Sunday, May 3, 2015

Texas Blue Bonnets

     There isn't a Texas mother anywhere who wouldn't just love this card for Mother's Day next Sunday since Blue Bonnets are their state flower.  My daughter is a Texas mom since all her children were born there.  I've never lived there but if I have Texas grandchildren, doesn't that count for something?


     This image is from Doodle Pantry.  I die cut it with one of my framing dies from Spellbinders and then cut another frame with a second die from that same set.  I layered those together, added a small blue bow with a pearl, and put those on black CS.  The sentiment is also from that same Doodle Pantry set.  I  printed it, hand cut it, and added it on top of all the other layers.

     This is another (almost) CAS design but one or two steps away from truly simple because of the fancy frames around the image.  I still love it.  Yesterday's card was absolutely CAS, today's is not quite CAS, and the one I'm going to share tomorrow is definitely NOT CAS at all!

     Challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
Inspiration Destination
Loves Ribber Stamps
Lunagirl Moonbeams
Outlawz PAM

     The weekend is half over and we've had HOT, HOT, HOT weather but that didn't keep us away from the Relay for Life activities.  What a marvelous crowd and I can't believe how many fellow survivors there were this time.  It seems we gain more long-term survivors each year and that's such a blessing.

     Happy Stamping to all of you.  NanaConnie

32 comments:

  1. This is a great card, Connie. Love those gorgeous flowers. Yes it counts that your daughter and grandchildren are Texans. LOL Very nice die pieces.
    So happy for you that there are so many survivors that could attend the relay. That's the best news possible. Enjoy the rest of this weekend. Our weather this week has been beautiful 60's and 70's. Yay!

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  2. OH! how beautiful, love those flowers and the die.

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  3. Gosh, I fogot about the beautiful flower image . You made in stunning with the awesome framing. I didn't know that was the Texas state flower.

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  4. Oh my I haven't seen these flowers before and they are gorgeous! In our favourite colour too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card & beautiful flowers NanaC! This would be perfect for our Around The would be perfect for our Around The World challenge at The Crafting Cafe if you'd care to enter!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  6. Beautiful card ~ that's such a gorgeous color. I hope to one day be in Texas when the bluebonnets are blooming! My mother-in-law loved them.
    Thanks so much for joining in my "Mother" challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

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  7. Sadly, most of all the bluebonnets around here have all faded out and are gone now - but they'll be back next year I'm sure! They were beautiful with year - lining all the highways and in the fields.
    This looks exactly like one too! Beautiful card Connie and framed out beautiful as well.
    Sounds like you've had a great weekend so far.
    Lynn

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  8. A beautiful card NC!! I love the bluebonnets and the pretty matching frame for it. It is Very hot here too, but we are supposed to get a little break for a few days hopefully.

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  9. How GORGEOUS! I love your color choices, and the pretty shape in your card, Miss Connie - the sentiment is perfect. Wonderful card design! hugs, de

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  10. This is stunning and your coloring is amazing, so lifelike.
    hugs
    Teresa

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  11. Very pretty! I just love this image.

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge!

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  13. Aww, that is such a sweet project. Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps for our 'Use 2 Dies' Challenge. Looking forward to having you join us again. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

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  14. What a beautiful frame you have made!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania.

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  15. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  16. Such a gorgeous floral image!! Really perfect color choice as well!! Love your framing with this too!! HUGS :)

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  17. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

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  18. Beautiful card, I love it! :)

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  19. Such an awesome design! So glad you could join in with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

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  20. I've already said how beautiful this card is, but I am very happy to repeat it in my DT role. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges, hope to see you again.

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  21. Such a lovely card! The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges! Hugs, Jess - DT

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  22. Such a lovely card! The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges! Hugs, Jess - DT

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  23. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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  24. Oh this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  25. How beautiful. The colors are lovely. Hugs, joann

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  26. this is just gorgeous! thank for you participating in our "mother" challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele in the DT

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  27. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous card! hugs x

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  28. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

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  29. Gorgeous NanaConnie, yes I think have Texan Grandchildren does count, lol! Thanks for joining AIMPDC#5 hope to see you again! Dawn Doodle Pantry DT.

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  30. So pretty and I am partial to bluebonnets! Thanks for playing Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 5!

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