Monday, February 25, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge {and Vegas}

Hello and happy Monday!  I'm popping in to share my card for this week's PaperSmooches Sparks Challenge.  Check out the inspiration photo below.  I didn't go with the fun little image or the thought bubble, but rather picked up on the soft/subtle water color background.  You could go any which way with this inspiration photo! 
To made this card, I played along with several new PaperSmooches goodies.  Can you name them?  Well, don't worry and you don't need to name them!  I used two stamps sets:  Spiritual Sampler and Leafy Greens along with the fabulous new Loopy Leaf Die. I inked the loopy leaf stamp in several soft colors before stamping to create a watercolor feel without using water colors.
 
I hope you like the card and that you pop by and visit the other fabulous PaperSmooches Sparks design team members:
But, before I go, guess what?  I get to go to Vegas (for a quick trip!) because my team won a fabulous client service award.  I don't typically chat too much about my job, but I am so very proud of my team and am thrilled to accept the award on behalf of them! 

27 comments:

Maureen said...

LOL, your question was easier than mine! I have those leafy dies and stamps coming to me soon! Those colours are just beautiful :) Have fun in Vegas, baby!

Hannelie said...

Lynn, I'm in love with this beautiful soft colors!
The buttons are perfect embellishments!!

Hannelie said...

Back to congratulate you and your team!
Enjoy the trip!

Emily Leiphart said...

Woot! Congrats on your trip to Vegas! I love your beautiful card, Lynn. The soft colours and your inking on the leaves are wonderful!

Barb said...

Oh, how fun! Wow, Vegas - you lucky duck! Congratulations, Lynn!

Love your beautiful card! That loopy leaf die is so charming - especially in those pretty, soft colors! Love the addition of the sweet pink buttons! :)

Laura B. said...

Love your card and how you inked the loopy leaves! Congrats to you and your team for winning a trip, too! So cool!

Jenny said...

The soft pastels really suit those loopy leaves and perfect for the card theme too.
Great news about your team award...how cool is a trip to Vegas!! :0)
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card and wahoooooo on your Vegas Trip!!!!! Have loads of fun!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your trip to Vegas! Have fun!
I love your beautiful card!

Jen W. said...

Love the texture on the base card and the way you inked the leaves is gorgeous! And whoop whoop on your Vegas trip!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card---I LOVE that you found inspiration behind the kissing fingers:) LOVE x100000! YOU ROCK:)

Jinny Newlin said...

What an elegant take on that playful, inspiration photo, Lynn! LOVE! Have a blast in Vegas :)!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your cad is gorgeous Lynn, love the soft colours. Have a fabulous trip to the town that never sleeps! Be good, kind of.

Christina said...

Way to think outside the box on this one, Lynn! The soft inking of the leaves is absolutely perfect. Bravo!

Jessica said...

Love your soft colors on this, Lynn! Such a pretty card! Congrats on your trip to Vegas, have tons of fun!!! :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So very lovely and it captures the sentiment with the soft colors. Well done picking the subtleties out of the background and using them.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you went with the soft colors! So PRETTY! LOVE the buttons and loopy things!

Marisa said...

Love that leaf die!! and you have scattered them wonderfully and given them pop with the buttons :) Great card. Have fun in Vegas!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! The soft colors totally caught my eyes.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! LOVE your take on the inspiration photo!! Congrats to you and your team on your award!!! WOOHOO!! Have fun in Vegas!

Cindy C. said...

How very lovely!!

Virginia L. said...

Truly LOVELY card, Lynn! I adore your take on the inspiration photo! You have captured the sweetness and softness from the photo! AND enjoy Vegas! How awesome is that!Can't wait to hear about it upon your return!

C Wu said...

so pretty. love that die. COngrats on your team win. Have fun in Vegas!

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous card! And HUGE congrats!!! How awesome! Have a fun trip!

sandie said...

Congrats on Vegas, you and your team are superstars!
And I adore your take on this photo, super original and out of the box thinking. I think your take will inspire others as most people will focus on the lovers! Way to go!

Michelle said...

What a pretty card, Lynn! So subtle and beautiful!

Congratulations to you and your team on winning the Client Service Award, enjoy Vegas!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Viva Las Vegas... too bad I live in Nevada City, California, or else I'd come track you down. Pretty card, will have to think about how the photo inspires me.