Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thoughts {CCMC169}

Happy Thursday, friends!  It's good to be back from a little break...in fact not just a break, I had a Stampcation -- yes!  A whole weekend of stamping, inspiration, prizes, make 'n' takes and fabulous Stampin Up product displays all dreamed up by the creative talents of Linda Heller and Shantaie Fowler.  I can't thank Linda and Shantaie enough for their support....I was honored and delighted to be asked to present at the event! 

I even had my very own board--so cool!  Don't I look giddy in this pic?!  So today's card is a big thank you to Linda & Shantaie for giving me such a fantastic opportunity and for planning such an amazing event--thanks gals, you ROCK!  Alright, on to this week's gorgeous color combination from Create with Connie & Mary, take a look:
Aren't they beautiful?! I combined these colors with Anne Marie's fabulous Paper Players sketch:


 and with thoughts of a Tiffany gift box in mind, I went for classic and elegant when I created this:

Oh these colors are so pretty together!  The bold background panels are from the Timeless Portrait DSP which I layered over Pool Party cardstock that was spritzed with homemade Champagne Mist shimmer spray...it's so difficult to capture the sparkle but take a look:
The flower is made from three fussy-cut Fabulous Florets images which I layered and embellished with Dazzling Details and seven, yes seven Basic Rhinestones...it is Anne Marie's sketch after all!  :-)
And since my Stampcation presentation was all about carrying the design through to the inside of the card, I had to finish this one too:
Thankful thoughts of opportunity, sharing what you love and friends made along the way...I am one lucky girl.  If you've made it to the end of this post, thanks for sticking with me.  I hope I've inspired you to ink up these gorgeous colors and make something pretty!  Be sure to check out the rest of the team over at Create with Connie & Mary where you are sure to find some yummy eye candy!  We would love to see your creation so link it up before Wednesday, October 5th at 12 noon (EST).  We can't wait to see your projects! Thanks for stopping by!

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supplies:
stamps: fabulous florets,pursuit of happiness
ink: pool party, sahara sand, jet black stazon
paper: pool party, sahara sand, basic black, very vanilla CS; timeless portrait DSP
xtras: 3" circle die; circle scissors; basic rhinestones; dazzling details, bird punch

19 comments:

LeAnne said...

Lucky them, lucky you! What a nice event! And I LOVE this color theme....I remember using that right when Pool Party came out...I hope I get a chance to play this week. Your creation is gorgeous! LOVE the rhinestones!

Nancy said...

Now that's a way to take a break, doing somethin' ya love, it sounds like it was a lot of fun and inspiration for all. Sorry I couldn't be there this time.
I absolutely love this card, the sketch and the color combo, just beautiful. The inside of the card is as eye-catching as the front, just lovely!
Luv,
Mom

Pam~ said...

Ooh, this is a real beauty! It has sparkle and dazzles .... LOVE it! Sounds like a great stampin' event was had by all and you look adorable this picture with your beautiful cards in the background!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance... CONGRATULATONS ON YOUR EVENT!!! I know you said you took a break, but it was a working break! But so much fun I heard.
I agree with LeAnne....LUCKY THEM!!! But seriously... I'm sure both sides enjoyed and appreciated the other. I just know you blew them away with your presentation of "insides"... they are always fabulous.
Your presetation photo.. is 'picture' perfect, you look so sweet and proud. Your is card is STUNNING! LOVE those colors and like your mom said... that inside is GORGEOUS! Hugs.

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours and sketch. Love the bling in the flower centre too. Congrats on your event!! Your big smile tells it all :)

Joan said...

This is so gorgeous, Nance. I would have loved to have seen your presentation because I always love how you take things to the inside. And it's no exception with this card. The inside is as wonderful as the front. Love the rhinestones and Dazzling Details.

Rita said...

Look at you! So pretty and happy in front of your awesome display board! I am so jealous and hope I can have a stampcation next year. And that card, wow! I love the black with the Pool Party!

Debbie Henderson said...

I can't believe how much the black of the DSP pops out from the other 2 surrounding colors! Very stunning!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Nance! So classy and elegant! This is card perfection!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nance, love that layered flower and the bling. The glimmer is awesome too...sounds like you had a great time!! yeah!!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Carrie Sampsel said...

Very Elegant and I just love those flowers and rhinestones. I go through several packages of those. Beautiful card!!

Lisa said...

VERY pretty! I love everything about this! Into my faves! Great working with you on CCMC!

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, Hope you enjoyed your Stampcation. This card - WOW WOW WOW WOW. There is just so much fabulousness. I love your fussy cutting with the jeweled accents. The glimmer on the pool party paper is just fantastic. As always, your inside is just as outstanding as the outside. I can't say WOW enough- Just stunning!

veronica said...

love the black/white and blue! flower is gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Soooo elegant and lovely! Smiles at the bling for Anne Marie!! The color challenge was perfect with this layout and your image choices!!

Sandra Conner said...

Beautiful! Love it, and the shimmery paper on the base layer is just perfect!

Julie Marshall said...

Nance, this card is just pure gorgeous-ness! The colors are fabulous and I adore the shimmery paper. Such a soft and subtle look. The inside is just as pretty as the outside. I need this paper....

Carrie Gaskin said...

Stunning. I love your take on the colours and the bling on the sketch. So pretty.

Deb said...

Gorgeous!!! I think your card definitely has the elegance and glamor that you were going for! Great job!!