Thursday, March 1, 2012

In My Thoughts {CCMC191}

Happy March 1st, friends!  You know what Thursday means...it's Create with Connie & Mary day! This week its a color inspiration.  Check out these happy, spring-time colors:
 I combined our colors with this beautiful sketch from the gals over at Card Patterns:  


I really liked the layout and the unique border treatment in the sketch.  So, here's what I did with it:


Just Believe was one of those sets I just HAD to have when it came out but it's been sorely neglected in my craft room.  So, I dusted it off and colored it with Wild Wasabi and So Saffron Stampin' Write markers to create my focal image.  I needed a thinking of you card for a friend and this one from Word Play is among my favorites.  I overstamped it in Island Indigo to coordinate with the card base.


The Lace Ribbon Border punch made a lovely trim piece through which I wove a piece of So Saffron 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and with a glue dot added a little knot and some Island Indigo Baker's Twine--love that stuff!  And that's it, pretty simple really, especially when the sketch and colors are picked out for me!

I hope I've inspired you to play along with these gorgeous colors over at Create with Connie & Mary.  Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team--it's sure to be a treat!  If you decide to play along with us, please link up your creation by Wednesday, March 7th at Noon (EST).  I can't wait to see what you make...happy crafting!

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Supplies 
Stamps: Just Believe, Word Play
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, So Safforn, Whisper White CS; Patterns Designer Paper Stack (Subtles)
Xtras: Lace Ribbon border punch; So Saffron 3.8" Taffeta Ribbon; Island Indigo Baker's Twine; Wild Wasabi & So Saffron Stampin' Write markers

17 comments:

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Very nice, Nance. I like how you wove the ribbon through the punched paper.

Rita said...

I love this one, Nance. Just Believe is such an awesome set, but a bit neglected here as well. You've inspired me to use it today!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance I LOVE this card! I think this is one of my favorites from you. LOVE the colors and design is FAB-U-LOUS! I can feel the breeze through the flowers, and really like the sentiment overstamped in the bold indigo...but that woven ribbon is perfection. Hugs

Linda Callahan said...

Oh! So! Pretty! Love that border, the colors, the threaded ribbon - this is a beauty!

Deb said...

This is so pretty! I love your unique border treatment, too! You nailed the sketch and the colors work perfectly with this stamp!

Christina said...

Hello there, friend! Sorry I've been a stranger. I haven't inked up this set in ages, but I'm so inspired by your design and color choices here! The ribbon threaded through the punched border is amazing, too. So glad you joined us this week at Card Patterns!

LeAnne said...

So pretty---that set is on my wish list but I never did get it! I love what you did with the ribbon & border at the bottom! You always come up with the coolest ideas!

Marisa said...

Oh Nance, this is gorgeous! Love the way you used the colours and that punched strip with the ribbon is a fabulous touch. Love that flower set and you used it to perfection. Great card :)

Lisa said...

This is so pretty! I am a Just Believe fan, too! Hmmm, haven't had that out in a while...maybe one of the next challenges?

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

Noelle said...

SUCH a beautiful card, Nance!! I really love the ribbon threaded through that border piece! Fabulous! Thanks for popping by my blog :)

Jenn Picard said...

Wow, love the colour combo, but really love the way you made it come to life. Stunning design and I like how you used the punch and ribbon together.

Debbie Henderson said...

Absolutely love the ribbon layer Nance, this card is gorgeous!

Debbie Henderson said...

Absolutely love the ribbon layer Nance, this card is gorgeous!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card! Love the ribbon woved through the punched border. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!

Carrie Sampsel said...

What an elegant card! I just love the ribbon ran through the lace punch. Just beautiful.

Kristin Moore said...

Now I am not a fan of lace so I don't even have this punch, but oh my! You are making me add it to my next order! This is just beautiful. Of course, it helps that I love the colors and that stamp set too! Way to go!