Thursday, May 5, 2011

Magnolia Stamp Lover's Challenge - Flowers

This challenge was right up my alley.  DH and I have - count 'em - 13 official flower beds and 1 'holding' bed where we nurse new perennials.  And we've just finished trimming, weeding and mulching almost all of them.  We have a 28' by 6' annual bed where I plant sunflowers, zinnias, tobacco flowers, cosmos - almost anything and everything that butterflies and hummingbirds love.  We plant dill just for the butterflies whose caterpillars eat the dill right down to a single stalk.  In August, the Peoria Camera Club will come to our place for tea and snacks and spend most of the day rearranging our garden art and taking pictures of the flowers.  I usually have a greenhouse up and running by now filled with perennials and annuals that I start from seed, but I am excited to say, I will be taking a trip to Grand Rapids next week in order to attend Copic classes with Suzanne Dean and several classes offered by Cindy Echtinaw of  So, with no one to watch the greenhouse, we've decided to buy seeds and plant directly into the annual bed.  I will share pictures of my garden soon.
I was very pleased with this card when it was finished.  I like the shape and the colors.  I'm not always happy with every card I create, so it's always a pleasant surprise when it turns out to be something I would like to receive myself.

Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl; Spellbinder Grand Circles; Stamps: Whipper Snapper Sentiment, OTC Sun Stamp, Magnolia Tilda w/bunny, Peachy Keen Face Stamp; McGill Flower Punch, Yellow Stickles, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Copics: [Skin E000, E00, E11, R20][Hair E30, E21, E33][Rabbit N1][Clothes/Hat R27, R21, R22, YG03, YG06][Shoes E42, E43]


  1. An absolutely fabulous card Cindy, I like the tilda but I love how you have dne the flowers.
    Kevin xx

  2. You kooky woman! This is beyond cute, just like everything else you do! I am loving that flower bed so much, that I'm going to have to get my hands on that punch so I can case every single detail about it! :)

  3. Your card is adorable. I simply love it. Thanks for sharing with us on the McGill Blog.