Thursday, April 28, 2011
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.