Good morning !! It is a beautiful day here today - supposed to get NICE and hot ! Well, hot for here being the hugh 20's ... hahaha. I know that in the rest of the world, that is just regular but here thats a cause for celebration !! LOL I am SO excited today, cause I have a BRAND NEW BLOG !!! Now, don't panic ... I am still having THIS blog, this blog is my first love (hahaha). But, my awesome stampi'n friend Cathy Caines and I have started a new Challenge blog - Catherine and Cathy Create !!
Its going to be SO fun ! We're going to have lots of fun monthly challenges, Christmas year round, lots of fun cards and scrapbook pages !! You should TOTALLY come over and check us out !! We have our first July Color Challenge going on RIGHT NOW !! So awesome !! Can you tell that I'm a tiny bit excited !?! LOL
OK so on to todays project ! As I am sure you all remember, I am going to Utah for Convention in a mere 12 days ! I'm sure I've mentioned it one (or twice, or 20 times ... LOL). I am involved in 2 fun Swaps while I am there, and I am going to share one of those creations with you today !? A swap is SO cool. I make a big pile of the same card, and then I trade with other demos and get a big pile of DIFFERENT cards ! Lots of fun inspiration and stuff going on ! So, take a look at Swap #1 !!
Isn't that darling !?! I have seen a few ideas using the Mosaic Madness set and making a flower, so I thought that would be a SUPER cute card for a swap ! And, with the awesome Mosaic punch to help me out - it hardly takes any time at all ! My color combo for this sweet card is Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding - love those soft colors ! I stamped the solid mosaic image in Blushing Bride 5 times, and punched them out. I used some Snail to attach them in a flower shape onto a 1"
Circle Punch. I stamed my little flower centre in Pool Party ink, and then fussy cut it out. I added it to the middle of my flower with a Dimensional.
My main layer is a piece of Whisper White measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I chose a lovely Pool Party piece of DSP from the Quatrefancy paper pack, which I cut to 2" x 5-1/4". I layered a tiny Blushing Bride scallop that I punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch behind it, and added it to my Whisper White layer. My sentiment is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set, stamped in Pool Party ink. This was all layered onto a Pistachio Pudding card base. 2 Pistachio Pudding striped mosaic "leaves" and a couple Pearls finishes off this adorable card ! Love a touch of pearly bling !!
Well, thats my card for today. This swap is done for the Team Canada ladies - I hope they like it !! I cant wait to see what they came up with too. Thanks so much for coming by today ! And don't forget to follow me on my Catherine and Cathy Create blog as well !! Gonna be a blast !! Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness (wood #130246, clear #130249), Really Good Greetings (wood #130330, clear #130333)
Ink: Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad #131172, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad #126982, Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad #131177
Paper: Pistachio Pudding #131294, Blushing Bride #131198, Whisper White #100730, Quatrefancy DSP #130141
Accessories: Mosaic Punch #131267, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Basic Pearls #119247