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Apr 27, 2012

Blogger Challenge - Two in One

Happy Friday! - The sun is trying to shine today.  Had 85 degree weather on Monday and 50 degree weather with rain yesterday.  What's up with the weather! - Okay you didn't come here to chat about weather did you?  So let's get on with today's Blogger Challenge. - Create Your Own Background Paper.

First off for my card today I've combined this weeks challenge along with last weeks Sketch challenge which I missed.  It was a hectic week last week with my mom in the hospital for a couple of days, celebrating my 20th Wedding Anniversary and just trying to keep up with normal life.  Since I wasn't able to post I thought I just use the sketch for this weeks challenge as a starting point.

Here is the Sketch from last week:

Here is my card:
For this card I used Backgrounds by Design3 from AnnaBelle Stamps to create both the patterned background on this card.  I also used the stamp set, All Things Grow for the focal panel.  The sentiment was computered generated.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White (SU)
Amuse Studio - Latte
Inks: Latte and French Roast-Amuse Studio
Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls - AnnaBelle Stamps

I'll be sending this to a man recovering from surgery, I think it has a great masculine feel don't you?

Join in on the fun and post a link to your card:


  1. beautiful card, love the monochromatic color of it. Hope that your Mom is doing better and Happy Belated Anniversary.

  2. Hi Ida! Your card is gorgeous! Love the color palette. Sure hope your mother is improving. Congrta on your recent anniversary. Best wishes,Yvonne

  3. This is beautiful, Ida! Love the monochromatic color scheme.

  4. very pretty color combo. beautiful card, Ida!

  5. Your card is amazing! I love how you stamped the backgrounds!
    This man will sure like it!

  6. this is a great masculine card-love the bg you created-a well done card

  7. Love, love, love this! Great for a monochromatic card and excellent as a masculine creation!

  8. your card is wonderful, anyone would love to recieve it!!

  9. This is just beautiful Ida! Love the soft chocolate tones!!

  10. Happy belated anniversary! Beautiful card, the stamps you used are just perfect for backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  11. What a pretty card.. You made that sketch looks so pretty!