Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Believe In Your Dreams...

Good Morning Everyone!!

It's Wednesday which means another super fun inspiration day at The Cutting Cafe! This week we were asked to use any of the Chevron Files that they carry on our project. Chevrons are so popular right now and are really fun to create with. They can be used for so many occasions too.

I chose to use one of the Chevron Fall Printable Backgrounds on my project. The colors are so pretty in this set! I printed the large Gold colored background on Stampin Up! Whisper White Paper. The large backgrounds print out at almost a full sheet, 8" x 10 1/2". I haven't used very many printable papers because with my printer it seems they come out a little grainy or get annoying lines in them. I did not have ANY PROBLEMS printing these!! They turned out awesome!!

I used the Gold Chevron as my background paper. I sponged the edges with Stampin Up! So Saffron, which goes awesome with this color, and then distressed the edges. The light gray panel, and the white panel are embossed using my chevrons embossing folder. I wanted to keep the chevron pattern in the other panels but wanted them more subtle than my background.

I had found this picture of a Mellow Yellow Dahlia on Gray and White Zigzag Pillow by bedbuggs, on pinterest quite awhile ago and had it pinned to my "card inspirations" folder. I loved the chevron background with the flower and also loved the colors together and thought it would make a pretty card so I used it as my inspiration for this project :)

For the image on this I wanted to keep it very simple too, so I just used a sentiment! This is my very first card that has no images and only a sentiment as the main image - new territory for me :)  I used the Believe sentiment from Great Impressions which I love. I did the dazzling diamonds technique on this to give it some bling and make it pop. The flower on my card is a homemade scrunch flower that I made. Here is a closer look at the sentiment and the "bling." See how pretty the chevron background printed too? ♥ LOVE ♥

The layout I used for my card is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #260.. I used the Square version.

When you get a chance don't forget to pop on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog today... you can see what all of the other Design Team Members created using chevrons AND if you leave a comment on the Inspiration Post... you could win YOUR CHOICE of 3 FILES from The Cutting Cafe!! How AWESOME is that??

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin All!

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I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - Sketch #260
Bearly Mine - #54 - Add A Sentiment
The Stamping Boutique - #52 Embossing
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT#87 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card Mania Challenges - CMC#4 - Handmade Flowers - 2nd Entry
Love To Create - #34 - Anything Goes - 2nd Entry
Make It Monday - # 108 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Punches & A Sentiment -
Simon Says Stamp & Show - For The Love of Sparkle
The Crazy Challenge - #129 - Spots or Stripes
The Pink Elephant - TPE167 - Chevron or Hexagon
Challenges 4 Everybody - #3 - Anything Goes - 2nd Entry
No Matter Which Challenges - #2 - Die Cuts and/or Punches
The Order of the Opus Gluei - #140 - A Little Sketchy
Scrapper's Delights - Distress It
Squiggles and Giggles - Punches & Dies
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Challenge #158 - Something Handmade on Project - My Scrunch Flower - 2nd Entry
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #182 - BLING it On!
Secret Crafter - Distressing - 2nd Entry
Heck of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes
OOZAK - #6 - Sparkle
Avadares Challenge Blog - #3 - Make it Sparkle
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #8 - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes - 2nd Entry


Holly AKA KopyKat

This is so pretty, love the embossed cheverons over the gold, and the beautiful flower with your focal point. Fabulous!!!!


Love this and the colours go together so well xxx that flower is fab !! X


What a great card, alas your card isn't eligable for a price since it hasn't got a stamped image (f.e. Magnolia) on it. HUgs, Marion

Regina Easter

awe your take on the challenge is RIGHT ON THE SPOT girl...this is sooooooooooooo nice...i love those colors together...hugs


Lovely card! Your flowers is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges! Ani

Teresa Arsenault

Beautiful design, Laura, and I love how you used that inspiration photo.
Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog. I hope you will join us next month.
Blessing hugs,


Great card Laura, you did a fabulous job creating a card using that picture as inspiration. Thanks for sharing it with us at Natalie & Amy's.
Donna xx


Love the sparkle! Beautifully done, and your inspiration pillow tooo cute just like your card. Thanks for joining us at TSB embossing challenge! Good Luck!


Bella and Aidees Mom

This is super cute..Love the yellow and gray..One of my fav combos..Krista

Scrappin Sista

Very nice card! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes Challenge" Hope you decide to join us again!
Good Luck,
Alice B.
Brown Suagr DT

Lisa S.

Terrific job with the challenges on this card. Love the colors and that fab flower! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


WOW!!! Your card is so very very pretty!!! Love the bg and that wonderful sentiment! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)


Your flowers is beautiful! Thanks for joining at Card Mania Challenges!
Hugs Iva

Shell Shearer Swinscoe

This is just gorgeous, love the colours & the flower is stunning!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's for our 1st monthly challenge, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracy Wray aka Trak

BEAUTIFUL card very well put together ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!


lovely card thank you for joining us at stamptacular


What a beautiful card! I love the colors and your glittery sentiment is awesome! And your flower....gorgeous!!! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Blessings! ~H

Stacie Gorse

Thank you so much for sharing all the ways you were inspired to make this card! It's amazing how we sit at our craft table and things just start to come together, isn't it?

Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique Embossing Challenge this week!



Love the sketch you used and the inspiration colors! That is a striking combination and you've utilized it so well - the yellow chevron pops and draws the eye to the sentiment and embellishments beautifully! I love Mojo Monday sketches, have a bunch of them saved. I need to start getting a color inspiration file too!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Opus Gluei, hope you return for more challenges with us!

Joann Burton

Very creative...I love your inspiration. Thanks so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenges this week. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy


Great card and lovely pillow thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody hugs vicky


Lovely card and great embossing. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Jane (Carroll's Creations)

Thanks for joining our last challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Amelia Thorneycroft

lovely card, lovely blog! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
Good luck!


Beautiful card! Love the sparkle in the sentiment panel. Thanks. So much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)


BEautiful! your DT sister.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT


Gorgeous card. I love all that sparkle. Thanks for showing your inspiration. I love seeing the ideas behind other people's cards. Thanks for sharing your creation with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Evelina Wikberg

That's gorgeous. Love the CAS style and who knew grey and yellow were SO FAB together! Enjoy your sunday and thanks for joining us over at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx.


Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge #129 "Spots and/or stripes"


beautiful card, that flower is awesome!
thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our very first challenge I hope you will join us again soon and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane

wow fabulous project - thanks or joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
Lisa x


I love the embossing you did. Thanks for joining us this week for our embossing challenge at The Stamping Boutique. I hope you will join us for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT


Lovely Card :) thanks for joining the Scrapper's Delight Challenge.
hugs Ria


Oh, this is so elegant. I love that chevron. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI. Again.


fabulous design Laura, so beautiful made too...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

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