Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Floral Thank you

I know that I have told Y'all before just how much I love being a club member of The {Stamps} of Life. It is SOOOO much fun getting brand spankin' new rubba in the mail the first of every month. But I have to admit, I have been bad lately. Some how this summer has turned into the craziest, busiest ever & for the past few months, the new stamps have came in, been lovingly placed on my craft desk  & then not touched again. So sad! So when the opportunity came up to craft last night, I had to reach for my August set to redeem myself before the month was over! And here is what I came up with
The set is called branches4flowers & boy was it a fun set to play with & it has a ton of great sentiments with it. I used CTMH ink in Gypsy & new England Ivy as well as a lavender colored chalk ink that I picked up at Michael's for the flowers & the leaves. I inked the edges first in Vintage Photo distress ink & then I went over it w/ a sand colored chalk ink to blend it in & give it the look I wanted. I still am working on my technique- haven't quite got the sponging down the way I would like it to be. I cut a few of the larger flowers out, bent the edges a bit & then glued them on for a bit more dimension. I love how it turned out! 
The ribbon is some I picked up at Walmart & the little half pearls are Recollections from Michael's. I used black, white & lavender.
I am entering this on the following challenges:
CPS, (their sketch this week is sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life, play along to win some!
The Spotted Chick, Thats Krafty Thursday #53
Make it Monday, Anything Goes + linky party
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge, Thank you
Stamp Something, Thank you
Do You Stack Up, thank you
The Poodles Parlour, Anything goes

Here is the entire set, go to The {Stamps} of Life to check it out plus all the other great sets Stephanie has. They are WONDERFUL quality, stamp great the first time out & are clear so you can see where you are putting them! And as a bonus, the price is fantastic!


  1. Sweet card, love the colors and the coloring... I saw it at MIM :)

  2. Very very pretty!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  3. So pretty, lovely coloured images. Seen your card on MIM. Carolxx

  4. Lovely card and done in one of my favorite colors. Awesome.
    Came here from Make it Monday.

    Judie #54

  5. Beautiful card Candi! I was beginning to think no one used Chalk inks any more, and they are luscious to work with. I'm glad to see they aren't extinct. Thanks for making time to play in our Thank You challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

  6. A most beautiful card Candi. Great effect using Chalk, I saw it first on MIM, I am going to check out the stamp sets now.

  7. Just so gorgeous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  8. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. This is very pretty! I love the colors you've used!! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

  10. OMG, how gorgeous are these! Candi, you outdid yourself on these. So elegant and classy! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! (((hen hugs)))

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colours you chose and how the cut-out flowers add that dimension! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

  12. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at LOTV x


Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :) Candi