Skip to main content

A Bit of Blue for Monkey and PP93

It's been quite a while since I've entered any challenges and this week I've finally had some time and some inspiration.  This week's A la Card Monkey Challenge was to design a "blue" card and The Paper Players challenge was "anything goes" using a tic-tac-toe format (very fun!).  Be sure to go to these blogs to see the sketches and samples...the designers do fabulous work!!!!

My inspiration this week is all of the blue forget-me-nots that are taking over my backyard (and kitchen).  We back onto an urban forest and these little blue flowers are everywhere.  Thankfully they are one of my favourite flowers : )  My 3-year old son has discovered this so I get a handful of them every sweet!!! 

I designed a Mother's Day Card using blue, ribbon and spring flowers.

I used the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set from Stampin' Up's last mini catalogue to stamp the forget-me-nots.  I'm so pleased that it is carrying over into the new catalogue!!  I stamped the images in black and then used my blender pens to colour the flowers and leaves using Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi lists.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes (an essential stamp set in my opinion).

Here are the details:

Stamp sets:  Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Staz-on Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock

Other:  Marina Mist 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retiring), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder.

Happy Stamping!!!


  1. Your card is so sweet! I remember my chubby-fisted kids giving me flowers, though most of the time they were dandelions! Forget-me-nots would've been a nice change of pace. lol Thanks so much for playing along with our A La Card Monkey challenge!

  2. My kids are always bringing me Califorina Poppys, their is a field of them behind my house every summer, so when they get off the school bus they pick some and bring them home. Your card is really Beautiful! Love it! Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey and Paper Players this week... my last week at Paper Players. :(



  3. What a sweet card! Bordering on Romance is such an awesome set. Great job on the colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheri (guest designer-A La Card Monkey)

  4. Hi Laura,
    Great to see you!! Love this pretty card, the bow and the flower are absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Day 10: That's shiny ;)

So, I got side-tracked off my Twelve Days of Christmas Cards postings.   I got distracted on Friday by taking one kid to the doctor because of an endless cough and a little bout of stomach flu.  No worries, I'd have the weekend to catch up, right?

I was SO excited to have a weekend with "nothing" going on.  No parties, no places to go, no big errands to run.  I had a breakfast date with my son and then my lovely father-in-law arrived.  He not only brought us winter tires and put them on the car (THANK YOU, THANK YOU!), he took the kids away for a few hours!


That's shiny!

Okay, so put aside stamping for a bit...let's go Christmas shopping for the kids and out for lunch.  It was great, we went to our favourite Indian place, then across the street to our favourite toy store and topped it off with a yummy holiday drink before heading home.

I fully planned on capping off my wonderful day by spending the late afternoon and evening stamping and watching a movie …

CAS Christmas

Here it first Christmas card of the year!  I'm really liking Stampin' Up's new Winter Frost Speciality DSP.  I figure that I can use some of it for Christmas cards and whatever is left will be great for winter birthday, thank you and other cards.  Gotta love versatility!

I used the  CAS -Colours and Sketches Challenge #42 sketch for this card.  I really like the simplicity of the clean lines in this sketch. 

Here's what I did with it:

Love, LOVE, LOVE, Island Indigo and Pool Party together!  I'm so happy that Stampin' Up kept those two colours and used them in this DSP.  So great! I used one of my favourite, easy techniques -- "thumping" -- to create the look on the ornament.  The "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set is still available by the way.  Here is a close up of the ornament:
While you can't see it here, I also stamped it again using the Illuminate ink to give it a bit of a shimmer.  To finish it off I used a little bit of S…

Thanks Grandma!

So here I am again apologizing for my absence from the blogging world.   And yet again I'll say something about "trying to do better"....especially for those of you, my faithful friends, who have expressed that you miss stamping with me and seeing what I'm up to.   I will do my best.

I have been absent because, honestly, I haven't been stamping!   The winter and spring were crazy husband, who is head of Music at his school, was helping to run a kids were busy....I was busy....

Excuses.  I know!

In any case, after months away from stamping I started again this week.  A lot of the stuff I've made, I've already passed along to others before taking a picture.  But I captured today's card before it gets put in the mail.

My daughter and I just spent a lovely day with my mother-in-law while the boys were away doing their thing.  A neighbour of ours was selling a little pink bike and, very generously, "grandma" bought the bik…