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8.24.2009

Wishing You Success


Edited to Add: My photo was terrible and you couldn't see the spring moss, so I took another photo and it's a lot better! My settings were a bit off, so I adjusted my shutter speed and aperture to get a better photo. I hope this is better, ladies!!

Hey there! How was your weekend? I relaxed most of the weekend. That scrapbook I was supposed to start, well didn't quite get started! I did take the packaging off the album! We talked and printed pictures instead of scrapped! I think that is why I cannot go to crops because I spend too much time talking and looking than actually creating!

The color palette on today's card is inspired by Dawn's color challenge. I used some new (to me) Gina K. Designs stamps! Love those flowers because they remind me of those weeds you can pull then blow to make a wish. Did anyone else do that as a child? I added a ribbon charm that I have been hoarding in my stash for quite some time. I thought it would go good with the glitter that I added to the flowers. Can you see it? Well, it's there and sparkly in person. The spring moss ink is so light, you can barely see it in the photo, but again, it's there! I need to exchange my ink pads out for the new pigment inks soon!

Well, thanks for visiting today and enjoy your Monday (as much as you can)!


Card Instructions
  1. Trim spring moss cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim cream cardstock and stamp flowers and sentiment.
  3. Mat cream cardstock on hibiscus burst cardstock.
  4. Tie ribbon around cardstock and add ribbon charm.
  5. Using foam adhesive, pop cardstock off card front.
  6. Add a little glue, then sprinkle glitter on flowers.
:: My Goodies {wishing you success} ::
Stamps: Gina K - many wishes
Ink: Papertrey Ink - hibiscus burst + spring moss + melon berry
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - cream + spring moss + hibiscus burst
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - stamp and stick glitter + hibiscus burst ribbon; Craft Supply - rhinestone buckle (Hobby Lobby)
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

38 comments:

sarahmartina said...

It's pretty and simple... I love it! I wish I had gotten more done this weekend too!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is GORGEOUS. VERY pretty, lovely and simple and STUNNING.

xx Sarah

Ashley said...

This is so pretty! I love the buckle!

Kathy said...

Very pretty Ashley!

I also need to exchange my ink pads and just don't want to let go of them even though I can barely see them. Can't wait to see what you do when you get the new ones!

Taheerah said...

Beautiful card Ashley, soft and subtle! Loving those GinaK stamps!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love this! I forget what we used to call these but I remember blowing them to make a wish.

crops, for me, are all about socializing! however I do pack a ton of stuff just in case but most of it doesn't get touched. glad you had fun

Ange Kelly said...

A gorgeous card Ashley!

Michelle said...

I'm like - you cheated, there's no Spring Moss on there! But I see it...and yeah, those pads are not good....trade 'em in, girl! I love those little flowers - and loved pulling them out of the grass and blowing them...think I used to make a wish too....and as many as there were, that's a lot of wishes. That little charm is sooooo pretty - - I know what you mean about hanging on to pretties like that. Beautiful card!

Winter said...

So pretty! I lover the soft flowers! I used to love those as a child! I love the ribbon bling too! :)

Maureen said...

So beautiful! LOVE the ribbon charm...it's perfect!

Maile Belles said...

Wow Ashley! This is beautiful! Love the ribbon charm and the touch of glitter! I remember those flowers, I still will blow them now a days... just not in my yard!

Heather P. said...

Beautiful!

travelingmama said...

Wow!! I love those flowers- they are amazing!! Hugs from Morocco!

Cassi said...

hi ashley,
i'm a fellow NoVa card maker too. i absolutely remember playing with the seeded dandelions as a kid. i called them "pretty blows." i loved to gather them in handfuls and twirl about in circles in the yard spreading their seeds far and wide (much to my parents dismay). fond memories for me.

love the card, great use of color!

Christina said...

Super cute card, Ashley! I really like that stamp set. You are so creative!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a fabulous card, I love that stamp you used...I might just have to try and replicate that look with something I already own! Have a great day!

whoistracy said...

This is just gorgeous! Need to try this color combo.

Rose said...

Lovely!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Very pretty but cardstock looks like Lemon Tart cardstock? Those little flower puffs are pretty.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Classy card! It's perfect!

Kimberly said...

Just gorgeous Ashley! :)

Michell said...

oh! its so sweet and cute...
I really like this card..
--
Michell
Wireless Home Alarm Security Systems

Terri E. said...

What a stunner. Love your buckle. Way to rock this color combo challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julie said...

i think we've got a winner!!

Laura B. said...

This is gorgeous! I love this stamp and the ribbon slide!! Great job!

Scrapping Julie said...

AHHH! beautiful

clouds shadler said...

ooh, I have a few Gina K stamps, what a lovely card Asley! the flowers are cute, I love the look! And that buckle is sweet! love the simple elegant look!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Julie Ranae said...

Congrats on being a favorite on Dawn's challenge! Lovely card...great watercolor effect!

sarahmartina said...

Congrats on the spotlight girly!

Lucy, England said...

Congratulations on your spotlight - this card is so beautiful Ashley.

Edna said...

Love your clean lines and use of colour.... the buckle is gorgeous as well, congrats on the pick for the spotlight!

Elise said...

BEAUTIFUL work! Absolutely breathtaking! Congrats!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love those dandelions. They are perfect with the sentiment! Congrats on the spotlight! :)

Kathy said...

Very pretty.

Kathy

www.sassystamper.blogspot.com

Paula Pascual said...

So pretty, as always!!!!

Amy Schultz said...

love how you used that stamp, so simply but so elegantly... Think I may have to grab that stamp!! Congrats on making the Spotlight :)

Winter said...

Congrats! :)

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! I love the simpllicity!

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