Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday SOS

Shopping Our Stash is having a birthday celebration!!  We're turning one year old and so excited about this!  In order to pass our happiness on to you, we're having a BINGO challenge that will run for two weeks instead of the normal one week - so you'll have plenty of time to join in and enter your creation!  Remember to use up some of that stash! 



I used the second horizontal row across (Glitter, Pearls, Distress, Blue, and Flower) but you can go horizontal, vertical or cross ways for your creation.  I used an old CTMH butterfly image, glittered it up added some dimensionals, and then added the pearls.  This was mounted on a nestie that I've actually never used before but have had for about 6 months now!  I used a gold pen to outline the white one (thanks to Donna and Carol for this tip).  I also used the Tulip embossing folder from SU that I think I've only used once before.....and last, but not least.......the flower!  Yikes!  I've had some pieces of vellum that were given to me SO LONG AGO and have never, ever used any of it. I punched out the flower and then distressed a little around the edges and then added the "greenery" and a big pearl! I also did a little distressing around the edge of the card stock and the nestie.


ALSO.....along with our challenge at Shopping our Stash, several of the DT will be offering BLOG CANDY!!!  This includes me too!  Yeah!   I'm not even going to show you a picture of it.....it's going to be a SURPRISE BLOG CANDY!  The only thing you have to do to be entered into my drawing is to leave a comment on my blog - If you enter the SOS challenge, leave a second comment and I'll enter your name twice.  EASY!!   I'll pick a winner and announce it on my May 29th post so be sure and check back on that date to see if you won.  Check out all the DT members blogs to see who else is offering candy and their wonderful creations! 

Thanks for stopping by......and be sure and enter your creation in our Bingo challenge at Shopping Our Stash.
Lynn

28 comments:

E.T. said...

This is beautiful Lynn! Gorgeous colour too.

Sharon said...

WHOAAAA there Lynn, this is a stunning card. I love everything about it. Beautiful work girl! hugs Sharon

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is stunning Lyn, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Lynn! Gorgeous flower and I love the embossing! Happy birthday SOS!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Lynn, love the embossing and color combo. Those pearls on that butterfly are stunning.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a great way to use up stash! I gotta start playing in these challenges!!

Love those flowers in the upper left corner and the little sprigs too!!

Have a great day!

Anne Temple said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the embossing around the edges and such a soft color of blue. Great tip about the gold ink too.

MiamiKel said...

Oh how your post made me smile today, Lynn :) I am with you on the vellum, haven't used it in ages but what justice you do to all things you add to your cards! This is such an elegant card, the blue is soft enough to match perfection yet give it that little extra pop. LOVE the buttefly! Beautifully done! x0x0

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this beautiful design and that gorgeous sponged vellum blossom!! Awesome work, Lynn!

Bonnie said...

The embossed frame really sets that pretty butterfly off and the vellum flower is gorgeous!

Lesley said...

How lovely Lynn! I enjoy the softness of this card.

Joan Ervin said...

Love the blue and white color combo, Lynn, and what a gorgeous butterfly!!! The pearls and embossing are such elegant details!!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beatiful!!! Love the image with the glitter and then the flower very creative. I will have to try and remember that one. This is such a great color combo as well, clean and fresh. Have a great day.

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty card in those soft blues! That touch of gold really sets the image off perfectly without being overdone! {thx for the shoutout} I love the vellum flower, and I've got to tell you - if I had that embossing folder, I'd have worn it out by now! It frames this butterfly beautifully! You need to use that more often! NJ!

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful! I love this shade of blue and your fabulous use of white space.



~Cheryl~

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, This one is so totally gorgeous! Love the embossed background and the pearls you added to the butterfly wings. That lovely blue and white combo is soft and elegant.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful card. I love the embossing and the pearls aadd so much. Great colors, too.

lauren bergold said...

this is such a ♥BEAUTIFUL♥ and ethereal card... every single element works PERFECTLY together! OUTSTANDING!!!!

Linda said...

Hello Lynn, this is just stunning. I love the colour combination and the embossing is just fabulous. The butterfly is stunning. I just adore your flower it looks so very delicate.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dixie said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I love your vellum flower, and that embossed frame is incredible. Fun challenge, too.

Laura said...

beautiful card!!! You did a Fab job on the challenge. Very creative with the vellum. Have to try that.TFS

Shannon White said...

Wowie Lynn! this is just Gorgeous!! Love the soft blues and the touch of sparkle and gold too! So Pretty and elegant all at the same time! your embossed frame and vellum flower are just Perfect touches too! Love this!
8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lynn!! I love that butterfly and all of the sparkle! Awesome gold details and pearls! AND that vellum flower is the perfect touch! Now I know what to do with my vellum! :) Just beautiful!
Hugs, Tammy

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous CAS card. I love to see beautiful colors against white. Stunning!

Margaret said...

So pretty!! There are so many beautiful layers, and I love that glittery butterfly and the vellum flower! Can't wait to play along!!

Monica said...

How pretty. Love the paisleys... The vellum flower looks so nice. And the pearls too.

Hugs,

Monica

Dr. J said...

So pretty! I love the dry embossed border. Really sets everything off.

Dr. J said...

What a great challenge. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. I played along and my link on the SOS blog is #9.