Monday, January 17, 2011

Random Amusing Challenge #100 blog hop

Hi everyone!  I have a special card for you all today.  I was asked by Glenda, from Papers, Scissors & Rocks, to play along in her 100th challenge celebration blog hop and I was happy to say YES!  Glenda has a weekly challenge on her blog and she is at her 100th challenge!  Congrats Glenda, that's quite an accomplishment.

Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #100 is to use red on your card or project.  That's it!  Use as much or as little as you like.  Incorporate it by using paper, ink, ribbon, embellishments, whatever you want!
The Stamp Simply Ribbon store just received all the newest Kaisercraft paper pads in stock and after seeing the amazing After Five pad I was TOTALLY inspired to make this wedding card. This card is different from what I usually make.  I am more inclined to use a premade embellishment rather than making one of my own -uhhhh... can you say PRIMA?!?.  But I saw this simple tutorial on Kim's blog yesterday and really wanted to try it myself.

I made my flower using a couple sizes of Blossom Nestabilities and a Circle.  Before I did anything, I inked the edges up with Lipstick Red copic marker.  The paper pad also has some shiny silver patterns in it and I used them to make the double scalloped layers and a tiny piece on the sentiment tag.

Soooooo, be sure check out all the fabulous stampers who are playing along today!  They all will dazzle you with their red creations.  Everyone who plays along in the challenge will be eligible to win a fabulous prize (pictured on Glenda's Blog)!  If you play along, please link up your entry on Glenda's blog.  If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword GRAC100.  You have until midnight Pacific Time on January 23rd to play along AND you can play along as many times as you like.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 24th.

Allison Fillo
Allison Miles
Beate Johns
Belinda Chang Langner
Carly Robertson
Cheiron Brandon
Chris Sather
Dawn Stein
Donna Hitz
Elena Shacochis
Geeta Suggs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennie Moczan 
Jill Grace
Joan Jeffery
June Gibbons
Kamila Younkman
Krystie Lee Hersch
Meghan Fahey
Michelle Clark
Michelle Mathey
Michelle Woerner -YOU ARE HERE!
Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Sherry Czarnecki
Silke Ledlow
Teresa Kline 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll leave you with a close up picture as you scroll on down!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Lovely Labels 2 for sentiment (Gina K Designs)
Ink - black
Cardstock - white
Pattern Paper - After Five 6x6 pad (Kaisercraft)
Accessories - Satin edged grosgrain in red and green, red pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Blossom and Circle Nestabilities (Gina K Designs), Copic Marker (Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts)


  1. WOW! This is just one stunning card and just love love love that flower.

  2. Hey ho! This is freakin' beautiful! I have out some black and cream paper out to work with for some cards this week and wanted to try and use something other than red .... but why!!! Look at yours, it is amazing! Thanks for the help :) !

  3. OMG. . .love the flower, you have once again out done your self. Such a great way to start a day off by checking your blog site.
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Absolutely stunning! My favourite colour combo! The flower is perfect. Thanks so much for playing!

  5. i love your 3d flower!! sooo pretty :)

  6. Fabulous flower, Michelle! Love the ribbon leaves too. Well done (((hugs)))

  7. That's just the cutest blossom flower!!

  8. beautiful! that flower is stunning!

  9. You rock! I wanna pull out my nesties right now and try this!

  10. wow girl, this is a yummy card and flower...I luv the gorgeous flowers....have a super week...only 11 more days....eeeekkkkk.

    enjoy *~*

  11. OMG...this is GORGEOUS!! Love that flower and will have to check out Kim's directions...that is just too cool!

  12. Michelle, I was so thrilled ot see yup are on the list too...yeah! Your card is the sweet flower! Hugs ~S~

  13. What a beautiful flower! So glad I stopped by your blog.

  14. Beautiful Michelle, I like your flower, wonderful work.

  15. This is stunning. Love that black and white paper and the time you've taken to make the edges of the flower red! Wonderful.

  16. eek!! New paper!!! LOVE IT!! You are enabling me again!! Love your handmade prima and the ribbon leaves :) Gorgeous!!! Oh, I bought a sensor soap dispenser this weekend and thought of you!! LOL Haven't tried it out yet, but think I will love the new gadget!

  17. Hi honey. just checkin in to see all the stamped goodness!!

    I just want to say a great big thank you for the SU! Loves Me paper. I am having such a ball with it for Valentines Day projects and cards and little candy boxes!!

    Thank you sooooo much!!


  18. Such a gorgeous card! Love that beautiful paper flower :)

  19. Michelle, your card is beautiful. I love the paper you picked and that gorgeous flower you created.
    Unfortunately I won't be going to CHA this year since there is no consumer show = no SCS booth! Have fun!
    Hugs and smiles

  20. Beautiful and that flower rocks! Love the scallops, too.

  21. A gorgeous card Michelle, beautiful papers!

  22. Just lovely! The red edge of the flower is just stunning! So lovely!

  23. Just lovely! Gorgeous flower and I love the little pop of red pearls!

  24. LOVE this card -- what a FAB flower and the red is so great with that paper!!!

  25. Amazing flower! I love the detail!

  26. Oh my goodness, how beautiful! I love the flower--the 3D effect and the printed text just came out perfectly. Brilliant work!