Today's Joy - New Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
How has your week been?  Do anything super fun for St. Patrick's Day??
It was super chill here at our house.  I threw a corned beef brisket in the crock pot and let it do it's thing for the day.  So stinkin delicious!!  Plus, it was a gorgeous day here yesterday so I was able to get out into the yard a bit, which felt wonderful!  I love it when the sun shines!

So today we have another super adorable release from Sami Stamps to share with you.  It's called Chicks and cuteness!

I've used the image Easter in Roses.
This image is so gorgeous!  I loved coloring in those sweet little roses and the egg was the perfect frame for a sentiment.  I chose one that fit from Create with TLC and printed them off together.  I wanted to keep the egg white, so I did some light grey shading around the edges, and then colored in my roses to be a reddish pink.

My background was created using Pretty in Pink Stampin Up ink through a chevron stencil.  I first inked up the whole background panel, then did a second layer through the chevron stencil.  Then I shifted the stencil and applied some white pigment ink to make the whole thing look like there are 3 different shades of pink on the background.  I absolutely love how it turned out!!  It's soft and subtle for the background, which is exactly what I wanted.

I paired that with a light blue patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and cut the pink chevron paper to fit on an angle in the corner.  I took some jute that I had on my desk and pulled out one of the strands.  Usually jute has about 3 strands wrapped together, so I pulled one out to make it just 2 strands and then wrapped that around the card to tie it into a bow.

To finish the card off, I added shimmer brush to the roses and a few glossy accents around the image to add some more shine.  Funny thing about those dots...don't put a card in the sun to dry...the glossy accents turn cloudy!  I had no idea that would happen!  So they don't sparkle...but they still look cool on the card.

Anyhow, be sure to check the rest of this release out at Sami Stamps!!!  You don't want to miss it!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #60-Easter
    Artistic Inspirations #152-Anything Goes/Easter
    Share Joy Challenge #27-Sketch & Tic Tac Toe (I used chevron, pink, twine)
    The Crazy Challenge #218-Flowers
    Word Art Wednesday #222-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! <3


  1. Emily, The pink cheron background is lovely. I like how you used the grey on the edge of the egg. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
    Blessings, Carole
    Word Art Wednesday DT Member

  2. Hi Emily - I saw your card at AAA Cards and came by for a closer look. You're right, the egg is a perfect frame for the sentiment and I love the flower spray around the egg.
    Hugs, Helen x

  3. I am coming from the AAA blog, and want to let you know what a pretty card this is - I especially like the dimension of the oval. Thank you for sharing the message of Easter.

  4. What a sweet card, Emily. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so blessed to have you play along in our challenges. It means so much to me. I'd also LOVE to have you stop by my personal blog to visit me and say hello when you get a spare moment. Have a blessed week, and thanks again for joining us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. so pretty! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  6. Great lay-out! Very nice! Sorry for this delayed comment but just want to thank you for blessing us with this entry on our previous Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hope to see you back in our new Challenge. Want to share a Word from the Lord found in 1 Samuel 2:9 and it says, "He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN