BLESSINGS!!! & HSS Color Splash Challenge #27

Hi Ho Stampers!!! I am so sorry for posting this SO late in the afternoon, I have been a bit occupied with life around here. Before I get into the Challenge and project for today I want to share a bit of gratefulness with you all… part of the reason that I have been late in posting is due to my dear friend Ashlie. She was visiting her family in UT over the last several weeks and while she was there this past Sat. she had a seizure and after testing found that there was a growth putting pressure on her brain that caused her to seize. She went in for emergency brain surgery to have the growth removed on Monday afternoon and was released into post/op-recovery just today. The Doctors were able to remove the growth completely and it is benign!!! I know there are many of you that sent your thoughts, well wishes and prayers her way and her husband told me that they felt them and are so thankful for them. She is a WONDERFUL lady and is such a trooper. She is the toughest woman I know and she is so blessed as we all are that she is better and healing now. I am so thankful for miracles and that is exactly what we experienced things could have been SO much worse than they were and we (all her family and friends) are SO GRATEFUL for that. ASHLIE WE MISS YOU AND CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO COME HOME!!!!!
Ok, so now that I have shouted my cheer from the roof tops- onto my project for this weeks HSS Challenge, it’s a COLOR SPLASH! This week the colors for our inspiration are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise- I LOVE THESE COLORS!! So summer-ie and FUN!

I love this stamp set and even though it is retired and I only have some of the original stamps from the set, I keep it around and can’t bare to get rid of it because I love it dearly. I like the watercolor look that it give the projects without having to actually do the technique. This is definitely a lazy mans card…which is kind of why I chose it this week- I had like zero extra time over the last few days. Stress and anxiety takes it out of you BIG TIME!

So I started with the inspiration colors but I also threw in some other complimentary colors as well like Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. Go ahead and say it- three just wasn’t enough. :)
I did the main image, my rose twice and hand cut the second one out to add dimension to the card. I love how it turned out, and the great thing about the images for this card is that you can use it for ANYTHING!!!

I did a simple piercing along the bottom of the card, just under the piece of torn night of navy card stock. I hand tore one side and rubbed and distressed it to give it a worn look. Then just stamp any sentiment that you wish, this card is great for any occasion.

Use your template that comes in the MAT PACK for your piercing, it makes it quick, easy and STRAIGHT- it is so worth the price. It sells for just around $10 and comes with 3 different mats and then you can get the paper piercing tool for just under $4 or use a large safety pin- you chose! I just love the effect and texture that looks gives to a project.

I hope you enjoyed my quick card for today and PLEASE head over to HSS and play along- we can’t wait to see what you create!!! Until next time~ TTFN


  1. Very pretty color combo! I’m following you from SC. Hope you’ll join me too!

  2. hope your friend recovers soon. Your blog is super cute. I LOVE SweetPea and wished it was a carryover but it is not. Go figure. I hope I didn’t goof and post twice, but I didn’t see the first one “stay” here. Following from SC.

  3. Love your blog and card. So cheery. I’m so miss Sweet Pea. wish it was carried over. I’m following from SC. please stop by mine.
    I hope your friend is doing better. Prayers.

  4. what a beautiful card!
    i’m now following you from sc

We Love to Hear From You