Tuesday, August 27, 2013

YOU are so nice!!!


I just wanted to start this post out by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who leave me such sweet words and encouragement on my posts.  They mean the WORLD to me!  I can't express enough how I am truly touched by every one who takes the time to do this for me.  It honestly makes my heart smile!  So I made a card for all of you today to say thank you for being so nice (and so awesome too!)!!!

Playing along with Case This Sketch #42 and with Dynamic Duos #67.  Although I think I might have already disqualified myself from Case This Sketch!!  I have convinced myself that it is CAS just based on the layout alone, but there's not a whole lot of white space, so I'm not sure everyone would agree!  But I'll throw it in the mix anyway because it was definitely the inspiration behind the card :)  I fell in love with the Dynamic Duos colours for this week, and was thrilled to make them the focus of the card!  I did throw in a few neutrals (the black and grey) just to tie it all together. 

Here is the sketch:

And the colour scheme:

And here's my card for you!!!

I think this is the first time ever (and there have been a lot of attempts!!) that I have created a stamped background that I really like!  For some reason, I can just never get it right.  I was just so pleased that this time, it came out just as I'd envisioned it!  The flowers are a mix of Paper Smooches and some very old Stampin' Up stamps that I kept after "the big purge" a couple of months ago, and I'm sure glad I did! 

Thank you all, again, ever so much, for being my friends, my mentors and my inspiration!
And thank you for coming by to see me!!
Shannon xo


  1. Wow Shannon...I love your stamped background. It looks so much like patterned paper. Such a perfect mix of stamps and colors. Gorgeous!
    I'm so glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos. :)

  2. SUPER! Love this... though I cant stop thinking about the Bee! On the polka dotty paper no less!! FABULOUS.. !!

  3. Wow, that background is amazing!! It looks so cute, Shannon! :)

  4. beautiful stamping going on, you should be pleased. LOVE the colors and the layering. super cute!

  5. Shannon, you are just sooooo sweet! It is always a pleasure stopping by your blog for a visit. We are treated to such yummy goodies that you have prepared for our viewing pleasure!

    This card is now my #1 favorite on my "Chuchee Chu" lists (yes, I'm a totally a list person)! Darn near fell off my chair when I realized that you STAMPED the background! Wow - your layout & balance of the stamped images is absolutely perfect! I love the pop of the bold, black stitched ribbon :)

    Young lady, you are morphing into one amazingly talented artist right before our eyes! I'm so happy to be part of this fun ride :)

  6. Adding my woo hoooo - and THANK YOU - to all the others! Geri has it nailed: your card here is FBULOUS, your creative genius is outstanding, and your genuine heart-warming thoughtfulness is simply a joy with every visit to your blog. STUNNING background, and a unique, perfect 'take' on the two challenges. Yep - this one is heading to my Shannon Top 5, position 1, at least for now, because I know there are more beauties to delight and dazzle in the days to come! LOVE being part of this journey with you, too!!

  7. Whoa! You MADE that background? Awesome! And a perfect take on the sketch!

  8. Oh, Shannon, this is my new favorite Shannon Card!! That background does not look homemade for one second - brilliant job!! And the thanks should be ours to you! You and your cards are a delight to visit!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Such a fabulous stamped background, I adore everything about this card!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  10. OH MY! That flowered background looks exactly like patterned paper! WOWOWOWZA! LOOOOOOOOVE! Fab match to these colors! You nailed it <3

  11. Congrats, I AGREE, this lookslike bought DP !!

  12. So fun to pop back and congratulate you on the well-deserved HM from DD, Shannon!!


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