Thursday, February 24, 2011

I am so honored...

I love the stamping world - everyone is so supportive of each other's artistry. It's one of the most wonderful communities I know and I'm blessed to be a part of it! I have a few little honors I received this week to share with you, and a card to go along with one of them. First, Danita bestowed upon me the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you immensely, Danita! I will try to pass the award along when I get the time.

Next, my recent cupcake card was chosen as one of the weekly picks for Pals Paper Arts - well, I'm just blown away. If you haven't checked out their Thursday challenges - why haven't you? Their team of SU demos is so talented and inspiring, and I'm just speechless about being chosen.

Finally, my belated valentine card was chosen as a Mashup Maven at Friday Mashup! As part of this honor, I got to serve as a guest designer for tomorrow's challenge, and I was allowed to post it tonight to give y'all a little sneak peek. This was lots of fun, so be sure you go check out their challenge tomorrow.

The new challenge is a color challenge: So Saffron, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler. What beautiful, classic colors. I decided to make something pretty for this one and pulled out the Friends 24-7 set. This flower image has to be one of my all-time favorites. Behind it I made my own damask background with the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig. For the sentiment I used the frame from Baby Blossoms and a sentiment from the retired Watercolor Trio. To keep the embellishments simple I just used two bands of Cherry Cobbler seam binding and a button tab. The background papers are from the Christmas paper pack (Deck the Halls? oh, how quickly the names fade from my memory, LOL) and espresso from the Neutrals pack.

Thanks to everyone for the honors and awards - it means so much to me. Things have been stressful at home with Todd's work and our upcoming renovation project, so it was a welcome break to turn to my stamps and create something today. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoohoo, Lori, it sounds like you have had a great week! Congratulations on all your honors, but I'm not surprised 'cause you do such beautiful work! Love this card - beautiful colors and patterns, just a real work of art!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Lori... Your card is Beautiful! I love how you used the stamp with so saffron on the vanilla to make a background, it looks like DSP. I am so happy you chose to do the Guest Design spot, your work is truly wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Lori--this is such a beautiful card. You really stepped it up and made it a WOW! Great to have received such nice kudo's for your work--Love it!
Hugs, Nola

Holly said...

Your background is perfect looks just like DSP! The colors and stamp sets work very well together a great elegant card. Thanks for being a guest designer at The Mashup!

JoAnn said...

Your card is beautiful. It deserves to be chosen. Love that stamp set also. The papers you used are perfect.

Kristie W. said...

Ooh I think I have this set! What a pretty card, love the colors and layers. Congrats on all your good news!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautiful job on this, I love the color combo and your layout is just perfect!!

Two thumbs up, tfs!!!


Heather Prince
aka: Princessheather