Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Fabulous (Flowers) Birthday

I told DH that I had to stamp something for FUN today. My sanity depended on it. Okay, I'm only kidding myself, my sanity is far too gone to be saved but it's always a good bargaining chip to have in your bucket. I was fortunate to get a few precious afternoon minutes to make this bright, sparkling card for my hubby's grandmother's birthday! It has been very dreary here today. The temperature has dropped and clouds cover the sky. Drab, drab, drab. So when I sat down in my craft room, I decided that I (along with the recipient) needed something that said warmer, sunnier days! The flowers are all from Fabulous Flowers and the leaves are from Wild Rose. There was quite a bit of cutting involved, you folks know that I'm just silly about paper piecing so this was just up my alley! The centers of the Sky Blue flowers are MM Pearls that I colored with a Copic Marker so that they would coordinate with the rest of the colors.

So here we are in 2008! It is so hard to believe. I remember ringing in the new millennium, it seems like only yesterday, yet here I am with a new husband, new family, new home, renewed Faith- so much in such a short time! While I don't usually make specific "New Years Resolutions," I have realized over the last couple of months that my life has become so busy that I am unable to cherish the truly important parts of my life. There will definitely be some changes made this year. I hope some of you will stand by to share the trials and tribulations as I simplify, reorganize, re prioritize, delegate and just plain learn how to say NO assertively. A Blessed 2008 to all. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Fabulous Flowers card recipe:
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Wild Rose, PTI- Faux Ribbon sentiment
Paper: Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Gauva, Soft Sky, Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Accessories: Groovy Gauva Stitched ribbon, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, MM pearls, Copic marker, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scalloped edge scissors

14 comments:

Amy said...

this is fabulously dreamy Beth!!!

Hugs,
Amy

smiln60 said...

What a beautiful card, but of course all of your creations are always like that. It's ok to be "silly" over being detailed...
Just in case you didn't know, it is OK to say no, especially if it means you can spend more time with your loved ones.
God Bless and Happy New Year.

DH helped me set up my Blogspot, still new, but check it out sometime.
Rachel

Natasha said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colours in the bursting bouquet!

Debby Winters said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! WOW! Just too beautiful for words. I love the colours and everything else about it.

Nancy Grant said...

Happy New Year Beth! What an awesome start with this beautiful creation of yours! Love it!

:-)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

WOW Beth, this is stunning!! LOVE the colors, layout, all those flowers!! Just fantastic!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous, Beth! I love the colors and all of those beautiful flowers!! Fabulous!!

Scrapping Donna said...

WOW!! This card is fantastic!
It is very beautiful.

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! I love the details--TFS!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh Beth, this is absolutely beautiful!!! It's one set I haven't ordered....yet!! But you are definitely pushing me in that direction!!! Great job!!

Heather P. said...

Oh Beth, this is just a totally gorgeous card!!

Jill said...

This card is unbelievably gorgeous! Happy New Year my friend!

Chris Smith said...

WOW, I love your colors, corners, cutting...everything!

Fleur said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE it.