Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Smile

Well, it took new goodies (my Everyday Button Bits set from PTI), a color challenge, and a sketch challenge to get my mojo going, but I think I like the end result...and it didn't take hours to complete!

I wanted to play along with Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 12, but I don't own any Scarlet Jewel. I did, however, find this dark red ribbon in my stash, so I went with it. My layout is this week's Card Patterns sketch.

I went to a shoebox swap yesterday. It was SO nice to stamp and laugh with other crafters. Tomorrow I'll share the two cards I made for the swap.

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI), Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Certainly Celery, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: buttons (PTI), circle punches, ribbon (Offray), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

78 comments:

Lyn S said...

Ooh, I love this card Ann! Those button flowers are so cute, and the colours are beautiful!

berta said...

Ann, its beautiful! very nice and sweet card! cute flowers! Ahd yes, I've smiled :)

gocanucksgo said...

Such a cute card Ann! Great work =)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a beautiful use of buttons! This is the second button card I've seen today (the other used them as leaves on trees), and I love them both!

xiumaiyuki said...

Aren't those buttons so sweet? Adorable card and I'm glad your mojo is baaaaaaack!

Kary Sol said...

Fantastic card!!!! Lovley button flowers!!!!!

Heather P. said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! My PTI stuff is supposed to be coming today (Tues.)!

This card is so pretty! LOL, I know you think your mojo is gone, but I don't think anyone else feels that way! :)

Pat said...

This card is simply gorgeous!
And what a great idea with the buttons flowers!
So your mojo is back, although i think it never was on vacation :)
Hugs xx
Pat

Elise said...

How happy ARE those buttons!?! Seriously, I think they are winking at me! So stinkin' cute! Your excellent photography always cinches the deal! BEE-AUTIFUL!

Chrissy's Creations said...

So pretty, love the green and the buttons.

Littlebear said...

So gorgeous! Glad your mojo is back!
Clare x

Quirky said...

Love your card :)
It's beautiful!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute! I got my set today... well... yesterday... it is 4:30am. My son is still having sleeping issues so i have to sit across the hallway until he goes back to sleep or i can sneak very quietly back to my bed... fun fun!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh, how cute!

Beth said...

What a clever idea to use buttons like that! I love the swiss dots..it's my favorite. Lovely card as always.

~*Joni said...

Oh what a pretty color combo Ann!I love the buttons as flowers, they all blend so nicely together. You always do such amazing work! :D

chercroppin said...

Love the buttons for the flowers, the color combo and the embossing!

Penny said...

I love the colors!!! This card is so cute!

StampinCathy said...

This card is beautiful. I just love the colors and texture on this card. The buttons just adds that special touch.

Lilly said...

I love the color combination! It reminds me of summer ^^

moralia said...

Beautiful card! Love the textured cs like that... fabulous!

Michelle Forrest said...

love this card Ann!

Maggi said...

Those button flowers are darling!

mommyabbytommy said...

Great card. I love that new set from PTI, so many creative options!!

~amy~ said...

Such thee pretty card Ann...love that new PTI set...on my list :)

JenMarie said...

Oh how sweet!!

Lisa Graves said...

Love the button flowers. Great card! :-)

Erin said...

Oh what a pretty card! Love the little buttons as flowers! Great idea! Love it!
Erin x

Tina said...

This is absolutely adorable, Ann! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love this set and have been dying to get it. Super colors and clean, crisp design. Love everything about this. Great card, Ann.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is GORGEOUS Ann. Love the colours and the buttons are fabulous.

xx Sarah

Deanna said...

Gorgeous, I am so jealous that you have your order already!

PaperCrafty said...

Great card Ann! I am so glad you are feeling better and your MOJO has returned.

Hey, have you seen the new Sizzix Dots embossing folder? The dots are bigger than Swiss Dots. I just got it and used it on my card for tomorrow. I know you love that one just like me. :D

Bella said...

I love the colors you used. It looks so happy. :)

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Krystal said...

This is beautiful! I love the buttons...and color combo! So cute! The cards you made for the shoebox swap yesterday were beautiful! I am so glad that you joined us!

Spyder said...

Love the 'dotty' embossing, (keep seeing it today)...it's like a bus..don't see one for ages and then three come along at once! Lovely card, I love the button idea too!

((Lyn))

Maureen said...

Love the button flowers...I don't have that stamp but have an old SU stamp that might work! Great take on the colour challenge this week...I'm a sucker for embossed backgrounds!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, gorgeous Ann! I love it! Mojo-a-go-go!

(-: Heidi

AUsome mom said...

Love it! I love the colors and you always use buttons in such an inspiring way!!

Linby said...

so glad your mojo is back - great card

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!! tfs!!

Susan Raihala said...

So glad your mojo is back where it belongs! Your card is too, too adorable--great colors, layout, sentiment layering.

I need to order some PTI white cs, and may just slip this set into my order!

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card, love everything about it!

Victoria
x

Aimes said...

OMG! How adorable!! Why oh why didn't I order this set in the end!?!?!? Just love it and now must put this set in my basket for next month LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dana Gustafson said...

This is cuter than cute Ann! Love those button flowers. :)

AND, got some happy mail from you today! Thank you so much for the beautiful shimmerz and the rhinestones to play with and you cool summer card...wish I xould wear a bikini that teeny again! LOL Thanks again, you are so sweet! I'm going to post my goodies on my blog right now to celebrate!

Jenn Embry said...

So cute! I love the button flowers!

Jackie said...

Is this ever cute Ann! The layout & colors are wonderful and I love the buttons...tfs!!!

Jennifer Talley said...

Very cute! Can't wait to get my new PTI set!

LeAnne said...

Holy Guacamole, 50 comments~~~ this is such a sweet card! Love the buttons and the circle sentiment!

Janice Webb said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!!!!!!!

Nancy L. said...

very cute and pretty

Shelly said...

I wasn't sure I wanted to buy this set, but now seeing it in action, I just might have to. Thanks for the inspiration. Cute card!

Vicki said...

Love the color combo and the button flowers! Blessings to you!

Michelle said...

ann...this card is wonderful! I LOVE IT! (asi always do...all of your cards and projects!)

hope youre feeling better and that your mojo sticks around..

TFS!
michelle.

Angie Tieman said...

Total cuteness!!!

Beate said...

Adorable card!
Hugs and smiles

Belinda said...

Oh yaay! How cute!!! :) Love the colors!

supercraftygirl said...

WOW! I love your use of buttons, and this color combo is fab too!

Marie B. said...

TOTALLY cute Ann! I think that ribbon works just perfect to fit into Dawn's challenge! Those button flowers are adorable!

Terri E. said...

Love your dry embossing and of course your button flowers! Way to rock the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Karen said...

So, I was in the middle of checking out eveyone's creations for Dawn's color challenge, when I saw my friend Dana Gustafson's post about the goodies you sent her (she LLUUUUVVVSSS bling....so, I'll bet you made her one Happy Happy gal!) and thought I'd come on over and visit. Then, what do I find? Your Raspberry Suite color challenge card!!! It is a small world after all. :> lol Now, speaking of your card, I am so into all of your circles! Embossed dots, lots of cute buttons, and a perfect sentiment ('cause that's what I'm doing right now! :>) atop some fun layered circles...cuute! :>

Cindy said...

Wow...this is beautiful, Ann! The colors are bright and fun!

BananaStamper said...

It's BAAACK! Fabulous card, I love it!!! Of course you had me at the buttons - I used buttons whenever I have the chance. I have JARS of them and can never have too many! Lovin this...

Shanna

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the stamp set!

Ann Kranitz said...

Ann, this card is spectacular!!!!

Tracy said...

Love the button flowers!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is OUT OF THIS WORLD Fabulousity!!! I ADORE this Ann!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I am totally going to case this beauty!!!

Elena said...

Very pretty! Love this stamp with buttons!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card!

whoistracy said...

Just beautiful Ann! Love those sweet little buttons.

jengd said...

Cute! Those button flowers are awesome! I'll definitely keep this in mind for the future!

Becky Carafa said...

PERFECT!!! I love it!

Karen said...

Very sweet, simple and fun. Love the buttons.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

LOVE the little garden you created with your buttons. Great colors too.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh my, this is just so gorgeous! I love those buttons. Did I say I love those buttons?! LOL.

cricketeew said...

This card sure makes me Smile! :) I love the creative use of buttons!

Jackie said...

Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations. This card is adorable - I love the button flowers.