Blooming Simple

The sun is shining, the snow seems to be melting and the weekend forecast isn’t looking quite as ugly as previously mentioned.  Life is good.

After seeing this week’s Pinterest inspirational photo over on Splitcoast Stampers Clean & Simple Challenge thread, I had to go find the one poppy stamp I knew I owned!  One from Unity!  I also remembered that I haven’t played along with the Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop for a very long time, so will be linking up today’s creation over there too!

Stamps:  Unity (April 2012 KOTM flower, December 2011 KOTM sentiment)

I wanted to keep things delicate and white, so used a white on white layout and used only black ink.  I stamped off the sentiment to soften its impact on the card, hoping to keep the focal image in the spotlight!  I added three tiny red gemstones for a little interest and color.  So simple, but that’s the type of card I prefer!  I’m thinking this will find a home in my rather empty sympathy card stash!

Now I’m off to wash our vehicle, make a library run and soak up some of that glorious sunshine with DS3!

Have a fantastic Friday!



  • Lisa Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 5:39 pm

    Beautiful Melissa and the tiny red gems are the perfect touch! Hope you enjoyed the sun 😉

  • Miwa Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 6:03 pm

    This is simply beautiful! The small amount of color contrast looks fantastic against the black/white. Love the effect!

  • Linda Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 6:20 pm

    so clean and simple but pretty

  • Barbara Thompson Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 6:26 pm

    Love your CAS card!

  • Julie Odil Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 7:27 pm

    This is simply beautiful!

  • jimlynn Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 7:30 pm

    Perfection and so very pretty!! Love that image you used too.

  • Laurie Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 7:41 pm

    Gorgeous CAS card – one of my fav styles!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 9:01 pm

    So so pretty!!

  • Karen (karey2005) Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 9:05 pm

    So pretty! Love it – clean, elegant!

  • 8upscrapin Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 9:06 pm

    clean and crisp , love it

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 9:29 pm

    Simply gorgeous Melissa!

  • Gaylynn Posted Friday, 03/22/2013 11:19 pm

    Your design looks beautiful and peaceful. Love the clean & simple style with the pop of gems in there. New follower here.

  • Angeline Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 12:56 am

    melissa, this is simply beautiful! love the red accents there!

  • FeistyCrafter Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 2:21 am

    Fantastic job on this CAS card, it is beautiful

  • Cynthia Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 2:40 am

    Lovely CAS design.

  • Jen Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 4:11 am

    Elegant and gorgeous….LOVE this card!

  • Mary Anne / MA54K Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 11:39 am

    This is so pleasing to the eye! Great CAS card.

  • Shelly Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 1:48 pm

    LOVE this!! 🙂

  • Kary Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 2:40 pm

    Melissa, this is such a lovely CAS card!! A lovely stamp and a wonderful sentiment. Love it!!

  • Mary Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 3:19 pm

    Fantastic card!!! Love the clean and simple style.

  • Michelle Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 6:01 pm

    WOW! so simple, so elegant, so sweet! LOVE!

  • Corrie Posted Saturday, 03/23/2013 7:48 pm

    Simply beautiful

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 03/24/2013 1:46 am

    This is gorgeous, Melissa! The stamped off sentiment and tiny gems are just perfect for this elegant card.

  • JPScraps Posted Sunday, 03/24/2013 5:14 pm

    Simply beautiful! I love it!

  • Maria Levine Posted Sunday, 03/24/2013 8:12 pm

    LOVE this CAS card! Nice job.

  • Barb Ghig Posted Sunday, 03/24/2013 9:02 pm

    This is the perfect sympathy card…love the CAS design and the quote is spot on!

  • Lindsey Posted Monday, 03/25/2013 2:45 am

    Absolutely beautiful! The three little gems are perfect.

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