Sunday, May 8, 2022

PP590 Happiness Abounds Birthday

Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!  I am back from my little blog vacation and have a pretty card for you using Joanne's color challenge from the Paper Players!  Check it out:

At first, I was really stymied by these colors but I had just received the Hues of Happiness suite and was thrilled to see these gorgeous florals and greenery in just the right colors!  The dies cut the flowers out of the DSP so it is quite easy to make a stunning card with just a few passes of one's diecutting machine!  Here we go:

I stamped the sentiments on a plain Basic White piece of cardstock, then mounted the flowers and added a scallop of Parakeet Party glimmer paper---it's not Granny Apple Green, but it matches pretty well!  And it's so sparkly!  That all went on a Night of Navy card base.

The final touch was a few sequins.  For fun, I did a little more stamping/diecutting on the inside:

I've only begun to scratch the surface of how pretty this bundle is, I can't wait to use it some more!  Meanwhile, I'll hope you'll play along with our fun color challenge!  Be sure to pop by the Paper Players blog to see how the design team members interpreted it, then share yours too!  Thanks for visiting today!

In all the many years of birdwatching I've done, I have NEVER had an oriole come to any orange I placed around the feeders, especially when they were close to the house!  This year has been a banner year!  Yesterday we watched as a mature male oriole and a young male oriole fought for two orange halves that we have in different parts of the yard.  It was pretty funny....the mature male couldn't be at two places at once, but he was determined to not let the young male have any!  Back and forth they went from clothesline pole to hanger to bush to tree.....he finally did let the poor guy have a little peck.  I couldn't get a picture, they were moving so quickly!  These are from my craft room window, through the screen, so they're not real clear but you can get the picture.  Hopefully the video I took will come through and I'll share that later!  It was POURING rain all day and he was still intent on getting all the pulp he could!

I just think it's fascinating that an orange bird eats oranges!  Nature is amazing!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsHappiness Abounds
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Basic White, Granny Apple Green,  Parakeet Party Glimmer, Hues of Happiness 
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Pearls, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Scalloped Contours Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies


Kampin' Karen said...

Welcome back! Beautiful card and challenge. I hope to play. Thanks for sharing the wonderful oriole story. Happy Mother's Day.

Ann Schach said...

An absolutely beautiful card, LeAnne! This paper is one of my favorites. The Parakeet glimmer paper adds just the right amount of sparkle! I LOVE the layout. Have a wonderful week!

Jennie Maier said...

Love this color combo! Such a pretty card with that new suite! Love the bird pics too! Have a great week!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, how wonderful - young male or perhaps a female? If you'd ever taste the nectar from a flower, you might not be surprised about how similar the flavors are, LeAnne!

I am so surprised at how beautiful these colors are together - such a gorgeous birthday card! I might just have to go take a gander at this challenging color combo!


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Tracy Grauer said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a beautiful card! Love the orioles in Oregon. Nature is grand and so fun to watch!

Christy Lynn said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! That patterned paper is currently on its way to my house, I can't wait to see it in person. Your DSP bouquet looks amazing and I like the little pearl accents. Lovely layout with the bold scallops along the side, too!

Bonnie said...

Perfect use of these colors, LeAnne! A beautiful card! Love the Orioles. We don't see them around here. It's fascinating that they like oranges!

laurie said...

Pretty blooms and I love your border!! Love the pic of the oriole!!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous card with these colors LeAnne! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Cindy Beach said...

Your card highlights these colors so beautifully! I love the scalloped glimmer, it adds such pizzazz! The papers are so so pretty, I love everything about this! Your nature photos are always fun to see too.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

These papers are so beautiful aren't they and make light work with maximum impact. I love the inclusion of the scalloped green border - it really pops! Great oriole photos too.

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW! These papers are gorgeous!!!! I love the scalloped green border. It just pops off the Navy! Everything about this card is fabulous!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous, LeAnne! That DSP really packs a wonderful punch with the die cut flowers and their shading. Love it1