Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bountiful Blooms

Today's 365 Cards challenge was to use at least 8 flowers on your card. I used some of my favorite things on this card--the color scheme, polka dots, Primas, bling, and my Martha Stewart scallop dot punch.

Today's guest designer is none other than Leah from Paper Blooms! Check out her gorgeous card, then head over to the Paper Blooms store to see all the goodies she has for sale.

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (SU)
Paper: Kraft, Cool Caribbean, PTI white
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Prima flowers, rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Martha Stewart scallop dot punch

54 comments:

Kim said...

ooh I love those flowers. great challenge.

~amy~ said...

gorgeous take on the challenge!!! FAB colors....such the happy card!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh I love how you used so many flowers without making visual chaos! It's so balanced and easy on the eye--hard to accomplish with that many items! Bravo!

Purple D said...

I agree with Susan! I was thinking the same thing: how great you pulled off all these flowers!

Yes, Tuesday Morning has a few shelves with paper, ribbon, punches...(they are much cheaper than in the specialized stores. I found Fiskars border punches with 5 bucks?! :-) ). It looks kinda random, but I always find something I like.

Wendy said...

I LOVE the flowers! Polka dot flowers...to cute!! Great card!! :)

Jackie said...

Great card Ann! Way to work those flowers too....tfs!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Eight flowers could be really overwhelming. But I like how you balanced them on that really cool punched border panel.

cadnileb said...

Oh love the fun flowers and polka dots!

Leah said...

Love your card! Such a pretty color combo:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty,love all your primas.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Love the flowers on your card, very nicely done. I so wish I could get Martha Stewart punches out here it would make my life so much easier.
Regards
Michelle

Jana said...

So pretty. Love the bling centers and the effervecent border.

Mandy said...

Love the colour combo, and the polka dots are fab!

Karen Lee said...

What a delightful card!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

cute card! love the colors!

Ivolina said...

Lovely card. All your cards are whit out many elements, but looks so elegant and tasteful.

Michelle said...

cute cute cute! TFS!

Heather P. said...

This is sooooooooo CUTE! Love the colors you used on this! :)

Lucy, England said...

This is beautiful - love the flowers and the colours you have chosen. What a lovely card.

Lyn S said...

What a fun, happy card!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

What a bright pretty card, all the colorful flowers look like a garden! Great job, Ann!

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty!

willow said...

I love this, that colours are gorgeous and the 8 flowers dont look too much either
maz

AUsome mom said...

Great card Ann!! Love that MS punch!!

Kristen Hermanny said...

Looks like we both went for pink on this one. Love your beautiful blooms. A Great Card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a happy card. All those flowers just puts a smile on your face.

Becky Carafa said...

Gorgeous colors, and you make random placement look easy!

Danni said...

What a fun card! Love all the flowers!

Vicky said...

beautiful colors, Ann! This is gorgeous!

Sara said...

Hi Ann! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! I love your blog, I just had the opportunity to check it out and your cards are just so sweet and simple-I love it!

Happy NSD!

xoxo
Sara

mamia said...

You did a wonderful job with the challenge. Very pretty.

Regan said...

holy blooms batman!!!

You did great with this challenge!

Jeannie said...

Gosh if this isn't a beautiful card!

Hey - You mentioned on Diana's blog that you were looking for someone to bling up your blog too and I thought I'd pass on the name of a gal that redid my blog banner. Her name is Jami and her blog is Stamp Happy with Sgt Stamper.
http://www.sgtstamper.com/blog/
She's a sweetheart and very fun and easy to work with. Tell her I sent you and let me know.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Jackie said...

Very pretty card...you always do amazing work. BTW...my blanner was done by Laycock Designs (www.laycockdesigns.com). Have a great weekend. Hugs!
Jackie

Evelyn said...

this is such a sweet card!

Becky said...

lovely card, I love all these gorgeous flowers.

Chen R. said...

What a beautiful card!

Elizabeth said...

SUCH a lovely card - I will have to dig some flowers out this morning! Thanks for the inspiration.

Laura O'Donnell said...

so pretty!

Lauri said...

This is wonderful!!! and boy, I certainly have a lot of flowers I could use for this!

Sherri said...

Love all the flowers!

Allison said...

Very cute...great way to mix the primas!

Marie B. said...

8 flowers sure seems like alot, but you made it look great Ann!

Rebecca said...

That border punch is calling out to me! I love every card I've seen made with it. I love how you got 8 flowers on your card. That is a lot! And I'm even a flower girl!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous!! Love the colors and a great use of the flowers!!

Deb Neerman said...

Love, love, love this, Ann! That color combination rocks!

tina said...

Oh my, Ann! I love that aqua with the kraft paper & polkas & the punch. I just love it all!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Soooo cute! I love the scattered posies!

(-: Heidi

Stampin'GHmom said...

Fabulous card! You are so amazingly talented. I love looking at your creations.

Elena said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Really love the flowers!

Kathi said...

Majorly fun card. Great way to use a lot of flowers/patterns without it getting too busy.

virginia said...

so pretty love the polka dot flowers!

Stamp and Smile said...

This card it just to adorable for words Ann!! Flowers ROCK... Great colors on Krfat... TFS! :)

Amy Johnson said...

What a creative use of Primas! Great job!