April 12, 2008

I LOVE FLOWERS

Oh, the weather is so gorgeous here - high 70s and not a cloud in the sky!!! I am going to be working out in the yard today planting all my beautiful flowers -I can't wait until they all bloom, my yard will look so pretty!! Sorry to rub it in for those of you still having nasty weather BUT I LOVE SUNSHINE and miss it soooo much from Florida!!!! So, I am really happy!!!! Today's card is made with flowers and spring in mind. I used my Just Celebrate stamp set which I really like because it has sooo many options! The base of this card is Kraft card stock which I layered with So Saffron Prints paper from my small pack I received for a Hostess gift - gotta love it!! I used my corner rounder and rounded the corners of all my papers for this card because I wanted the softer look it brings. Then I faux stitched all around the outside layer, adding the Rose Red Prints dp, which I tore before adhering. The image is stamped in brown stazon on Whisper White card stock, then layered that on So Saffron card stock and Kraft card stock. I stitched around the So Saffron Layer, inked the edges of all three layers with Rose Red classic ink, then sponged the same color ink all around the image. The flowers are colored in with blender pens and Stampin' Write markers. Lastly, I added two build-a-brads with the centers punched from another piece of the So Saffron dp. So, this is today's tribute to Spring - I am outta here and going out to the sunshine - smooches!!! And, don't forget, tomorrow is BLOG CANDY TIME!!!!!

35 comments:

suzann said...

We are also having perfect weather in my area this weekend. Mid 70's, low humidity and pleasant breezes. It is way too pretty to be inside.

Pretty card!

NattyK said...

Such a pretty card, I love the layout and colours. Your weather sounds perfect, I hope we have a nice summer this year. x

Manna said...

This is so pretty. I always love your faux stitches. They look so real!

It snowed a little here yesterday and was cold. It won't be till Wednesday before we have 70° weather. Have fun in the garden!

Nikki Bond said...

I kwow what you mean about the sunny weather! I even have a sunburn on my back from planting a few days ago! LOL You definitely captured spring with your card...I love the 2 main colors you chose..they go together so well! {{SMILES}}

Michelle said...

Alex, have fun planting your garden today, it will also be very warm here today - so we are happy. We will be heading out to the Mountains sometime this AM.

BTW great card, love the colors, the patterned paper & the Build A Brads!!!

Claudia said...

wow.. pretty cards the one from the day before too :-)
you are lucky with the weather... we just got more snow in michigan

Corie said...

This is so pretty!!!

Suzanne said...

Very pretty card Alex we won't get 70 until the summer here but it is warm a few showers but I also have been able to get in my garden today!! Sue :o0

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very pretty! Love the build a brads! I'll try not to be too jealous of your weather . . . it's cold, wet, rainy, and gloomy here again. Oh well!

Dawn Easton said...

Hey Alex! Enjoy that sunshine my friend! That sounds like beautiful weather! It's been fairly nice here too...close to 70 and that is sooooooo nice for us! I won't be planting anything til the END of May though. Frost...ugh!
Love the card! All the faux stitching rocks!

Denise~ said...

Very pretty Alex. Love the DSP and the stitching. Great stamp and coloring. So springy, glad to hear that you are enjoying the weather. :)

Denise... said...

Adorable card...gorgeous weather in Oregon too, although rain later in the week is expected.

Marlou said...

Hi Alex, thank you for your sweet kind words, im loving your cards, beautiful work!!! I must put you on my blogroll that way I will remember to pop in each day :) hugzz to you too xx

corinnesomerville said...

This is so cute, Alex !!! Enjoy the beautiful weather too...it's sunny and starting to get warmer here too :)

Silli said...

It`s beautiful! I love the brads and the colors!

Mistylynn said...

This is so cute! Love the colors.
Misty

Lesli said...

Very pretty card Alex - I love the teared look too!

beate said...

Lovely card! Hugs and smiles

Ila said...

I love this card!! Totally Fabulous!! Although our temps were nothing compared to yours....we had a very nice day too...and the snow is finally ...Gone!!

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful! I love your brads, the papers, and pretty colors! I also love the stitching you did!!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! The colors are so lovely.

kathleenh said...

Pretty card and so appropriate for your day! At least the sun came out today. It is supposed to be sunny and warmer this week in Minnesota so I wont begrudge you your beautiful weather. "wink"

Bethany Paull said...

I love the shape of the red bg paper. And those two brads look fab!

Maureen said...

Love this card....especially the colors you used! And with the GOjus weather...yellow is the way to go! SUNSHINE!!
((()))
maureen

Tracy.H said...

This is really cute, Alex! We had a gorgeous day yesterday and now today it is suppose to possibly snow again!! I still do not get how we can have 21C one day and 3C the next...only in Calgary! :0)

Shannon McGann said...

This is so pretty! I love the colours and the Build-a-Brads! Everytime I visit your blog, I find something else I need to buy!!

Deb said...

Love this Alex, it is so pretty, gorgeous colours!
Glad you are having great weather, we had a lovely day here today so I don't feel quite so envious, just a tad!

Amy G. said...

Glad you're enjoying the weather outside...we are too! ;) Your card is so soft and pretty. Great job with the stitching...looks fab!

malieta said...

Very pretty card Alex and I love the colors. Would you please send some of the warmth and sunshine my way please. I'm so tired of rain and cool temperatures:(
malieta:)

Joan and Amy said...

I love all these cards with the stitching on them...faux or not. Are you using a stamp or are you stitching by hand? Great job no matter what - Joan

Latisha said...

i think yellows and berry colors are really nice together.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I'm hoping our weather will be perfect today! :) What a lovely card this is. . .just so pretty!

mochamama said...

I love this little card, simply makes a statement!

joslyn said...

i love flowers too. great card!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Nice card