Monday, August 10, 2009

Raspberry Suite and 2S4Y

We just got back last night from a really fun family reunion. Mind you, it wasn't MY family, but friends who are just LIKE family. I drove out to western MD with my mom and Ryan. We spent a wonderful 3 days away. It's always so good to see old friends! Yesterday, on the way home, we stopped at the Bedford Springs Resort for lunch with one of my mom's closest friends. Check this place out!



It is located in the cutest town, too. Lots of antique shops, inns, etc. After we had an amazing lunch, we walked around and checked everything out. Including the spa! Mom and I want to get back for a girls weekend! After the spa we're going to hit this pool...


Since I'm going to be back at work, I think I'll need it!



After being so busy with CHA stuff, I'm finally able to play along with some challenges. ;) I made this card using Dawn's color challenge. Here are this week's colors.



And I based it on this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. You have to check out the site from some adorable DT cards!

I have to say that I probably wouldn't have put these colors together otherwise, but I'm glad I played along because I love how they look on the card.





I used Papertrey Ink, cardstock, button, ribbon, stamps and paper. The floral stamps are from the In Bloom set and the sentiment is from Damask designs. I aded lots of bling by coating the flowers with glitter and adding some Zva gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

44 comments:

Savitri said...

Anabelle, so so pretty! I love your card!!! Hmmm, I'll have to think a bit on this. It's got purple and I'm no purple fan :P

Renee Lamb said...

ok..first of all...that resort looks AMAZING. That pool reminds me of the pool scene in Meet Joe Black (with Brad Pitt).

anyway - cute card! i wouldn't have ever put those colors together either but you make it look effortless and gorgeous! love how it turned out!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous card Anabelle! Scrumptious colors and to die for bling. And that resort looks positively divine. xxD

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cute! This was definitely a challenge! I keep forgetting you live (relatively) close. If we come up to Rehoebeth Beach, I'll let you know so I can see you! :)

Terri E. said...

Love all of your details and your BLING!!! Way to rock Dawn's color combo out!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

KimmyS said...

I love how you combined the two challenges. I think I need to try out Dawn's colour challenge too!

Your card is stunning.

Thanks for playing along with us at
http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Leslie Ashe said...

Umm...take me with you next time you go!! I LOVE that beautiful place!

And..wowza girl on the card. GORGEOUS!! Love those colors!!!!!!

Julie Masse said...

Gorgeous card Annabelle!! I just love that set and your card showcases it beautifully!

cheryln said...

GORGEOUS card!!!

2Bis2DO said...

Beautiful card!!!!

dstandard said...

Oh man - that place looks like heaven! Your card is beautiful!

Maureen said...

Love the buttons and bling!! LOL...guess why? Beautiful card!!

amber said...

your card is just beautiful! i love all that bling...so fun and frilly!!!

RitaS said...

Beautiful card! Well done on the color challenge!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

oh how pretty! The resort looks fabulous! Will have check in to it. TFS!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning! The colors are divine;) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Steph said...

beautiful card!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

This is beautiful!! Great color combo!!

Jane said...

gorgeous!!

Catherine said...

A truely beautiful card. I love all the glitz and bling you have used.:)

catchinghappiness said...

Yeah, a spa day sounds fabulous! Looks like an amazing place. I love your take on the color challenge. Very pretty card! Have a wonderful day Anabelle! ~Amy Tara~

Heidi Van Laar said...

Your card is just stunning! I love all the sparkle!

I can't wait to have enough time to do challenges again!

(-: Heidi

clouds shadler said...

wow, what an elegant looking card! I love the rhinestone swirls, come to think of it, I dunn think I've ever used those on my card! hmm.... Awesome take on Dawn's color challenge too, neat!

Clouds :D

fabricbutterfly said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours, great great job.

sarahmartina said...

Wow Anabelle! This card is so gorgeous! It makes such an impact at first glance! Aaack! You ladies keep making this challenge seem so easy! And I don't know why I'm so intimidated by it... it must be the purple... who knows! :-) TFS I LOVE IT!!!

MNmomma said...

Annabelle~ how absolutely fabulous!!! I just adore your work (as always!!)

I would just LOVE to chat with you about some guest DT stuff back at 3 Scrappy Boys :) I am now the owner...I bought it from Cindy last July, and am looking to bring in some of our previous DT gals as guest DTers......I thought of you right away!
If you have any interest will you please let me know?

questions@3scrappyboys.com

Thanks!!!
Heather :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Hlee said...

Gorgeous! So pretty and I love the bling!

Linda Beeson said...

I want to go there - WOWIE!

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Fabulous card! I love all the bling!

steph devlin said...

Those colors are so yummy is can taste them from here !!!! Gorgeous creations Anabelle. Really beautiful. I love coming to visit.
Steph xo

Leigh said...

Glad you had a good vacation!
Gorgeous card, as always, Anabelle!

susan said...

this is SO pretty! i love how detailed and GORGEOUS(!) your work always is... :) it was a total treat to meet you at CHA too!

Danielle said...

oh wow, pretty card. i'm not usually one for those colors, but you can make everything look good! that pool looks heavenly!

Janelle said...

Very pretty, Anabelle! Love the way you glittered up those flowers!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the bling! Great pic of pool too! :)

Daniela said...

This is beautiful!

Dana said...

So very pretty, Anabelle!! Love all the little details and the bling adds the perfect finishing touch!

Bonnie said...

Yummy! Love all those delicious Zva crystals!!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful!!! Congrats on making the spotlight!

Janelle said...

Congratulations on making the spotlight!

Catherine said...

I really love all the glitz of your card. Congratulations on being picked "In the Spotlight":)

Michell said...

So, so cute! This is one of my very favorites!!!!
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