Friday, January 21, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #54


Just love the colour combination Keesh chose this week, and was thrilled to be able to celebrate my birthday by making a card with them :) 

Having a January birthday when you live on the West Coast of Canada means there is a veeeery good chance you will get showered with looots of  rain on your birthday LOL!  So, I decided to celebrate by giving myself a breath of Spring :)

I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch from a few weeks ago -- I can never seem to get my cards made in time for her sketches lately!  The large circle in the sketch immediately brought SU's Season of Friendship set to mind.  It's a perfect match to my not so subconscious wish for Spring and all the wonderful cherry blossoms we get around here, especially after all the snow and rain we've been having lately - ugh!

In addition, I want to give this card to all of you who so faithfully come to visit me in my little part of blogland.  I treasure the wonderful friendships I have made through this blog and only wish I could meet you all in person!  Thanks for being my encouragement and inspiring me to keep stamping (((hugs))).

The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.







Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa



In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card featured, so come and join us this week :)

I'm off to a family dinner at my mom's tonite (chicken and dumplings with a sour cream and caraway sauce - yummy!!) and my favorite cake for dessert.  Needless to say, I"ll definitely be doing the Nordic Track or Tae Bo tomorrow LOL!  Hoping the stamping fairy will be good to me :)

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for sharing my birthday with me!




What's In It?
Stamps:(SU) Season of Friendship
Paper: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, PTI Scalloped Die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cream and Brown Half  Pearls, 1/4" Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

44 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Such a beautiful card, Marisa - LOVE all those spring blossoms. Happy birthday to you!

walchowDesign said...

Love your tree design and the pink flowers! Soooo sweet!

Andrea Ewen said...

Happy Birthday my wonderful friend! Sounds like the celebration is starting off right with mom's good cookin'! And the fact that you didn't have to cook!
Your card is beautiful, you certainly have a way with colors and design. A lovely friendship card and I must say that we all value your friendship as well! Never have I met a more dedicated cheerleader than you! Not only to churn out wonderful card goodness on a steady basis, but you always find the time to comment on our cards as well. You are a true GEM, my dear, I hope you have a down right fabulous birthday! And Billy Banks can sit this one out~

H2 :) said...

Happy birthday Marisa! Hope your day has been extra special!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful splash of spring! This stamp set is so sweet (sadly not available in Australia) & I love how you have used it on the scallop circle & popped up those lovely blossoms. Gorgeous border, ribbon & embossing too. :)

Katina said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!! I adore this so much!! What do you do with all your gorgeous cards? Have a very Happy Birthday! xxxx

Denise Marzec said...

Happyyyyyyyyyyyy birthday, Marisa!!!! Hope your day is FANNNNNNN-TASTIC!

What a gorgeous card, too. Oh my gosh, I want to CASE it!!

Carol L said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Marisa!! I hope it's a wonderful one for you, and your special dinner sounds yummy!
I'm really loving the spring feel of this card, and I love all the pink blooms on the tree. My regret is not buying this stamp set when it was available! Funny how things grow on you when it's too late to grab them huh? LOL
Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice Springy card!!

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!! I have to say chicken and dumplings are my favorite meal! Hope it was yummy and you had a fabulous day!!

Emily Keaton said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marisa!! I dropped a little something in the mail to you this week, but I'm afraid I forgot to plan for the delay in crossing the border. So you'll be able to celebrate your Bday just a little bit longer this year. Ack--sorry! LOVE this pretty card with its lovely spring colors. You decorated that tree so nicely!

Christina said...

Happy happy birthday, Marisa!! I hope you have a lovely day and are blessed with some new stamping goodies!

Your card is SO pretty! The scalloped circle frames the tree perfectly. Love the pearls you added to the scalloped border, too. But wait, no crimping? *wink*

Enjoy your day! ((hugs))

Vickie Z said...

These are definitely your colors and gorgeous tree!! I love cherry blossoms!! Happy, Happy B-day!!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO pretty Marisa! LOVE this set!

Maureen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! We are celebrating in snow here for you...just started really coming down as I started off to work, but I'm here now and hopefully it will be all done by the time I leave :) Hope you have a joyful day and get lots of stamping goodies...you know you'll be getting a late one from me :) Remember, calories don't count on your birthday so EAT CAKE!! hugs :) oh, I almost forgot to say I love this spring card and if this doesn't invoke some spring magic, nothing will!! Gorgeous colours for sure :)

Dawn B. said...

Happy birthday dear friend.. Sounds like your mom is spoiling you.. This card is beautiful and full of spring.. I am READY.. have a great day.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! Happy birthday!! This card is just darling and happy. Quite fitting! Hugs to you on your day!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Marisa have a beautiful Birthday! Sounds like you have some wonderful celebrating planned!

And what a beauty of a card too! I love the blossoms on the tree! Gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely card Marisa, from the refreshing green embossed background to the brown scallop edge, and all those lovely blooms, oh my.... LOVELY!

Quilting with Jannette said...

Happy birthday Marisa! Hope you get to celebrate many more!
LOVE your card! It's so gentle-looking. I'll be CASing this one for sure! I hope that you see real cherry blossoms soon!

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy, happy birthday, my beautiful friend! Hope your day is as fabulous as you are!!

I'm totally drooling over your card! Love the colors and the popped up flowers. Awesome job with that sketch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute tree, I like these colors too.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Marisa! Absolutely gorgeous! And Happy Birthday! A birdie told me it was your birthday today! Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Jen Tapler said...

I heard through the grapevine that it was the birthday of one fabulously talented lady and I just had to stop by and wish you a Happy one!! Hope it's fantastic!! :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy Birthday, Marisa! You've given *us* a nice gift today: a beautiful card, using a stamp set that I don't own, but see so much of that I feel I have to have it! LOL

Have a wonderful dinner at your mom's, and a terrific weekend with your family. Big hugz back to ya!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Marisa!! I hope you are having a super fantastic day filled with as many blessings as you so frequently bestow on so many others!!!

Now as for your card...WOW!! I adore the scallops, and your sweet tree with all the blooms!! It's stunning!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Marisa!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Just like you!! Hope you have a great day!

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!

lotte chew said...

wow!!!! this is so beautiful!!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

I heard through the grape vine (AKA SCS) that it's your birthday! Happy Day to you!!! Fabulous card - great colors, love the flowering tree. Makes me long for spring with 3 + feet of snow in my front yard :)

Wanda Cullen said...

First off...a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a wonderful stampin' friend! Your b-day meal sounds scrumptious! Your card really knocked my socks off...what a beauty!! I just love the colors and the beautiful tree in the circle!

Nance said...

Ooooh, I {heart} this stamp and I love how you've used it here on the big scallop circle! And those sweet little flowers are perfect to brighten your day! Happiest of birthdays, my friend! {{hugs}}

Sankari W. said...

Happppppyyyyy Birthday dearest Marisa!!! (Belated)
I meant to pop in here yesterday to wish you a big happy happy birthday - but I had to attend to two little children who are under the weather. I hope your special day was wonderful and that you had a ton of cake and cupcakes and chocolates! :)
You are such a sweetheart and you rock as the official Verve Party Release Secretary!! I don't know how you do it! Wishing you all the happiness in the world and more!!!
Big big big hugs,
Sankari :)

ps - I totally did not have a tilt panel in the last VLV sketch just in your honor!!! :D

Sankari W. said...

PS - I meant to add that your card is so super sweet - love those flowers poppin' up! it gives me hope that spring is going to pop up soon - waaay too much winter wonderland happening here!!! gorgeous card girl!!!

Beedubya said...

This is one of my all time fave sets! Your card is just beautiful! It's a texture bonanza! LOL! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

xo B.

Angela said...

Hope you had great my dear! What a beautiful card. I left the mini and sale-a-bration catalogue by the door hope you did get it! I was on my way to hospital so did go in. Wish you all the best my dear friend. God bless.

Betty Wright said...

I love the tree with all of the flowers, Marisa! Beautiful! Happy Belated Birthday to you, too! Great card! I need to check out the color challenge, too!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Happy Happy Birthday (again). I was wonderful to meet you finally and we'll have to make sure we don't wait until your birthday again next year to chat again. Your card this week is just lovely - those little flowers are adorable.

Renée said...

Happy belated birthday, Marisa!

Love love the pearls on the scallops. Fab layout and punched flowers!

Benzi said...

Hope your birthday was a very special one, Marisa. Your card certainly looks like Spring and I don't blame you for doing this one on your birthday. The tree is fab and I love how you used those pearls.

Shelley Germann said...

What a great use of this set. I seem to forget I don't have to use the whole tree! Just wonderful with the polka dots and love the accents of pearls on your scallops. Bring on Spring!

Sue Kohler said...

you have made me fall in love with this set all over again Marisa!! you always showcase it brilliantly, this one included! :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Marissa! I love the dotted background and pink flowers on the tree! Looks like Spring!

TannyP said...

Again, I wish I had this set! Love that tree and those awesome blooms. Gorgeous pearl use...that really pops!

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous card Marisa...sorry it's taken me so long to comment. I love the polka dot background and the beautiful pearls. Great stamp too! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Lee-Anne

Genelle Little said...

Sweet card, Marisa - and Happy Birthday! :)