Thursday, March 29, 2007

Replay Yesterday




I had so much fun reading everyone's comments yesterday and watching to see which card turned out to be the favorite and why it was choosen. I decided to do a replay today and post 3 cards and see which one everyone picks. So leave me a comment on 1, 2 or 3 and you'll receive a RAK in the mail.
Oh yeah... all cards are featuring Basic Grey's LILY KATE paper pad today!
Card #1 -FLOURISHING BLOOM - I used up some scraps to create the background for this card. The white border along the side is from Green Grass FLOURISHING stamp set (see website if interested). I embossed it with white EP directly to the BG paper. The huge flower is the sellabration Big Bloom, it's embossed with little white flourishes. I wasn't happy with this card until I added the photo anchor - I just love these things and use them everywhere!!
Card #2 - A SIMPLE FLUTTER - I wanted a quick and easy card, so I used designer paper as the background and just added one layer with a sentiment (from papertreyink.com) and a butterfly from Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses set. I'm not usually one for simple cards, but the background paper on this one is so soft and pretty I just love it!
Card#3 - RETAIL THERAPY GIFT CARD HOLDER - Yes... another gift card holder. This image is the perfect size to make this type of card... and what better use for this set?? The stamps are from My Favorite Things - I watercolored the image with watercolor crayons I found these tiny little clothespins at Michaels... they are the cutest little things!
VOTE for your favorite by leaving a comment with 1, 2 or 3 - and let me know why you like it the best. I will send out a RAK to someone that leaves a comment. Don't forget yesterdays BLOG CANDY... if you haven't left a comment you'll miss out!

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just love #1. It showcases your beautiful layering the nicest-- I just love all of the extra details also...
DeborahLynneS

Julie K. said...

Once again, they are all beautiful and it was hard to choose. I choose #1 as my favorite though - I love the big flower and the way it is offset on the card - plus green is one of my favorite colors.

kathy said...

Again I like them all but I think #3 is my favorite because I am always looking for a gift card holder.

Amy said...

I like #1 the most, as well. It has the most interesting varieties of texture and the flower, flourishes, and photo turn keep your eye moving around the card. Thanks for sharing all of them!

barb said...

I LOVE the big flower, but my fav today is the pretty, simple, delicate butterfly. It sets off the gorgeous Lily Kate paper perfectly! Lovely. :)

barb hendrickson

Michelle said...

Again I love them all but I'd have to say #3 is my favorite, I love that you can put a gift card in there also!

April Hall said...

Totally love all of them, but if I had to choose one, it would have to be #1. Love the way you use those photo anchors!! Totally awesome!

ikkinlala said...

I like the second one best. I'm feeling drawn to the simple today.

doverdi said...

Three more beautiful cards. Your making it really tough for us to chose a favorite. This time I'm going to say that #3 is my favorite. There is just something about the design, colors and of course I love the image. I love the use of the photo anchor in #1. It really sets it off.

Cher said...

It has to be #2 for me. I'm loving that butterfly stamp a lot.
-Cher

Shannon said...

I like #2 because the Lily Kate BG paper and butterfly kisses look fablous together!

Lisa said...

#2 is my favorite, I just love the Butterfly Kisses stamp set!
However, they all are fantastic as usual!

Toni said...

Number 1 for sure! The others are great, but I love the colors in #1

BethanyPaull said...

I gueeeeeess, #2. With springtime, I've been more in the mood lately for these simpler, cleaner types of cards. This one is so soft and pretty.

Carol said...

My favorite is #1. I like the use of the different papers and how they make a beautiful collage effect. Your cards inspire me to 'think outside the box' when creating mine. TFS

Kenna said...

I like #3. I think it is great the way the gift card holder and stamp set match so perfectly!!!

Alicia said...

Simple Flutter is my favorite but as usual you are so awesome in your card making skills they are all GREAT! i like the colors and the way you bent the butterfly instead of leaving it flat.

Allison said...

My fav is #2...I am seriously thinking of getting that set now that it will be available again!

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE retail therapy (#3)...but while I was pondering this decision, I was totally enthralled with all the amazing masterpieces you have displayed in your slide show! In fact, I was so into it, that I forgot to make lunch for my guys!! Have a great day! Brenda

Kheila said...

I love#3 because it reminds me of shopping with my 5 sisters. We can only get together once a year and sometimes twice if I get to go back home,but we have a blast shopping. It is such an adorable card and perfect as a gift card holder.

Bettina said...

Why do you have to make it so hard?!?!? All three card are really beautiful. I am looking for a birthday card to make and am definitely going to 'case' #2. But my favorite has to be #1 because I'm a green person and this is a card even a guy would like. And I'm really into a flourish phase right now.

cindy b. said...

#2..simple, clean, classy, love it!!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say #2...simple but elegant!! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Amie said...

I like #2 the best...the colors, the simple style, the ribbon, the cuter than cute butterfly...makes me think I could actually make something similar! ;)

Anouk Martin said...

I love them all, but I have to say that #2 is my fav. I just love the new butterfly set.

Y said...

Today it's a toss up between 1 & 2. I love the colours in both. I really like the layers in 1 and such a great way to add the big flower!

But I really like the clean look of #2, but I am not a huge fan of butterfies (the stamped kind!)

So I am going with 1!

YM

Gina Wrona said...

ok this time i pick #2

Cindy Keery said...

I like card #3 the best. It's just so fun!! I just ordered that stamp set from Paper Pretties and can't wait to get it!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I'm going to say #2 b/c it's simple and peaceful...

But overall, I prefered yesterday's card selection MUCH better!

CAKVD said...

Hi! I love #2. Very elegant and love the colors.
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelenh

Sharla M. said...

I would have to say #2...I love the simplicity of it, yet the detail of the background paper. Beautiful!

Amy said...

1, 1, 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy

DeniseLynn said...

Oh Wow!!! They are all so great. Hmmm ... I guess my fave would be #3. I love the shopping girls and the fact that it holds a gift card has me sold!

Dana said...

Number 1 for sure is my favorite. I like non-traditional LOs and that one just pulled me in. The off-centering of the flower is what did it, and the colors too. Although I like the colors in #2 also. Plus, my eyes just kept moving to see all the layers and patterns and textures on number 1!

Thanks for making this fun (and HARD too)!

Chris Hauck said...

Today my favorite is #1. I love green and the use of the big flower. It makes my eye keep searching for all the details. Love it...thanks for sharing!
Chris

Keri Jackson said...

I love #1 - green is my favorite color! I also like all the fun embelisments on it.

mandyslack@eastlink.ca said...

I love #3, the layers are so cute. Your coloring so nice.

Anonymous said...

An even harder choice - but I chose #1 because I love the color green and that big blossom! Thanks, Jackie - paper_addict

scfranson said...

I have to say #2, it just stands out to me, it's beautiful.
Claudia F.

Peggy said...

All are great cards - but I love #1 the most! I love the greens and your use of flourishes. And that photo anchor again - I love it- you are the queen of photo anchors :)

Regina said...

#1 is my favorite because of the boldness of the card. It's beautiful. (Really, they all are, but #1 is my favorite.)

Anonymous said...

All three are beautiful, but I am voting for number 2. I think it is because it is simple yet elegant and the colors aren't what I would normally reach for. I have been trying to step out of my routine of reaching for the same colors...so that is the one that really speaks to me.
Shelly P.

Stacy said...

I love Love the papers, stamp and most of all the colors. I have been admiring your work, I think you do an amazing job of coordinating colors papers and stamps.

Jo said...

#2 is my favourite today. I'm looking forward to getting my Butterfly Kisses set.

Leah said...

how wonderful! I adore #3 for the gift card - perfect! But I also love #2 for the simple elegance... hmmm .. ok #3 is my favorite today. TFS

tyrymom29 said...

They are all nice !!! But my favorite is #2 then #3 I love the gift card Idea so kool . Love it!!! TFS!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Once again, I love #1! I like all the patterns together and I love to find ideas for Big Blossom!

bethtrue said...

Michelle - again more fabulous designs!! they are all so great; i love #1 the best because i love that Big Blossom and the color green!! Second place is #3 because I think its a darling gift-card holder card.

Thanks for sharing!!

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

Selina said...

Definitely #2 - I love those butterflies!

Wendy Van de Bogart said...

Love them all- but i pick #2, cuz simple and elegant seem to be what draws me in and that background paper is so sweet.
WEndy

Anonymous said...

Again these all Rock! Thanks for all of the good ideas. I like #3 myself. #2 was a close runner up because that butterfly is to die for, but the shopping laddies is my fav. I agree that it is a perfect image for a gift card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julie said...

I like #2. i love the paper!

KellyS said...

I am a big flower fan today, surprisingly b/c I thought I would choose 2. But no, I like #1 better. I love the different papers together!

Shannon Erksine said...

Love #1. The use of the flourishes are great! And the texture of the card is WOW!

Marie said...

Again they are all fantastic in their own little way. But I find that my eye seems to find it's way to #1 the most. The colors are so bright and cheery, like a fresh spring day. The embellishments are super cute too!

Stacy said...

They are all fantastic but #2, the Butterfly is my favorite. The background paper is so beautiful.

Leslie Springer said...

My favorite today is #2. I love that butterfly. The butterfly stamp set is soooo pretty! I am lovin the basic grey paper too!!

Diane said...

They are all great but I would pick #1. I love the colors (I'm a green fanatic) and the detail. Such a pretty card.

Diane

snowmom13 said...

#1 again! You just have a way with combining patterns and colors!
Anette (snowmom13)

Maisymary's Findings said...

Wow hard to pick a fave from here too ! Definitely a toss between 1& 3 ! lol

ok pick #1 - how clever to stamp && emboss flourishes on the big bloom ! gorgeous details galore !

ttfn, Pearl

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

I like card # 3, mainly because I like to send my grown up kids presents, but they like to choose their own, so gift cards are great. Now I can dress them up beautifully and give them 2 gifts. BTW, I linked your blog on mine. Stop by for a visit soon at www.barbscardcreations.blogspot.com

InspiredByInk said...

I like #2 best! Thanks for sharing!

bobbie

Linda H said...

#2...absolutely #2.!! it is so soft and pretty and caught my eye immediately!

Sarah D said...

green is my fav so I will have to say #1 they are all three great but I love 1 there is just not a lot you can do with big blossom and this is somethig diff. love your work and sooooooooooo happy to see that you are showing the flowers some love again!!!!:D

Jackie said...

All three are beatiful, but I am kinda loving the butterfly, very simple but elegant.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love the bold flower and bold colours in #1. Anyone receiving either of the other two cards would be very lucky too!

Inkster said...

Gotta love number three! That stamp is fun, fun, fun!

mnhyrkas said...

That's the thing about looking at art (even card art!) each person sees different things in each piece and you never know what is gonna strike a cord with people. Keep creating what you love.
That said, I really like card #1- Each of the elements you've used can stand on their own, but you have brought them together perfectly! The ribbon tied on the photo anchor really sends this one to the top in my book.
So, is the RAK gonna be any one of these fabulous cards of yours? There's nothing quite like being able to touch a feel a great card :) Adelle

Sheryl Wight said...

I love card #2. The butterfly image is perfect on the background paper, which is very subtle and beautiful.
But card #1 runs a close second!

karrin said...

All three of them are great. I would have to pick #1 as my favorite. Beautiful job as always. Karrin

Crystal said...

I like #2 because of the simplicity yet it is so so pretty. The soft colors are great!

tina werner said...

ohhh definitely #1. I love the mix of greens and that stamp along the side (embossed white) LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Once again, I love all your cards, but forced to choose, I pick #1 - I love the monocromatic greens.
jgraziani@sc.rr.com

Sue Symens said...

#1 It made me look again to see how you did it. Thanks for sharing!! Sue

Kim said...

Holy Cow! How can you pick! As usual you've done an amazing job...wow is all I can say!

LSN2 said...

This one was harder than yesterday and I really love all three. If I had to pick a hands down favorite, I would have to go with #3 (maybe as I'm in need of some retail therapy right now).

TFS!

Linda

olse0231 said...

Oh man, hard choice again today. They are all beautiful! I think #1 is my favorite - the colors and layout are fabulous. :)

Flower said...

I love the softness of #2 and would have to say it's my favorite, but they are all wonderful!

Heather Leech said...

All of the cards are fabulous! You are so talented! If I had to pick one, I think I'd go with #2. I love the butterfly stamps (I may have to just order them...hehehe)I also love the background paper. Beautiful!!
Heather L.

Lilian said...

all the cards are GORGEOUS... but i have to pick #1... i love all the flourishes and the color scheme.

Amber H said...

Beautiful cards once again. I would have to say my favorite is Card #1 -FLOURISHING BLOOM. Just love everything about it.

Alex said...

Oooh its a toss up between 3 and 1 but I can't make my mind up so both of them!!! he he

KathyC said...

Making us choose again?? If I have to choose I will pick #2. It is simple but beautiful and the paper is great that you chose! I do love them all though!

Hilary Reynolds said...

I really like the second card its simple and sweet!

Cathy W. said...

#1 cause I love the colors and the photo anchor. On another day I could have chosen #2 because the simplicity is so charming.

Angel R. said...

Love #1, shows off the paper so well and the layering is so cool!

Hope said...

I like the Butterfly card using Paper Trey's premier set. I have it and can't wait to use it!

Cynthia said...

Hi Michelle,

I found your blog by accident but I should have accidents like that more often! I just love everything you do, including these 3 cards! It's a tough choice but I'm going with #1. I love the flourishes, green DP, and the shading you did. Lots of great layering too!

ipkstampshappy said...

Well it was a hard choice again. I'd have to say #1 though because of the great flower and the wonderful colors. It's a very striking card. #2 was my second choice because I love that Butterfly set. Ida

Lynn said...

I LOVE #1. I love what you did with the Big Blossom stamp.

Colleen said...

I LOVE, LOVE #1. Great colors and colorblocking.

Sharon in NE said...

#1! Love it. Its hard to work with the florish designs and not make it look too busy or overwhelming but you did a great job. Its perfect.

dd2njoy said...

All 3 are beautiful,but I'll go with #1,I love the colors and the flower,love the way it's presented!
Great Job!!!!

Angie Z. said...

#1 is my fav cause I'm a sucker for most anything green! And I love the flourishes and swirls you used on it! But #2 is real close after #1!
~Angie

Shadowcatcher said...

My favorite is #1. I just love the mix of colors and patterns. Espeecially love the white embossing on the dp.
-Julee T.

Julie said...

Love #3 -- gift card holders usually don't look this great! all the details really draw you in.

Ticia said...

You don't NEED anymore comments BUT... Your cards are just so great! I love them!

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