Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Mojo is Flowing

It's funny how the brain works. Sometimes I see a challenge and things need to percolate for a while; other times I know immediately what I want to do. As soon as I saw this week's 2S4Y sketch, I knew I wanted to flip it, use this tree stamp, and use some AC flair for the circle. Once I picked this piece of flair, the card just flew together...took me all of 15 minutes. I love it when that happens!

Stamps: Making the Grade (Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Collection), All Occasions (Hero Arts)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, PTI white
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon & felt flowers (SU), flair (American Crafts), pearls (Kaisercraft), scalloped edge & corner rounder punches

76 comments:

Quirky said...

Love your butterflies!! Where do you get them? :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is great! Love that flair!! Thanks for the heads up on the SCS stuff. I haven't put anything in the keywords. Honestly... I have held onto the email that was sent to me explaining things, etc.. from SCS until I have time to read it. It has been like 2 months and I still haven't read it... pretty sad. I haven't added any keywords on any of my stuff. I thought I would go back and change it later if I wanted to. I will remember your tip though when I go to update them! I just don't know a lot about how things work over there. Haven't had a lot of time to do research... too busy with blogs and blogging! :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is great love that tree and that colorcombo. You did a great job. TFP.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, as always!The colours go so well together and i love that tree!
15 minutes quite a record! :)
Hugs xx
Pat

Ольга said...

Beatiful tree, Ann!
My time record in cardmaking is 35 minutes, but I delight in process, not only result.

Cindy said...

Wow...that was quick! Only 15 minutes and yet you create such a beautiful card?? Hats off to you my friend :)

Lythan said...

this card is truly delicious. I love how you have used the 2Sk4U Sketch and the colours are divine!

Littlebear said...

Fabulous card Ann, the colour scheme is perfect. Love it!
Clare x

BananaStamper said...

Gorgeous Ann, simply gorgeous!

Shanna

mommyabbytommy said...

Love the color combination! Nice work.

berta said...

Ann, how I like your cards!!
I'll tell it you again and again :)

Susan Raihala said...

I love how you used the grid paper as the "foliage" for the tree...makes those flowers pop so well! And yes, it's wonderful how sometimes our mojo gets hustling with just the right inspiration. That's how I feel about the CAS challenge this week. I've never done drugs, but they can't possibly give a better rush than a good mojo fix. Now THAT's addictive!

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome card. I just love the colors and details you added to this card.

Penny said...

Your cards are always so beautiful!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very clever use of the felt flowers. Love the color combo.

Lilly said...

That flair is super cute! Beautiful card!
I love green and pink together ^^

Lauri said...

great take on the sketch!

Deanna said...

Love that you flipped it... super cute!

Kary Sol said...

Love your blog - your cards fantastics!!!!!

Beth said...

Lovely card. I really like the colors :)

AUsome mom said...

And a 15 minutes well spent! I love that tree!! The pink really sets it off. Fab job!! I'm still having headaches in the evening that are preventing me from crafting. I feel better today, so hopefully tonight I can put something together. Hugs :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty hun!! LOve the colors and the tree on this card!!! :)

Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

~amy~ said...

excellent...you've got flair sista!

Vicki said...

Awesome colors! Love this card! Blessings to you!

Erin said...

Stunning card, beautiful colour combo!
Erin x

Michelle Forrest said...

Love the color combo! Great card!

Bella said...

It's beautiful. Love it.

PaperCrafty said...

Great card Ann! I love the tree image and the great color combo.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Such a pretty card! Love the tree and the colors!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

What a fantastic card! I love the sweet simplicity!! TFP!

Leah said...

Love the color combo Ann, so fresh and pretty. Love it when a card flies together, makes creating even more fun! :)

Deb Neerman said...

Adorable!!! Love this color combination, Ann ... and your card!

Maggi said...

I love it when the mojo is flowing like that! It's a beautiful card!

Heather P. said...

Your mojo is *definitely* flowing... I LOVE this!! Gorgeous, Ann!

Rita said...

Beautiful card! rita w

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my goodness, this is stinkin' adorable! Love the colors, love LOVE that fabby little tree!

(-: Heidi

Martha said...

ahh so cute, love the button!

Aimes said...

Just a gorgeous colour combo - scrummy! I love it when a card just comes together - mine usually take hours to decide upon!
Aimes
x

Danni said...

Very pretty!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect and so pretty!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love this combination!!!

chercroppin said...

That is gorgeous! Love the color combo and the felt flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and your sweet comment : )

Paige said...

Another beautiful card! I love when cards ideas just seem to flow!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! Fresh! Fun!

xiumaiyuki said...

LOVE this!!! the tree and the pretty and bright colors...fabulous!!

Rach said...

what a delightful card. hugs rachxx

Nancy L. said...

Very cute!

Regan said...

gorg!!

rae said...

what a darling, darling card!!!! simply perfect Ann!!
{I notice that you're from Normal, IL... I was born there :) }
thanks for the sweet comment about my Gallery Idol card, I really appreciate it!!}
♥rae

Mary G. said...

Not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said! GREAT color combination! LOVE the felt flowers!! And is that a brad?? LOVE everything about this card!

Softangelkisses said...

Soo pretty! Love the colors and the tree!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE the felt flowers!

Jenn Embry said...

Beautiful card. I just love when a project goes together quickly and with very little effort!

Amanda said...

Really cute love the happy colors.

Gina said...

This is one of my favorite color combos right now, and love the felt flowers on your tree.

Cass said...

Love the flowers on the tree idea. Must "borrow" it one day soon. ;)

Laura Davis said...

Oooohhhh I LOVE this! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Tammi said...

A pretty card, love the colors and flowers on the tree!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Oh how I love flair! Great card Ann!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

I would say that, yes! Your mojo is DEFINITELY flowing! This is a STUNNING card! Great job!

Belinda said...

So cute! LOve the paper you used for the tree!

Cindy H. said...

That's cool how the oval behind the tree branches makes it look like a bushier tree!

Marie B. said...

WOW, 15 mins??? Sometimes it takes me that long to pick out paper!

Elena said...

The tree is so pretty! Stunning card, Ann!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous colours, and the tree is fab!

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is so lovely - I might have to case this and let you know how I get on. I love the simplicity of your cards - they are so inspirational

lauren said...

oh.
my.
GOSH!!!!!!!!!
♥♥♥
i looooooooove♥LOVE♥lOOoOOoooOve this! it might be my all-time favorite card of yours, even, which is SAYING something, innit?! (up till now, anyway...i reserve the right to swoon afresh next week!) :)

Lynne in NI said...

Totally gorgeous! Love your colour combo and your tree is fab!

cheryln said...

perfectly perfect! love this card in every way possible!!!

Latisha said...

Awesome card Ann!!

JoLynn said...

FABULOUS! Really, truly. I love the flt flowers in the tree. My eye went right to them. Great colors, too (thank you, Flair!).

cricketeew said...

So cute! Love that tree stamp

Amy said...

Such a lovely card!! Congrats on making COTW!!

Tina said...

Congrats on making COTW at 2S4Y, Ann!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations Ann! This is so well done; no wonder it made card of the week.

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card, Ann!! Congrats on the BIG WIN!!! So happy for you!