Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Easter, Here Comes Spring...

Before I get to today's post, I wanted to remind/let you know that I have a blog candy drawing open until Tuesday night (March 23rd). See the bottom of this post to find out what you need to do to enter.

Well, here's my almost weekly "Just for Fun" card! I was inspired by so many Spring/Easter challenges to make this one! I'm also in a punch art phase as this has only real stamping on the inside for the sentiment and "digital" stamping for the sentiment on the front...the rest is punches and dies! Here's the inside:
So here are the challenges for this one (and some of the deets):
1. "Just Us Girls" Challenge - Color inspiration (light blue, light green, yellow, and light brown): I used sky blue, wild wasabi, so saffron, and kraft, plus a little bit of pink pirouette and chocolate chip!
2. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter Inspired creations
3. ABC challenge - Quotation: I found the Easter quote on-line
4. allsorts challenge blog - "Spring is in the Air": nothing says Spring to me than pastel colors and those "eggs" and little pink flowers!
5. By The Cute And Girly - "Spring is in the Air": ditto above
6. CardPatterns - sketch
7. CCEE Stampers - Inspiration photo: check out the link for the photo...those truffles that look like robin eggs absolutely inspired me, along with the nest! Whatcha think, did I capture it?
8. Challenge up your Life - flower compliment
9. Crafty Creations Challenges - Spots & Dots: this is found in the DSP that I used (Delicate Dots from SU!)
10. Creative Card Crew - Going Dotty: ditto above
11. Die-cut Dreams Challenge Blog - "Pack a Punch" (You must use at least 2 different punches, no nesties or dies) Okay, I'm not sure what the branch/coral looking punch is called but it is one of MS's (found at Wally World), I used the Flowers Three punch, and cut up the 5 petal flower for the leaves (both from SU!). That's three, but I did use a small nestie oval to make the eggs, to cut out the sentiment on the front, and the circle bases for the "nests"
12. Fab ‘n’ Funky - "to use something NEW": The MS branchy punch was new as is that fab MS ribbon!
13. Frosted Designs - use a flower on your layout, card or project
14. Hand Full of Stamps - Grab all of those old stamps or supplies and create something: my something "old" is my sewing maching (have had it for years and just getting around to using it more regularly!)
15. Jacksonbelle embellishments - Show us your NEW STUFF!!!: see above
16. KL Stampin N Scrappin Blog - use both Flowers and Stitching (either real or faux): got both
17. Our Creative Corner - *Spring/Easter*: see above
18. pile it on - Pastels: see above
19. Rosie D’s - Think Spring: see above
20. Saturday Challenge - SPRING HAS SPRUNG: see above
21. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays - use tearing: I distressed/tore the edges of the DSP
22. Stamp Something - "Distressed Somethings"": in addition to the above, I also crumpled up the little layered flowers a bit to give them a distressed look (hard to see in the pic, I think)
23. Stampin' for the Weekend - Easter creations: see above
24. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - 'Spring is in the Air': see above
25. The Pink Elephant - Spring...Anything Spring: see above
26. Totally Gorjuss - ribbon: LOVE this moire ribbon from MS
27. Your Next Stamp - "distressing": see above


In a different, but related, vein...here's a picture of the punch art St. Patrick's day goodies I gave out this year. Inspiration from Stamperdog on SCS. I modified/simplified mine a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back Monday when I'll have a new creation for Magical Mondays at TMITA/PCC!
Aloha,

58 comments:

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Kim this is absolutely fantastic, your punchwork is amazing! what a stunning card. Thankyou for playing at DCD this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Nicola said...

Wow Kim your punch work ROCKS, this is a truly amazing card and your sentiment and ribbon treatment are so pretty too.
Thank you for playing with us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Tineke said...

Wow! What a stunning easter card you´ve made. I love the little nest with the eggs and you did also the inside of the card. It´s very pretty.Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. Good luck with the draw!
Tineke

gtussing said...

AWESOME card!

andrea said...

stunning card,so beautiful thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
andrea

Sue W said...

Great card Kim........I just broke my fern punch last week..........think I better replace it!!!

Net said...

That's really pretty!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my you are so good with a punch. ;)
I love that wreath on the front of your card! Great St. Paddy's project too. Thanks for playing on SSDS this week! :)

STAMPING SAM said...

WOW! And to think I heard you making this card (FYI - we were on the phone making our cards at the same time)It was well worth all the noises you made. Is your hand tired from all the punching?

All your cards are gorgeous but I think this one take the cake!

You make your momma proud!

Love, SAM aka MOM

Patti said...

Your punch art rocks! I love your Easter card! Gorgeous!

Kendra said...

Beautiful card. Love the big bow! Thanks for playing at SSDS this week.

pinky said...

These are just gorgeous, love the spring wreath and the brilliant St. patricks day make. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.
Pinky

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on ABC & SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

shelly said...

a beautiful card kim thanks so much for sharing it with us at craftycreations xx shelly

Kim E said...

Wow, Kim, what a stunning card. That wreath is just gorgeous! You do amazing work with a punch. Thank you for joining us at SDDS this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs,
Kim

amanda stokes said...

lovely card
thanks for playing at TG
hugs amanda xx

Mervi said...

Lovely card, fabulous designing -
thanks for joining us
at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

Rose said...

AWESOME!!! i love wreath and eggs :) thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, 27 challenges? I cannot even imagine that! I love the Easter wreath you created! So very pretty! And the inside is just as pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Di said...

WOW!!! just stunning! it took my breath away!
Thanks for joining SFTW
HUgs Di
Good luck!

Windy Robinson said...

Cool cards! Thanks for joining us at Jacksonbelle:)

Silke Ledlow said...

Kim - your card is amazing!!! Love this sweet Easter wreath!!! Your St. Patricks creations are fabulous too...so cute!!!

Thank you so much for adding the OCCC to your list!!! Hugs ~S~

my5bratz said...

gorgeous, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF, Ginny :0)

Jodi said...

Kim this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining KLSNS this week.

I have to say, you remind me of myself entering all those challenges ~ but isn't it fun to see how many you can get for one card!?!

Lisa Jane said...

Great to see you at BTC&G - wow your creations are fbaulous - love that pretty wreath and the St Patricks day card is so much fun
Lisa ;)

~amy~ said...

You're amazing...I pat myself on the back when I can combine 2 challenges...LOL....awesome easter card AND fun St Patty's day project!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome, lovely works dear.

Nina said...

Kim, that Easter card is just beautifully stunning.. and oh my a lot of work went into that one, I wonder who will be the lucky reciever of that one!? And those little punch treats are just way too cute I will have to check that out for next school year!

Margreet said...

stunning card Kim....love your punchwork.......thanks for joining Sweet Stampin!
xxx Margreet

Kathy said...

Wow these cards are works of art...just stunning..love all your yummy details :)

Kat said...

This is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Sue Lelli said...

Thanks for showing me how to use that punch for something other than Christmas! FAB Easter wreath!

dstandard said...

What a beautifully elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Love the Easter wreath! This is so wonderful! The nest card is really great too, but that wreath is to die for gorgeous! Thank you for joining this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! Look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous crafty work in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
Hop on over and enter in my candy give away! The more entires the better the candy gets and the more it expands!!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Easter card
luv
Debby

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is really a stunning card. Love this one, everything about it.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

freckleface said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Maylee said...

Gorgeous card! Wow 27 challenges?! Thanks so much for playing along with us at YNS Challenge!

Sandie said...

Oh wow, I just love this!! Fantastic work.

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something, SFTW and ABC this week. Good luck :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! Way to combine so many challenges! Love your wreath and the inside is fab too! So glad you played along with JUGS this week!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Wow! 27 challenges? That is an amazing talent to combine all that and seeing how your card turned out perfectly is even more amazing! Beautiful card!

Cathy said...

Simply stunning. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Joycelyn Turner said...

What an absolutely fabulous creation!!!!! BEAUTIFUL Easter card!! thanks for playing along with the OCC!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I adore your egg and flower wreath. So clever and beautiful!! And the inside is just as gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge!!

Kay said...

Wowza- I've never seen one card used for so many challenges! You are the challenge master!
I love your card, and great use of the punches (I'm still reeling over the sheer number of challenges- tee hee)!

Dana Grothaus said...

WOW! Your card is amazing! Blew my mind. Such creativity with those punches. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Wendy J. said...

Kim, this is fabulous! I had to save it in my favs! Totally love it! Thanks for playing along with OCC!

Kartengalerie said...

Super gemacht, Thema toll umgesetzt, kreative Grüße und danke, Lena

The Wired Angel said...

Wow.. how beautiful and creative is this? Great card. Very inspiring. Hugs, Peggy

whoistracy said...

Wow Kim this is really fantastic!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Congrats dear,lovely work.

Regina said...

this is gorgeous! thanks for playing along with us at SSDS!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on winning the SSDS challenge

Marie B. said...

Holy shminkies! This is totally fabulous! I can't even imagine how long it took to assemble this artistic wonder! DANG!!! You GO girl! :)

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Woww, Kim! Sorry I didn't make it by earlier and thank you for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin, but so glad our hostess last week chose you for one of the Top 3!! This Easter card is LOVELY!! The leprecauns are pretty dog-gone cute, too! You have a LOT of talent, girl!! :) Hugs, Kelly

Maureen said...

WOW!! Totally awesome - you are a genius with punches!! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!

Andria said...

Well...What a truly stunning card, it is so unique and i'm in awe of your punching - fantastic.

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, beautiful and stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish