Friday, October 7, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #90


Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all you Canadian bloggers out there :)  We have soooo much to be thankful, amidst the struggles and trials of the past year, and that in itself is worth celebrating, just as the pioneers did many years ago!

I'm looking forward to a relaxing long weekend as we only have a small group for dinner on Sunday.  Hubby is cooking a turkey, I'm sues chef and clean up girl and  mom is making her delicious cherry pie and cranberry sauce.  It's been an extremely hectic and stressful September, so this will be a wonderful long weekend to just kick back, get some R and R, and enjoy some quality family time :)
Now on to the card!  I loooove pink and brown together so this was a great colour combo for me to work with, unlike the last one we had...cough, cough...LOL! 

I combined it with a SCS sketch challenge from about a month ago, and since I don't have any Rich Razzleberry (go figure!) I used Rose Red instead. 

My PTI flower dies were calling my name once again.  In addition, my polka dot obsession rose to the surface while making this card so out came this wonderful Seeing Spots embossing folder.   The end result - this card :)
The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


Just a reminder that 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 posted as a winner, all you have to do is play along.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

What's In It?
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: PTI Flower Die, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, SU Border Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, 5/8" Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensioanls


H2 :) said...

You have a polkadot obsession??? lol :)
This is so fresh & fun Marisa. Love the PTI flowers, the crumpled ribbon & the dainty scallop/pearl trim. Oh, & did I mention the white on white embossed background with the skinny chocolate mat is fabulous!!! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you too!!! I'll be cooking a turkey on Sunday to go with all those cabbage rolls and perogies I made last weekend. Can't wait! YUM!

LOVE these colours too!! GREAT layered flowers. LOVE that PTI die. Haven't pulled it out in a bit. Must do that today too! I have a HUGE list of things I'd like to do...haha!

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card, Marisa!!!! Love those flower dies - you are seriously enabling me!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Have a great weekend!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love this color combo. Have a blessed weekend.

Emily Keaton said...

Such a beauty, Marisa! I LOVE those pretty colors--yup, pink and brown ROCK! Your free-form pleated ribbon looks scrumptious. Have a MARVELOUS weekend with your family--Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Christina said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope you eat lots of yummy food and spend some quality time with family this weekend.
There are those sweet little pearls again! I love your layered flowers and ruffled ribbon. This is such a great color combo!

Vickie Z said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!! Love the pink/brown combo and those flowers are gorgeous!

Maureen said...

you are rocking the PTI leaves and blossoms this week :) What a gorgeous burst of colour on fresh!! Yes, I did see your win!! I was going to comment last night, but Blogger wouldn't let me unless I was on Firefox and it was late, so I waited till the morning!! Congrats!! That's so cool on my month!! Thanks for the store tips...this is a fast trip, unfortunately...won't even see Jake and not sure we'll even get close to Van depending where we turn off...Tony is hunting for a trailer today for the saw!! Crazy! Although I'll insist we stop somewhere for me, either stamps, shoes or clothes!! LOL Have a great weekend!! It's rainy, but I don't care!! LOL

dj said...

Gorgeous!!! I am loving that embossing foldedr....that is one that I don't have!! Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours!! It feels like a holiday here too...the kids are out of school for a teacher work day so they have a long weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colour combination Marisa and a stunning card. I adore the way you ruffle ribbon!

Happy Thanksgiving xx

Sue said...

this is AWESOME Marisa!!!! the polka dotted background sets off the layered flowers beautifully and the ribbon treatment is gorgeous! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is absolutely stunning Marissa!! I just love your colors, the ruffled ribbon, the embossing and the flowers are over the top beautiful!! Gorgeous card!!
Have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you get your well deserved rest!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marisa! Sounds like your weekend will be a blessedly relaxing one, with some yummy food involved. ;)

Your card is so pretty, and so YOU! Those flower dies always look awesome on your sketches.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Hope you enjoy your weekend and the we all stay a little bit dry.

This card is just lovely. I am diggin' the textured panel of polka dots!

Amy said...

Oh the clean, fresh lines here! Love the simple touches you added to this card!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF...your challenge card is beautiful! You rocked the colors! Love the big flowers too :) !!! Have a fabbo weekend...hugs ~S~

Benzi said...

Rose Red is just perfect, Marisa. I am kind of a 'dot' nut, too. May not use them a lot but love them just the same.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Andrea Ewen said...

And just like I don't mind seeing your maple leaves pop up, I also don't mind seeing your lovely flowers (and butterflies, too for that matter!) You certainly have a way with flowers, they are always so complimentary to your cards! This one is no exception...they look simply beautiful against the white background.

TannyP said... it! Those flowers are sensational and the seeing spots if fabulous. I love the ribbonry and those fabulous leaves. Gorgeous with all that white!

Patrice said...

Love those flowers!