Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's OK to Stop

Today I had but a moment to create a clean and simple card - and with my tendency to keep adding, I had to remind myself that it really is OK to stop.  I have to say, I loved making this card.  I think the little flower at the top is my favorite.  It's for my sweet niece who is just beginning her teenage years... oh, the ride so begins (again) for her parents!

I found these wonderful challenges to guide me in picking colors, choosing the layout and designing the image:

At the Creative Corner, I tried their red and aqua challenge - and I loved how they suggested to use the pink, 'cause I could not find a color for the base of the card.  I think I like how the Pink Pirrhouette surrounds the focal image.
The super-fun layout was lifted from the folks at Clean and Simple.  What a great sketch challenge!  I will be sure to try this simple and sweet sketch again!

And, since I keep using the same stamp set over and over (not like I don't have a few more...LOL), I needed to find an image inspiration.  Over at SCS, the Saturday Challenge - IC295 was just the right amount of inspiration I needed to get these cute little stem stamps in my hands.  I found this pretty image on the site, L'Affiche Moderne.

And isn't this a cute little flower (if I say so myself)?  I created it with the Boho punch and a black paper fastener for the center.  

Thanks for visiting!
Hope you have a sweet and simple day!


  1. What a darling card! You're right, the pink base is fantastic with this color scheme. Love the top element with the aqua die cut and flower. Thanks so much for jumping right in with our color challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

  2. Hi Luci! I LOVE this card, and yes... that little flower is wonderful. The colors are perfect together, and your take on the sketch is fabulous!!

  3. This is such a pretty CAS card, love it! Thanks for playing along with our color challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

  4. Great card! YES, that little flower is perfect. TFS!!
    Cheers, Karen

  5. Luci, something about this card is just so WONDERFUL! LOVE the colors and the composition and that FAB handmade flower!


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