Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weather Forecast: Scattered Flower Showers

     The almond trees in my neighbor's yard have all lost their blossoms and her side yard is so white it almost looks like snow.  That would be nice since we've just had two days of 101 and 103 degree temperatures!  Doesn't the weatherman know it's still a month 'til summer?  What's going on?!?

     In any case, I'm going to celebrate the idea of cool spring breezes gently blowing down the flower petals and I'll share this card with all of you.  It's a delightful House Mouse stamp.  :-D

     I colored it with watercolor pencils and ProMarkers, then cut it with a Spellbinders' plain rectangle die and distressed the edges.  I matted it with beige CS and distressed the edges of the mat also.  I added the two embossed pieces and put everything on a black card base.  

     The pink "butterfly" is made from three, hand-tied, little bows; two are satin ribbon and one is lace.  I sewed them all together to make the butterfly, and used one tiny pearl in the middle of the top one for the butterfly's head.  

     I dug through my jar of flower embellies and found the one I put in the lower corner, just below the sentiment.  For some reason it looks deep purple in the photo but it's actually pink and has a glittered brad center.

Butterfly Challenge
Crafty Catz
Creative Inspirations
Creative Moments
Cute Card Thurs
Cutie Pie
House Mouse
Scrapy Land
Word Art Weds.

     We're already at the middle of the week and there's a long weekend coming up.  Do you already have your plans made?  I'm going to be on the lookout for soldiers and Veterans so that I can thank them for their service.  The whole point of Memorial Day is to remember those who fought to guarantee us the liberties we so often overlook.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Darling! Love your intense colors in the background, and that you picked up the same colors in sweeter pastels in that cute image, Connie! Lovely embossing, too! hugs, de

tilly said...

a lovely layout and colours, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my goodness Connie, this is adorable I just adore this stamp with the cute cat too. It has been very warm here today too. I have managed to sit in the garden for a change and have a read.
Linda xxx

Mrs A. said...

I love your novel butterfly made from the ribbons . Such a great idea and so pretty here on your card. Love that image too. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a precious stamp, Connie and I love the fabulous embossing, too. Thanks so much for joining our 'My Secret Garden' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great design. I really like those embossed pieces and that sweet image too. hugs, Teresa

Natalie said...

Your card is so sweet, love the adorable image. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Jo Ann said...

Wonderfully cute card! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."


aussie aNNie said...

Your Mousey project is adorable and so cute, thanks for entering into our challenge this time, please join us again. {aNNie} GD for House Mouse and Friends

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Connie!
This is such a great card. SO pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your sweet card with us. I love to have you play along and share your talents. Have a blessed week, and please be sure to join us again soon.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Pat K said...

Adorable image on this lovely card. Great colours too. Wish we would get some warm weather...we have so much rain the lakes are over flowing their banks. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K x

Sue said...

Sweet image, and love how you colored it up so beautifully. Great design and use of the embossing, very pretty. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) the image is adorable and I love the colours and layout the embossed and die cut panels look fabulous!

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐭
Lols x x x

Christine said...

Hi Connie how cute is this sweet image..great colors & embossing so pretty lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends chall this time..hope to see you again soon.

smiles Christine xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute!!!! Love that little kitten playing with petals and the cute mice! So creative with the embossed panels and that amazing ribbon butterfly!
Thanks for entering your lovely creation in the Butterfly Challenge#79!

Lisa xx said...

aawww, what a sweet image

thank you for joining in with the Cutie Pie challenge, we hope to see you again very soon

Daffodil Cards said...

Well how'd I miss this so adorable card, love the cat and mice playing with the leaves. So pretty.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, just perfect for our current theme at Cutie Pie Challenge, thanks for joining us and sharing your card cheers Sue N x

Teresa said...

This is such a cute image, and I love how you blocked the background. Thanks for joining us at Aurorawings Challenge this time - Teresa DT