Monday, January 19, 2015


Hello, my crafty friends! I'm super stoked to announce that I've been asked to guest for Love To Create Challenge Blog and I'm here to share my GD project for Challenge #150 - Color Inspired! We're being sponsored this week by the amazing Sami Stamps! And isn't this the y.u.m.m.i.e.s.t. color palette ever that they've chosen for the color inspiration?! I just love it!

I created a friendship card using the absolutely gorgeous Spring Branch digital image by Sami Stamps which I colored with Spectrum Noir markers, adorned with some flat-back pearls and layered on some die cuts. I dry embossed the back panel with a Harlequin embossing folder and sanded it, then tore the right edge.

I added a pretty doily die cut, a chipboard open circle and a fun ticket on which I stamped the sentiment. I tied some brown twine across the bottom.

I stamped a fun friendship sentiment on the inside and matted the panel on some dark chocolate cardstock.

I'd love to enter this friendship card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury ivory and dark chocolate cardstock; DCWV Multi Stack (reds); The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock; Core'dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock
  • Digital Stamps: Sami Stamps Spring Branch digital image; 
  • Rubber Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Stamps (inside sentiment)
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle; Spectrum Noir- EB5, EB6, CG2, DG4, PP5, DR6
  • Dies: Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily; Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
  • Accessories: Sizzix Texture Fades Harlequin embossing folder, sanding block, chipboard open circle, champagne flat-back pearls, Making Memories ticket, YNS red glitter Gumdrops, Studios Blackbird brown twine

I do hope you've found a little inspiration to create a project using this gorgeous color inspiration for our challenge this week! And be sure to check out all the wonderful images at the Sami Stamps shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Congrats on the GD spot! This is a wonderful card!

  2. Really pretty. You did a great job incorporating the inspiration colors and I love the layers and textures.

    Thanks for joining us at UYS this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  3. Congrats on GD spot! This is a great card. Love the layers. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley.

  4. Awesome creation Leslie! Love the design and that little 'hugs' ticket is sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Cute!

    Thanks for entering Craft Your Passion Challenges.

    Craft Your Passion
    {Craftisan Studios}
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  6. Sweet card, love the colours you have used for it. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments.
    Love n hugs

  7. Love the simplicity of your image and fab layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. What a happy card :) It is just so pretty and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to share with us at PTT!
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

  9. So pretty! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  10. Great card, well done! Thanks voor joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  11. Fab card, beautifully coloured image and lovely layering. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at The Crazy Challenge.


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