Sunday, March 26, 2017

Be Still for Sunday Stamps! #149

Hello, crafty friends. Today's card was created for the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  It was so fun to finally use this cool sentiment from the Sending Thoughts stamp set set.

To create the subtle background, I color washed Mint Macaron and Wisteria Wonder ink onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock using a large paint brush and dried it with my heat tool.  

The colors I used for this weeks challenge are: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron and Garden Green.  Here's this weeks challenge:

I tried to keep my card simple and let the Oh So Succulent flowers do all the talking. :)

Be Still card supplies:
  • stamps: Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184), Sending Thoughts (142965), Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728)
  • ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight.
  • card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight.
  • accessories: Elegant Eggplant Baker's Twine, White Accents, Mint Macaron Enamel Dots, and a paint brush.

Purple is one of my favorite colors (in case you didn't know by now). After my mother passed away (14 years ago), I made a card for a challenge at Stampin' UP! back in the day for her in honor of Mother's Day.  Low and behold, Stampin' UP! called to tell me that I won the challenge! It really ment a lot to me since I was still grieving.  So ever since then,  I have loved the color purple as it makes me think of my mom and the card I made her. :)

Okay----we must move on----
now that you have seen my creation, I would love for you to head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and play along with us!  You have until Friday, April 7, 2017, to join Sunday Stamps! challenge #149.  Hope to see you there!

Happy stamping!
I am offering a Make and Take class using Occasion and Sale-a-bration items on Friday, March 31, 2017.  If you live in central Minnesota you are welcome to attend.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Details are HERE.

If you can't make the class or don't live in Minnesota, you can also purchase the 3 completed projects and I will mail them to you!  Purchase the projects  HERE .  Note: Deadline to purchase the class projects is also Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

And don't forget about my online shopping rewards page  HERE!


  1. Annette, I LOVE your card! Those succulents are just perfect! That is a fabulous sentiment! I might just have to purchase this one! The older I get, the more I love purple too! Loved reading about your card for your Mom! We never stop missing our parents! Lots of LOVE to you! XX

  2. I just know the name is succulents from Claire comment
    and I love your flowers here looks same like the Photo inspiration
    great added of Bee too so cuutee
    and great use all of the colors
    I hope to see you on my DT card
    always thrilled get your some words Annette
    biig hugs

    1. These succulents are so fun, Monica! thanks for stopping by!

  3. I just love the background you created Annette, it is perfect against the flowers. And the bee? Love that pop of yellow!

    Beautiful story about purple and your mom...funny how things like that happen when we need it the most.

    1. Thank you, dear Lisa. Yes, it is funny how things happen in life...all is planned, not chance. :)

  4. This is beautiful Annette! Gorgeous succulents~

  5. an adorable card, luv the sweet flowers and bee! hope you have a wonderful week!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  6. Beautiful background! And I love the addition of the bee on the flowers.


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