Thursday, July 21, 2011


I have not step foot out of my house today.
I do not believe a 103 temp outside
deserves my attention.
So I chose to ignore it.
I made a card instead and enjoyed my dwindling vacation.
(2.5 weeks and back to school/work!)

Wish you could see this IRL. I shimmered the peacock with a gelly roll pen Clear Star.
My inspirations for this card include the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy July
By the Cute and Girly - Things with wings
Card Positioning Systems - sketch below

CCEE Stampers - Hug Week, card of encouragement
Creative Card Crew - animal antics
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes with digi
Designed 2 Delight - free Peacock digi for participating in progressive challenge
Freshly Brewed Designs - get wild with animals
Incy Wincy Designs- colors: black, white + one
The Play Date Cafe - one color of choice, just a splash
Tuesday Throwdown - something metallic

Stay cool all -


Kim Mc said...

WOW!!! Love it!!! I wish I could see it IRL too as I'm sure it's even more gorgeous! Love your coloring and those pearls are perfect!! I also love that heart charm/slider...very cool (unlike the temps outside! I'm glad you're ignoring those tho!). Keep'em coming!

Aloha, KL

Michelle said...

Stunning! Perfect color for a peacock! Love the embossed border!

Anonymous said...

102 degrees outside and still you produce something quite spectacular, i wouldn't have coped with temps like this, good job i live in a rainy place and that i actually enjoy the rain...

StUnNiNg card and a stunning image and a truly elegant card:-)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow is this ever stunning!!! Love the colors of your peacock, the pearls, and the embossing!!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Get Wild Challenge.


Heather said...

Oh .... Oh... Oh! this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the way you used that sketch. I have it drawn but have not had the chance to create with it ... and now have no need... your card has fulfilled that craving :D lol!!! What a beauty this is. I love how you kept the card simple to display this beautiful teal peacock. The pearls and charm were the perfect touch!

Thank you for getting wild with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges

Heather D.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the pearls and that embossing looks stunning.
Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Love the pearls. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tracey said...

WOW the pearls and embossed background really are wonderful addition to this beautiful peacock card!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Atif said...

Beautiful cards such a fantastic designing i really like it..
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Jeanette said...

This is truly a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Hestia's Helper said...

Your card has ALL the WOW factor!!
I'm so glad you shared this week with us at Fresh Brewed Designs Wild Animal Challenge!!


Michele Gross said...

Beautiful peacock-love pearls in his tail :) Thanks for playing at The play Date Cafe!

Fiona said...

Cute card :) Love the addition of the pearls. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Peggysue said...

Gorgeous Sam, that embossing is so elegant and the peacock so pretty! Thank you for joining our Wings challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

The beautiful pearls on your peacock are the perfect finishing touch! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the CCEE Stampers!

gerslittlesnippets said...

Perfect card for the BTC&G "Things with Wings" challenge. Great image. Thank you for sharing.

paperfun said...

I love the pearls on this beatiful peacock.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Lisa said...

Beautiful...loving the pearls sprinkled throughout the tail feathers!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


kurlygirl said...

This is beatiful... I love all the details! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Wings Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Things with Wings Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna