Carpe Diem!

Are you up and at ’em this morning? It’s time to seize the day and enjoy your weekend!  It’s also time for a new color duo challenge over at Dynamic Duos and this one is a monochromatic beauty!

My dear mother loves purple these days, so I’m thinking this card will be heading her way shortly!  I used Basic Gray as a neutral, dry embossing it and using it as a background panel.  Both the flourish and sentiment are from Verve stamps.  I’m discovering beautiful things in my stash and realizing I need to start digging deeper!

Head on over to the rest of the design team members’ blogs to see the wonderful cards they have created for this week’s challenge!  You won’t be disappointed!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Thursday at noon (PDT)!  Hope to see you there!

Have a super Saturday!



  • Lisa Posted Saturday, 08/25/2012 1:30 pm

    Very pretty Melissa, love the texture nd the single pearl! Have a delightful weekend 😉

  • Bonnie Posted Saturday, 08/25/2012 2:39 pm

    What a lovely design and the embossing gives it extra dimension! Did you know that verification is turned on in your comments? Just wondering…

  • jimlynn Posted Saturday, 08/25/2012 2:50 pm

    Fantastic card and you've used my favorite embossing folder too! Very pretty.

  • Lesley Posted Saturday, 08/25/2012 8:36 pm

    I have been finding all sorts of goodies in my stash as well…gotta love that! The neutrals look great accented with purple!

  • Berni Cuttino Posted Sunday, 08/26/2012 8:27 pm

    Pretty Melissa, a lovely beauty. Thanks for your sweet visit and luv. Hugs

  • Carol L Posted Sunday, 08/26/2012 9:32 pm

    I'm a purple girl, and I love this duo! Great card! I love the embossed panel!

  • Anni Posted Monday, 08/27/2012 10:39 am

    I loved your card from the moment I saw it in the gallery! It is so beautiful and elegant!
    Hugs, Anni

  • Susan Joyce Posted Tuesday, 08/28/2012 4:23 am

    Lovely CAS card Melissa, I like the embossing and the pearl.

  • Susan Joyce Posted Tuesday, 08/28/2012 4:25 am

    Lovely CAS card Melissa, I like the embossing and the pearl.

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/28/2012 4:38 am

    Gogeous card Melissa. I love the background embossing and that sentiment. Awesome!

  • Anne Marie Hile Posted Tuesday, 08/28/2012 10:27 pm

    Simply beautiful, Melissa! Love the texture and the pretty purple pearl is just perfect. 🙂

  • Karen Aicken Posted Thursday, 08/30/2012 4:55 am

    Beautiful! I really like that you used the purples against the grey. So pretty!
    Cheers, Karen
    (Do you know you have word verification on?)

  • Melissa Posted Thursday, 08/30/2012 6:36 am

    I did know about the word verification! I turned it off, but immediately started getting spam! Grr. Does the word verification drive a lot of you crazy or is it tolerable? I could probably deal with the spam if it would make my blog readers happier! LOL! 🙂

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