Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's a Two-fer!

Hi, ladies! So far, my school year is off to a smooth start, although I'm a little sad that we still have two weeks until Labor Day! I'm hoping to get a little more crafty time in as we begin to settle into a routine. I miss my daily blogging and hearing from all of you!

Today's card is a two-fer, combining this week's
Card Patterns sketch with Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #15. I wasn't too sure about medium pinks in the way of cardstock, so I opted to add some fun pink pearls instead. I really like the way the stamped swirls look with the pearls sprinkled on top. What do you think?

Stamps: Baroque Motifs (SU)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Melon Berry

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: scalloped edge punch, ribbon (PTI), Nestabilities butterflies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, pearls (Kaisercraft)

57 comments:

Allison said...

I am not a huge fan of the color palette for this week's challenge but you rocked it. Great job on the CC!

Laural-Lee said...

Pearls or rhinestones are a perfect way to add that little touch of colour. They are my fav embellishment because they can be added at the very end wherever you're missing that special something. Love the motif stamp.

Dora said...

Way to go! Love it girl! Great take on the CP sketch!

Laura O'Donnell said...

really pretty!

Ann Kranitz said...

Ann, I am so glad the school year is off to a good start. This card today is awesome!!

Lauri said...

So glad your year has started off well!! Must be quite an adjustment though after having several weeks off!

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Ann.
Glad to hear your first days were smooth. Hope it continues!
Take care xx
Pat

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful. Love the colors and textures and those pearls just adds that special touch.

Regan said...

that is just too pretty!

Maggi said...

I love those colors together!

Aimes said...

Hey Ann I miss your daily blog posts too!
Great take on the RSCC, I was unsure of the medium pink too but I'm putting the finishing touches to my entry (lemme tell you that it's got the smallest amount of medium pink on!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S You totally have me wanting the PTI everyday button bits set btw - I just need more buttons first LOL! x

Jackie said...

This is really pretty Ann! The color combo is awesome...love the butterfly too!!

Glad to hear your year is off to a great start! I hope it continues to be so!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

Lisa H. said...

very nice! love your butterfly!

tiffguam said...

This is lovely! I heart the flourish!

PaperCrafty said...

Vrey pretty Ann!! Love the textured butterfly. Great job with the challenge.

Jane said...

so pretty! love butterflies!

AUsome mom said...

It's beautiful! I adore that ribbon!! Hope you're having a great week! I miss you every day too :)

Maureen said...

Love them too! And that ribbon and bow is delicious!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful... I love those pearls... it adds so much!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty! Glad to hear you're off to a great start! :)

HazelQ said...

Aww I love the butterfly!! Looks soo cute with the pearl touches. Beautiful card Ann :)

Cindy Lee said...

So glad that your school year is off to a good start. I miss your daily post too.

Love those swirl stamp...so elegant!

Leah said...

So pretty! Love the butterfly, flourishes, pearls...everything:)

Sara said...

I really love this color combo- but I don't use it near enough!

Maile Belles said...

Very pretty!!! Love how you added the pink with the pearls!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous as always Ann! Love that flourish/swirl. Need to use those more on my projects.

cjs said...

Very nice card!

~amy~ said...

very pretty Ann...multi-tasking at its best!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! LOVE this Ann! The colors are STUNNING together, and as usual, your design is flawless!!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute Ann! Love what you did.

Susan Raihala said...

Ever so pretty, Ann! love that scalloped border with the ribbon, and great use of baroque motifs! looks like i've decided not to use the shift key. sorry.

xiumaiyuki said...

This is so pretty! Love the pearls!

TannyP said...

I think it turned out beautifully! I really need to get some of those butterfly punches & nesties.

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the pink pearls! Yeah, the hibiscus paper is super bright isn't it?

Erika M. said...

Cute card - really liking the pink pearls!

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty! Love the butterfly.

Angie Tieman said...

Totally sweet card, Ann! Glad to hear your school year is off to a good start! I hear ya about Labor Day, egads! Why soooo late this year?!

Quirky said...

I love love LOVe this card! The flourish is beautiful!

Love working with you gals on Get SKetchy too! :)

Beate said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the butterfly over the swirls.
Hugs and smiles

Terri E. said...

Such sweet pearl accents. Way to rock the color combo out!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Laurel said...

Very pretty, way to combine both challenges!

cjs said...

Really beautiful!

Erin said...

Beautiful card Ann, so so pretty!
Hugs
Erin x

Deanna said...

Gorge... love the pearls!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ooh, this is a real beautify Ann! So sweet and summery!
So glad School is starting out good for you!

(-: Heidi

Lynne in NI said...

Gosh what a pretty card! I love it!

chloe said...

This is a super sweet color combo and you rocked it!

clouds shadler said...

super cute card Ann, the butterfly is too cute! glad to hear school is going fine!

Clouds :D

Marie B. said...

Hiya Ann! I love the pearls, both on the butterfly and on the swirls! Great touch!

Lyn S said...

Your colours look so soft and pretty together Ann! I love the butterfly and the soft swirls under it!

Becky Carafa said...

Ooo, I love the pearls sprinkled around! Fabulous touch.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

The colors are wonderful! I really love that stamped swirls too and how you tied the ribbon.

Elise said...

Hello, fabulous blog-goddess AND teacher extraordinaire! WOW, girl! How do you do it ALL!?! This card is exquisite, sweetheart! I love how the melon berry pearls just provide enough contrast and delicacy to accent your card perfectly! Gorgeous work, sista!

Charlene said...

I love the background stamp and the pearls :)

Justine said...

Gorgeous, love love love this

Kathi said...

I think it's perfect and I love those pearls for the butterfly's body.

-Agnes- said...

This card is sophisticated but not overloaded - the stamped swirls are great, and I agree with you on the pearls.