Thursday, September 6, 2012

Goals are Good~

I had a goal of playing in new challenges and posting on a daily basis while I am recouping.  HA! Well, goals are good -- I just didn't achieve them... so far.

Today I got a post from A Blog Named Hero and Kelly had a sponging tutorial on a flower, that really was breathtaking stunning when complete, however, talk about a ton of work.  Fast forward 30 minutes and I am still thinking about that flower.  Okay, I had to try.

Oh my!  I am in love with this card!  :) -- Yeah, lots of tiny pieces to glue down, but I have to say, well worth the effort!  I LOVE THIS!  As I was using oranges on the rose, it dawned on me that the colors over at Pals Paper Arts could be incorporated in this card :) -- there it is - today's challenge!

Sometimes Halloween colors don't have to be Halloween. :)

My image is a 1995 PSX image.  If you have ever seen these collectible images you know how beautifully detailed they are. The last time I saw a price on one of these stamps.......$75.00!!  1 stamp!  I have 2 of these and they aren't going anywhere!  That company's closing was a [huge] loss.



My 2nd challenge today is my favorite - One Layer Wednesday - Susan is kicking off her annual Gratitude Campaign.  Make and send gratitude cards to people you appreciate.  It's a small effort on the stamper's side -- we love making the cards.  However, to the recipient you will make their day!  Who doesn't like to be told they are appreciated?  Goodness knows I appreciate Susan creating this challenge, along with her Team of Hostesses that she has recruited to help her out.

I used the happy, bright colors with GKD's Botanical Dreams stamp set.  Another successful one layer card :).

Thanks for stopping by~


18 comments:

Lynn said...

Make sure you are resting too - that's my mom side coming out :)

I love both of these...such gorgeous colors Vicki!

Ardyth said...

Ooh - I saw that tutorial too - love how your card turned out! Your OLW card is gorgeous too. I love those colours together!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! That flower is simply stunning. It is certainly a stand alone image! So glad you decided to include it in the PPA Challenge this week. I also love the daisy card too and the checked ribbon suits it to a "t"!

Brenda said...

Breathtaking...You've certainly been busy! Both cards are just fabulous.

Susie said...

Fabulous gratitude card. Love the gingham ribbon.

Linda Callahan said...

Talk about WOW factor! WOW!

Anne Hayward said...

Bright and beautiful!

Mynnette said...

Two amazing cards, Vicki!!! That flower on the first one is so completely stunning--it took my breath away!!! I hope you pop over to Technique Tuesday and join us this month for our challenge--I would LOVE to see what you create!!! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

You are so talented! These are wonderful but your rose is the BOMB!

Payne Holler Cards said...

You are so talented! These are wonderful but your rose is the BOMB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like both of these...both so different. LOVE that PSX rose card - oh my!

Hey, take it easy on yourself, Missy. Get plenty of rest. :)

Cheri said...

Love that rose, Vicki. Beautiful work on both cards.

Heather T said...

Hi Vicki,
Two stunning cards; I especially like the three vibrant flowers with a lovely gingham bow.
Heather T

Judy McMullen said...

A double WOW! for 2 Wonderful cards! Love the beautifully colored rose. You took my breath away when you told me how much those stamps are going for. Yikes! And thanks for the link to the tutorial...Awesome!! Love the 2nd challenge and the gratitude card. What an inspiration! Thanks!!!

Saying prayers for quick healing and sending you a gentle hug!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, both are gorgeous with your vibrant colour choices. I can't believe the price of the stamp wow ! Who knew these became collectibles that go up in value ? Good reason to buy more :) Shirleyx

Susan Raihala said...

WOW AND WOW! Two stunning cards! I love how bright and colorful they both are...on all that white card stock, LOL! Amazing job, Vicki.

Big hugs to you as you heal.

Cheryl said...

Vicki, Such bright, beautiful colors... Your cards just say "happy" to me.

Hope you are resting! Hugs

Deanna said...

Great cards and love the colors. The rose is stunning! WOW can't believe how much the stamps are going for! Best wishes on your recuperation:)

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