Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Wedding Gift

I was hired out a little while ago to make a wall hanging as a wedding gift for one of my mother-in-law's friends. She sent me a baggie full of ribbon and her only specifications for this project were to use the Proverbs 16:24 verse and to have the ribbon dangling from it. She had seen a wall hanging that I had made my mother-in-law a while back that was to be used for displaying cards from. Here is the link to the one I had made myself in the past.
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Frosty Days dsp, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Blooms, dew drops, Pretties kit, Labels 4 Nestabilities, frame, ribbon
I'm going to be honest. While I like this project, it was a hardship getting to the end result. Coming up with the layout and putting all the goodies and bling on it was fun, as always. When I went to assemble it, that is where the challenge came in. This frame is not the highest quality, so I had to reinforce the back with some hodgepodge that you obviously don't see. In doing so, I had to drill some small holes in the back, but I did not have any tacks or tiny nails to fasten it down. I did find some smaller nails in my husband's tool chest, so I thought 'aha, I will clip these babies down and that should do the trick.' I grabbed some needle nose pliers and decided to 'clip' the nails down to the appropriate size.

The first one was a breeze, but the second one not so much. I think it would have worked perfectly had I not gotten the meat of my hand caught in the clippers. Yes, you read that right, I took a chunk out of my hand in between my thumb and my pointer finger. Ok, it's not as bad as it sounds. I can move my hand, but it certainly 'smarts' if you know what I mean. I'm pretty sure I won't be crafting anymore tonight, but hopefully I'll be up for it tomorrow.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks Day #4

This is the final day of sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps, which means that everything that has been shown to you over the last 4 days will be available for purchase TOMORROW, July 1st!! Today I'm showing you the Stamp of the Month (SOM) for July. It's called Tag It and can be yours for FREE with any $50 purchase before shipping. After all the wonderful things that have been shown, I'm sure you'll find $50 worth of stamps and other wonderful things to buy.

My first sample was made from a backpack pattern that I found in a very old edition of Paper Crafts magazine. I'm so proud of myself, because I finally figured out how to enlarge a pattern so that it fits the paper perfectly. Don't ask me to explain it, because I'm pretty sure I couldn't. ;P It's a fun card, because the flap opens up for you to be able to write your message. It fits in a standard invitation envelope.
Stamps: Tag It -- July SOM (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum, Perfect Plum dsp, Whisper White
Accessories: backpack pattern, silver hodgepodge, Tags Trio Nestabilities, silver rivet, silver charm, purple ribbon, black marker, sponge

My next sample is a fun little nugget box. I really like how it turned out, and because it was so easy, I plan to make more to have on hand. You never know when you're going to need a little something for someone special.
Stamps: Tag It -- July SOM (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade, Whisper White
Accessories: Matchbox Bigz XL, Scallop Edge punch, oval cutter, Basic Grey Purple Half Pearls, Hershey Nuggets, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

You can see more samples done with this set at these amazing ladies blogs: Angela, Katie, Candy, Laurie

Believe it or not, there are other sets to preview today!

Porch Conversations - Kim, Tori, Linda, Stacy, Candy, Laurie
Patchpal Kitty - Sarah, Shawne, Candy,
Patchpal Skunk - Tori, Candy, Laurie
Patchpal Ducky - Stacy, Candy, Laurie
Patchpal Bunny - Tori, Shawne, Candy, Laurie,

I hope that you've enjoyed the past few days of Sneak Peeks. I had so much fun making them all month and couldn't wait to share them with all of you. Remember, they will be available for purchase from Clear Dollar Stamps tomorrow, July 1st. Get those credit cards ready. . .I know mine is standing by ;D

My Pick for the CDSWCC25 Featured Stamper

Oh my goodness! The two times that I have had the privelege of hostessing the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet have been awesome! I do believe that the ladies conspire together to make my choice of featured stamper incredibly difficult though! LOL, I'm just kidding, but the talent is amazing. There were 11 ladies who participated this weekend, and it was so wonderful to see all the talent and inspiration. The colors to be used were Riding Hood Red (or a deep red), Summer Sun (or a dark yellow), Kiwi Kiss (or an olive green), an optional Chocolate Chip (or dark brown), and White. Everyone's take on the colors were so different. I love it!

After a lot of deliberation, Audrey's card is the card I chose to feature. I just love this covered bridge, and how Audrey used the colors. She made it look antiqued, which I never would have thought of for these colors. The simplicity of the layout works perfectly for this image, and the faux ribbon and brads are the perfect accents. Nice job, Audrey!

Like I said before, this was a tough choice, so I want to link you to all the talented ladies and their cards. You'll love what these ladies did with the colors, so go leave them some love!

Thanks for playing ladies! Be sure to check out the color challenge next weekend ;D

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks Day #3

Here it is, day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks and there are still so many great sets to see. It's hard to believe, but CDS just keeps coming up with amazing stamps to debut! I only have one set to show you today, but it is a super fun masculine set that you will have so much fun playing with. This set is called Yard Yabber and has 21 stamps for the small price of $14.99. I loved this set from the moment I saw it!

My first sample is one of my favorites because it has some retiring colors used on it. Laurie blows me away with her artistic talent in designing so many of the CD Stamps. I chose to watercolor both of these samples, and I really like how they turned out.
Stamps: Yard Yabber (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Gray, watercolor paper, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: aqua painter, Peony Nestabilities, SU dimensionals, oval punch, sponge, Tangerine Tango ribbon, white gel pen
My next sample makes me laugh out loud. The sentiment that I put on the inside just makes me invision this gigantic cake that needs to be cut. I can imagine some big guy grabbing his chainsaw and making a huge frosting mess all over everyone cutting into the cake {lol}. I found this corkboard in my stash of goodies and knew it would be perfect for this card.
Stamps: Yard Yabber (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, DCWV All About Boys, cork board, watercolor paper, Whisper White
Accessories: aqua painter, sponge, oval cutter, Top Note Bigz Die, red ribbon, window punch, white gel pen

If you'd like to see more samples done with this set check out these wonderful ladies blogs: Katie, Sarah, Candy, & Laurie

But that's not all! There are still more stamps to show off today. All of the stamps that have been shown over the past couple of days will be available on July 1st, so you don't have to wait much longer. Here are a list of the other sets you can get a peek at:

Charlie Summer Fun - Kim, Angela, Katie, Stacy, Candy, Laurie
July Larkspur - Angela, Tori, Candy, Stacy,
August Gladiolia - Katie, Sarah, Candy, Laurie
Rosebud Castle - Kim, Nancy, Sarah, Candy,

If you'd like to see the full stamp sets, head on over to Lori's blog. Be sure to come back tomorrow, because, yes, I will have some more to show you!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks Day #2

My next set of samples is from a really fun set called Veggie Stew! This is a set of 19 for only $9.99. Wow, that is such a great value, as are all of Clear Dollar's Stamps. I had some fun with these samples, because this set comes with some great phrases. This first sample was a sketch challenge given to the DT. I love the layout ;D
Stamps: Veggie Stew (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, White Craft
Paper: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: sponge, Glossy Glaze, Kiwi Kiss courdoroy buttons, Argyle embossing folder, white embossing powder, SU dimensionals, white gel pen

My last sample just makes me giggle. How hilarious would that be to receive a card like this in the mail. I think it would make me feel a bit better about any 'pickle' I might be in {hehe}. I made this one monochromatic to go along with one of the challenges given to the DT. I'm still giggling to myself about this one {hehe}.
Stamps: Veggie Stew (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Garden Green marker, air art tool, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Versamarker, clear embossing powder, heat tool, SU dimensionals, window punch, circle punch, green dew drops, Large Pinking Circle Nestabilities
That is all I have to share with you today, but I will have more tomorrow. Be sure to check back in to see what other goodies Clear Dollar will be releasing on the 1st of July.

For more samples done with this fun set check out these talented ladies blogs: Linda, Nancy, Candy, Laurie

There are also two other sets to get a peek at, so go check them out here.
Summer Dahlia - Kim, Tori, Sarah, & Candy,
Tangy Trio - Katie, Nancy, Sarah, Candy, & Laurie

Go show these talented ladies some love, and don't forget to stop here again tomorrow to see what else I've been working on all month ;D

Clear Dollar Sneak Peeks Day #2

Good morning everyone! It's day 2 of CDS sneak peeks and I actually have 2 new stamp sets to show you this morning. This first one is called Sweet Scoops and is a set of 27 for only $9.99. YES, you read that right 27!!

My first sample with this set is actually a gift card tin. I received the wonderful gift of an ice cream gift certificate from a friend for watching her baby a couple of weeks ago. It made me think of this set and what a fun gift this would be to receive.
Stamps: Sweet Scoops (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Frosty Day dsp, silver
Accessories: Lables 4 Nestabilities, silver cord, SU dimensionals, Crystal Effects, gift card tin
Copics: Y00, E43, B00, E57, YR07

My next sample was one of the first ideas I had come to mind when I saw this set. I loved the idea of paper piecing the ice cream scoops in order to get some really tall cones.
Stamps: Sweet Scoops (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Mambo Melon, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede

My last sample for this set was just fun to make. I loved the idea of little Sweet Scoop note cards. Sometimes I just want a little note to give to my man in his lunch or tucked in his uniform. He still, after 10 years, makes my heart melt :D
Stamps: Sweet Scoops (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Neenah Solar White, Picnic dsp
Accessories: large silver brads, red striped ribbon, Curved Rectangle, Dahlia, & Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities, Zig painty silver, orange ribbon, red ribbon & buttons, flower fushion, window punch, red glitter, SU dimensionals
Copics: R46, B00, Y00, YR07, W-1, YG03, G94, YR68

If you want to see some other fun samples done with this set check out these amazing ladies blogs: Angela, Katie, Tori, Stacy, & Candy

Scroll up to see my next set of samples!

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks Day #1

The time has finally come! It's day 1 of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks! These days ahead are going to knock your socks off. There are so many wonderful sets that Clear Dollar will be releasing on the 1st of July.

I have 2 samples of one amazing set to show you! The set I'm showing is called Sheltering Lights. I'm not sure what it is about light houses, but they are so beautiful to me. I grew up in Nebraska, so obviously I never saw any until I visited the coast of Klamath, California for the first time. Sheltering Lights is a set of 7 stamps for only $9.99. Golly, I love Clear Dollar Stamps, because you can fall in love with a stamp set and not feel guilty about spending such a small amount to get it.
Stamps: Sheltering Lights (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Going Gray
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, jute, watercolor pencils, blender pen, red rhinestone brads, Double-Ended Tags Nestabilities, circle cutters
Stamps: Sheltering Lights (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Baja Breeze, Sweet Slumber, DCWV La Creme
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffetta ribbon, slit punch, clear dew drops, white gel pen, cloud stencil
Copics: W-1, W-3, W-5, R46, Y00, YG91, YG03, B93, B95

Awesome stamp, huh?! There are more stamp sets to see today, but I don't have them to show. You'll have to check out some of the other DT to see what else is out there. Trust me, you're going to want them all!

Sheltering Lights: Kim, Katie, Linda, Nancy, Candy, & Laurie
Shining Strength: Kim, Linda, Nancy, Sarah, Stacy, Candy, & Laurie
Lost in Space: Kim, Angela, Tori, Stacy, Candy, & Laurie
My Little Ballerina: Kim, Angela, Nancy, Laurie, Shawne, & Candy

Be sure to stop back here tomorrow to see what else I have to show. I'll be showing things all weekend! Also, check Lori's blog for a chance to be the July Guest Designer, and go check out Papercraft Planet to play along in the Weekend Color Challenge. There are soooo many fun things going on! See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge

I'm sitting in my hotel room waiting for the rest of the family to wake up and get ready for breakfast. We had such a wonderful time at the Yankees / Braves game last night. I'll even share a quick picture of our fun from last night.
All right, now onto the real fun ;) Woohoo, it's the end of the month and that means I get the priveledge of hostessing the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet! I chose the colors Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, White, and an optional Chocolate Chip. I wanted my card to be a fairly simple yet elegant looking card so there isn't much detail. I really like how it turned out.
Stamps: Pretty Perches (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: SU dimensionals, hodgepodge hardware, Riding Hood Red ribbon
Grab your Clear Dollar Stamps and let's see what you can come up with. We would LOVE if you would join us over at Papercraft Planet!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just for Fun

I'm so excited, because my husband actually put in for some leave for today and tomorrow. We will be leaving in a few hours for Atlanta, because tonight is the Yankees vs. Braves game at Turner field. For Father's Day the kids and I ended up getting all of us new Yankees t-shirts to wear at the game, and my husband was so thrilled! Jim has been a fan every since he was a little kid, and we are definitely a baseball family.

Okay, onto the goods. I made this card for fun. I'm really quite sad, as I always am whenever the In Color colors are about to retire. So I thought I would use Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Kiwi Kiss (wiping a tear away). Christi and I discussed the other day how we always do this. Then after the new In Colors are out, we can't even remember the names of the old ones {lol}. It's so true.
Stamps: Smooth Sailing (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, watercolor paper, Baja Breeze, textured Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss dsp, Muirfield dsp
Accessories: Circle cutters, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Large Pinking Circle Nestabilities, label punch, Vanilla hodgepodge, aqua painter

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Truly Scrumptious Color Throwdown

Yes, I am posting again! This time it's for the Truly Scrumptious challenge and the Color Throwdown. The Truly Scrumptious challenge is a sketch and for the Color Throwdown we had to use the colors Kraft, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette.

I really like this little pig that comes in the Farm Critters set from Clear Dollar Stamps. He's so fun! I also used the Critter Messages set from Clear Dollar that goes so well with all the animal sets that Clear Dollar has to offer.
Stamps: Farm Critters, Critter Messages (CD Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Kraft dsp, Kraft, Baja Breeze dsp, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, paper piercer, sponge, Copics

The Splitcoast Sketch and a Color Dare

With all of my stamping obligations done for the month and the kids outside playing with their neighbor friends, I decided to just stamp for fun (what am I saying. . .stamping is ALWAYS for fun!) I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch challenge and for the Color Dare challenge. I'm about out of baby cards, and I've been dying to use my new Gigi Giraffe from Clear Dollar Stamps. These 2 challenges were the perfect combination for my baby card. On top of all that, I had received this awesome gift from my best friend, Christi and I have really been wanting to use it on something that I could show you all. She got me the Large Pinking Circle Nestabilities! Don't I have the greatest best friend!?

The colors we had to use were Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, and Apricot Appeal. Fun colors, huh? I'm really going to miss Kiwi Kiss when it retires. It has become one of my favorite colors!
Stamps: Gigi Giraffe (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Apricot Appeal, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Basic Grey Rhinestones, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Large Pinking Circles Nestabilities, sponge, Copics, Swiss Dot embossing folder

Paper Blooms Challenge #12

Well, it's been 3 months since Leah started the Paper Blooms Challenge Blog, and it's hard to believe that my time as a designer for Paper Blooms has come to a close. It has been such a joy and a honor to be a part of such a wonderful and amazing group of designers. In honor of this being my last challenge as a designer I chose to make a birthday card as a tribute to the 'birth' or beginning of Leah's wonderful Etsy shop.
Stamps: Charlie Daisy (CD Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue
Paper: Mellow Moss, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Basic Gray, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: handmade bloom from Paper Blooms, Tags Trio Nestabilities, dew drop, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Copics, sponge

So head on over to the blog and be inspired by the DT's work. Leah has some exciting new for the blog and a chance for you to become a guest designer!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Check out this Interview and some Great Giveaways!

I just checked out this interview over at Women to Women, and Lori McCroskey was the one interviewed! She is the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps, and such an amazing lady. Trust me, you will be blessed by this interview!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge #24

This has been a very busy week with Vacation Bible School at our church and random military meetings to attend, but I found some time to play. I've also been working on my sneak peeks for the new releases for July, and I already can't wait to share the great stuff that will be coming out. You all are going to LOVE everything!

Today is Friday, and you know what that means. . .the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet! This week it is hostessed by the lovely Lisa, and she has chosen the colors Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Taken with Teal, White, and an optional Lovely Lilac. What fun colors to work with! I chose to use the June release Motorcycle Mania. I just love coloring this set.
Stamps: Motorcycle Mania (CD Stamps)
Paper: Whisper White, Neenah Solar White, Taken with Teal, DCWV Pet Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Dimensionals, Real Red ribbon, Real Red brads, Copics

I'm off to get the kids ready for VBS. It's their last night at Camp E.D.G.E. and they have had such a blast. Go grab your CD Stamps and get to creating. You have all weekend to come up with something, so I can't wait to see what you all come up with ;D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Paper Blooms Challenge #11

Today over at the Paper Blooms challenge blog, we were challenge to come up with a card for a man who has influenced our lives. This was truly a challenge to me. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but it was my wonderful husband who helped me to develop the idea of fireworks. Now that I've made it, I love it.
Stamps: Happy Father's Day (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red dsp, Basic Black
Accessories: handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, buttons, Linen thread, watercolor pencils, Basic Grey Square Silver Rhinestones, Matchbox Bigz XL die (for the label)

Remember you don't have to have any of Leah's fabulous blooms to play along. Although, I think the DT has tempted you with some amazing work. . .go check out the rest of the team's goods (their links are on my sidebar). You can find Leah's fabby blooms to buy at her Etsy shop. So glad you stopped by, and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge

We are back from our mini vacation, and it was fantastic. I love the beach! It's so relaxing and fun. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Here is a picture of my kids and their body boards. They were 'shredding' the waves (as they called it).
This next one is a picture of my kids and my man at a beach blast we attended. It wasn't so much for me the grown ups, but the kids seemed to enjoy it. It was pirate themed if you couldn't tell ;)

All right, now down to business. This is my card for this weekend's Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet. Alex is our hostess and I love the colors she chose. She chose Pacific Point, Summer Sun, black and white. What fun colors! While I was at it, I thought I would throw it in the ring for the Card Patterns challenge.
Stamps: Cute Critters (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point
Paper: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Doodlebug flower, circle cutter, Copics, SU dimensionals, Scallop Edge punch, white ribbon, white gel pen, sponge
So go grab your Clear Dollar Stamps, and give this challenge a go ;D

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Paper Blooms Challenge

I'm sitting here in my hotel room, looking out at the ocean, and being totally overtaken by God's marvelous work.  Yes, I'm on vacation, but just had to get up and post for this week's Paper Blooms challenge.  The challenge was to use 3 blooms.  Here is what I came up.
Stamps:  So Very Grateful (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Sahara Sand
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, So Saffron ribbon, cirlce rhinestone brads, stylus, corner rounder

Remember, if you want to play along you don't have to have any of Leah's fabulous blooms.  You can use any stash of flowers you have, but you should go check out her Etsy shop.  She has some wonderfully yummy blooms to offer.

I'm off to enjoy the beach and the rest of this vacation.  See you all soon ;D

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mojo Monday 89

I have had a house full of kids all day.  Two were mine, but the other 4 were a friend's.  Very delightful kids to have around, and they reminded me why once upon a time I did want a lot of kids.  While we did do some stamping, it was mostly them making father's day cards and me cleaning up afterward.  It was sure fun to see their faces light up when they were finished with their creation for their dad.  It's now a quarter to midnight, and I can still hear their little voices in there.  Maybe I shouldn't have given them ice cream after the popcorn. . .

Anyway, this is the card that I snuck off to make in between telling them to quiet down.  I made it for the Mojo Monday challenge, which is always so much fun to participate in.  I used the set Cat-tastic from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Such a fun set that I haven't played with nearly enough.
Stamps:  Cat-tastic (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cameo Coral
Paper:  More Mustard, DCWV Pet Stacks, Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Accessories:  circle punch, green ribbon, SU Dimensionals, Green Galore brads, sponge, W-1 (Copic)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Paper Blooms Sketch Challenge

This week the challenge over at the Paper Blooms challenge blog was a sketch.  I love sketches, and this one was particularly fun!  These bright red blooms are some of my favorites!
Stamps:  What a Hoot, Sassy Scallops (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, More Mustard, More Mustard
Paper:  Garden Green, More Mustard, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories:  hand made blooms & stick pin from Paper Blooms, circle cutters, Scallop edge punch, pearls, Forrest Branches embossing folder, Birds & Swirls embossing folder, Real Red marker, sponge, SU dimensionals, Flowers & Vines Bigz Die

Remember you don't have to have any of these fantastic blooms to play over at the challenge blog, but if you can always take a look at what Leah has over at Etsy shop.  We'd love for you to join us ;D