Monday, June 29, 2009

Kind And Caring Thoughts

Good Monday morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've been dealing with a cold on top of allergies this weekend so I'm hoping a new weeks brings some relief to one or the other.

I took some time to make a card this week with the new Stampin' Up! hostess set called Kind And Caring Thoughts. It is a set with lovely images and wonderful sentiments. The only designer series paper that I have and that will be available in the new catalog and matches (somewhat) the new set is called To The Nines. This paper is what I would term a masculine paper so I definitely think this would work when a "guy" friend of ours isn't feeling well. I used the rock and roll technique on the image with Sage Shadow and Always Artichoke. The rest of the card is pretty easily followed. I did use the sketch challenge from Stampin' Addicts for last week.

I also wanted to share with you one of the first blooms of my bronze star rose plant for this year. I love this rose plant as the color is so beautiful and the bloom itself...just perfect! I have about 10 rose plants between my front and back yard. They tend to like the warm, dry weather here. The colors range from pink to red to red and white. I am quite the novice though and am trying to figure out how to help out a couple of the plants that have their branches lying on the rocks in the garden. I think I'm going to need to get a trellis or two.

Well, I hope you all have a super Monday! Tomorrow I'll have for your my last official design team card for Sweet N Sassy Stamps for you as we hop around to all of the new and old design team member's blog. See You Later

Card deets:
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts
Ink: Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, To The Nines
Accessories: Big Shot with embossing plate, punches

8 comments that make my day!:

Sparkle said...

Very pretty! I love the color combo you used. I hope you're feeling better.

Allison said...

This is gorgeous...great color palette and sketch! And if I lived close, I would come snip a rose...just lovely!

Kerry D-C said...

beautiful card and rose! My DH likes to have rose bushes too. We are new at them. I do not have a green thumb at all....so I just stay away. LOL!

Mandy said...

Oooh, gorgeous! The card AND the flower! :)

Kerry McKibbins said...

I love that card - love it.
The pic of the rose is just gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorie - this is a great summery card!

Dani said...

Love the card, very soothing. :)
Your flower is gorgeous! I'm jealous!

Diane said...

Such a pretty card Lorie!!!
And that rose is beyond beautiful!!!