Thursday, January 20, 2011

UDI Blog Inspiration Challenge - Are You Ready?....

Hello and happy Thursday everyone! This week has simply flown by here as I am playing mad catch up from being gone so long! As you read this in the morning, I am frantically cutting cardstock getting ready for my Stamp Camp tonight at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company. I stamped and stamped and stamped some more yesterday creating cards especially for this fun camp and now I have got to be ready to stamp with my friends!

But, I also stamped something else yesterday..... Are you ready for a little glimpse of Summer?!
Well, here ya' go!

It's also a little sneak peek at the Sale-A-Bration FREE products that begin NEXT Tuesday! Yahooo!!!! That's right, the biggest give-away of the year for Stampin' Up! begins next Tuesday, January 25th! For each $50 you purchase in Stampin' Up! Merchandise, you get FREE Stampin' Supplies!! Choose from stamps, ribbon and buttons, a digital images cd, Decor Elements, more stamps and the supplies I used for today's card - the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper and Quick Accents package.

Here's the inspiration photo we had to work with this week:

I love the feelings that these lovely candles brought out, but in the end, I went with the colors - so bright and inviting. They made me think of Summer and since it's so cold here, I just went with it!

There is only one stamped piece on this card - the little greeting tag. I stamped it from Tiny Tags with Melon Mambo and punched it out with the Medium Jewelry Punch. It's just tucked into the flower for a sweet accent. I created the little bow with the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon - yes, from Sale-A-Bration - it's such pretty ribbon, I know I'll be enjoying that a lot!

I used Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock, but everything else is designer paper or sticky die cuts from the gorgeous pack of supplies! Love these fun summery colors together and I love how this card came together in literally 15 minutes!

This card just makes me smile when I look at it and I hope it does you too! After you leave a comment, please stop by the UDI Blog and see what the other design team members created - I'm sure it will be wonderful!

Have a great day everyone!


  1. great colors and i love the stripes!!! so fun. xox

  2. I agree with Carolm... beautiful colors! What a fun, and vibrant card.


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