Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Be Still...

So, I set out last night to meet the Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge this week. I received some of my new product from the Close To My Heart Spring Catalog yesterday, and pulled out this pretty bird and branch stamp set called "A Tweet" to work with.
I also received the new Ballard Design catalog last week, and was inspired to create a card using purple, brown and cream. I know this photo of the catalog is hard to see, but the chair covers are a cool, brown overlapping square pattern. I immediately thought of my Anna Griffin Darcy Collection Stamp set. This card ended up being not really my style (too busy and detailed), but for that reason I was kind of happy with the outcome - it meant I stretched myself.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: CTMH (A Tweet & Argyle Backgrounds), Anna Griffin (Darcy), Verve (Be Still)
Cardstock: CTMH (Colonial White, Cocoa, Tulip)
Inks: CTMH (Cocoa, Tulip)
Accessories: Offray (Ivory Satin Ribbon)


  1. Karla, this card is precious. I like your color choices & you did an awesome job cutting out the bird & flower stem. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge - I hope you come back & play Saturday!

  2. What a sweet card Karla - I love the little bird you cut out and what a great mindful sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Just us Girls as we kick off a whole new year. :-)

  3. Gorgeous! And, what a unique color combo. You know that you have become a true stampin' and scrappin' addict when you look at something like a Ballard catalog and think of color combos for your art. LOL. I have done it so many times. Pottery Barn, Target (I once bought a gift bag there just to take home to use for scrappin' inspiration), Nordstrom's Christmas decorations, and the list goes on. It's a sickenss, I tell you! And, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has it.

  4. Glad you challenged yourself to make this very pretty card! Love the color combo...I'll have to remember it! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!

  5. Beautiful! Love the graphic paper in the back, and that sweet little bird on a branch in the front.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to play along with Just Us Girls this week!!!

  6. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us.