Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mixed Chotchkies

Today - not at all as productive as I had hoped for. Made soup...cleaned the kitchen...(what is up with all the YUCKY grease-dust that accumulates in the kitchen...(it needs a name....greast? gree-ust? dus-ease (that one sounds like disease...) I ran the dishwasher three times just cleaning chotchkies! Maybe I should pack away my pitcher collection - but hey they're clean now - so might as well let them stay on display!

I love the Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch stamps but I have GOT to order the punch. I spend way too much time cuttin' and snippin'! I also love using this bleaching technique I 'pinned' from Splitcoast Stampers.

The inspiration for the colors comes from Play Date Cafe who is celebrating their third anniversary. PDC is one of my all time favorite challenge blogs. Go check it out!

Bleached Mix
~Purple cardstock base
~Layer of white cardstock with corners punched and embossed with Swiss Dots
~Die cut leaves
~Three flowers stamped using Versamark and embossing powders - slices in petals bleached and left natural bleached cardstock color - centers dotted with Stickles Diamonds
Challenge and Inspiration
Play Date Cafe - color inspiration (mulberry, grape, flame)

 Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, I think all that fussy cutting paid off as this is just lovely!!! Beautiful blossoms and love your card.

  2. Beautiful flowers!!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

  3. What a great take on the color story this week! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. very very pretty! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  5. Such a pretty the blooms! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Oh my this is so so pretty! Your bright, bold flowers are beautiful!
    Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!


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