Friday, August 10, 2012

A Blog Named Hero Challenge #9: Freestyle and PDCC #144

Happy Friday everyone!  I finished a card last night using the scrumptiously (hope this is a word!) summery colors for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #144:



and it occurred to me since I also used a whole bunch of Hero Arts stampy goodness to make it I could also enter it in A Blog Named Hero's Challenge #9: Freestyle! :



And here's my card:



I can't seem to stop using this floral image from Hero Arts CG434 Floral Blossoms whenever I need to make a feminine birthday card!  The image was stamped in Ranger worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and squeezed lemonade distress inks.  The sentiment frame from Hero Arts CL588 Sending You Love was also stamped in worn lipstick and die cut using the matching Frame Cut die.  After adhering it to the card front with foam tape I added a couple of Hero Arts Sunshine Dots.  The butterfly from Hero Arts CG130 Butterflies set was white embossed twice on yellow cs and vellum.  After sponging the vellum piece with squeezed lemonade and coloring in the dots with a worn lipstick distress marker I cut out the wings only and adhered them to the cs butterfly.
Other Materials Used:  Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up yellow cs

We are finally getting some much needed rain here in upstate NY - I think I can actually hear the grass saying "Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!"  Hope everyone's been enjoying their summer!  My hubby is finally free of the arm brace he had to wear 24/7 and is getting some range of motion back in his arm through weekly PT.  We've been trying to "squeeze our summer" into these last few weeks:)  Last Monday we took a day trip to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and had sooooo much fun being tourists for a day!  Neither of us had ever been on the Maid of the Mist so we bought the Adventure Pass tickets to do it all!  I'm kicking myself for not bringing the camera as we were quite a sight in our garbage bag rain ponchos looking like drowned rats!  And at the end of the day there was a stunning double rainbow over the falls!!  At the Hershey store we spent an outrageous amount of money on the thickest and most chocolatey milkshake either of us had ever had :)  And we promptly lost all our Canadian change at the casino:( 

Thanks for all your supportive comments and have a fantastic weekend!


42 comments:

sheila said...

Hi Robin, It sounds like you and your husband had awonderful little day awy. I'm glad to hear thar progess is being made since his surgery....the shoulder/arm is such a necessary limb to have out of commission! Your card is adorable...I agree - that image is perfect for a femine birthday card.

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Robin! I love this stamp, too. The vellum butterfly is the perfect touch!

Your mini vacation sounds like fun! Haven't been there in years!

Cath said...

Oh my gorgeous card, Robin! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Robin - love those roses too - so pretty in these colors! Sure sounds like you had a fun weekend! Hugs to you!

Jacqueline said...

Robin, you have done it again - a gorgeous card!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card, saw it at PDCC and it really caught my eye!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the shout out over Moxie Fab feature today!! LOVE your gorgeous card, Robin!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful card Robin!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is gorgeous, Robin! I love the white space and those amazing pops of color! Super take on the color story this week and thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Cindy C. said...

How gorgeous!!

Leni said...

Lovely card! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your husband! Happy for you!

joy said...

This card is such a beauty! Very feminine.

Glad you hubby is progressing nicely. Sounds like you had a great time at the Falls! Summer goes by way too quickly, doesn't it?

Helen F. said...

Please DON'T stop using that floral image, Robin, this card is really beautiful and so feminine!
Congrats on being featured at MFW today!

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty!

Andrea said...

Lovely card! Your stamping is beautiful.

Rosemary said...

this card is drop dead GORGEOUS, robin!!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Robin, we just did the same Niagara Falls trip about a month ago...drove through NY to the Canadian side of Niagara, bought the Adventure Pass, did the Maid of the Mist (can you say BAD HAIR DAY?) and took lots of pictures to prove it! (Mind you, we all look ridiculous in our blue ponchos drenched from head to toe, but we took pictures nonetheless!) I will say the drive though the finger lakes of NY was very scenic and pretty...well worth it!

Oh yeah, your card...I predict we have a winner here! Just GORGEOUS coloring, inking, layout, accents...I could go ON! I need to add this stamp to my wish list...you use it so beautifully!

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Robin! I love the colors and the layout! Congrats on the MFW shout out! Woo hoo!

Valérie said...

Congrats on the shout out over Moxie Fab! Your card is fabulous! The vellum butterfly is as a jewel! :-)

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous colors! That butterfly is adorable! Congrats on the Moxie Fab shout out!

Leigh said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Congratulations on being featured on the Moxie Fab blog!

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful stamp- agreed!
The bold colors make this one hard to stop looking at! The butterfly jsut seems to pop right of the card- LOVE this!
Sounds like a wonderful day away! So glad to hear your hubby is getting back to normal. I bet it felt like forever!

Nancy said...

This is so pretty, Robin. I love the way you used these colors. Sounds like you had a fun day in Canada!

Ruth G said...

Yellow is my favorite color and I'm just drooling all over your butterfly! It is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-32.html

Trinh said...

Stunning design, Robin! I just got that Floral Blossoms set and can't wait to ink it up. So glad you & your hubby are able to get out and do some stuff before the summer is over.

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh Robin! This card is beauty personified! Really, everything about it is simply stunning! Love the colours and those gorgeous HA roses! Your little getaway sounds like it was absolute fun, I am picturing the garbage bags!!! So happy for your hubby's recovery,

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! Love the bright vivid colors and te color combination! That butterfly is gorgeous! I grew up in Rochester, it's fun to hear about my old stomping grounds!

Made by M.E said...

Wow...it is a strong colour but it matched the card well. Love the butterfly ..really accentuate the whole card. XOXO

Made by M.E said...

Wow...it is a strong colour but it matched the card well. Love the butterfly ..really accentuate the whole card. XOXO

Christiana said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how rich and bold the colors are!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Robin I so love this bright and cheerful card. Your work of art is beautiful. You are so lucky to get to go to Niagra Falls. We are Canadians and we haven't even been there yet. We always said that we would go there for our honeymoon but that didn't happen either. We will though and I will take your tip and remember to bring my camera. Glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better and getting movement back in his arm. Remembering your family in my prayers sweetie. Sorry I haven't been around much, just taking a crafting break and enjoying the summer. Big Hugs.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I love this card. The yellow butterfly just screams summer!!

Veronica Z said...

This is a stunning card! I love your roses and the way you used the colors together. Amazing! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Robin, this card is gorgeous! Your stamping is totally amazing! Congrats on your Moxie Fab shot out!
Your day trip to Canada sounds like fun! Happy your hubby's arm is free!!! :)

~amy~ said...

Such pretty stamping...LOVE the vellum! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful card!!! great desin!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE that HA/BG floral stamp too--and it looks so pretty how you stamped them. The vellum is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Greta said...

Oh what fun, Robin. Niagara Falls is on my bucket list. Would love to have seen the "drowned rats"--LOL! You made a wonderful card using those yummy colors--just breathtaking!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with bright colors...so so pretty!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Robin! Congrats on making Fab 4 at PDCC! It's a winner of a card!