WOW card 11/6/2013

November 6, 2013

Good Evening!

It has been quite a while since I had the opportunity to sit down and create a card.  I've taken on a new job, and have been putting in a lot of hours.  Today marked my first 14 hour day!  Wow (lol)- I am sooo tired!  However, I have to admit I was motivated by the white on white card contest which to me spells lace and romance!  After playing a little, I felt this card was a perfect fit for the JustRite challenge, and I just had to post it before I crashed and fell asleep! For the contest rules, please go to  JustRite Friday Challenge #109 - It's WOW!.   

Card Recipe:

I created my card using Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock, and a satin white cardstock from Hobby Lobby.  The dies I used were Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, and Spellbinders Rose die.  The stamp was JustRite stamp "Signs of Life".  I chose "Your Friendship means the World to me".  This card was made for a very special friend of mine who has been there for me thru thick and thin!
 I also added some bling, half pearls in white, and some white stamens for added interest.  I love how the JustRite stamp fit perfectly in the oval, allowing me room for the roses.

I hope you like this card!

WOW Card



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I am back from my husband's niece's wedding, in Atlanta, GA, and it was incredibly beautiful.  It was so nice to see the bride and groom so happy!  They both had stars in their eyes every time they looked at each other...  Sigh... then, as a surprise for me, my sister-in-law (with the bride's permission) had the disc jockey play the song from my wedding 30 years ago by Bette Midler, "You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings".  My husband and I were the only ones on the dance floor, and we had stars in our eyes when we looked at each other too!  What a wonderful memory....

So in keeping with the soft colors of the wedding, I made a new card using some white, kraft, and green, along with some bling.  This card also meets the requirements for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #85, Keep It Krafty.

Hope you enjoy this card!

Paper Hugs!




Card Recipe:

Cardstock: Stampin'Up Whisper White, Kraft, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss; Hobby Lobby Designer Cardstock; Rain forest and from a tablet of paper: Bittersweet Designer Paper.

Dies:  Spellbinder: Fleur de Lis Squares, Classic Ovals Large, Floral Ovals, Squares (large); Cheery Lynn Designs: Lace Corner Deco F, Cuties 3, Flourish Leaf Strip, Mini Fanciful Flourish, Olive Branches.

Punches:  Martha Stewart Scallop edge punch, 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, Evergreen branch punch.

Bling:  Half pearls, Swaroski crystals, silver beads, while pearlized stamens.




Sunday, May 26, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it is another beautiful day here in Denver.  I sure hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Many thanks to all of the brave men and women who defend freedom around the world.  May God Bless Each and Everyone of You!

I have been working a lot of hours, and preparing to go to my husband's niece's wedding, so I have been working on a Father's Day card for my  father-in-law before I leave for the wedding.  Funny how as the weather gets nicer, I have more to do around the house!  LOL!  My children tell me it's called "job security"! My dad has been gone 19 years now, and I have been truly blessed to have a wonderful, caring, and loving father-in-law.  He has taught me so much, but most of all, he's taught me to cherish the moments with family.. so here's to you, Dad -  "I love you!"

This card also qualifies for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #81 -  Make It Manly!  Wow - what a challenge this card was for me.  Instead of adding my usual 3-D flowers, I added some cork, some brads, and crimped some paper to made the card stand out, turning the edges just a bit.  I also used some Tim Holtz Alpha Cards (one of those impulse purchases) that I cut in half to spell out "DAD".  I just couldn't resist, and added some Fanciful Flourishes and some Lace Corner Deco F (don't tell Dad there's lace!) to add to the card's overall appeal.


Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue; and daisy d's Premium Designer cardstock.

Die's:  Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares, and Squares Large.  Cheery Lynn Design's Fanciful Flourish and Lace Corner Deco F.

(I put the cork thru my Big Shot using the Spellbinder's Squares Large, and then traced and fancy cut the same square out of Chocolate Chip to border the cork before putting it on the Fleur de Lis square..)
Sunday, May 5, 2013

My husband's niece just got engaged, and we are all so excited, they are planning a June wedding.  I decided to make her an "engagement card" with lots of white and sparkles.  I hope you like it!  This card also qualifies for the Cheery Lynn Design's Challenge #78, Bling It Up!


Here's a close up of the bling on the corners:


Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Hobby Lobby Dark Purple, Hobby Lobby pre-embossed white designer cardstock.
Dies:  Spellbinders: Decorative Labels 8, Labels 8; Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Elegant Greetings
Bling:  Small half perals (Hobby Lobby, Yellow Flower Soft, Michael's Recollections series

Have an AWESOME week!

Paper Hugs,

Deb
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Mother's Day Card Contest #77

A tribute to My Mom.....

When I think of my Mom, I think of roses and lace; a beautiful theme for an absolutely beautiful and incredible lady!    At the risk of sounding like I am bragging (which I am not)  I need to say from my heart what a wonderful woman my Mom is.  In face, she is beyond wonderful, and she is just simply amazing.   No matter how tough life gets, no matter what I am going through, she is always there for me and my family.  She inspires, she teaches, she listens, and most of all, she loves.  With that being said, love needs hearts, and interwoven within this card are two hearts, symbolizing the love I have for my Mom, and her love for me.  So here's to you Mom, and all the Moms out there who love their family, and put them first .... God Bless You!

Full Card View::


Side View:



Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Hobby Lobby Rose Designer cardstock, Dark Pink Vellum, light mauve cardstock, olive green cardstock, and dark evergreen cardstock.

Dies:  Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and Rose Creations; Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish Leaf Strip, Lace Corner Deco F, Celtic Heart, Small Rose.  * Note:  I cut the Cheery Lynn Design Celtic Heart in Half, and tucked it into the flowers to give the card a more 3-D appearance.  It also added to the lacey look of the card.

Punch:  Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Bling: Half Pearls, Hobby Lobby

Ribbon:  Dark Mauve - Michaels

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good Morning!

I started a new job approximately a month and a half ago, and it has been very challenging, to say the least!  I have been putting in a lot of hours with this new job, and that hasn't lent itself to my having any extra time to create cards and flowers.  However, the other day, I needed to work on a card for my husband's niece who just got engaged, and I started playing again.  Gosh, I really love creating flowers out of paper...

I started out using Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid die, and ran it thru my Big Shot using dark purple.  I had "extra" pieces that I saved, and inspiration hit me.  I was going to make a small purple clematis with it.  Well, once I got started, I couldn't stop!  I sat in front of the television with my family running purple paper thru my Big Shot to get a bunch of the extra pieces, and the flowers in the card shown below are what I got.  I wanted to make a card that looked like a small bouquet of flowers.  Clematis are known to climb up a wall or a trellis, so I added some Cheery Lynn Designs Flourishes cut out of a dark green to show the tendrils on the clematis vine.

I am pretty pleased with how this card turned out, and was even more excited when I realized the card qualified for this week's Cheery Lynn Designs Card Challenge # 76, "Pretty in Purple":  http://cheerylynndesignschallenge.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge


In order to see more of the detail of these clematis, here is a close-up.



I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Hobby Lobby Dark Purple, Lilac, Dark Green, Medium Green and Olive Green.  For the clematis centers I used a dark yellow and a light yellow.

Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 8, Decorative Labels 8.  Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid, Build-A-Flower Embellishment 1, Olive Branches, Mini Fanciful Flourish .

Also used a Sizzix embossing folder on the light purple cardstock, but I don't know the name of the folder!

Have a great week!

Paper Hugs,

Deb
 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Today's card was made for Cherry Lynn Design's Card Challenge #74 "Back to Nature" - Add a bug, butterfly, bird, etc.  I got a bit carried away, and added three butterflies!



Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White and Sage Shadow.  Michael's Medium Blue and Dark Green
Ribbon:  Michael's Dark Pink
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid Die and Fanciful Flourish; Martha Stewart, Small Hydrangea punch, Small butterfly punch, corner punch; Spellbinder's Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Wood grain

I used the small flowers from Martha Stewart's small hydrangea punch to make the white hyacinths.  I think next time, I will chalk or ink the centers....  LOL!  I just can't get enough of making these flowers!  To make the beautiful orchids, I used Cheery Lynn Designs Orchid die, and brushed some pink chalk at the center of each petal.  For the center of the orchid, I water colored pink ink to match the chalk color, and then put a bit of yellow flower soft in the center.  For the orchid buds, I really got carried away, and inked the bottom of each bud, then ran the die thru my machine again using dark green cardstock.  I took and glued the dark green over each bud to make it look more realistic.

I know I got pretty carried away with this card, when the trellis in the center of the oval was completely covered up by the flowers!  LOL!  Oh well.....

April 3, 2013

A Basket Full of Flowers ....

This card was designed with Spring in mind... a basket full of Tulips, Daffodils, and Forsythia.  But I do have to admit that I was greatly inspired by Selma's awesome card posted for this week's card challenge atJoansGardens.  WOW!

This card also meets the requirements for Joan's Garden's Weekly Challenge:
* Use some kind of container
* Fill it with flowers
* Use Yellow, Green and Orange
* You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.


All of the following products you can purchase at Joan's Gardens:  http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
White Square Frame by Joy Crafts:  #60020147; Tulips - Memory Box Tulip Petals; Forsythia - Memory Box Blooming Violet; Basket by Marianne Designs; and I also used Spellbinder's Classic Circles.  To add to the old-fashioned appeal, I just had to add some bling - half pearls purchased from Michaels.  

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Sage Green, Kraft, and Whisper White; Michael's Forest Green, Michael's bright yellow vellum, bright yellow and orange cardstock, and dark brown cardstock (to fill in the holes of the basket).

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  It helped me deal with this incredible case of Spring Fever I have.....

I hope you like this card....

Paper Hugs!

Deb
Happy Easter everyone!

I have spring fever in a big way.... my daffodils are starting to put out buds, and I can hardly wait to see their cheerful faces....  With spring in mind, a friend of mine is celebrating her birthday, and so I thought I would make her a special card to help her celebrate her special day.  This card also qualifies for the latest Cheery Lynn Designs Weekly Contest #73 - Celebrate.  This card, was made using my new Cheery Lynn Sweet Williams die.  However, instead of making Sweet Williams flowers, I opted instead for a peach carnation with white-tipped petals.  I really love how the flower came together.  My overall goal was to made an old-fashioned garden style card..... by using the Cheery Lynn Lace Corners, it gave the appearance of a garden lattice.... I can't wait to give my friend her card.

Cheery Lynn Designs blog:  Cheery Lynn Designs Card Challenge







Card Recipe:

Paper:  Peach and Moss Green cardstock - Hobby Lobby; silver cardstock - Michaels
Lace:   JoAnne Fabrics
White Ribbon:  Michaels
Dies:  Spellbinder's Floral Ovals and Foliage;  Cheery Lynn dies:  Fanciful Flourish, Sweet Williams, Lace Corner Deco F, and Small Rose stacker flower.

Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter!

Paper Hugs,

Deb


Sunday, March 3, 2013

I got a new toy in the mail, and couldn't wait to sit down and play with it.  It is the Cheery Lynn Designs Frame Die, Window A.  I love it!  It just begged for a window box full of flowers.... so I got a bit carried away..... daisies, delphinium, and roses.  Of course, I couldn't forget the sweet little butterfly.  I must be getting tired of winter and the snow!  I hope you like this card!

Paper hugs,

Deb

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin ' Up Night of Navy, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Sage Shadow, Garden Green, and Vellum (white and dark pink).

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Frame Die Window A, Cuties 3, Flourish Leaf Strip; Spellbinders Parisian Accents

Punches:  Martha Steward Edge punch, Fern leaf punch, and Butterfly punch; The Paper Studio Daisy punch (small); Hydrangea punch (not sure of manufacturer), and crimper.
February 16, 2013

Good Morning!

This card was made for Valentine's Day, and also for Cheery Lynn's Weekly Card Challenge to create a "Framed Card".  Instead of the traditional way of framing this card, I made a strip of "paper lace" and inserted it within the cut frame of the heart.  Before adhering it, I put it through my crimper, so that it would stand out, and bring more attention to the beautiful Celtic heart within the center of the card.   At the bottom of the card, I cut the "paper lace" at an angle so I could bring the bottom of the heart to a point.


and here is a side view:


Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Die: Celtic Heart, Mini Rose, Olive Branches, Mini Fanciaful Flourish
          Spellbinders:  Classic Hearts, Parisian Accents
          Martha Stewart Edge punch
Bling:  Half Pearls from Michaels, Red Ribbon, Michaels

I sure you you like this card!

Paper Hugs,
Deb
Sunday, February 10, 2013



I am hooked!  Or perhaps I should say "I am addicted" to making flowers out of cardstock!  (My husband would definitely agree with that statement - LOL!)  Today's card was made for the Cheery Lynn Design's Card Challenge #66 "Add a Flourish".  

The overall look I was attempting to make with this card was one of soft, muted colors.  Have you ever taken a walk during a soft rain in early Spring, and looked at the landscape?  Everything looks so soft  and pastel.  I guess if I were looking for the right term, I would say it is "fairylike".  For this card, I used some Vellum inside the frame to mute the Spellbinder's Fantastic Flourish Three.  I then added two daisy-type flowers in full bloom, and one daisy about to burst into bloom.  There are three small, very pastel pink roses tucked in this spray, along with some olive branches and a Mini Fanciful Flourish.

Thanks for visiting!

Paper Hugs,
Deb

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy and Vellum; Hobby Lobby Pale Blue, Evergreen, and a scrap of pale pink designer cardstock.

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish, Olive Branches, Small Rose, Build A Flower #1; Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Three, Labels 8, remnants from a die used a while back for the corners.

Bling:  Half Pearls from Michael's

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome Blog Friends!

I made two cards this weekend, both of them for Joan's Garden's Card Challenge #JG0131 "Create a Vintage Card".  This one, was due to my daughter suggesting I make a "True Valentine card" in the traditional colors of red and white, instead of soft pastels.  All of the scrollwork, swirls, and flowers remind me of a vintage Valentine's card.

I used the Cheery Lynn dies, "Two of Hearts" (this comes with two hearts, and I used the larger of the two).  I threaded each heart with a narrow white ribbon, popped them out with dimensionals, and made some white roses using the Cheery Lynn Miniature Rose die. I then added some green leaves, some white rose buds, and a new flourish from Memory Box (one of my new favorites) now available at Joan's Gardens.

I hope you enjoy this card!

Paper Hugs,

Deb

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery.  Red cardstock is from Hobby Lobby.
Dies:  Spellbinders:  Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8; Cheery Lynn: Two of Hearts, Flourish Leaf Strip, and Miniature Rose die; Memory Box Chesapeake Scrollwork.
Stamp:  True Love by Ali Edwards (a TechniqueTuesday stamp)
Bling:  Pearls from Hobby Lobby


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome Blog Friends!

Today's card is for Joan's Gardens Card Challenge #JG0131 "Create a Vintage Card", with no other restrictions!   At first I thought this card would be simple, but it turned out to be one that just kept evolving  ...  and finally I had to say enough!   :-)  In keeping with February, and Valentine's Day, I added three hearts, a bouquet of flowers, some stick pins (reminiscent of vintage hat pins), some pearls, and some lace! 

Enjoy!

Paper Hugs.......

Deb

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Peach (?), Always Artichoke, and Certainly Celery, Vellum from Michael's.
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn: Flourish Leaf Strip, Two of Hearts, and Lace Deco Corner
Assorted punches and beads








Happy Valentine's Day!

This card was made for Joan's Gardens Weekly Card Challenge #JG0124:  http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2013/01/this-weeks-challenge.html

  The requirements for this challenge are:
        1)  Your card needs to be pink and white
        2)  You need to use at least one heart
        3)  Use a pretty border

and this card was also entered in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge:  http://cheerylynndesignschallenge.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge

The requirements for this challenge are:
     1)  Pink must be the prominent color
     2)  You must use at least one Cheery Lynn's Designs die

I have to admit as Valentine's Day approaches, I start feeling a lot more romantic, and this card just hit the spot.  I experimented a lot with this card, and I ended up trying something very different with the Marianne dies.  With my Big Shot, I cut and embossed two Marianne Anja's Edge's on each side of the white cardstock, alternating the two dies.  I left a small space between each die, taped them down, and ran it thru my Big Shot.  This formed two cuts, that I made into a slit, and I was able to slide the cardstock thru the slits.  I glued these two pieces together very carefully, and then glued them to the main body of the card, the pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby.  This card opens at the bottom.  (I sure hope this makes sense to everyone - as I have never tried to explain myself before - LOL!)

I used three Cheery Lynn dies to make this card:  the sweetheart roses were made from "Cuties 3"; the leaves from the "Flourish Leaf Strip"; and  The hearts from "Celtic Heart".

Here's my card recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin Up, Whisper White and Certainly Celery, Designer Cardstock and Pink Cardstock from Hobby Lobby,
Dies:  Marianne die Anja's Edge, Cheery Lynn Dies:  Cuties 3, Flourish Leaf Strip and Celtic Heart
Flourish Bling:  Michael's

I really hope you enjoy this card!


This card was made for Joan's Gardens Card Contest #JG0117.  

The requirements for this contest were:
1)  Opens from the bottom (tent style card)
2)  Use purple, aqua, and light green for colors
3)  Use something from nature for the theme.

           This card actually had me stumped!
  
          I just couldn't imagine using purple, aqua and light green in the same card!  I have to admit, turquoise is not a favorite color of mine!  A friend of mine had given me some of the Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin Up, and I really had no idea what I was ever going to do with it.  Then I started going thru some of my designer cardstock, and the card just started coming together.  I love the Bo Bunny Candy brads, and it added to the card's Victorian style.   I sure hope you like this card!








Card Recipe:

Paper:  Stampin' Up:  Perfect Plum, then Tempting Turquoise, Marcella Anastasia's Attic Mat Deck Paper, K&Company Designer Mat Pad, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery (for the leaves and flourishes).
Stamps:  Flourishes "Just A Note" (I am not sure if this is the correct name, as I have had the set for quite a while and lost the label!
Dies:  Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Cheery Lynn Small Rose, Medium Daisy Punch, Small Sun Punch, Sizzix Corner dies, and a Spellbinders die for the ornate frame at the top of the card (I don't have the name, sorry!)
Bling:  Bo Bunny Candy Brads, Purple ribbon from Michaels, Perfect Plum chalk from Stampin' Up for antiquing the pale green inner rectangle.


January 21, 2013

I can't believe I won Joan's Gardens card contest!  I am so excited!!

Blue & White Thank You Card, Joan's Garden's Card Contest #JG0109




Happy New Year!

It has been a while since I have sat down and created a card with all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season going on.  But I have to admit it was nice to take a couple of hours off and just sit back and play with all of my "toys".  Of course, when the doorbell rang...... LOL - I had to scurry....

This card was created for Joan's Gardens first card contest of the year.  The contest rules were to create a Blue and White "Thank You" card using four corner dies, and to add a flower.  Anyone who has seen some of my cards would realize immediately what a challenge this contest was for me.  Add only one flower!  What?  No buds?  No leaves?  No extra flowers....... Aaargh!  (heavy sigh here!)

Here's my card recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Curly Cute, Apothecary Art, and French Script
Dies:  Stampin' Up Framelits Labels Collection, Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish, and Sizzix corner die
Punches:  Large daisy, medium daisy, and sun.
Bling:  Night of Navy mini brad

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please feel free to leave me a comment!


Joans's Gardens JG1206


A Vintage Blue and White Victorian Christmas Card - Joan's Gardens #JG1206

I love Joan's Gardens!  The contests (when I have time to take part in them) really gets my creative juices flowing.  This week's contest requires you to use something oval, use an embossing folder, make a blue and white card and add a ribbon (maybe a bow).  Blue is one of my absolute all time favorite colors, and I love it paired with white.  But for a Christmas card? I would have never thought to associate these colors with Christmas.... but as the card came together, I started liking it more and more.  Can you find the bow?  It is tucked in among the poinsettias ....

Card Recipe:

Cardstock:  Stampin Up Whisper White and ???  (does anyone know the c
Spellbinders Ovals, and Layered Poinsettia dies
Martha Stewart punch:  Holly Leaves
Evergreen branch punch - Joan's Gardens
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish & lattice dies- Joan's Gardens
Small pearls
Embossing Folder

I designed this flower with Cheery Lynn's new "Build A Flower Die".
What fun it was!!!


$100 Prize package from Cheery Lynn that you can win!


"Build A Flower" Blog Hop


Today I am participating in a blog hop for Joan's Gardens to introduce to you to a new series of Flower dies from Cheery Lynn called "Build A Flower #1". These dies are Cheery Lynn exclusive flower building dies that Selma helped design; they include flower petals, flower bases, leaves, and different types of stamens. Cheery Lynn will be releasing more "Build A Flower" sets in the future to build a wide variety of flowers. All Cheery Lynn dies can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
I am very happy to join seven other very talented ladies who are participating in this blog hop. Cheery Lynn Designs is the sponsor and has donated a fantastic prize package with a value of $100. All the guest designers were sent a set of the "Build A Flower #1" dies and we have posted cards today showing different flowers we created using these dies. We hope to give you a lot of inspiration to "build" your own flowers.

Would you like to win that $100 gift package from Cheery Lynn? All you have to do is be a subscriber to both Joan and Selma’s blogs and visit each blog in this hop, including Joan and Selma's blogs, and leave a comment. A winner will be selected to win the $100 prize package from comments left on one of the blogs - it will be a random selection.  
From here you need to go to Joan's Gardens and leave your comment and if you haven't subscribed to her blog, you can do that then. 

From here you will go to Joan's Gardens to leave your comment.


Welcome to My Garden!

Hello, and thank you for visiting my garden made with paper petals.  My garden started with one little seed, paper, and then I helped it grow by adding punches, dies, and ink.  I now am excited to share with you my garden of amazing flowers made with paper petals. 

I hope you enjoy your visit, and please feel free to leave me messages.  Here's hoping your garden blooms with paper petals too! 

Sincerely,

Deb

Thinking of You!

Thinking of You!
Welcome to my garden of paper petals. Nothing makes happier than giving a card to someone who treasures it. A friend of mine loves the color purple, so for her birthday, I made her a card with a large purple mum as the center, with light colored purple daisies, some dark purple flowers for depth, and some baby's breath as filler. My friend just loved the card, and has it showcased in a shadow box from Michael's. She couldn't wait to show me what she had done. Imagine my surprise when I walked into her family room, and there on the wall was my card hanging up on the wall. It looks beautiful! I hope you all enjoy it!

More to come ......

I am very new at this blog business, and it has taken me much longer than I anticipated to post my information, so please bear with me, as this "garden" is a definite work in progress!

Paper Hugs,

Deb