Sunday, January 23, 2011

Grateful for You

Hey there! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Today is the last day to enter my twine giveaway. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

I'm gearing up for the BIG game this afternoon...Bears vs. Packers...such a huge rivalry anyway, but now they're playing for a spot in the Super Bowl! I can't wait! GO BEARS!

Today's card is for two challenges: The Play Date Cafe Challenge 65 & Card Patterns Sketch 99. I was a little scared of these colors at first, but I love the way it turned out! 

I made the flower with my Nesties, then flicked the edges of each layer with my fingernail until they began to peel apart. I thought about adding some leaves, but then I found this gorgeous green silk in my ribbon stash, so I used it instead.

Hope you like it, too!

Stamps: Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper: Orange Zest, PTI white, PTI pp
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Nestabilities blossom, silk ribbon (unknown), Michaels pearls, EK Success embossed curve edger punch

36 comments:

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

Laurel said...

Wow, what a pretty card!

Caryl P said...

This is a stunning card! I love the row of pearls, with the orange above. But that flower, combined with the beautiful ribbon are my favorite elements. Love how you created the flower, thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

That flower is soooo pretty!!! This card is soooo pretty! :) WOW!!

~amy~ said...

::thud::

Hmmmm...you definitely shouldn't be scared of this color combo because you absolutely rocked it!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this card Ann...Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Karen B. said...

Wow Ann, this is so beautiful, the bloom is just off the charts! I'm not too much of a football fan, but I can't leave without saying GO PACK GO! just for rivalry sake. If we both have to endure this cold, why not?

Nancy L. said...

thats a perfect flower :)

AnitaRex said...

Ooo this is just gorgeous! I love that flower, it's amazing!

Maureen said...

wowza!!! Ann, this is gorgeous!! You really loaded on the eye candy this morning!! Thanks :) LOVE the scallops, ribbon, flower, bits of bling...gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you're up to with the blog design!!! Are you doing it yourself?

Michele Gross said...

Oh Ann! This is gorgeous! I'm swooning over that delicious flower and you've captured the color palette perfectly! So glad to have you with us at The Play Date Cafe!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Ann this is beautiful :) x

LeAnne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Aimes said...

Wowzers! That's one BEAUTIFUL bloom, girlie! Gorgeous colour combo too - you're tempting me to play with orange...!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

StampinCathy said...

WOW Ann! This is just stunning. Love the colors and that flower.

Brandi said...

What a neat flower you created. I hope your team does well! Da Bears!

Fiona said...

Ann what a beautiful card. Love the flower, and also that row of pearls. Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week!

Belinda said...

This is lovely! The flower is just fabulous and the colors are so bright and fun!

clouds shadler said...

I luv the card Ann, the flower is fab! luv the ribbon too, have watching da game, not much of a sports fan but I hear ya :)

Hugs,
C :)

Courtney Baker said...

Oh that flower is amazing! And it doesn't look too good for your Bears but I'm still pulling for them!

Julie Ranae said...

I love making paper flowers like these and you did a wonderful job with yours! Love all the elements and glad that you liked what you did with our colors...we LoVe having you in The Cafe with us : )

Courtney K said...

what a pretty flower!! and i think the ribbon looks great.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh Ann, this is absolutely stunning. I'm glad you went with the bow instead of leaves because it is gorgeous! So very glad you shared this with the Play Date Cafe.

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is stunning love that colorcombo and that flower is too cute. Thank's for joining cardpatterns.

Simone said...

This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful colours and paper flower :)

Ruby said...

Ooh your card is STUNNING Ann, I just LoVe your flower and the bow is fab!! Thank you for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Melody said...

Gorgeous card!!

Jacilynn said...

oh my this flower is gorgeous! I love the orange. fabulous!

Angie Tieman said...

How CUTE!! Love that big orange flower and silky ribbon!

sherry czarnecki said...

such a beauty! This is my first time participating in PDCC. Thank you for sharing your creativity there!

whoistracy said...

Ann this is gorgeous! I love that big bold flower you added. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a beauty! Sometimes there are not many words to express how a card 'hits' me, and this is one of those times. It is a gorgeous card, Ann. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Ann! Your flower is beautiful, and I'm sooo glad you found that ribbon! It's, truly, the perfect, finishing touch! Thank you so much for playing with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Tracey said...

Oh my this is soooo GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date cafe :)

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is gorgeous! Fabulous ribbon and awesome flower! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your fab 4!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! :-)