Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Note of Appreciation ...

Good rainy day to you, my friends.  The garden is drinking up the water from last night's rains.  The cherry trees and crab apples are in full bloom as well as some early flowering rhodo's...both in shades of pink.  Everything is rooted in a carpet of blue blooming myrtle (just like my mother had).  Spring is finally here and I couldn't be more excited!

Today's post is inspired by a photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog.  Aren't these colors just wonderful?  So warm and cozy.  Shades of blues with a touch of pink, what could be better?  It reminds me of the garden view from my window.
Various Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up serves as the mosiac of blues. Included are papers from the Bella Bleu collection. The butterflies are created with Beautiful Wings Embosslits die and I added just a little big of bling with tiny self sticking gems. 

My flower is organza in a gorgeous deep copper color. I melted the edges of different sized shapes and layered them together to create the finished look you see here. Of course a splash of pink for the flower center ties it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your stay.  Be sure to take time to visit The Shabby Tea Room and see the beautiful creations inpired by this week's photo.  Please leave a comment below with your thoughts ... and make it a wonderful day!



  1. So pretty ... I {heart} that sweet Bella Blue DSP!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room and I hope to see you back again tomorrow for our next challenge too :)

  2. I love it when all the flowers are in bloom, especially the crabapple trees, they are such a lovely shade of deep pink. Although blue can be pretty too as it is in this card!

  3. Another Beautiful card, Joanne. You really do have an eye for putting the different prints together. I just opened my pack of Bella Bleu paper today, and decided not to use it. Now I have a reason. What a gorgeous flower for those butterflies to land on. And the stitching is very nice.

  4. such a beautiful card! I love your flower!