Jan 6, 2012

BC246 - Back In The Saddle (I think)

Happy New Year! - Wow we've almost completed the first week of 2012.  So far it's been a pretty good start to the New Year.  Weather has been great (odd) but great.  I say "odd" because we hit a record high on January 4 with a high of 69 degrees here.  Love it but alas it didn't last and we are in for chillier weather this week.

I've been absent a lot since the start of the holiday season and have also taken a bit of a break from stamping.  I just couldn't seem to find my "Mojo" and didn't have the desire to do much stamping.  I'm hoping that will change with the start of another year.

So I jumped back into the saddle today with a card for the current, Blogger Challenge,
Lisa gave us a Color Inspiration (sent to her by Kim Howard).  I was a bit confused by what colors to use so I emailed Lisa and was told the colors were: Black/White, Green, Purple and Blue.

So here is what I came up with:

I'm not entirely sure my "Mojo" has returned in full force but I think the card looks nice.                          My mom's birthday is coming up on January 18 (she'll be 83) so this may be what I give her for her birthday card unless I change my mind between now and then.                      Supplies Used:  Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Lavender Lace-retired from SU. Green textured (which I used the wrong side) is from Bazzil. Patterned Paper, Paper Pizazz.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black. Stamps: Sentiment is Stampendous, Row of flowers from Fiskars-Border-A-Plenty.  Nestability Dies, Circle and Lacey Circles. Pearls, Zva - Punch, Daisy Scallop from EK Sucess and the brad is from Doodlebug Design.
Now if you'd like to join in on the challenge just create a card using any shades of the colors listed, link back to Lisa's blog using the Mr. Linky feature and that's it.  Don't forget to pop in an leave some comment love on the other people's enteries.  Have a great week.

14 comments:

Lorie said...

Very, very, very pretty Ida! My "mojo" took a vacay in December too and, honestly, it hasn't really come back at least the want to make cards. I am loving my digital scrapbooking though. HUGS and have a wonderful weekend!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

It doesn't look like your mojo ever left, Ida. Your card is beautiful. Birthday wishes to your mom too...she would love that card, I am sure.

Linda Monroe said...

What a pretty font on the Happy Birthday sentiment. I'm sure your Mom will love this card. It's very elegant and the colors work really well together with the layout. I hope you get lots of Mojo with the cooler weather. Enjoy.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, you did fabulous with the colors and I'm sure your Mom would love this card for her birthday.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card Ida, luv how you used the colors!! Wish Mom a HB and I'm sending a hug to her. Thanks for signing me up for all the lovely cards and get well wishes I received, that was very special to me GF! hugs

Lisa Somerville said...

Looks like your mojo is going strong here Ida! Fab use of the color challenge with your wonderful BD Card! Love the layering of the SB Dies and the punched edges!

lostinpaper said...

My you have been busy with your cards and photography! Your photos are fabulous and this card is so gorgeous! It's a great colour combo, I'm sure your mother will LOVE it! Hope you had a great Xmas and New Year.

BarbaraW said...

Your card is beautiful. The background works so well with the challenge. Love the pearl flower centers. Your mother will love the card.

Lynn said...

Well, I'm glad your back Ida :)! I love the soft patterned paper you used in the background. I'm sure your mom will love it. Happy early birthday to her!

Allison said...

What a lovely color mix esp. with all those punched edges and Spellbinder fun! Grooving on the new blog design too!

Leslie Miller said...

Your cards are always well worth the wait. You do such a beautiful job. I love the colors and paper on this one, and the design is great! I'd say your mojo has returned. I think a lot of folks are taking a slow recovery from the holidays. I've been dragging my feet, too.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I think this is beautiful! Love the gorgeous color combination.. its so nice to see some Spring colors. And the pearls on the little flowers is such a sweet touch.

Yvonne Garner said...

What a beautiful card, Ida! Your mom will love it, I'm sure. Happy New Year! Best, Yvonne

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I'm late in commenting too Ida! It's been one of THOSE weeks! Your card is so pretty! I love the floral paper! Wonderfully done! :D