Color Blog Hop May 25, 2016

Hi Hoppers – you should have come by way of Joni’s blog and next is Sandy – you can go either way and enjoy great entries!  I’m sad to be needing another sympathy card, but a handmade one is always more special.  Our colors don’t really lend themselves to it, but I hope this is appreciated none-the-less.44872590bFloraHues3_150IMG_0769

Color Blog Hop May 18, 2016

98176151b (1)ColorCollage1_150 Happy Wednesday Hoppers!  You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and Sandy is back so be sure to continue over to her blog and check out her work with these colors.  I had a busy day with a full day of school and then a workshop with 9 ladies doing six cards I provided.  I’m looking forward to taking a break from workshops and just stamping what I like for the summer 🙂IMG_0768

Color Blog Hop May 11, 2016

Hello hoppers!  Yes, I’m still on a wedding theme – the shower is this weekend, so I needed a shower card as well as last weeks wedding card.  You should have arrived via Joni’s blog and I am last again.  I think Sandy should be back next week – yeah! I’m off today for election day where I work in WV – and I have enjoyed taking my time to make this card and do my blog (NOT at the last minute, late at night as the last few weeks).  It has been raining now for 14 days straight [we did have a glimmer of sunshine for the weekend – but some showers too].  Crafting is a welcome relief when the weather is so glum. I finally broke down and purchased the Cottage Greetings card kit, and now wish I had ordered more than one!  I love the beautiful silver lining for the extra large card and very substantial envelope as well as the silver dotted mint macaron card front.  I cut this one in half – then used the retired stamp set Your Perfect Day for the front on glimmer paper.  The flowers are stamped with Soft  Sky, but with the Mint Macaron – they seem to look more like it – I even colored with a marker to try to make them more true blue, but they seem to want to turn to green beside the green.  Little seed pearls add a special glow.  On the inside &  envelope I pulled out a much older retired set, Blissful Bride, and heat embossed with white and silver.  Three layers of lace (all retiring in about 2 weeks) and the flower embellishment with silver thread add the finishing touch.  I’m happy with this card and feel it is very ‘high end’ and elegant for a very special bride.  The photos don’t do it justice, but if you click on them, the larger image shows the details better.  Thanks for stoppin’ in!  Til next week 😉  IMG_0766



Color Blog Hop May 4, 2015

Hi Hoppers – You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and I am last on the circuit this week.  Our colors are some beautiful pastels – I usually try to use a majority if not all of the colors, but today’s creation only uses the very vanilla and the wisteria wonder.  Every now and again I really please myself with the way a card turns out – this is one of those rare occasions.  One of my daughter’s best friends is getting married soon and I am pleased with this card for her.  I cased the idea from this post on pinterest.  Non-SU ribbon was used.572366af0ea135d02bf51134d9b51ca49148636bIMG_0765