Friday, March 7, 2008

Blooming with Happiness and My very first Award!

Happy FridayY'all!


Cards for today is made with the same stamp set that I used from yesterdays post Blooming with Happiness. I was so inspired to use the set again. I just love the dress and wish I have the body to wear a dress like this ... but something inside of me keep saying....You're Dreaming LOL!

The dress is stamped on Whisper White card stock using Jet Black staz-on ink and water-colored with Regal Rose, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink classic ink and punched using Marvy Giga Scallop punch. You can't see it on the photo but the flowers are covered with Crystal Stickles. The card base is measured 4" x 4" of Regal Rose card stock and layered with 1 1/2" x 4" Rose Red card stock . Before the image is adhered with a Stampin' dimensional, a sheer ribbon is tied on the card. The prima flower is dipped on Iridescent Ice powder. This card is really pretty IRL!

I had a hard time on the color combination on the second card but I know I wanted to use So Saffron and prima flowers. I was going to my prima jar and yellow and blue looks great together. The dress was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and water-colored using Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue classic ink. I wanted the dress to pop-up, so I added the Marvy Square Scallop punch and punch ed it again with 1 1/2 square punch. Layered it with 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 Chocolate Chip card stock, added 3 prima flowers and added rhinestones in the middle. Card base is measured 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and stamped single flower randomly with Versamark ink.

On to my very first award ... that's right! I'm so excited when Becky Givans of
Bouncy...Flouncy...Fun...Fun
, emailed me and awarded me this. Thanks Becky, you sure made my day! Please make sure to visit her blog when you get a chance!
Now, here's the hard part, I'm supposed to nominate 10 people who inspire me. There's so many talented bloggers out there and it's so hard to pick just ten, so anyone reading this, consider yourself awarded. But, here are my picks Carolyn King, Beate Johns, Anna Wight , Genevieve Cassady, Janine Orchard , Kristina Werner , Lauren Meader , Rose Ann Reynolds, Debbie Olson.

23 comments:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Awwww, thank you for the award! So nice of you!! =) Inspiration is an amazing thing ... there's so much around us that's inspiring! Thank you for choosing me as someone who inspires you!

Carolyn King said...

Great cards---love the different designs with the same set...both are wonderful!

Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment too--what a sweet surprise. Hugs!

Diane said...

Wow Catherine,those are awesome!!
We do see the glitter when we enlarge the photo,it looks fabulous!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love your cards! So pretty! They're both such great color combinations! Thanks so stopping by and visiting my blog! I appreciate it. I like your creations!

Laurel said...

I love those cards, especially the blue and yellow one. Very pretty.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh-thank you for saying I make your day! That made MY day!

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are so pretty!! I love your color choices, and I've always loved that cute little dress!!

Congratulations on your award, Catherine!! Thanks so much for passing it along to me as well! I am so honored!!

Lesli said...

Very pretty cards - I love both of those cards!

Lee said...

Oh what sweet cards with that set.....that I JUST bought from a fellow stamper!!! I can't wait to create!!! And CONGRATS on the award!! Way to go!!! :)

Deb Neerman said...

Wowsa, these are just beautiful; I love 'em!! You are so talented!

TFS, and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment!

Now, I'm off to explore your blog!

~Hugs, Deb
http://debneerman.blogspot.com

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, that is a gorgeous stamp

pescbrico said...

Beautiful cards! and congratulation on your award!

Alexandra said...

These are wonderful Catherine - I love how they look so different with the same set - just fabulous! Don't worry, you are not alone in your quest for THAT figure - LOL! Congrats on your award, you deserve it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Claudia said...

wonderful cards.
love them all
congrats on your award

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are so pretty, love the dress image and your colors. Congratulations on your first award, I am sure there are many more to come.

C70 said...

Hey, Catherine! I just tagged you ;)

http://cv70.blogspot.com/2008/03/its-tag.html

C70 said...

oops. i hit enter without commenting on your cards :) they are really lovely! and you did a great job with those stamps!

Gwen said...

Oh my gosh! thesse cards are so gorgeous!! Love, love that stamp!!

~amy~ said...

FABulous cards...you've inspired me:)

Denise ~ said...

Catherine, Congrats on your first award, you deserve it! You're blog is fantastic. I love all your artwork. So creative!

These two cards are stunning. Fab colors and layouts. I love those nestabilities too, great idea with the frame.

Jen Glover said...

Beautiful cards and what a fun blog! I love it all, can't wait to come back. And who the heck started this tagging thing anyway? *giggle*

Marilyn said...

Love the detail on the dresses - sooo pretty!! Your blog is so fun and full of great ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

Silke said...

Catherine - I have this set, but never used it....but you made it look amazing!!! I'll case it from you - if that's okay???

Thanks for always leaving me wonderful comments - you are too kind!!!

That's why I also nominted you for an award....come by and check it out!!!