Friday, July 22, 2011

Wishing it would rain FOR my flowers

Hey stampers!  SO it's HOT here!  It was 100 degrees without the heat index yesterday and we won't even talk about how humid it is!  I want to go back to lovely Salt Lake City where I was COLD for the first few minutes of my morning run before convention each day, haha!  I thought I'd break out Raining Flowers which we got at convention as my own sort of rain dance:-)  So while trying to stay inside and keep cool I thought I'd play along with the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge this week.

This color combo was way out of my comfort zone and I had told myself when I saw it I wouldn't be doing it...BUT I got inspired last night and figured I'd try to do it and to make it extra hard I'd use Raining Flowers which is also outside my comfort zone.  BUT I got it FREE at convention so I NEED to use it right?  After looking at the design team's creations I decided I in fact, did like the color combo even though I rarely use regal rose.  I kept it pretty simple just because the colors threw me off a bit but I did try to add a few special touches here and there.  I also wanted to incorporate some marina mist ribbon but I couldn't find a good fit for it, oh well.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Raining flowers, just because
Paper:  Whisper white, regal rose, sahara sand, marina mist
Ink:  Same
Accessories:  Basic pearls, neutrals glimmer brads, dazzling details
A few notes about the project:
1.  The sahara sand flowers were actually stamped off once on scratch paper because I thought they were too harsh full strength.
2.  I added some of our new dazzling details to the center of the rose flowers
3.  The glimmer brad isn't exactly sahara sand but it was as close as I could get with what I have.
4.  I think about every flower that made it onto a card at convention was scrunched up so I had to scrunch my flower too:-)  I wanna be one of the cool kids!!!
5.  The sentiment is also a free set we got at convention!  I wanted to use Pursuit of Happiness but again, had a hard time working that's funny the twists and turns a card takes from my brain to the paper:-)

Hope you liked it, now head on over to the challenge and play along with me, will ya?

Happy stamping!


  1. gorgeous, Mindy! Love the flowers popped up with the sentiment under it and those fab glittery flower centers!

  2. Wonderful card! I think you did a super job with the color challenge! Regal Rose is hard for me, too. Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. I have to agree with you on Regal Rose but you made it look lovely here! It really does look like your card is raining flowers! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. I'm so glad you decided to join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary. I really like the way you used the largest flower to offset the other 2 colors!

  5. Great card using the new convention set! Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

  6. Love the idea for the new stamp set we got at Convention! Great job with the color combination! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Very nice, Mindy! Yep, those free stamps are awesome, aren't they? Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  8. What a great card Mindy! I haven't even touched that new set yet...still need to put it together! I love how you used the color and your big flower! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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