Thursday, August 30, 2012

Goodbye again for a bit and some cards...

...hi!  I just feel like I'm getting a little bit back into the swing of things and now I have to up and leave for yet another family wedding!  Not that I mind free cake.  Seriously.  Is there anything better than wedding cake?!  If you can name one other food that tastes as good...keep it to yourself.  I want to savor the fact that I will get to eat free wedding cake for the third time in the last month. :)

So, anyway, the point?  I'll miss you all!  Oh, and I do have a card to share with you!!!  I had some time last night to create as my DH was at a meeting until late. :)

Here's the card~


For these fabulous challenges~

This was such a fun card to make!  I recently received my winnings from my Hero Arts win back in July, and the Delicate Blossoms set was in it.  I've LOVED it for so long...and now I get to play with it!!!  I stated by stamping the larger poppy image onto some white cardstock.  I colored in the stems and water colored the background with different blues.  I then dry embossed the image with a fun pattern.  I stamped my image a second time onto some patterned paper, cut out the flowers, and glued them to the panel.  I added some pearls and glitter to the center of the two "open" flowers and there you have it!  I LOVE the way it turned out--I think it's so pretty!

Before I do my customary thank you and ending, I'd really like to wonder "aloud"--when will Halloween challenges start?!  I LOVE Halloween but usually don't have any reason to make cards.  So I'm gonna make reasons because I want to make them!!! :)  Plus, I just bought a bunch of Halloween stamps... ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love to see all of you and enjoy reading your sweet comments.  I hope to see you here again soon!  Happy stamping! :)


Lisa said...

The poppies are beautiful Mynnette and I love the touch of sparkle you've added to the centers! Have fun at the wedding and enjoy that cake ;)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL, Mynnette. You did an amazing job with it. I too love those quiet nights when my hubby is working, or the opportunity presents itself for me to craft quietly. It really gave you a chance to make sonmething beautiful, and I thank you for sharing it with us. It's really lovely!
Have a blessed week, and a safe trip. And eat a piece of that cake for me, too!
Travel mercies to you and yours,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done Mynnette! Have fun at the wedding. We thank you or joining us so faithfully at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne

SannaS said...

oh my gosh, this is stunning!! absolutely beautiful!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, love the poppies, the colour is gorgeous ans so life like. Lovely layout and design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Katy said...

This is so pretty! Yum! Wedding cake! And they are so pretty too! Have fun! Soon they will be baby showers ;) (I'm teasin')

Esther said...

ooh this Hero Arts stamp is on my wish list too, and you've made a gorgeous card with it, stamping on the patterned paper is so effective..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great stamping and coloring. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Marcea said...

Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.

Chris said...

Saw your card on Word Art Wed and had to come take a peek. I love it! It's wonderful - congrats on winning that set. :)