Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #16

We are back from our trip to Colorado.  My husband's brother passed away and we left on short notice to go back to Colorado to be with family and friends and to attend the funeral.  It is always a very sad time when someone passes away, but we were able to see lots of people we have not seen in years. 

When I got home, I had a package from Joan's Gardens with lots of new "toys".  I have used some of these on my card for this week's challenge.  The lattice was cut using the new Cheery Lynn "Lattice #2" (4.25 x 5.5") die.  I can really see lots of things I will be able to create with this die.  Joan has in stock a lot of new Spellbinders dies.  I used the new "Rose Creations" dies to create the pink flowers.  The leaves are from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Foliage" die set.  There are six different leaves in this set and all are going to be very useful when creating cards with flowers. 

The sentiment and frame are from one of the new JustRite stamp sets "Be Happy Borders and Centers".  It was stamped with VersaFine black ink and clear embossed.  Scissors were used to cut around the frame.  It was attached with dimensional tape.  The pretty corners were die cut from the Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" set.  A pretty trim was added along the left side of the card then black Dew Drops were added along with my double, lime green, Martha Stewart butterfly.

I hope you will join us in this week's challenge.  Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #16:

■Colors Lime Green and Pink
■Lattice (either die cut or create with paper strips)
■Leaves to create a vine on lattice

I'll be looking for your challenge card at Joan's Gardens.  You can read all about the challenge on Joan's blog.

All products used on my card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

I seldom post personal pictures but thought I would post this picture of one of the places my sister took look us for lunch.  This was not the restaurant we had planned to go to and wondered if we could go in when we weren't dressed us -- but no customers was dressed up so it was ok.  It is called the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, CO and is a four-star restaurant.  What delicious food we had.  In the picture:  My husband, myself, my sister and her husband.


Olga said...

Joan had told me of your BIL passing, I am so sorry for your loss. I ahve been sending prayers up for you and your family. Your card is gorgeous and fantastic picture, TFS!

Linda B said...

I love your card... just beautiful. The leaves bring so much texture to your flowers... great new die choices. There are so many terrific new ones out right now!

Jose said...

Beautiful card, wish I lived near enough to Joans to pop in and see all her gorgeous things. Sorry to hear about your BIL, but good to catch up with friends and family at this time.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Selma! So happy to have you back!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, your card is gorgeous as usual. I love your color combination. The flowers are beautiful and I love everything about your card.

I sure have missed you and so glad to have you back.


Donna said...

Beautiful card, Selma! Love your lattice and flowers. Very pretty colors! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. we had a loss this month also. Glad your home safe. Nice picture of your family Happy Stamping, such pretty cards you make. Char


So glad you are home safe and sound! Your card is absolutely gorgeous as always. I have come to expect this as each new thing you do is more gorgeous than the last. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about the passing. I figured it was something like that. I am glad you are back. Your card again, is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Lana said...

Selma lovely card the colors are fabulous together!!! So sorry to hear about your BIL May God give you all peace and comfort!

Anonymous said...

Selma, I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy but helps to be with loved ones. I am from Denver Co. I was wondering where you all went in Co.Sometimes it is Funny how paths will cross later in life. Lovely card...Pat


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