Happy May Day!

Wow! I can't believe it's already May 1. So do you all remember the plate I posted last week as a challenge? Well, I haven't made the scones yet, but it did look FABULOUS with my espresso fudge brownies! I'm a little hesitant to post my card because I'm not very happy with how it turned out. A few of y'all sent photos of cards that completely outshine my little mess of a card! LOL! It was just one of those cards that didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned. I also attempted to watercolor with reinkers and an aquapainter on regular cardstock (I wouldn't recommend this!) Okay, so here goes with the nitty gritty, then I'll get to the cool cards everyone else did.

I started by stamping the flower from Small Sayings in Buckaroo Blue on Sahara Sand. I then doodled a frame and some little markings with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker. Next I cut a square out of the middle of the Sahara Sand piece and sponged the inner and outer edges with Sahara Sand. I then stamped random circles and flowers from Maryse Carrier's Les Pointes in Buckaroo Blue, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip on a rounded square of Sahara Sand. I then colored (not so proficiently) them in with re-inkers and my aquapainter. Next I matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock and layered a square of transparency over the cut-out of my Sahara Sand frame. I used my Stamp-a-majig to line up and stamp one of the flowers and circles with Timber Brown Stazon on the transparency. I also stamped the A Muse Life's Simple Pleasures with Brown Stazon. I finished up the card by gluing everything together, adding Diamond Stickles to the centers of the flowers and adding a brown bow to the top. The card base is 4.25" x 4.25 on Buckaroo Blue cardstock.

Lila H. made two absolutely gorgeous cards from this piece. I love them both. I'm so envious of her Fancy Pants stamps that look perfect on these cards. I actually went to Archiver's to get those stamps, had them in hand and then found something I thought I liked better. I guess that just means we'll have to get together again soon and stamp! Check out Lila's Creative Corner for the skinny (and some close-ups) on these cards. Definitely worth a look-see!

The next card is from Paula of Paula Ponders. It's such a fun and happy card! I really think I NEED to get that Doodle This set. I really like the colors Paula used... Bordering blue, blush blossom, barely banana and a little creamy caramel. I think I might have to try a card with those colors later on this week.

The third card submitted to me was from Jennifer R. I love all the circles and patterns she used. I almost pulled out my Little Pieces when I was doing my card, too. Great minds think alike, right? :) I really like the brown primas she used too - I can never seem to find brown ones.
Thanks for doing my challenge, girls! I just love seeing everyone's creations.


  1. I think it is PURDY!! I Yike I Yike! You are too hard on yourself! You are still the bestest in the westest in my books!

  2. oh my gosh, your card rocks! I can't believe you don't like it! You are too hard on yourself (so am I), it's amazing!

    Keep up the challeges....I want to start playing too!


  3. Oh I love your card!!! And I also enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think your take on the plate is fantabulous!

  5. Great cards! I like them all! Pooh, I made one too but forgot to send the link. . . maybe next time.

  6. Super cards...nice challenge!

  7. I think you're too hard on it Julee, it's very pretty and captures the feel of that plate very well. Love coming and seeing what you are up to!

  8. Hey Julee, I really like your card...I love the brown and blue together (tee hee hee...you have created a monster in me!) and the brown ribbon really finishes if off nicely. The other cards are neat too...thanks for showing us. (Now...how were those brownies???)

  9. I am going to take you up on the plate challenge but it won't be until Friday (love that plate by the way!!). ANDDDDD, I love your card! So cute! Okay, so be sure to check my blog this weekend and I will be sure to post my plate card. :)

  10. Oh girl,like everyone is saying,you're too hard on yourself.
    Your card is just super nice!!!
    And so are the others!! TFS !!!


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