Friday, April 9, 2010


It is that time again.....time for another CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE over at Lori's blog ClearlyiStamp.

There has been some exciting news over at CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS, Lori is now carrying a new line of paper and co-ordinating ribbons. So this weeks Clearly Inspired Challenge was a color challenge using three of the new colors: Cherry Go Round, Lime Juice and Bee Pollen and a neutral color. I chose black as my neutral.

I used a new stamp set for April from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Blooming With Blessings.

Why not join us and play along....if you don't have the exact colors....use what you have that comes closest. There are always prizes to be won.

This card also qualifies for the following challenges:

~RAISE THE BAR : April Showers

~THE PINK ELEPHANT : Use a nature theme, I used some dragon fly brads.

~MIDNIGHT MADNESS SKETCH CHALLENGE : I chose this sketch to feature the new ribbons from CDS.

~FOR FUN CHALLENGES : April Showers Bring May Flowers

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Blooming With Blessings
Paper: Clear Dollar Stamps Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round, Bee Pollen, SU: Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: CDS Ribbons in Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round and Bee Pollen, Ticket Corner Punch, Dragon Fly Brads, Basic Grey Stitched Brad, Paper Flower, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking...hope to see you at the CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE~~



Cassie said...

Hey Gloria! This is so cool with those colors! You sure incorporated some great challenges, and I love the vibrancy of your card ;D

The Stamper's Touch said...

Gorgeous card Gloria!!!!! Love your shiny umbrella and those dragonfly brads are so sweet!!!! Such wonderful ribbons too!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Lovely card Gloria!That sentiment is perfect
with your shiny umbrella!!I love the ribbons
and the dragonfly brads!!Awesome take on the
MMSC challenge!!Thank you for playing with

Lovely Linda said...

This is fabulous Gloria! Love those new colours and that gorgeous image and sentiment!! The gloss on the umbrella is so effective - you details are fabulous! We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Tricia said...

How pretty Gloria! Those matching dragonfly brads are great!

Christi said...

This card is so neat! I really like how you glazed the umbrella for the 3-d effect! Your layout is awesome!

Helen Dooley said...

WOW- this is so perfect. first I want to thank you for sharing with us and second do you mind if I use the idea and senti? That is perfect. Ill link back.

Kim Nath said...

OOOH I love these colors and the glossy little umbrella is so cool!

TracyJ said...

Love the card - the shiny umbrella is so eye catching!

Lisa Lara said...

How did you find all these challenges? Wow. Good for you, Glorious Gloria. I just love how you used black with the colors for the CIC11. Oh it just stands out soooo nicely. Love it. That black and yellow umbrella is a kick. Love your ribbon treatment.

Carol said...

Gloria this card is so fun and fabulous. I love the cheerful colors and your ribbons are just superb. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We enjoy visiting you to see your lovely creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Gloria, this is just beautiful! Wow, I love all the bows! Love that fabric brad with the flower around it! Great creativity!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous card! Super colors and embellishments!

Primitive Paper said...

This is way to cute and I love how your umbrella has that glossy look to it. Thanks for playing along with the MMDT.