Sunflower Card

I was lucky enough to find one of the new Cuttlebug embossing plates, so I made use of it in a new card.  It’s a pretty straight forward design and I used my Nestabilities rectangle  and cut it off short and recut the top end to make a skinny scalloped rectangle.  I believe that Spellbinders is releasing a similar shape but in the meantime, if you already have the rectangle or the square, you can finagle this shape.  I finally broke out the Bazzill Bling for this card, (yes, I was hoarding it, but I’m beyond that now) it has an absolutely delicious shimmer.   

Stamp: Stampendous
Ink: Black Brilliance
Ribbon: Michaels
Paper: Bazzill Bling
Other: Copics, Prismacolor Pencil, Making Memories Brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Plate

You live this day but once...make it amazing!


  • Kay McBrideFebruary 29, 2008 - 7:25 pm

    pretty card. I see u have already used that new cuttlebug emb. folder. keep them coming.ReplyCancel

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  • Darlene LFebruary 29, 2008 - 10:18 pm

    I just found your blog from Stampin When I Can. I love your site, cards and you blog name. I’ll be back to visit often. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your art and heart with us readers. DarleneReplyCancel

This card came about after several others I tried just didn’t seem to fly .  We always go back to the things we love and that give us comfort.  I guess it is no coincidence that I have a full drawer of pink ribbon and and a quarter of a drawer of every other color – likewise with my paper stash.  Okay, I give – even though the style is not my usual balance – the asymmetrical circle works for me and of course the pink made me feel right at home.  The images are a Close to My Heart Set called Free Spirit, you can check out others here with Nancy, a sweet, sweet friend of mine.

I cut the circle with a coluzzle and smudged the edges with SU Close to Cocoa and stamped the CTMH sentiment.  The Free Spirit , swirl and the cut out bird from the same set was stamped with Pixie Pink.  The paisley, striped flower and green dotted paper is from Making Memories and is smudged with Close to Cocoa and sewn with my Sew-Mini (first use – yay!).  Topped off with a Paper Studio flower and brad, and a Quickutz tag, the last addition is three of my favorite Dew Drops.

The two different patterns makes this my submission for Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lovers Challenge TLC-157 I’m All Mixed Up where the challenge was to use two or more different patterns on one card!  Thanks so much for looking.


You live this day but once….make it amazing!



  • MicheleFebruary 28, 2008 - 10:21 pm

    I absolutely love this card! I love the quotes on your blog too!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)February 29, 2008 - 12:03 am

    This is wonderful! I totally love it.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 29, 2008 - 7:23 pm

    love the card, love it love it, gotta know where can i find some dew drops? ive seen them on lots of cards and i gotta just gotta have some.ReplyCancel

  • NardiMarch 2, 2008 - 9:03 am

    THis is such a sweet card. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • BethMarch 21, 2008 - 9:05 pm

    Love it!! I appreciate the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 16, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    I’m going back through your blog to take a look at all your great work. I just have to say again your designs are just so ‘complete’. What I mean by that is you know exactly how to make every inch of the card visually interesting. You have a good sense of composition and color choice. Thanks for sharing your amazing creations :)ReplyCancel

Real life strikes again!  I really wanted to make some cards but time just did not allow.  Several evenings ago I did get to sit down and nothing seemed to come out right.  I’m working on a simple card that I’ll post tomorrow from one of my new, never used, Close To My Heart sets.   I hope you’ll come back for a peek.

You live this day but once…..make it amazing!
  • Martha NicholsonJuly 12, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    Let me be the first to respond to a day with no card. I know that everything happens for a reason. But my day was so amazingly a day of everything happening to us in one day. It started out normal. Husband on his way to work and the chain of events was started. First the transmission in our car went out. So that ment repairs and towing. Plus a day of lost work that we truely needed the pay for. After my husband got home, he was so upset that he started having chest pains. So that added a doctors visit, because he has had bypass surgery. Then when doctor says it’s just stress to not worry so much about what you can’t change, my husband okay to that. While waiting for the doctor to write prescriptions for my husband, the office had a water pipe break and water was coming into the office. So my husband went and cut off the water. The doctor was worring who he could get to fix the break. My huband explained he was a plumber and he would do it. After the repair was made the doctor said my hubands bill was paid. My husband told him he was greatful because of all the trouble we had had with our car and that we were gonna have to buy a new one that we could not afford. With that the doctor asked my husband if he work on house not just businesses. My husband said yes. The doctor made a deal with my husband that if he would come and run lines to his pool house so they could have a wet bar and water at their BBQ grill that he had a nice car that we could have. My husband did all the work and now I have a very nice car, a well husnamd, and our doctor is send us business for my husband to do side work plumbing. He has now made more money than he lost missing one day of work. God does work in mysterious ways. Hopw all your days go better and end up even better. Looking forward to your next design and your next BLOG CANDY. I’m on here everyday to see what you do next.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna JohnsonOctober 28, 2010 - 3:17 pm