Monday, August 1, 2016

Bloom where you are planted

Hi everyone! Wow, oh wow, I've been busy as a bee! You'll be seeing several posts from me today - have a lot going on with projects on several DTs posting today! It's time for another fun challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share one of two DT inspiration projects for LTSCB #83 - Take Two! We're being sponsored by Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines, so come on over and play with us!

I chose the absolutely adorable 'Bloom where you are planted' image set from Imagine That! digis by Kris to create my somewhat CAS birthday card. In keeping with our 'use two of something' theme, I used two papers and two colors of Crystal Drops. What a fun challenge!

Isn't this image just the cutest ever?! I printed the image and sentiments on heavy vellum and sprinkled clear embossing powder on them while still wet. Have to be careful embossing on vellum, letting the heat tool get hot before hitting the paper. And of course, I added my signature multi-loop bow with several loops of silver thread behind it, along with pink and green Crystal Drops. I'm r-e-a-l-l-y loving the Crystal Drops! OMG!

Here's a peek at the inside which features the embossed birthday greeting and several layers of the vellum and light gray cardstock.

Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray cardstock, Marco's 40# vellum
  • Stamps: Imagine That! digis by Kris 'Bloom where you are planted' digi set
  • Accessories: Ranger clear embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon, silver thread, Apple Green and Carnation Pink Crystal Drops, Studio 112 clear gemstones

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will consider creating a project using two of something for our challenge this time! Be sure to visit Imagine That! digis by Kris, SheepSki Designs and SLS Lines to check out all the fun digis! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you again soon! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Cute, cute, Leslie - and your signature bow sets it off.

  2. Very beautiful! Love the bow and the pastel colors you used! Hugs, Robin

  3. Really sweet card Leslie, lovely pastel shades and pretty image. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. You are brave printing on vellum.. I always have a problem! Great sentiment which matches the image perfectly. I love your shabby chic style bow and the crystal drops are a wonderful touch. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Use A Stamp or Digistamp'
    Nicola DT

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope you can join us again.
    Diane Louise (DT, CCC Digi Creations Challenge Blog) xx

  6. Very sweet, that image is gorgeous!

  7. Great idea to print the image and sentiments on heavy vellum. So beautiful!!

  8. Fabulous colour choices and beautifully composed card. I love that sentiment.
    So glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  9. Hi Leslie, I so love that image you chose to use on this card, and I can see why. It makes one feel happy. At least it made me feel happy!Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  10. CUte, cute! Love this image and how you did the sentiment in the colors you colored the image. Fabulous!

  11. Such a pretty card! Love how the image shimmer and that pretty ribbon!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artbymiran. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
    Nick DT

  12. This is gorgeous. Love your wellingtons with the beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Oh wow, I'm with you.... LOOOVE those crystal drops! :) So fun and PRETTY! Lovely CAS card using my "Bloom Where You Are Planted" digi set. I'm so honored you chose to create with this set and I'm so happy to be sponsoring this challenge. Sorry it took me so long to get over here to your blog. Lovely card, lovely blog! :) Want a chance to win more FREE Imagine That Digistamps?? Your card is perfect for our own blog challenge "Signs of Summer" and as always, Imagine That Digistamps is sponsoring with GC's to two winners! :) Come play with us!

    XxKris, owner
    ITD's Creative Playground Challenge

  14. Hi Leslie beautiful card inside and out love the image and gorgeous bow--Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots
    Carol GD x

  15. Lovely card thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli xx

  16. Great card - love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Such a happy card, I could imagine those boots on a fence with flowers in real life, such a great idea. I love the crystal drops and the pretty colours you have used.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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