Monday, May 7, 2012

Shhh! It's a secret card

Last week, I had so much fun making bright colored cards with black.  I fell in love with the contrast.  So here I go again.  But you have to keep it hush-hush.  It's a card for my boyfriend's mother.  I wanted to make it extra special because I haven't even met her yet.  So this is actually my first point of contact with her.  I wanted to make a nice impression.  And to thank her for raising such a wonderful son.

It's super great that A La Card Monkey has "anything goes" with their challenge this week.
my inspiration

I simply love the sketch.  The MOM stamp are alphabets stamps from CTMH that someone gave me.  I was able to use LOTS of my stash.  I think the stripe is about gone.  I was really looking for something with a bit more orange in my stash....but (drumroll please), it's all gone.  I don't have anything.  This is good and bad.  Good because I'm using up my stash and bad because I love this color and now I have to find a substitute.  The yellow pompoms and the pearls are part of the prize I won from A La Card Monkey not too long ago.  I'm almost out of the pearls.  When those are gone, that will certainly be a sad day.  I may need to break my rule just a teeny tiny bit.


  1. I love the multi-dimensions in the flowers. All those contrasting colors really pop out. I think you'll make a great first impression with your boyfriend's mom. Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey this week.

  2. beautiful colors and papers, love the flowers to, thanks for sharing at a la card monkey
    guest designer

  3. She'll love it! Your card is bright and cheery and so cute. She'll apppreciate the time and thought you put into it! Thanks for playing along with our A La Card Monkey challenge.

  4. What a wonderful riot of color! I'm sure your boyfriend's mom will love the card. And congrats on using up some of your stash! ;)
    Thanks for playing at A La Card Monkey.
    Sheri (guest designer)