Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Hello, my friends!  Welcome back to my blog...how are you doing?  I truly hope that you are all feeling and doing well.  I know this #stayhome thing can be hard for some people, especially those who live alone.  I'm sending positive thoughts and good vibes out there to all of you!  :)  So, let's keep the positivity going, shall we?

Today I want to share with you what I made for the new release at Bugaboo:

This image is called Flower Trio, and it should be in the store for you to grab.  Aren't these flowers unique-looking?  I love all the little details that make them special.  I was inspired by these yummy plaids in the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Rainbow pad to color the image in purples and greens, with yellows for an accent color.  Since some parts of the images are kinda small, I chose to use my Prismacolor colored pencils as my coloring medium instead of alcohol markers.  I know, shocker!  I really like the end result, although I do have trouble not using a heavy hand while coloring.  I also have a lead foot while driving, if that's any indication!  LOL!  
I grabbed a matching purple card stock from my Recollections stash, and used that as a mat for the patterned papers, and a scalloped mat for the image panel, all made using Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment was stamped in Dusty Concord Distress Oxide ink, and it comes from a stamp set I have had for-EVER called Greetings, from The Paper Company.  I used to get this brand at JoAnn Fabrics all the time when I first started stamping, and this set in particular still comes in handy!  For the inside sentiment, I used a combination of words from the Happiness and Merry and Joy stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps, also stamped in Dusty Concord Oxide ink.  Sorry, I didn't think to take a picture of the inside!

Here's a different angle.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #45:  ATG (4/5)
Mix It Up #36:  ATG (4/5)
Crafty Gals Corner #206:  Easter/Spring (2/3)
Scrapping4fun #164:  Easter/Spring (2/4)
Colour Crazy #15:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
The Crafter's Café #240:  Flowers (1/5)
Sweet Stampin':  Bloomin' Wonderful
Polkadoodles #17:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #16:  ATG (1/2)
Crafting Happiness #45:  ATG or optional PURPLE

That's all I have for today!  I hope that you liked my card...oh and don't forget to pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other designers have come up with for the New Release image.  You won't be disappointed!
Until next time...

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. What gorgeous flowers! I need to go check this out at Bugaboo. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe. Sherri DT

  2. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

  3. Love the purple! Beautiful flower card. That sketch layout is awesome. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  4. It looks wonderful, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

  5. These flowers are so whimsical and I love the color combo.

  6. Beautiful card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Please stay safe and strong during this time.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Love the purple and green on this lovely spring card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  8. The purple and green are just perfect for this card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Craft challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Love the colour combination of the purple and green on those unusual flowers - thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin

  10. The Prize winner and top picks are posted. You may want to go check it out. :) Hugs!

  11. Beautiful card love the quirky flowers!
    Thanks for joining in at Scrapping4funChallenges DT Val x

  12. Marie, you have rocked this card, don't know how it could be any better! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  13. Love the purple.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  14. Beautiful card and in my favorite colors! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Sharon ~ DT member for Digi Choosday Challenge!



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