I want to start by saying a BIG thank you to everyone that was able to make it to the Relay for Life Crop this weekend. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart and it was so nice to get together with all the scrapbookers and card makers for a such a wonderful event. Everyone seemed to have a great time (I know I did) and lots of people were asking when the next one will be held. I'm looking at putting together another crop in month or two. I'll keep you posted once a date is finalized.
While everyone was busy working on thier scrapbooks and cards I worked on a card for a swap that I'm participating in. For this swap I made 24 cardfronts using products from our upcoming mini catalog (ordering from that will start on May 1st). I'll get back 24 different cardfront and can show you lots of samples of how to use products from the new catalog. This is my submission.
And here is a close up of my card.
The card base is old olive. For the larger petals on the flower I used pumpkin pie, rose red and so saffron card stock and my Big Shot with the new Bigz die called Island Floral. The tempting turquoise flower was made with the Extra Large Flower Punch. I used my 5 petal punch for the smallest pumpkin pie flower. I think the rhinestone brad in the center of the flower pulls it all together. Plus I used our new Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray on the flower for an added shine. The designer series paper is called Island Oasis (and is full of fantastic colors and patterns). The Stamp set I used for the background is called Tropical Party and will be available in clear mount and wood mount. The sentiment is from my current favorite go-to sentiment set Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used 'Happy Retirement' because it would be a dream to retire somewhere as beautiful as Hawaii.
I'm expectng my package of cards to arrive in about 10 days so stay tuned to check out the different I'll be posting.