Saturday, April 11, 2020



Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Just Add Ink #500
Altenew April 2020 Inspiration Challenge
Creative Fingers Challenge #183
Alphabet Challenge Blog A is for Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #393
Welcome to Crafty Friends Ch 133 - Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends C# 129
The Paper Girls CHALLENGE /#197 - Florals
Try It On Tuesday Beauty of Nature - Flowers are my favorite part about nature
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations April Challenge - April Showers & Flowers!
The Flower Challenge #43 'Spring/Autumn' - the colors of these flowers remind me of Spring
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Add A Flower/Flowers

The inspiration picture makes me think of Hawaii. Which is where I was born! That is why the sentiment I used for today's card is the Hawaiian word "Mahalo"
Mahalo means
exclamation (mainly in Hawaii) used to express gratitude.
"mahalo for your support"
(mainly in Hawaii) an expression of gratitude.
"a big mahalo goes out to these volunteer groups"

For this card, I did my best at trying to match the colors with what I have at home. For the background, I did a alcohol ink blowing technique on Yupo paper. The sentiment was die cut, 4 times. For the top layer, I swiped perfect medium over the top and then put embossing powder on top. And then I heat set it. Then, the 3 other pieces were layered underneath to give some dimension to the sentiment. The flowers and the leaves were first die cut and then stamped. To make it easier on myself, I numbered the back of the stamps, so I would remember what order they go in.

Stamps: Altenew Painted Rose
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Legion Yupo Medium
Ink: CTMH New England Ivy, Fern, Sweet Leaf, Raspberry, Blossom, Bashful, Ranger Perfect Medium 
Accessories: Altenew Painted Rose, Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powder, Lil' Inker Designs Hawaiian Words, Brea Reese Fog, Slate, Blending Solution

Here is a close up of what the word mahalo looks like.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. I love the Painted Roses images. Beautiful card, Mary Ellen. Thanks for joining our 500th challenge over at Just Add Ink this week. x

  2. Those flowers are gorgeous! Great card.

  3. the flowers are beautiful love the arrangement, thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  4. Love the card and the layout. The colors are amazing and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  5. Beautiful card! Love the effect of the alcohol inks and the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  7. This is lovely. I love the colours on your roses and that background is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  8. Hello... Thanks for entering your lovely floral card into our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]