Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fabulous Friends - FMS34



Upsy Daisy and Inspired by Nature are two of my favorite SU stamp sets ever!  They both made the retirement list this year but I won't be parting with them for sure.  They get a permanent place on the shelf marked "retired but still fabulous!"  Now that I think of it I have a lot of friends like that - retired but still fabulous!




                   And there is a fabulous sketch this week to try at Freshly Made Sketches!


                                         
                                                     

23 comments:

Linda said...

Such a bright, cheery card for a rainy day here in New England! I love those two sets too and hate to see them on the chopping block. Great take on the sketch!

Katy McGloin said...

Love, Love, LOVE this card! And your phrase is a great way to "mark" a shelf or two! :)

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

So pretty! I especially love the colours and that cute little yellow button :)

Jen Timko said...

Oh I have some favorites like that too! What a pretty use of these sets, Linda!

Denise Willerton said...

Beautiful card Linda ~ love your ribbon accent and button ~ oh and the embossing...well I guess, I love everything about this card ~ thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

LeAnne said...

Linda, I love this...all the texture, patterns and embossing makes for a really special card!

Ginger said...

Your posts always make me smile Linda! And your fav stamp sets are among my favs too. Beautiful card.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda I couldn't agree with you more, and this card is FABULOUS!Just love the colors and technique and textures! Wow. Love it.
These are TWO FAB sets that will never leave my hands either.

Mikki said...

Linda, this is beautiful! I love the combination of how you placed everything including the embossing. Your an inspiration

Tara Bilbao said...

This is absolutely stunning. You never cease to amaze me. I just love the way you sponged the colors for the embossed image and the color combination is perfect.

Lesley said...

Beautiful in blue! Love the emboss resist! My parents are retired and still fabulous!

Jen said...

A little emboss resist and a lovely stamp make for a very pretty card! I also have a stash of retired stamps that I'll never part with! Along with lots of other retired stuff!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I had to chuckle, Linda... I have tht same shelf in my stamp room. Some sets you just can't part with. Upsy Daisy is one of my faves, too....especially after being really inspired to ink it up after seeing your card. Love everything about this one, from the fab color combo, to the embossing....I could go on and on. This is gorgeous! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those *are* two terrific sets. It's always a shame to say goodbye to SU retiring stuff. I have QUITE a lot of SU stamps that I don't think I will ever part with (and most of them happen to be backgrounds).

Love this fresh blue and green combo!

Carol L said...

I LOVE the colors you paired on this wonderful card! The patterns work so well together, and I love those embossed daisies!! Gorgeous!

maryr917 said...

this is such a beautiful card Linda-love the upsy daisy set and the inspired by nature-but I have hardly used either one -thanks for some great inspiration

Tui Nathan said...

This is oh so lovely Linda ... the colours are stunning and I love your centre panel, the blending is seamless and beautiful ... love it!!!

mary fish said...

really pretty color combo. love the mix of textures as well.

hugs, m

Karen Aicken said...

I love your card - the colour combo, how you layered the circles, the texture - just wonderful!
Cheers, Karen

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I love how you sponged the sky behind the embossed flowers. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Card Creations Blog Hop!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and how you created that stamped image, amazing!

Debbie Henderson said...

I so agree with you on these stamps sets. So sad to see them retire. Totally love what you did with the layers, especially the outlining shadow layer of your circle.

Cindy Hall said...

Linda, I love the colors that you used and the emboss resist! Gorgeous!