And no matter what anyone says, I don;t think you can every have too much paper!! LOL! My latest cravings have been for the new Bo Bunny, Prima and Basic Grey Releases and I know own at least one pack from each. I am also a big fan of Flowers and Prima pretty much has been my favorite for a long time, especially these new sets! Love THEM!! If I could, I would probably buy one of each color and everything I do shop it's always so HARD to pick out which ones I want to add. This time I bought this set and these too! I have to again tell you how MUCH I am loving the new 'fabric' flowers from Petaloo! Awesome!!
I'm also using my new goodies on both of today's cards and my next card, features some of my new paper from the Moulin Rouge Prima set, along with some older Prima Flowers I had in my stash. This card was created for today's new Sketch Challenge also over at 'The Outlawz' and you are all welcome to come on over and join the FUN! I have included a copy of the sketch we had as our inspiration --
Created by Sandi
And this is my card
I'm off now to work on a new idea and I also have a new TOY to try out. I bought the new Cuttlebug All in One System, along with the Thank You Set to go with it. I had remembered it from Marti's Blog back while she was out at CHA and thought I would love it. I bought mine at a great prize from Terri of Stamps Alive and it arrived this week, but I have not tried it out yet. I'm not good about reading instructions and for some reason Provo Craft never seems to have good instructions with their products? The same thing happened when I bought my Expression and my Gypsy, they just do NOT send along very much for such complex machines. This time, I can't even find ANYTHING on this on the Provo Website which is a bummer!!
So, if anyone sees or comes across any good video's or demos on this cool new product, please let me know. I do thank Marti for the info on her blog and know that will be a huge help. But, I'd also still like to see a video too! You'd think the PC would have one online, but if they do, I haven't found it? t I'm a very visual person and would love to see a nice video that I can follow along?
Have a great night and if you are now off to Susana's store.....Happy Shopping!!