Fresh Bloom

Greetings friends! How's everyone doing? We've had a pretty easy week - our youngest has not had baseball practice this week, they normally practice 3 nights a week and our youngest daughter only had 1 softball game. That's a slow week for us! I've created 3 cards just tonight so I have lots of things to upload and share; tonight I'm sharing the card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge #90. It's been awhile since I've had a chance to participate in their challenges - I always love them!

What a fun layout; I wanted to go with bright colors - did I succeed? :-)

I have had this large flower from Stampendous called Fresh Bloom for quite some time; I finally used it and colored it in with my Copics. Boy...it's a BIG flower!

Not sure if you can tell or not, but I just could not make myself happy with this flower. LOL I used 3 different colors of Copics; then highlighted with a white gel pen and I still wasn't happy so then I covered the entire square with VersaMark and clear embossing powder - I loved the shine the embossing powder added to the square. I was finally happy!

I layered everything with SU! Real Red and embossed the large white panel with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot folder. Love that embossing folder!

The bottom square is SU! Pink Flamingo DP also layered on SU! Real Red. After I took this picture, I went back and added white polka dots to the scalloped circle at the top.

I also embossed some yellow SU! DP with the Swiss Dot Folder and then used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies. Each butterfly is glued in the center and the wings are lifted - I just love that look!

Thanks for popping in; I'm glad you stopped by! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, ~M.


  1. Seriously cute layout! I am going to have to make one too! Thank you for the inspiration. :0) Julie.

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the swiss dots background!


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