April 14, 2008

Bloomin' Flowers

Hi everyone, I had a great time scrapbooking this weekend! Luckily today, we have no school. So we can rest and just lounge around and get caught up. I took photos of some of my scrapbook pages so I'll post some of those another day. I got 25 pages done, woohoo!

Today's creations are some cards I made a while back from the Stampin' Up! set called Bloomin' With Love. It's one of my favorite stamp sets from the current SU! catalog. All cards use My Mind's Eye patterned paper, main images are colored with Copic markers, and die cutting was done with Spellbinder's rectangle and scallop rectangle Nestabilities templates. If you'll notice on all of these cards, I like to use a similar design element on a lot of my cards. It's a strip of cardstock or patterned paper. I love how this design element provides a nice *grounding* element for the main image. I also use it often to *seam* together two pieces of patterned paper to conceal the edges.



Another design element I like to use is circle accents. Nothing creates a *bullseye* effect like a circle. It directs your attention to a particular part of the creation and can be used for smaller supporting images or sentiments.


I love ALL of these cards so much! For now I'm keeping them in a little basket near my bird themed centerpiece. I'll eventually use them but for now, they're just fun to look at! Have a great day everyone!!

41 comments:

Tammy said...

These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Stunning! You are "Bloomin with Creativity". I love reading your blog!
Barb M.

Keri said...

LOVE 'em! I wouldn't use them, they would stay in that little basket forever! :)

Lanny said...

Wow, those are sooo cute you rock. I love visiting you blog,come visit me sometime...
www.simplylanny.blogspot.com

Thanks, Lanny

Michelle said...

WOW what a *mish mash* of stunning cards. Your so good at this.

JAR said...

Amazing Cards -- they are all just beautiful! I would keep them in the basket for awhile just as eye candy! Beautifully done!

cyndi said...

these are so pretty...and i hope you had an excellent scrapping weekend!

Libby said...

These are so pretty! I love that you pick a theme and make so many variations on it - I need to do that more often!

Mindy said...

Love these cards. They are such pretty colors and textures together. I can't wait to see your layouts and inspiration. You got 25 done, I only accomplished 5 this weekend. Can't wait to see yours.

Wendy said...

All your cards today are beautiful!! Love the different papers and layouts! Nice job!

Have a great day relaxin!
Wendy

DeeDee said...

OMGosh!!! These cards are all so BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the little wheelbarrow the best though...too CUTE!!!!

Heather McNally said...

Hi Mish! Glad you had fun on your weekend! DANG girl - these cards are DEEEEEEEEE-LISH!!!!!! I am adoring them - what FUN!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Gorgeous!! Absolutely Gorgeous!
Using the strip of designer paper also helps to use the coordinating designs on the same card. I learned that from you !! :) You are my idol and I still haven't won the lottery !! LOL !!

Lee said...

25 pages!!! WOW am I impressed!!! That's amazing!! These cards are just so lovely....they make a fabulous set!!! Thanks so much for the blog candy!!! It just arrived yesterday is soooooo entirely YUMMMMMMY!!!!! :)

leenda said...

Beautiful cards!

Carrie said...

These cards are so awesome - you are very creative and I enjoy your blog!

Chelle said...

ohhhh...these cards are beautiful!! i love them all!!! i want a basket of them too!!! LOL and, i ADORE your blog banner!!!!
chelle

jackiestamps4fun said...

These are so beautiful!!! I am going to order this set after seeing these! thanks for enabling...hahaha!

Kendra said...

Oh my GOODNESS! These are all gorgeous miss Mishie! Love ya girly!

Lynn said...

25 scrapbook pages, wow you really got a lot done (can't wait to see)hope you had fun too.
These cards are beautiful, if my cards look this good I'd never want to send them out!

Love the new blog header!

Christina Fischer said...

I love everything you do -- it's always eye-candy -- but these cards might be some of my most favorite ever!! I can understand why you'd just want to look at them all day long! :)

Dottie K. said...

Wow you really got alot accomplished. Just love the cards and the colors. Such a cute way to display those beautiful cards. Can't wait to see some of your pages. :)

Karen said...

I love these cards! I am crazy about My Minds Eye papers. I use them all the time, but I don't have these particular ones. I guess I better go shopping. Marvelous cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle, I so adore coming to your blog and seeing all your fresh and fun ideas! Your cards always have such wonderful layouts!! The colouring on those floral cards is fabulous! WOW! I don't know if I'd want to give these away either ;)
Thanks for always sharing your creativity!

lakind said...

OK, how do you make that stamp set look so wonderful? I had to look it up in the catty because I couldn't remember SU making such a pretty set! I just passed it right by, and I'm a SU demo! These are wonderful! Now I have to buy that set too! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Love your blog!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

They are all beautiful! Love your coloring and the colors you chose!

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

These are absolutely fabulous! You are such a wonderful inspiration...love reading your blog every day! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

I am in AWE of these cards....they are just beautiful!!! I've had my eye on this set for a while now, and you have just pushed me over the edge to buy it! :) All of your design elements just coordinate so well, man I wish I had your talent!! I SO enjoy your blog!

Lisa Beeman

Sue B said...

Wow, these cards are sooo nice to look at. Love all your tips too. Thanks for sharing...gives me hope.

Crystal said...

This is one of my fav sets in the current catty as well! Thanks for the beautiful samples!

Tess said...

I love these cards. I want this stamp set now. The paper is so pretty. Does the paper have a specific name or is it just My Mind's Eye. Here's my email tesscollier2002@yahoo.com

Blog:
http://www.mountaineerstamper.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

These are fabulous! I love the colors you chose and the variety of them

paula said...

I have been just loving your cards and stuff for some time now, these are so pretty. I just stamped the images out for myself at a friends house, can't wait to color them up. Love your style and love the new banner up there! Oh, and I did work with your 'BFF' last year at CKU, she was so nice! :) thanks for the inspiration!

Whimsey said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I'm amazed you have a TON of cards done and I'm still trying to color 8 images to do a set of cards. LOL

KimberlyG said...

These are so well put together! Your designs are simply fabulous!!! I just love how you put these patterns together! This would make a perfect gift set! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Juanita B said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I love the color combo and how you weaved the different focal points together with them and the papers. Awesome work, TFS!

Vicki C said...

These just could not be cuter girl!!!

Tiya-B said...

What wonderful little masterpieces, these cards are really beautiful.

Lim said...

WOW!! These cards are beautiful. Beautiful!.I'm glad that I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

These cards are beautiful. Love the colors you chose...they're subtle...it allows the image to be front and center...

Charmaine

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