Monday, May 29, 2017

Anniversary Hearts

I created this fun anniversary card for my cousin and his wife.  It was the perfect way to use up some of my beautiful paper scraps that are getting too small to use for much else.
I popped up the outer two hearts on both the top and bottom rows and the center heart in the middle row.  It adds interest and dimension/texture without adding anything extra.

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Sweet n' Sassy Stamps heart die

Challenges:
Mustard Seed #7--based on the book of Hosea (relationships)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #283--anything goes with snippets
Sweet Stampin'--use up your stash
Creative Fingers #131--anything goes
Art Impressions #209--white space is nice space
Cute Card Thursday #479--CAS
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #124--2 or more designer papers
Penny's Challenge #336--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #174--sketch

Stamplorations CAS challenge--feminine colors



Friday, May 26, 2017

Sweet Strawberries

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for this week is Star Stampz. 

I was given this adorable image to use and it's really so sweet!

The timing of this card is perfect because the strawberries in my own patch are starting to ripen!  Yumm!!  I can't wait.  We have a huge patch in my flower garden along the side of the house and it's so great to be able to walk out there and pick some.  Homegrown are so much better than store bought!  Anyway, obviously, my color theme needed to be red since strawberries are red.  And I had the perfect paper in my stash: red with white flowers ('cause strawberry flowers are white).  I have this paper forever (probably 15 or so years) and it needed some love.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes.

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until June 1st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 4th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.


Supplies:
Stamps: Star Stampz "Strawberry" digi; Verve "Better Together" sentiment
Dies:  Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A"; PTI border die

Challenges:
Mod Squad--birthday bash
Crafty Creations #342--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #33--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #404--Tuesday Morning Sketches
Di's Digi Designs--tic tac toe (I used the ribbon/twine, digi image, flowers diagonal row)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #382--spring (strawberries ripen in the spring)
As You Like It--Favorite Skin or fur color & why (my favorite skin combo are Spectrum Noirs FS2, FS3, TN2 and FS6 for the cheeks  and it is my favorite because it is the only pale skin color markers I own!)
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #173--birthday
Aurora Wings #50--my secret garden
Pattie's Creations #134--for the girls
The Paper Nest Dolls #5--anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy--girly
Stinkin' Inkers--It's Spring


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Masculine Birthdays

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week, it's a nice easy one: Anything Goes!  We know how much everyone loves those!  A couple months ago, I started sending out cards to people at our church for birthdays, get well, etc.  I figured I had LOTS of cards sitting around that I had made and this would be a great way to use them AND brighten some days at the same time.  Which is great for the women as I have lots of girly cards, but now I also have a lot of men that I need cards for and I don't have so many of them hanging around.  This week, I had several male birthdays to make cards for.  This first one is for my husband's grandfather.
 I stamped the image in versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  Then I sponged on some blue ink; love how it turned out!  After I dry embossed the blue panel, I sponged on some darker blue ink to really bring out the texture.
 Since this is a square card, I needed to create an envelope with my envelope punch board and I finished it off by stamping the same image from the card.
And here is card #2:
I've had this hot air balloon stamp (yes, all three balloons are part of one stamp, I just cut them apart after stamping) for quite a while and had yet to ink it up.  This seemed the perfect opportunity and I knew they would look fabulous paper pieced.  And they do!!  (It's also a great way to use small scraps)  I had the clouds already cut out in my bits and pieces stash and they were the perfect embellishments.  I really love how this one turned out, too.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, I can't wait to see what you have created.  And remember if you "need" any of the stamps I have used, I have a 10% off your entire order coupon in my left sidebar.

Card #1:
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Bass Harbor Light (lg.)" and "Birthday"
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice "Damask" embossing folder
Card Stock  and Ink: SU! "Brocade Blue" and "Night of Navy"

Challenges:
Come And Get It--embossing (both heat AND dry)
Cardz TV #2-anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Crafty Catz #371--anything goes with twist: more than 2 layers
Cute Card Thursday #478--brads (star brads)
Little Miss Muffet #163--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #173--birthday
Scrapper's Delights #66--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog#10--anything goes
Cheerful Sketches--sketch


Card #2:
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" and "Birthday"
Dies: Spellbinders banner and border die; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room #301--masculine
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180--anything goes with a sentiment
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #275--anything goes
Stamplorations theme and sketch--theme: stamps & alphabets AND sketch

Open-Minded Challenge #11--Mighty Men in May
Tuesday Throwdown #304--anything goes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Home

My cousin and his wife just bought a house  a few months ago, so I made this card for them.  The papers are all from a paper pack I've been trying to use up for a long time.  And this house pattern is perfect for a new home theme.  AND I managed to use up both patterns, yeay!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Happy Everything"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large", "Standard Scalloped Ovals, large" and "Charmed, I'm sure"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Card Mania #92--life is colorful
Scrapper's Delights #66--anything goes
Crop Stop Challenge--anything goes
Creative Inspiration #275--anything goes
Fab n Funky #351--create a background (with my paper squares)
Penny's Challenges #392--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #128--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #163--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180--anything goes
Crafty Catz #371--anything goes with more than two layers
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes


Friday, May 19, 2017

Anniversary Tulips

This card is for my sister and brother-in-law for their anniversary which is next week.  My 11 year-old picked out this image for me to use; I think she made a good choice, don't you?
These strips of paper are some of the largest that are remaining from one of my favorite paper packs.  It's sad to see them getting used up, but it's nice to be able to use little bits and strips to create something beautiful.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fred She Said "Tulip Bouquet" digi; PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Creative Fingers #130--anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #180-anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #69--inspiration photo (inspired by that gorgeous tiffany blue color)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #123--add flowers
Penny's Challenge #392--anything goes
MFT #333--sketch
Sketch Challenge 333 #mftstamps
The Paper Shelter #294--stitching, faux or real
Creative Inspirations #275--anything goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge #7--dots and/or stripes
Card Mania Challenge #92--Life is Colorful
Divas That Cut--May Flowers
Crafty Calendar--flowers
Stinkin' Inkers--It's Spring
Sugar Pea Designs #41--inspiration photo (yellow flowers and yellow patterns)

Fussy & Fancy #187--pink, pearls & posies
Pink Gem Challenge #194--spring fever

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a beautiful photo inspiration challenge:
Image may contain: plant and flower
So, my card is a bit of a stretch for the photo inspiration, but let me explain.  As soon as I saw the colors, I wanted to make a Fall card, I mean, those are perfect Fall colors, right?  But, I'm not ready to make Fall cards ( I AM always ready to make Christmas cards, though.).  I was really caught by that dark brown and it was my starting place.  Then I pulled out the gold color and the light pink.  And that's how I was inspired by the photo, and here's my card:

I wanted to add a bit of interest to the darker pink layer, so I stamped a poinsettia image randomly all over with versamark.  It adds interest without being overwhelming.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  I can't wait to see how you are inspired by this photo.  Hop on over to The House Blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Deer Family Silhouette", "Christmas" and "Poinsettia"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large", "Teardrop Circles"; MFT fancy corners; PTI  fancy border die

Challenges:
Christmas At Sweet Stampin---anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #10--anything goes
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Crop Stop--anything goes (I used spellbinders products)
Crafting By Designs May challenge--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #132--recycling (the brown ribbon across the center was recycled from a box of chocolate covered strawberries!)
Crafty Creations #341--anything goes
In the Pink #119--razzle, dazzle (I use gold paper, pearls, and antique gold/white glittery frantage embossing powder)
Brown Sugar #250--embossing (I heat embossed the frantage powder)
Crafty Catz--anything goes with mirror card ( don't have any mirror card, but I did use a shiny gold paper)
Sweet Stampin'--shabby chic
Fashionable Stamping #123--Let's go wild (deer are wild animals)
Tuesday Throwdown #343--texture (from the ribbon, intricate die cuts and the embossed powder)
Creative Craft Cottage #87--three of a kind (three deer in my image and 3 pearls)
The Holly and Ivy #6--anything goes

Monday, May 15, 2017

Project of the Week: paper piecing

It's my turn to post a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built.  Paper piecing is not a new technique by any means, but I thought I would share a few hints and tips that I like to use.  Here's what you need:
-your image
-card stock and patterned paper
-scissors (I like to use these scissors with little tiny blades, it helps maneuver around the image better) and I also used a craft knife for the little details
-a black marker
-ink
 Stamp your image on your card stock and then again on the patterned paper.  This is a great way to use up some scraps; but I do like to use a pattern that I also use on the rest of the card.
 Cut out the part of the image you want to use from the patterned paper and color your image stamped on the card stock.  Here's one of the tips: use a marker similar to your patterned paper to color around the edges of the part you will be covering up.  It helps just in case you didn't cut exactly right.  I also like to take the black marker and ink around the edges of the cut out piece.  This helps eliminate any white edges and again helps if you haven't cut it perfectly.
 Then adhere you patterned paper piece onto your main piece.
 I cut out the entire image and adhered it to my card.
I hope this encourages you to use the paper piecing technique, and hopefully my tips help a little bit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Cupcakes" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Card Mania #92--Life is colorful
Sheep Ski Designs #2--anything goes
Cas-ual Fridays--birthday with 6 of the same item (6 enamel dots)
A Bit More Time To Craft #44--anything goes
Cardz TV #1--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #328--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--going dotty
Crafty Creations #341--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #127--anything goes with a twist of masculine
Mod Squad Challenge--Let's color
C.R.A.F.T. #415--birthday (plus a HOP)
CAS(E) This #221--sketch


Art Impressions #208--dots & stripes
Hiding In My Craft Room #300--super scraps Saturday
Sweet Stampers #7--dots and/or stripes
Crazy 4 Challenges--use green
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #281--anything goes with snippets (this entire card is made from snippets, except the card base)


Sunday, May 14, 2017

City of David

It's time for our mid-month inspiration post for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  I was a bit crunched for time as I had a bunch of things to do and thought my parents were coming down for the weekend.  So, I decided to go CAS on this card.  (Turns out my parents weren't able to visit, but I still like the CAS card.)
 Years, and years ago, someone gave me a LOT of cardbases.  Some were square, some were A2 and some were already pre-cut with various shapes.  So, this is one of the pre-cuts and I thought it would be really fun to stamp my sentiment on the inside and let it be the star of the show at the same time.  I stamped the flourish line under the sentiment in red to add a it of interest to it, die cut some super glittery snowflakes and added two groups of silver rhinestones.  And done!  The next photo shows how sparkly those snowflakes are!
I hope this inspires you to get working on those Christmas cards; it's never to early to get started!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "For Unto You . . ."; Flonzcraft "Flourishes & Borders: Large Sheet 8x10"
Dies: Papertrey Ink "Fancy Flakes"

Challenges:
ABC Christmas--J is for jingle bells or K is for keep it simple
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #76--snowflakes
Christmas Cards All Year Round--precipitation (snowflakes)
Through The Purple Haze--glitter
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #241--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #282--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Gals #102--bling
Sketch Saturday #452--sketch

Friday, May 12, 2017

Get well soon

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  But this week we have a fun twist for you if you dare: use only patterned paper (at least 2) no solids.
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps:


I was given this adorable image to work with and here is my inspiration card using it:
I have a confession to make, though, I couldn't make it without using solids, but only for matting!  These were some freebie papers I found online (I'll link to it below).  I had a red and aqua color scheme in mind when I went looking for paper, but when I came across this set, I completely changed my mind.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week, and maybe even try the twist.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until May 16th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 21st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "BUG Brat Get Well Soon" and "BUG Brat Get Well Soon Sentiment" digis
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and "Labels 37"
Patterned Paper: Just Peachy Designs "Mauve and Gray"

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #241--dies and punches
Creative Knockouts #193--favorite embellishments (my two favorites are ribbon and gems/pearls.  I used ribbon on this card)
Mod Squad--let's color
Word Art Wednesday #282--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--going dotty
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #380--buttons
Shopping Our Stash #302--buttons
Little Miss Muffet #162--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #402--sketch


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flowers for Mom

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are enjoying some fine, spring weather.  We've had quite a bit of rain lately, but as I type this, the sun is out and shining!  It's time for a new challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a fun tic-tac-toe board:
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Now, you only have to choose 3 items in a row for the challenge, but you can used as many as you want, even using the ENTIRE board like I did on my card!  Here it is:
 Obviously, you can see how I used almost all of the items on the board to create my card.  I say almost because I forgot to color my image with colored pencils, but after I realized that it was on the board, I got them out and used them to create some extra shading in my image.  They really helped define the inside edges of the petals on the tulips.  And in real life, it gives a fun waxy/matte finish to the image.  I used a white gel pen to highlight tips of petals and leaves and then used a white colored pencil over top of it to help blend and highlight even more.
I'm not saying I will use this coloring technique all the time, but it did give a different look than was achieved with just markers.
I popped up the frame panel with foam tape to give it some distinction from the background.  And I masked the sentiment stamp before inking it up so I could have just the word "Mom" which fits perfectly on that adorable, little tag!  I really love how this card turned out!  If you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my discount coupon in my left sidebar.  And make sure you hop over to The House blog to see what elements the rest of the team used from our board.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tulip Bouquet" and "Mom's like you . . ."
Dies: Spellbinders "Filigree Delight" and "Charmed, I'm sure"

Challenges:
Time Out #82--flowers with the optional twist of kissing (I did not use the kissing)
Fussy & Fancy #186--anything goes
Creative Fingers #129--anything goes
Aurora Wings #49--Frame it
Craft Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow
Unicorn Challenge #21--special occasion (Mother's Day)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Paper Nest Dolls #5--anything goes
Divas That Cut--May flowers
Crafty Calendar--flowers
Dies R Us #72--flowers
Power Poppy--frame it up
The East Wind #71--Celebrate women
Just For Fun--a mother's love
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Cute Card Thursday #276--anything goes
Brown Sugar #249--Mother's Day
Retro Rubber #62--May Flowers (I got both stamps in January of 2016, so they are 16 months old)
Die Cuttin' Divas #316--Mother's Day/feminine
Creative Inspirations #274--blooms & bows


Thursday, May 4, 2017

5th Anniversary Blog Hop


Welcome to Jo's Scrap Shack's 5th blogaversary birthday celebration hop! In honor of celebrating 5 wonderful years, Jo has an amazing two day blog hop lined up with 19 talented designers, several sponsors, some of which are among the top companies in the industry and lots of blog candy! So share this news with your crafty friends, grab your favorite beverage and hop along with us! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, go visit Jo's Scrap Shack. But you should have come from Lisa's blog and if you did, you are right on track with the hop!  
Our theme is "Birthday" and we have prizes!!  We have several sponsors and some of the hops will have blog candy as well.  Here is the list of prizes you can win:


Jo's Scrap Shack- Prize: Mystery Craft Box ($40 value), &  A Guest Designer Spotlight

Lawn Fawn - Prize: 1 stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad

The Cutting Cafe- Prize: The Orange You Cute Kit to one winner (Must be a U.S. winner)

Little Blue Button Stamps- Prize:  $15 gift certificate

Bugaboo- Prize:  $30 gift certificate

Really Reasonable Ribbon- Prize: $10 gift certificate


Sunny Studio Stamps- Prize: (2) $20 gift certificates

Shemakes.club- Prize: 1 month membership

IMPORTANT:
In order to be eligible to win the prizes, you need to leave a comment on each blog AND become a follower of each blog.  You have until Monday, May 8th to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on Jo's blog on Tuesday the 9th.

With all the details out of the way, here's my project.  I created a little gift bag and card combo for my husband's Step-Grandmother who's birthday is also this week.   Sit back and relax because this post is photo heavy!  I bought her this handmade goat's milk soap from a local farm.  Can you see all that lavender seed goodness on the top!?
Specially when I am giving a small gift, I really like to create some pretty packaging to go along with, so I made this cute little gift bag that is just the right size to hold the bar of soap.
Here is the closeup of the tag.  I recruited my oldest daughter to help with the flowers.  She punched out all the layers and then I showed her how to crumble them up until the fibers break down and you can separate the card stock into two layers.  It saved me a lot of time!!  Unfortunately, the photo doesn't show all 8 lovely, crumpled layers, but it is bit an fluffy.
And, of course, I had to make a coordinating birthday card.  My daughter also punched and crumbled the layers for this one.  The white definitely shows better in the pictures.
Because of the square shape of the card, I had to make my own envelope with my envelope punch board and I lightly stamped the image that goes with the leaf die I used on the card.
I used a small image from the same set to decorate the inside of the card, too:
And here is the picture of both the bag and card together:
 
Phew!!  You made it to the end!  Now you should head off to Megan Elizabeth's blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Mat Stack 3" and "Turning a New Leaf"
Dies: PTI "Mat Stack 3" and "Turning a New Leaf" and "Big Birthday Wishes"; Verve "Sprightly Sprigs" and "Flag It" banner; and Spellbinders "Fleur Di Lis Sqaures"

Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #193--embossing (I heat embossed the sentiment on the card)
Crazy 4 Challenges #383--music
Come And Get It--make it square
Unicorn Challenge #21--special occasion (blog anniversary AND birthday)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Creative with Stamps #14--flowers

Crafting By Designs--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #292--flowers
Penny's Challenge #327--anything goes
Crafty Creations #340--anything goes
Feeling Sketchy #168--sketch


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jo's Scrap Shack 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi, Everyone!  Today marks the start of a 2-day blog hop celebrating Jo's Scrap Shack's 5th Anniversary!
It's 2 days of hopping and there are PRIZES:

Jo's Scrap Shack- Prize: Mystery Craft Box ($40 value), &  A Guest Designer Spotlight

Lawn Fawn - Prize: 1 stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad

The Cutting Cafe- Prize: The Orange You Cute Kit to one winner (Must be a U.S. winner)

Little Blue Button Stamps- Prize:  gift voucher TBD

Bugaboo- Prize:  gift certificate TBD

Really Reasonable Ribbon- Prize: $10 gift certificate

Sunny Studio Stamps- Prize: (2) $20 gift certificates

Head on over to Jo's blog to start the fun, and make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration (including some from me!).

Special Mom

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  Our theme this week is Designer's Choice and I am the designer of the week!  I chose "For a Special Lady".  I was thinking Mother's Day, but I know some outside the U.S. have already celebrated Mother's Day, some may no longer have their mothers with them anymore, and some of you might already have those Mother's Day cards finished.  So, as long as it is for a special lady in your life, it fits!  I am never ahead of the game, so I made a Mother's Day card for my mom.  Her favorite color is red, so that was my starting point.
I started with the Flower Power Background stamped in black, then I added some of the coordinating images from the Flower Power Separates set (they don't match exactly, but it gives a bit of interest that way) in red.  I used a dark red marker to add detail to the red flowers and a medium gray marker to add interest to the flowers I left white.  I also stamped the butterfly silhouette in black.  And, you can't really see it in the photo (but it adds visual texture in real life), but I stamped the postcard image in a light gray over top of everything.  For the top panel, I stamped the solid flower cluster from Flower Power border set multiple times on the white strip.  I used a green marker to draw the stems and leaves and added clear wink of stella to the centers.  For my sentiment, I masked off the rest of the sentiment so I could just stamp "Mom".
I can't wait to see what you create for my challenge.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Flower Power Background", "Flower Cluster Solid", "Pattie's Flower Solid", "Mum Solid", "Kathy's Flower Solid", "Daisy Solid, Large", "Daily Solid, Small", "Butterfly Sil. (small)" and "Mom's like you . . . "
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" Stitched rectangle and stitched line, "Blueprints 12" stitched flag and "Stitched Scallop Trio"

Challenges:
Crafty Creations #340--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #475--family
Time Out Challenge #82--flowers
Sketch Saturday #461--sketch (I chose #259)

Cuttlebug Mania--Have Wings, Will Fly (my butterflies)
Unicorn Challenge #21--special occasion (Mother's Day)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Creative With Stamps #14--Flowers

Divas That Cut--May Flowers
Creative Sketchy Challenge #11--butterflies and/or flowers
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #10--anything goes
Dies R Us #72--flowers