Monday, February 21, 2011

A Little Bliss ~ CCMC #138 meets Inkspirations #58

What a fabulous holiday Monday I had ~ hubby and I spent the morning together ~ then he was inspired to start ripping up the wall to wall carpeting on the main floor. I'll show you some pictures in the next couple of days! We are installing hardwoods and we can't wait ~ but this will be a month or so process! So our main living area will be a 'fright' for some time, and I just need to be okay with that! So while Dean tore up carpeting I tore up some paper and I had an absolute blast! I found a color challenge at Inkspirations #58 that I really wanted to try and a sketch over at CCMC #138

I'm still on a vintage kick and loving' working with this style! I LOVE the 'Bliss' set that is available for FREE during Sale-a-bration. There was so much going on with this card that I decided to try and keep it as simple as possible in regards to embellishments. So I added one lonely pearl and really like the outcome of this. The swirl is a piece that I cut from the retired Bigz Tulipe Die, which you can still purchase at the clearance rack, while supplies last ~  

Here's a little side shot of my card

And I then continued the theme inside my card ~ I really have been enjoying carrying the theme from the front of the card, right through to the envelope ~it really adds to the card. 
I left the sentiment blank on purpose, 
this way the card can be gifted however is needed.

Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ I hope you enjoyed your visit. 
If you have any questions please let me know. 
Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Bliss (w-123240 ~ c-123257) FREE during Sale-a-bration
  • Paper: Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip DP, DPS (non SU)  
  • Ink:  Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
  • Acc: Beautiful Wings (118138), Bigz Tulipe, Basic Pearls (119247), (Perfect Polka Dots (117335), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Sponge (101610) Eyelet Scallop Border (non SU) 


  1. this card is great denise, love those butterfly's inside too.
    great colors.

    greetings karin

  2. Great card! Great texture and colors! I like the swirl that you added in the corner! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Your card is so fancy and elegant! Great choice of elements that work well together! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC!

  4. Hi Denise,
    I'm a big fan of your blog and I love your style!
    I'm passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to you. Please stop by for more information!

  5. So pretty! I just love the little bit of orange on this...really gives alot of interest to your card! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  6. Love your take on this sketch! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

  7. Love how you finished off the inside of the card, too! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Great job putting these two challenges together! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie and Mary and at Inkspirations!

  9. This is so beautiful. Very elegant and I love the inside too. Hugs,

  10. This is a great sketch - one I'd like to try when I get home. You really did a wonderful job with the "Bliss" set - you have inspired me. I love the way you finished the inside of your card. Is that a new border punch? - love it! It's fun to see you continuing with the vintage theme - you are doing so well with it. Maybe it will become your style after all my friend;)

  11. Fantastic card! Love the pop of tangerine tango. Wonderful inside too!


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