I am up for the challenge!

I am getting ready for our Open House this week, and I have been very, very busy.  Too busy to blog!  When I get my hands on new products my mind starts racing, and I have to get busy.  I created probably 15 projects using one set of stamps, one pack of DSP paper, and coordinating framelits!! But, I won't show any of them to you yet........I'm keeping them secret until the big reveal party :)
So, I am willing to share some new cards I made with old sets (as in I have had them since May) that I have. 
Before I go further, I have to tell you that I enjoy blogging very much, but sometimes it is hard to stay motivated when you only have a couple people that read your blog (or just look at it).  A couple weeks ago my friend, Kay, referred contacts to my blog, because she herself was too busy to blog at the time.  Wow!!  Did I have people check out MY blog!  That was fun, but how can I keep the momentum going?  By participating in challenges!!  That's how I find new blogs.  I check out the cards entered in the challenges I subscribe to.  I just never participated in the challenge :(

Today, to feed the motivation, I chose a couple of challenges, and made some cards.
First I chose the colors at Colour Q challenge #147,  then I chose Stampin' Royalty's challenge to use Buttons (which I LOVE Buttons), and then went for Diva Dare challenge to make anything BIRTHDAY. 

I could not wait to pull out the color combination of Kiwi Kiss (retired but a fave), Brilliant Blue (didn't have so used my new Indigo Blue), Baha Breeze, Regal Rose, and Whisper White.  First thing I grabbed was the Button, Button stamp set to make my background paper.  Stamping all the buttons is a blast.  I pulled out the Mixed Bunch set for my pink and blue daisys, and green leaves.  I added bright buttons, Baha Breeze ribbon, and a birthday greeting from Curly Cute.  I stamped a little greeting from Petite Pairs (oops, I discovered in my photo it smeared, must fix later) and a couple flowers inside, and I have a card worthy of three challenges and an open house display.
Hope you like my card, and leave me a comment, so I know you came :)  Hope you all come back again soon.

Mary Alice


  1. Those flowers are so unique. Thanks so much for joining us at the colourQ this week.

  2. Fantastic! I love that flower image!! Thanks for participating in the Verve Diva Dare - both entries!

  3. Those layered flowers are awesome!! Thanks for playing along at ColourQ this week!

  4. Wow you follow both of my design teams. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week AND great job with the buttons for Stampin' Royalty.


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