Thursday, April 25, 2013

Make Today Beautiful - a card for the Spring Bliss challenge at The Shabby Tea Room....

Hello All,
Last night I whipped up this sweet little ray of sunshine card for this week's Shabby Tea Room "Spring Bliss" challenge.   Here is this week's graphic:

Debbie has asked that we create a card or project inspired by the INSPIRATION PHOTO USING YELLOW, GREEN, WHITE (OR CREAM) AND INCLUDE FLOWERS AND POLKA DOTS!

I had just received the "Make Today Beautiful" stamp set in the mail from Paper Sweeties and decided that this was the perfect challenge to initiate it - ie: get it all inky!!!!

 I stamped the rose flower several times on patterned papers and hand cut them and then distressed them with some water and crinkling.  I then threaded some small paper roses through the centers of 2 of the blossoms to create my flowers for the pot.  I twirled the stems around my stylus to add dimension to them.  I stamped the flower pot on designer paper too and then glued everything down and added a few baby die cut leaves.  A portion of a border die cut adds decoration to the pot along with a small twine bow. 

Some polka dot die cut mats using paper from Amuse Art Stamps help to ground the pretty pot of flowers and a few yellow pearls finish it off.  The white mat is embossed with a burlap impression plate from Cheery Lynn Designs -my polka dot embossing folder is too small for square cards - boo hoo!!!   

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I sure love my sweet little pot of flowers....and speaking of flowers I am off to my garden to plant some that I picked up this morning at the nursery near my home.  It is a sunny day in Seattle and that means I am outside as long as I can be soaking up some much needed vitamin D!
As Debbie's sweet stamp set says - "Make Today Beautiful!"!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Michael's
Stamps:  Make Today Beautiful set - Paper Sweeties
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Papertrey Ink
Other: pearls, flowers, twine, stickles, glue, score tape

Entered into the following challenges:

Challenge: The Shabby Tea Room #163 - Spring Bliss - linked above
Challenge:  Paper Sweeties  Sketch Inspiration #6  
(Note: Edited this post on 4-26-13 to add entry to the Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenge #6.)


  1. Jill, you certainly made my day beautiful with this lovely card! It's so full of sunshine and happiness! Love how you made the lil flowers, and the teensy flower pot is too cute for words. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  2. Love, love ... love your sweet card, Jill!!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  3. What a sweet card! I love your little pot of flowers. And that sentiment is so wonderful--love it!

  4. My FAV detail is your STUNNING flowers! LOVE. How you made the layers! FAB take on that challenge!

  5. Wow, Jill! Such a great card with that lovely inspiration (wish I could be having tea there right now!!). Your flowers are fabulous and so is the layout...

  6. so beautiful jill.gorgeous design and i love your pretty flowers :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words.

    I have tried to join you blog but the link isn't working.

    Your have some really lovely cards on your blog
    jacqui x

  8. Jill this is beautiful, so springy it makes me happy!

  9. WOW! Your card is just stunning! Looks just like the inspiration picture. It made me smile! Have a wonderful day!
    Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room:)

  10. Your card is a pretty ray of it! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room.

  11. Lovely card Jill. The paper flowers are so pretty! Love the different shapes and textures.

  12. Your flowers are just perfect for the inspiration! Wonderful cheerful spring design!

  13. Gorgeous card, Jill! I love the flower and sweet sentiment!

  14. So beautiful Jill! Love your fancy blossoms and all the layers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. What a beautiful display of your fabulous paper flowers on this gorgeous card, it!

  16. I am leaving yet another comment, one with some very exciting news :) congratulations, Jill, you have won one of my handmade button packs! I have posted my contact info on my blog, and would love it if you sent me your address :) so excited to share these with someone as lovely as you!

  17. Congrats on your win at Paper Sweeties. I love this card, and just wanted to invite you to share your cards with us in the challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We'd be blessed to have you play along with us when you are able.
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. Woohoo! Big congrats Jill on your win for the Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge! What a gorgeous sweet card! Thank you for joining us this month!

  19. Beautiful card Jill! I LOVE those flowers.

  20. This is so cute. I love those darling flowers, and your shaped card base is so unique and beautiful.

  21. Wonderful and super sweet card! LOVE your flowers!!!


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: ) Jill