Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Cheery Hello


She always has a cheery hello for everyone walking into the office each morning. She's bright, fun and full of life. I wonder how she does it every day, without missing a beat. I really think she must drink a gallon of caffeinated coffee before stepping through the doors, as I know I am not like that at all in the morning.

The very talented Jen (who seriously does really awesome tutorials with ribbon) posted a card with a striking inspiration photo so I followed the link to Chick N' Lil's Photo Inspiration Challenge (cute!). Her daughter took the photo and the colors are so bright and cheery against the black. Might I add that Pam is very talented too!


I went big and I went bold by printing the Dahlia Flower image from TiffanyDoodles in red on bright yellow cardstock and highlighted a few areas with yellow ink. The sticker sentiment is big and bold and black, just like the flower and the background.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Marigold Morning) SU

Digital Stamp: (Dahlia) TiffanyDoodles
Ink: (Marigold Morning Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Sticker Sentiment) SRM, (Rhinestones) Unknown
Tools: (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

39 comments:

  1. Wow! Bright, bold and beautiful! :)

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  2. Love love love this card Karen!!! Those flowers are gorgeous and I love the big sentiment (and it doesn't hurt that yellow is my favorite color ;)

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  3. I agree. I LOVE it! It doesn't get any better than this one.

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  4. lordy bees! this is FANTASTIC!!! what a gorgeous take on the challenge- and I'm tickled pink you're playing!!! (and definitely *blushing* thanks!!!)
    xoxo

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  5. Ohhhhhh my word, Karen, this card ROCKS!!! CAS perfection!

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  6. I haven't quite been sold on the whole digital stamping thing yet. This card may have very well changed my mind. GREAT interpretation of the photo!

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  7. Ohhh...this is gorgeous! I just love the colors!

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  8. wow this is gorgeous!!!!! The flower is amazing!!!!

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  9. Bold and fun! The flowers are awesome!

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  10. Wow, this is eye catching! So bold :)

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  11. Love this, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with this literal take on it! Love the bold Hello sticker and the small rhinestones.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Karen. This is gorgeous! Such a great take on Whitney's challenge. I love the way you highlighted the flower petals. Thanks so much for playing along!

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  13. absolutely stunning, Karen! gorgeous simple design. love love those gigantic dahlias!!! wow!

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  14. Seriously this would make anyone happy! I love your take on the inspiration photo! My oh my Miss Karen you must stop knocking my socks off because my feet are always cold!

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  15. Love the summer feel to your card, Karen!! Truly breathtaking!

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  16. wow.. gorgeous colours.. your card is like little art piece. Beautiful stamping and style :)

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  17. Love this bold graphic Karen and a lovely warm colour too.

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  18. Bold. Graphic. LOVE IT! I'd never think to print in coloured ink - you're revolutionised my world of digis :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  19. ::thud:: this is absolutely gorgeous...you know I never think of printing out the digi-images in color...this is so VERY striking and bold...I LOVE it!!!!

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  20. Love the bright boldness of your card! So strikingly beautiful.

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  21. Karen, I just LOVE this... beautiful.

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  22. What a stunner Karen! I love it!

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  23. So striking! Love your take on the inspiration with the black sentiment. Perfect!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

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  25. Love those gorgeous flowers and that big bold sentiment!! So striking!!!

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  26. I love this! It is, as you said, very cheery! I love the super large sentiment, too.

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  27. A gorgeous inspiration photo resulted in a stunning card! I love it.

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  28. I love this bright, bold card. The red is awesome and it's amazing how much different that bit of darker yellow shading makes. :)

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  29. Mega WOW! This card is stunning!

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  30. Karen, this is simply amazing! Love how you shaded the yellow, too!

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  31. Karen, Karen, Karen! This is so vivid and stunning. Love it! Thanks for participating in my challenge. And spoiler alert: you may want to visit the blog. The winner has been posted, and it's someone you know! Tee hee.
    ChickNLil
    aka: Whitney

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  32. beautiful colors, and lovely take on the pic, karen. and i would have guessed you were a morning person:)

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  33. Beautiful card! So bold and bright!

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  34. Love the BIG and BOLD flower! This TD image is perfect for you!

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