Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bee-u-ti-ful Weather and Card! - Curtain Call #26

Well, I had a FABULOUS Saturday! It was an absolutely beautiful day and I spent it out in my yard. The better part of the day was spent trenching a line for a new flower myself. Doesn't sound like fun? It went surprisingly quick and smooth, which was a pleasantly surprise! It left me time to mow, trim my roses and cage my peonies. It really made me happy. Now is it possible my euphoria had something to do with all the vitamin D that comes with all that sunlight? I don't know, but it was the shot enthusiasm I needed!

This week's colors for the Curtain Call Challenge? Sunny yellow with touches of gray.It's fitting that my card for the challenge is a sunny, bee-u-tiful, spring card!I was able to use my Daisy #2 Big Shot Die for the first time. Yeah! The bee and sentiment are from PTI set Honey Bees. I had to substitute Going Gray with Sahara Sand. In my anxiousness to rearrange my supplies according to the new Stampin' Up! color pallete I misplaced my Going Gray. I still haven't found it! Yes, my craft room is a little messy!

So, are you ready to give these colors a shot? Please do. Then, add your link to via Mr. Linky over at Stacey's! Make sure to check out the rest of the Crew, too!

Amy White @ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose @ Andrea's Scrap - und Stempel-Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) @ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith @ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson @ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen @ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert@ My Paper Obsession
Sue Kohler@ My Inner Reflection

And our leader, of course....Stacey @ Stacey's Stamping Stage


  1. oh, I love this, Shelley! so refreshing:)

  2. Love how you embossed the white panel and your daisy is fabulous!! Great layout and card using this week's colours. Yeah for your productive day too :D I agree, sunshine makes such a difference!

  3. This is so pretty! I love the embossed background, and the honey bee stamps are so cute!! Great job with the colors this week!


  4. I just LOVE it Shelley! The panel turned on the side, fabulous embossing, the simplicity... perfection!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love it! Glad you got some productive work done outside, always makes me feel good too!

  6. So pretty Shelley! Love that fresh daisy and the bee is just perfect for this card! That white embossed background is fab!!

  7. this is stunning Shelley, the daisy really sets the card off, so glad you pulled it out! I am totally with you when you talk about your messy craft room, mine is in constant disarray! :)

  8. This is beautiful, Shelley! I love all the great textures!

  9. Very nice! Love the clean lines ans simple design!

  10. Gorgeous card! LOVEEE the flower!

    Please check out my challenge blog:

    Happy Crafting!
    -Megs :)

  11. Fabulous card! Love the dry embossing. Is that a SU! embossing plate? Can you tell me how you got such a deep impression?

  12. Hi Monika,

    You know the embossing was a tidbit I was going to include, but in the interest of keeping my post short I omitted it. You are very perceptive!

    Yes, it's an embossing plate. The Perfect Details plate from SU. The technique for getting a deeper emboss it to mist the paper with a bit of water before sending it through your machine. With regular cardstock I mist lightly. However, with this card I used watercolor paper. Of course it can take lots of water, so I really wet it good. I did have to wait a while for it to dry, but it really did give a deep emboss, didn't it?

    Thanks for the question!