May 31 2012

CCMC204 – Berry Blossoms DSP

Oh…trials and tribulations!  I knew Wednesday was going to be a BUSY day…with the holiday, I didn't get around to working on my Stamp Club projects until then.  And, I'm in my NEW studio for about 5 minutes working and my big overhead light DIES!!!  It has been flickering for months, and we knew that we'd have to replace the entire light fixture when it went.  So…it picked today!  Even with my under counter lights, it is much darker than I'm used to.  So, when hubby got home, he fixed it temporarily.  But I need to take a trip to the lighting place to get a new fixture this weekend.  AND…my new chair…every time I go to stand up, I hit the little locks on the wheels that prevent it from rolling.  But…I WANT it to roll…and based on the design of the wheels, I hit it EVERY SINGLE TIME I stand up!  So frustrating!  So…back to the store tonight to return it.  Just a design flaw and no way around it!


But, it's Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  We have a fun color combination for you this week!  It takes the colors from the Berry Blossoms DSP that is retiring TODAY!!!  Wow!  Hard to believe it is the LAST DAY of this catalog!  Hasn't that time gone by FAST?



Now…I must admit…the entire year I thought the dark color in this DSP was BASIC BLACK!!!  When I first saw the combo for this challenge, I thought…wait…that is the wrong color!  Nope!  Oh well…it goes well with black, too!  lol!



I didn't mean to, but ended up not using any stamps except my Petite Pairs greeting…it just kind of evolved that way!  I was going to stamp the flowers with Mixed Bunch…but decided to use my Fancy Flower punch instead.  I punched two from the Calypso Coral polka dot print in the Berry Blossoms package.  Then added a 1 3/8" circle of Lucky Limeade and a 1" circle punched from the large polka dot designer paper.  The layers are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and I added a large pearl in the center!  (Those will be back in the new catalog!  Woohoo!)  I added a little piece of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon for the "leaves" of the blossom.


The base of the card is Naturals White, then I layered on the Wisteria Wonder print.  On top is the large polka dot pattern again, layered on Early Espresso.  I used the Rectangle Frame Folder of Whisper White and cut around it.  Then I added a rectangle of Lucky Limeade (mainly because I originally messed up the greeting on the White!  lol!)  The greeting is from Petite Pairs…love that set!  I need a wedding card for a non-traditional couple and I think this will work well for them!


So, head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week…they are all so different, even using the same colors!  And…did you see our Design Team Call?  Check it out, we'd love for you to apply!



8 People have left comments on this post

May 31, 2012 - 09:05:20
Deb said:

Love the way you made your flower! And what a super great layout! The patterned papers work together perfectly! Love it!!!

May 31, 2012 - 10:05:48
Lisa Martz said:

SO CUTE!  Really like this! 

May 31, 2012 - 10:05:44
Joan Jeffery said:

Fabulous card, Connie.  Love the little flower you've created and the frame around the greeting.  I keep forgetting to use those little frames – thanks for the inspirational reminder!

May 31, 2012 - 11:05:53
Carol Carriveau said:

Very pretty and I think it is beautiful and I think we can create great cards without a lot of stamps…..very nice!

Jun 1, 2012 - 09:06:13

You made that bright bold DSP work so well with all the elements you used. I love it!

Jun 1, 2012 - 09:06:59
Vicki Fraser said:

Berry Blossoms sure was perfect for this challenge. Love your card, even if there is minimal stamping. Sometimes it just works that way 🙂

Jun 2, 2012 - 11:06:09


Jun 6, 2012 - 01:06:43

Love this card!!  The flower is so pretty and of course I love the "ribbon leaves" are just fabulous.  I've had several days like that recently too!!  lol