Friday, May 4, 2012

Home Sweet Home and a winner

Welcome to Flourishes Pre-Release challenge for May. Before I get into the details of the challenge I have a winner from my blog candy last week. My break was good, however the main reason for the break was we were in Washington DC for the week. My DH recieved a very honored award that flew us to DC for the ceremony. A very big deal as it was a black tie ceremony and all. We brought the kids with us and added a few days to the trip and played tourists for the week. It was FABULOUS! What a week! I will show you some pictures after we get all settled again and I finish laundry. HA! So be on the look out for those pictures soon. Now for the winner... Randomly drawn from the jar by DS is.....
Pendra who said " I just came across your site from someone at the Cutting Cafe, very nice site! I also just started with OWH and WOW, over 1200 cards you have made and sent, that is sooooo wonderful! Thanks for supporting our troops! And thanks for the chance to win this very generous candy! I am your newest follower... hope you visit me too! I have posted and linked and shared your giveaway with my friends, but fingers crossed I would so love to win this... Crafty Hugs,Pendra"
Congrats on winning. I have contacted Pendra and will be mailing her goodies soon. Thank you to all who commented and comments! I appreciate hearing what you say.

Now for Flourishes pre-challenge Home Sweet Home! Let your creativity shine by being inspired by something in your home - it could be the color scheme of a room, a painting, vase or floral arrangement - the sky is the limit on this Home Sweet Home Challenge! Please take a picture and show the inspiration piece in your post. Entries must be in by May 11th at 5PM EST in order to be in the running for the entire May Release!My creation was inspired by one of the tapestries we have in the front room seen below. This is a large one and the colors are always so inviting along with the scene itself. I pulled the greens, blue and some of the browns out of the tapestry and used Cottage Home as it fits the theme also. This fun shape is using Spellbinders Grand labels One. Added a few flourishes jewels from Kaiser and tied my sentiment panel off with some twine and a button from Basic Grey. I do like how this turned out.
Be sure to check out the creations from the Design Team:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Tammy
Sharon
I hope you get a chance to play along with us. Have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used....

Becky said...

Beautiful card.

ChristineCreations said...

Hey lady! Glad you're home! And I look forward to hearing about all of your adventures! That's a gorgeous tapestry! And what a great take on it wiht the card, they totally have the same rich feel. Beautiful coloring Stacy!

Pendra said...

Hi Stacy, Just wanted to thank you again, I am so thrilled to have won your gi-normous and gorgeous blog candy... I can't wait to get it all home, thanks for getting it in the mail so quickly! Your card is adorable, we are getting ready for a big move here and looking for a cute way to send out our new address, love this look! As half my supplies are packed... it may be awhile! Thanks again sweetie and hug the twin ds that picked my name!!!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Donna said...

Great inspiration and I love what you did with it. Beautifully colored and love the bling!

downrightcrafty said...

great image and gorgeous colouring and love the shaping and the gorgeous bling scrolls
Hugs Kate xx

Dawn B. said...

That picture reminds me so much of Paris. I went there on my honeymoon many years ago. Gave up a big wedding for an awesome trip instead. I pulled this set out and almost used it.. I love all of this Stacy. I am so glad you had a good trip. I can't wait to go. I bet you were beautiful in your dress..:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Stacy. Love that house image and the pretty colors. The blings looks great!

flourishes said...

I love you Cottage Home Card. great inspiration as well.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Kary said...

Stacy, your card is Amazing!! Love the beautiful image and the sentiment. And,the tapestry on your wall is Beautiful. Thanks for sharing & the inspiration.

Traci M said...

Stacy, this is just beautiful!! I love that stamp, and your sky and the colors are all tied together so nicely. I love Washington, D.C...so fun that your entire family got to go along for your husband's ceremony.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the tapestry, too. You must be very proud of your husband. Sounds like an awesome trip!

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful card. Johanne L.

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Pin And Tack said...

Beautiful creations!

Happiness,
Corrinne

Elaine said...

fabulous card how pretty is this ... Hugs Elaine

dpkennedy said...

This is so warm and inviting! I love how the image follows the beautiful inspiration piece so closely! It's a wonderful card Stacy!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that tapestry was a wonderful inspiration piece...and your card is fabulous...love that very true sentiment

Amanda said...

Stacy, I really love your cards and how you can pull off any style you decide to make your cards into! I love your card shape and I am in love with your image coloring :) You are amazing! :)

~ Amanda :)

Marlena M. said...

Your tapestry and card are incredible in detail and style. I love the blue!