Thursday, March 8, 2012

CCEE Stampers & QFTD


Joanne is our hostess this month at CCEE Stampers and this week she is asking for flowers, flowers, flowers. I have two Recollections floral embellishments but other flowers scattered about my card...some on the dp and others on my die cut.

Also, while I was away last week, I missed the Queen for the Day challenge #102 on Splitcoaststampers. The Queen was Judy Rozema aka StampingQueenJAR. Here is the card I cased. I really loved it. Of course, you can see changes were made. I did keep her sketch, though. Instead of stitches, I used a Sew Stamper. It is a self-inking rolling stamp. I had bought a Sew Easy once and never used it but the heads for the rolling stamp fit the Sew Easy tool it so I decided to try it out. If you would like to see them, go here.  Mine was purchased at my scrapbook store. I'm using it on the sentiment panel and is called Burst Stitch.
They even have Doodle Stampers which is awesome for me because I'm afraid of doodling. LOL

Also, I'm entering these challenges:
 Divas by Design challenge #125 to use a favorite thing. Mine would be die cuts (listed below).
Let's Ink It Up #21-Show Us Your Flowers

The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and is from the stamp set Winter Crocus.

My die on to the top is a Memory Box floral circle and I used a Spellbinders classic large oval die and Spellbinders classic heart die. 

The designer paper is Recollections Floral Embellishments and BasicGrey Out of Print collection (giclee double sided). Added crinkled seam binding and it's all finished!

26 comments:

Marianne said...

Love the bright and cheerful colours and all those details. I, too, am afraid of doodling, even though it looks so simple and effective when others do it. I'm always scared it will mess up my card.

Lois said...

This is definitely a WOW card, Brenda! The green scrollwork on the white circle really shows off the pretty flower. I've seen those Sew Stamper tools at Hobby Lobby and was intrigued. Thanks for showing it off with your star bursts.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is awesome Benzi. I like you pretty rose and how them compliment the paper. The circle design piece is so captivating. I have my eye on THAT die too!!! lol But of course I see the ivy again and I am all ga ga over that one as well. So there you have it! Beautifully done!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Hussena said...

Your card looks so beautiful...i love love those roses ...so pretty !!!And i love the way you have embellished the card using the various diecuts...so fab!!!

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, what incredible flowers, Benzi! Love that dp.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the bright spring colors and all the pretty details!

Marisa said...

Loving the flowers and bright colours you used on this card.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What fab bright colors, Brenda!! I love the flowers and sentiment, and the dp adds a lot of interest too!!

Sabrina said...

Oh, such gorgeous background paper, and then those lovely roses too! I'm very impressed with that Sew Stamper and the look it gives. Always thought the Sew Easy looked like more trouble than it was worth, but a self-inking stamp sounds the business.

Vicky Gould said...

This is a most beautiful card, Brenda. Love the colors and your layout...gorgeous!

SuzanneK said...

Grogeous card, love every detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

marion said...

This is truly a work of art, love it !! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Maria said...

This is such a beautiful card, the dp is stunning and your flowers co-ordinate perfectly. Thanks for joining in with us at LIIU, and good luck.

Maria x

Cindy Haffner said...

Just GORGEOUS!~

Carol L said...

All I can say is WOW! This is one amazing card!! I love all the die cuts and papers together, and those flower accents look gorgeous!! beautiful I tell ya!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I had to gaze a while to take in all the loveliness....fab use of that die...fabulous dp....unique layout....fab, fab, fabulous

Pam~ said...

I really like all the elements on this beauty! You also captured some wonderful color ... gorgeous, my friend!

Susan Hogan said...

A truly fabby card - and flowers it is! So glad you could join us at LIIU this month!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow This is just gorgeous, love the colours & those flowers look fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful roses, Benzi! A rolling stamp for stitches and doodles is ingenious. What a handy tool!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh sooo pretty! Lovin your gorgeous flowery DP and fab roses too! That sounds like a great wee tool, though I must confess that I love to doodle on my cards (as long as its not needed to be straight hee!) Have a great weekend Brenda

Davi said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love the dp and the layers with the beautiful flowers!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So many beautiful flowers! I love the circle with the Memory Box die cuts. I need to get my hands on some of their detailed dies.

Ellen said...

Love that die cut and those beautiful flowers! Perfect paper choices Benz!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful card. Love the card and sentiment. Thank you joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is a beauty.