Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring-like color challenge and March verse

I had to play along with this color challenge at Embellish Magazine not just because I love a challenge but also because the inspiration image they used is irresistable!

This challenge is sponsored by Verve Stamps. I love their stamps but I don't have very many of them. Don't you want that cute hat and that amazing looking cake?
Here is my card using those colors:
Sometimes I have to laugh at how a card ends up going together. This was started because this big bee stamp and the library card stamp have been sitting on my stamping desk for sometime and all of a sudden I just had to use them. I stamped them both, the bee on white cardstock and the library card on a piece of yellow patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. From there a card grew!
For some reason, I could see the card base in a scallop circle shape and so here it is. The patterned paper circle and the solid yellow cardstock circle were cut with my Coluzzle circle template. From there, I folded a 6" x 12" piece of peach colored cardstock in half and then cut around my cut circles with some large scallop scissors that I have had for awhile, leaving the folded edge intact.

To keep with the color scheme in the challenge, I picked up one of my brand new purchases, this patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers. The prints had the exact colors in them that I wanted to use. After I stamped the library card stamp, I cut around it and punched one side with a Stampin' Up border punch. The bee is colored with Copic markers and then parts of it are accented with Aleene's Paper Glaze for an epoxy look.
It is the first of another month and so I wanted to find the verse that I wanted to focus on for March. Interesting enough it is another verse about the importance of LOVE.

So, chosen by God for this new life of love,
dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you:
compassion, kindness, humility,
quiet strength, discipline.
Be even-tempered, content with second place,
quick to forgive an offense.
Forgive as quickly and completely as the
Master forgave you.
And regardless of what else you put on,
wear love.
It's your basic, all-purpose garment.
Never be without it.
Colossians 12-14 (The Message Bible)

How nice is it that Someone else picked out a wardrobe for me. Sounds like a dream come true, you know, like entering a contest and I am the winner. And here it is that this is the one wardrobe that is really the most important in life. But, do I really put on these things each day? I can so see where I need to memorize these verses to remind me of what is important.

I love that last part the most, "regardless of what else you put on, WEAR LOVE. It's your basic, all-purpose garment." Do you know how easy it is for us to think that there are other things in life that are important and it all boils down to WEARING LOVE!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers
Rubber stamps – Bee/Stamp Camp, Library card/Unknown
Sticker letters – Sticko
Circle template – Coluzzle
Large scallop scissors
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Rub-on word – Making Memories
Copic markers
Border punch – Stampin’ Up
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. This is just so artsy! Love it!

  2. Linda your vision came together perfectly and those colors are just making me ITCH for Spring to get here! Your card is too cute and love the stamping and the dates on the library card! Excellent use of the challenge!

  3. This is adorable. LOVE the color combo.

  4. Your card is amazing. I love the vibrant colors. Great design!

  5. That card is absolutely adorable Linda!!! I just love your take on the bible verse too. Couldn't agree with you more.

  6. Absolutely love this Linda! Stunning! And don't you just love the creative process?

    Thanks so much for the beautiful verse to start the morning!

  7. I LOVE your card. YOur collage of elements is just fabulous! And even more I love the verse. Thank you for blessing my day!

  8. Gorgeous card! This was a great way to wake up and have a reminder about what I should put on for the day. Thank you. I love your style, and your work.

  9. What a fun card. I love the look of your collage and the shape of your card base. You cut it with scalloped scissors? If I tried that, it wouldn't have even turned out round, LOL TFS

  10. What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining in on the Embellish Challenge!

  11. soooo cute! I agree with you too....the inspiration image is amazing. I gasp at each one every month. Love them. Ashley is incredibly talented making those.

  12. I love your card! This is so sweet and so hip too! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

  13. I love your BEE-autiful card! Great design! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!