Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Polka Dotted Birthday

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Another wonderful Verve sketch by Diva Amber.  I cheated a bit in that I left off a layer, but love this sketch so much I'm going to make a second one using the extra layer so all is good in the end LOL!

Wanted to combine the sketch with this week's Annabelle Stamps colour challenge as it involves some fabulous fall colours.  Was a bit hard getting into a "fall" mood while desperately craving spring, but just love the colours so it didn't take much to twist my rubber arm :)

Polka dots still abound and I am just loving this MFT flower die!   Went with some "green eyed" Susans versus the brown eyed ones as it was too much brown.  A very well used Happy Birthday Verve Plain Jane and I have a card made will in advance for a very good college friend of mine who also loves these colours. 

We are in day two of a three day teacher "protest" so there is no school.  Needless to say, the kids are thrilled with the extra days off.   Next week is the beginning of their two week Spring Break so they are basically getting a three week spring break with just two days of school this Thursday and Friday.  We are taking advantage of the impromptu time off by connecting with friends we don't get to see that often.  Truly hope this whole issue gets settled quickly.  Education system needs an overhaul....for everyone's sake....

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Early Espresso, More Mustard, Old Olive
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Lacy Square Nesties, MFT FLower Die, Sizzex Leaf Die, 1" Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

27 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

What fun polka dots - I love that you have two different colors on your dot papers (and that one is green - LOL). This is so cheerful and fun - a wonderful birthday card creation. What a dream come true for your kids - 3 weeks out of school! I am with you though - hoping it is resolved in a win-win. Things must be bad for teachers to want to strike though, they are usually so focused on the children. Hugz!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is fantastic!!! Love all those polka dots and your flowers turned out beautifully!!!

Enjoy the "extra" time and try not to stress about it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's solved soon too and they can get back to school full-time! :)

Denise Willerton said...

absolutely FABULOUS card!!!! Love this Marisa ~ wow wow wow ~ I'm feeling another CASE, may I? Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the colors!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOOOH! This is GORGEOUS Marisa! LOVE these colors...those flowers really pop!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, good luck with that teacher strike. Hope it doesn't last too long, but I can sure imagine how happy all the kids in the school are!!

Love those polka dots together with the happy orange flowers.

ChristineCreations said...

SUCH pretty colors together! What great flowers and I love all those polkadots!

I have a friend who's a teacher in Vancouver so I know this is heavy on her heart too. Though it is nice to have those unexpected days off with the kids!

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Marisa. I love the colour scheme and the polka dots. I can never get ribbon to sit so well - yours looks lovely.
xx

Maureen said...

what fun polkadots! And cool that we both used this stamp today :) Those flowers are gorgeous :)

Danni said...

I always love how you can work your magic with color combo challenges! I struggle so much with them!!
Another wonderful card, very nice!
I agree totally that the education system needs to be overhauled!! Hope the issue gets resolved!!

Sue W said...

Hi Marisa, Congratulations on your AnnaBelle win last week. Your card was lovely. I know at least one of the Belles is going to swoon over the polka dots on this weeks beautiful card!!!! I love those pretty MFT flowers and the mustard ribbon with button trim is the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks for joining us again this week.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Another gorgeous card Marisa! Love the rich colours and polka dots!!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

Benzi said...

Oh, wow! I love this card, Marisa. The color of those flowers and ribbon is outstanding. Wow! again. Do you think I like it? :-) These are the prettiest 'green-eyed susans' I've ever seen.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Great job on this card! You used those colors perfectly!

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE those fabulous dots, Marisa! They are so eye-catching and fun. I hope you have a great time re-connecting with friends!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my goodness...this is stunning! The colors are absolutely glorious and those flowers....WOWZERS! A total delight for the eyes!

dj said...

Gorgeous!! I love that polka-dotted paper!!

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Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like these earthy colors and the polka dots are great for the bg.
Didn't know that the school was out for a strike. eek... that is never a good thing. Hope its resolved soon.
Thanks for reading my rambling about Manning. It really is sad that they had to come to this agreement. He is truly a great player and loves the game for the game itself. DS really wants him in Seattle. I did cheer for them back in 2006 I think it was when they were at the SB. that was the best season by far. :0)

Jane said...

Love the dots, nice bright card. Beautiful flowers.

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used these colors and those flowers are gorgeous!!! Wow....your gonna/have been busy entertaining kids!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a happy and delightful card, Marisa. Love the addition of the fun flowers.. great colors, too.

Nance Leedy said...

They may be fall colors but all those wonderful polka dots and happy flowers sing SPRING! Love the clean lines of your flowers and how the color pops off the background. Wonderful! Good luck keeping everybody on track and busy at home! (hugs)

Sue said...

These are my all time favourite flowers too, once you start you just cant stop! A beautiful mix of this weeks colours, loving the dots (of course), the green centres are perfect!
enjoy your time with the kids, hope the teachers work themselves out soon!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's again this week! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love it when I see spots before my eyes - lol! Gorgeous card, Marisa!

Betty Wright said...

Love these rich colors and layered flowers, Marisa! Beautifully done!

stampingdietitian said...

Oh Marisa, thanks for another beautiful interpretation of a posted template! I love it!

TannyP said...

Holy dinah - what a stunner, Marisa! I love that color combination. The flowers are gorgeous and as it turns out, we had the same sentiment picked for this sketch ;)