Sunday, May 11, 2014

Oh, Petite Hello {PP195}

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!  I hope you have something special planned or, better yet, nothing but relaxation.  Aaaah, I am certain that you deserve it.  :-)  Today at The Paper Players, Sandy has given us a lovely color combination to work with:
I was feeling a bit rushed and out of sorts so I went in search of inspiration at some of my favorite challenge blogs and found this fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:
I combined the two together with a favorite retiring stamp set, Oh Hello, to create a card just for fun:
I used a whole bunch of products that are either retired or retiring--sometimes it's fun just to dig through my stash and pull things together.  
I love to fussy-cut and find it so mind-numbingly relaxing that I don't mind cutting out the flowers in the Oh, Hello set.  I had a little left over Calypso Coral Organza ribbon from 2013 SAB that I tied along with some Linen Thread and attached with a Glue Dot.  Oh yes, this embossing folder is retiring too--another favorite--that adds such a charming detail without a lot of fuss.
It's hard to see in the overall picture but I wanted to show you the tone-on-tone stamping I did in opposite corners with the flourish from Creative Elements.  Just a subtle layer to the background that is very pretty IRL.
I think this is one set that will stay in my personal stash even after it is retired.  I love all the elements and find them so easy to work with--even on the inside!  

When it comes to working with stamps and paper, I'm going to need all the good thoughts you can manage to send my way as I work to create twenty-four samples for SU's North American Convention...  That's right, I applied and was invited to be a Display Stamper at Convention!!!  I am so excited, what an honor.  Oh, and just a little bit terrified too, lol!  I hope I can get everything accomplished in a short amount of time!  So, if things are a little quiet here you'll know it's not because I've abandoned you, it's because I am sequestered in my studio trying to churn out convention worthy designs...wish me luck!

In the meantime, do check out all the fabulous inspiration from my friends on the rest of the Design Team.  I hope our work inspires you to play along before the challenge ends on Friday, May 16th at Noon (PST).  Have a wonderful day, friends!



Nancy said...

Another lovely card Nance, very pretty colors together, love all the details, the tone-on-tone stamping, the embossing and the large open window for your sentiment.
Good luck on your challenge for the SU convention, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!
Happy Mother's Day too!

Amy O said...

This is beautiful, Nance! I love how you've cut and arranged the flowers to work with the sketch. I'll miss this set too! Good luck with the Convention samples. Hopefully, we'll both be blessed with quick, creative inspiration as we scramble to get them all made. Happy Mother's Day!

Marisa said...

Adore this card! Gorgeous use of the colours. Congrats on the display board honor :) You go girl!!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love how you cut out the oval!

Linda Callahan said...

And big congrats on being a display stamper......your designs will be fabulous....I will be taking photos!

Diane - said...

Nance this is just gorgeous! Love the window cut out and the cute little ribbon on the bouquet. Hugs.

Diane - said...

Nance I wanted to say Congrats for being picked for the SU convention... can't wait to your cards! Good Luck. Hugs

Cindy Hall said...

I fell in love with this card the moment I saw it, Nance. I love that stamp set, too, but you have used it so beautifully here. I love the colors, design and all the fabulous details. Congrats on being a display stamper! ALL of you cards are worthy!!!

Joanne said...

This card is gorgeous Nance - it caught my eye from the gallery and is truly lovely: the fussy cut flowers and open oval are just great. Congrats on your SU Convention post too - looking forward to seeing your displays.

stampwithsandy said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one to find fussy-cutting relaxing, Nance! I love, love this card and love how you used the challenge colors! It's just all so sweet, with the polka dots, embossing, ribbon and flowers. A real beauty!

Risa said...

Congrats on the honor of having your work displayed at convention! HOW FUN! Your card is beautiful and deserves the honor it got over on Freshly Made.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty Nance! I always love all of the wonderful detail you add to your cards. Have fun with your Display Stamper projects, my friend. I know you are going to rock it! Have a fun vacation, too. Big hugs! :)

Jaydee said...

Nance, I'm with you... I do find fussy cutting very relaxing and you rocked cutting these gorgeous flowers. I love that you created an Oval and left some space behind it. Gorgeous card.
As for convention.... I know you can do it... and you will do it amazingly well......