Tuesday, March 6, 2012

As Special As You Are


I'm home from being out of town and trying to catch up. I don't want t miss Joan's Gardens challenge this week so I jumped right on it this morning. Here are the requirements:

Your card should have corner embellishments
Use green and blue
Add flowers of some kind
Use an oval background

I also want to enter the challenge at Simon Say Stamp challenge-Anything Goes!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #14-"Text Me" -More than 4 words enters you into the drawing twice

Stamp: Hero Arts-Special Birthday

I got to use some new dies I ordered from Joan and they are so much fun. The little bird, birdhouse, and ivy vine are from Marianne Designs Creatables. Eek! I just noticed I forgot to place my bird on the card. Well, I'll just use it another time.
For the flowers, I used a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch. My oval is Spellbinders classic large ovals and the side panel uses the Martha Stewart iron gate edge punch. The corners are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants-Contemporary Hearts

Paper: Stampin'Up! Certainly Celery cs and PTI vintage cream cardstock, DP is Recollection Blue Flower and Recollections Hot Pink Floral with green on opposite side (I used the green only)
Pearls

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the vine and birdhouse dies and nice touch with the flowers.

Joan Fricker said...

Your card is beautiful. Love that ivy trailing down on the side. Great use of the corners too.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge!
Joan
www.atjoansgarden.com

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the colors and DP and the pretty details! Wonderful birthday sentiment! Glad you are back! Hope everything was fine when you got home.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Basslady said...

hun, i love this fresh-summer-like card!

perfect to cheer me up on such a cold day here in germany...

thanx for warming my heart today with your inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Bonnie said...

I love blue and green together. Great dies. Can't wait to see the bird. Glad you got home ok. I was thinking of you during the storms last weekend.

Carol L said...

I really love this sentiment, and all the blue, green, and white colors! Beautiful die cuts too!! Welcome home!

Pam~ said...

Wow, you got everything in on the challenge and it looks stunning, Ms. Punch Queen! I love the blue and green you chose ... beautiful card!

nwilliams6 said...

Yea! You are back and this card is wonderful! Love the flowers, punches, and dies - the card is covered with awesome things! Beautiful! Hugz.

Emily Keaton said...

Those blue and green colors are so soothing and calming and pretty, Benzi! This card is beautiful. :)

Stampalicious said...

very cute, love the dies you used, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Hussena said...

This is such an lovely card...i love the layering you have done ...the vine diecut and the house look so pretty fab choice of colors too!!!

Bernie said...

Buautiful! Love the flowers, punches, and dies especially love that ivy trailing down on the side.
Hugs & Blessings
Bernie

NanaConnie said...

I know about that catching up stuff, Benzi! I got home late last night and I'm so far behind on visiting everybody... I love this card! The blues are just beautiful and that little birdhouse is fabulous! Great paper and the punched border piece is perfect!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is fabulous Brenda, I love how you use your dies! Hope you had a fun time away!
Lynne
x
PS sent you a pm

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty...love the bkgd for that fabbo sentiment

Marie Gamber said...

Gorgeous card Benzi! The sentiment is wonderful!
Hugs,
Marie XX

Davi said...

Wow is this so beautiful Brenda!! I love the colors and all the fabulous details :)

Heleen said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.

Hugs,
Heleen

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooo, love your new dies! You've got a great selection, Madame Prezident. I am lovin' the birdhouse and ivy you used here.

Ellen said...

Awesome sentiment, love the way you angled it and embellished it with the flowers!