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Monday, May 30, 2011

Dreams and Flowers

Happy Memorial Day!  We are planning on grilling out later and definitely spending some time in the pool. The weather is going to be very lovely and warm today. My MIL is coming over later to share in our dinner. I will have to clean off the patio set so we can eat outside if the weather permits. (My youngest loves to eat out on the deck and is going to be thrilled)

I had a chance to play in a couple of challenges today and was thrilled to see Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge was to use your favorite stamp. Wee memories challenge is to be inspired by pinterest or etsy which are  both great sources of inspiration.

Here are my cards created by a little inspiration mixed with some of my favorite stamps:


and a second card created at the same time with the same idea...


The beautiful inspiration photo from Etsy a picture taken by Liz Garnett:

The Agapanthus stamp from Stampendous is one of my many favorites and worked beautifully with the inspiration photo.  I also added in a few of my other favorites: Websters Pages papers, Hero Arts Antique Engravings Butterfly, and my Verses Rubbers Stamps.

I had so much fun playing with some of my many favorite products today!
Have a wonderful day!

Suzz

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful sepia tones here, and I love the overstamping on both cards, so effective. Beautiful sentiments too.

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  2. Beautiful cards, love the layers of stamping and the Webster papers are yummy and yet again fabulous sentiments. Tracy x

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  3. I love visiting your blog; it's like a little classroom each time. Thanks, my friend, for all the inspiration you give us on a daily basis! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Love the colour tones and the stamps. Brilliant and inspiring as always
    Val x

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  5. These are absolutely fabulous! Love your soft touch with the colours and how you effectively collaged everything. Both are beautiful!

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  6. Both are beautiful! Love all the distressing and added black on the top card! The flowers look lovely stamped on the Websters papers paper, fab embellies!

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  7. Two totally beautiful cards! Jo x

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  8. Gosh, these cards are so beautiful, Suzz! Love 'em both! Have a fun-filled, family-kind-of-day!

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  9. Love these beautiful monochromatic cards! The sentiments are great, and now I have to go check out that stamp, LOL! Have a wonderful cook-out!

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  10. Hello Suzz!!!!! Love your beautiful cards!

    I just had to tell you.. I got a chuckle out of your note that you will be in the pool today!!! I am freezing! It's 37 degrees here.. and just rain and snow in our forecast!!! Enjoy the sun for me! I would do all those things if I could! Eat on the deck.. BBQ and be in the pool!!!

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  11. gorgeous cards Suzz. just beautifully put together. love your Verses stamps. enjoy your barbie - hope the weather stays good.

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  12. Really Stunning cards Suzz, love the beautiful yellows so summery!

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  13. Sounds like it will be a beautiful day for you and your family!! Enjoy the warmth! Your cards are SO stunning, lovely colors!

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  14. Beautiful stamps, beautiful colours, outstanding combination...;))

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  15. wow, all sorts of gorgeousness today! these cards use such lovely colors and the sentiments are so very inspiring! love 'em both!

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  16. These are so very pretty!! I love them both!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge.

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  17. Your cards are so lovely. I love the images you chose to use on both of your cards and the colors you chose to use on them as well. Truly stunning and striking! Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  18. beautiful layered stamping and colors. yumminess! =) love them both!

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  19. I try to keep my mouth shut when looking at these beautiful creations!

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  20. what beautiful cards today Suzz.... I love the pretty colours and patterns on them both.

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  21. both are stunning cards! I just received some of those cute ceramic flowers from a friend, yours look marvelous on your card!

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  22. Amazing.. I just love both of them.. Sounds like you had a fun day yesterday.. I tried to get into our pool.. Made it in to my knees and got right back out.. I am such a baby. It was not warm enough for me yet.. Hummmm maybe I will try again today..

    Hugs, Linda

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  23. These are both just fabulous Sue - just your style - gorgeous!
    Hope you had a lovely barbecue outside yesterday!

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  24. I love these! They are so soft and pretty. :)

    I NEED a pool. It has been high 90's here all week and it isn't lookin' so giid for the rest of the week.

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  25. Gorgeous interpretations of your inspiration photo Sue. As always with your artwork I couldn't possibly pick a favourite as they are both stunning.

    Hope you enjoyed your meal al fresco!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  26. Wow!! This is truly a stunningly beautiful card! I love the color scheme you chose and the placement of the embellishments. Really well thought out : )

    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  27. Well hello there gorgeous card! This is fabulous! Color scheme, embellishments... Every last detail is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories.

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  28. Can't leave you along for a minute! How lovely they both are! Love the butterflies and the flowers too!

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  29. wow wow wow!!! Love love love both of them! stunning cards!

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  30. These are both amazing! Wonderful distressing on the first and love the glittered butterfly edges on the second one!

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