April 22, 2010

Hello Friend

How are you this wonderful day?  Mine started out a little rocky...the boys were up at 6:30 this morning and my dh was a tad grouchy (partly from being woken up early and also dreading the fact of being in the office by himself today).  Now that the kids are at school, hubby is at work and my little guy has a couple of playmates here to keep him entertained, I'm able to enjoy a nice cup of java (my second cup to be honest).

While reading the Verve Beach Party challenge rules, I noticed that I have to create 5 separate cards so I can't combine challenges.  Luckily I was inspired to create this little beauty for the colour challenge.  I know all those bright colours can get scary but one you start playing with them you really come to love them.  It also helped having that Hawaiin Shores felt scallop already cut and lying on my desk to inspire me.  I also used a few other textures that I don't normally used.  The white fiber string has been sitting in my embellishment box waiting for a home and the orange prima flowers I've only used once before.   Also chipboard isn't something I reach for everyday.  Why do I have all this if I never use it you ask?  Because you never know when it will inspire you.  Having said that there really is no reason to buy more and yet I still do!  On the plus side, I like to share...whether it's with my kids or my crafty friends.

Have a fantastic day and thanks so much for taking a peak.  Happy Crafting!

Paper: Delightful (Fancy Pants), Certainly Celery stripe (SU! princess party pack), Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Accessories: Chipboard letters (Maya Road), Orange Flowers (Prima), Hawaiian Shore felt (PTI), large scallop border die (PTI), white fiber string (Unknown), Hawaiian shores button (PTI), Labels 1 Nesties (Spellbinders)
Stamps:  You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity Designs)


  1. Fabulous :D Such a great card! The furry yarn is a great touch and I love the way you used the colours. Well done, girl :D

  2. Awesome job =) I love the papers you've used, Laural! Perfect combo of textures!!

  3. Another beauty!! Love the colors and the scalloped felt is scrumptious :)

  4. wow!!! Love all the textures!!! This is so fabulous!!! That white string really kicks it up 10 notches :)

  5. Felt? Ooh yum, love your textures.