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7/15/2015

Snippets Thank You

Good afternoon, welcome, and I hope you're not getting too bored with all the Thank You cards! Today's card is made from a lot of snippets that have been floating around on the desk, and so Yay! I'll get to go see my little buddy Parsnip!

First, though, please welcome a new follower, Suzanne from Keep In Touch. Suzanne is from the New England area, but recently had the huge treat of getting to meet Our Darnell (doesn't Everybody know Darnell?!); got to take a tour of the Famous Playhouse. That's how I got to meet Suzanne (via Blogland of course), but looking forward to getting to know a new friend. You might want to give a pop-in and enjoy some inspiration just as I did. I love this Play It Forward thing, don't you?

We have some very skillful & generous gardeners in our subdivision. Fortunately for us, they have been very kind to share some luscious tasting tomatoes with us this summer. The card is for these neighbors.


- Roses were stamped with a very old PSX stamp recently purchased at a local stamp garage sale. Colored with copics, added some WoS (clear!). Recently discovered an old pot of Judikins MicroGlaze, from a long ago stamp show (NBUS). Decided to see what it looked like if a bit was rubbed over the image, as it is supposed to provide a protective coat. Made the piece quite shiny. Oh yes, the stamping was done on a snippet of Copic Xpress paper.

- White embossed border is a snippet left over from this card, and the xstitched oval mat came from this card prior to embossing branches onto the created green background.

- The S/B mat behind all of this other stuff was a boo-boo that looked as though it might come in handy. What happened was the white strip at the bottom of the dp didn't get removed before any diecutting was done. For some reason, I cut the piece from the white reverse side, and oops, when I turned it over, there is that white printed strip to the left side of the dang die cut! Fortunately this was a 12x12 piece, so I had enough paper to finish out THAT project...and didn't clean the desk, so the embossed border covered up the Ooopsy.

- Top fold white card base was sponged with DI Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Abandoned Coral. Used some pearl & gold sprays to blend these colors and assembled the card. The MS punched butterfly hides another little Uh-Oh. When spreading the MicroGlaze on the white embossing, got a little crinkle in the paper. Punched 2 MS butterfly layers from a brusho-background, put these together so that no white shows under the wings, added some black pearls, and Voila.

- Elizabeth Craft die cut sentiment from more white snippets (3 layers), and colored with a pink WoS.

Parsnip, may I come play at the Snippets Playground? (BTW, it's week 185, and the gates are still open for 3 more days..psst, there's also a lovely MBox Christmas tree die on offer too, along with some truly fab inspirational cards. You don't wanna miss out, now do you?)

Thanks for popping in this afternoon. Big Hugs and lots of Blessings. Stay cool if the weather is as hot in your area as 'tis here.

A lovely sunset enjoyed from the deck on Monday about 8:30. The camera never truly captures the glory of the colors we see, even though I tried several settings. But this is quite pretty I thought.

38 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty your roses are, Miss Mary! Lovely colors and shading. xo

jimlynn said...

It's a beauty my friend! Love that big rose - and it's colored so pretty. Wish I had more of them in my garden. A beautiful card and a wonderful way to tell your neighbor thank you.
Love the sunset!
Lynn

Sue said...

What a lovely thank you card.

Hope you have had a good day. Sue

Veerle said...

Very pretty card Mary, love how you have used your snippets.
Hugs, Veerle x

Sarah said...

Hi Mary what a lovely thank you card, a beautiful rose. Nothing quite like homegrown tomatoes!! I have actually used a scrap on a card today so see you in the playground!! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a gorgeous card, beautiful floral image and colours, I just love it.
Beautiful sunset too, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

Super thank you card and those roses are really lovely.

Kath x

Donna Ellis said...

PS I am never bored visiting all your pretty artwork- I envy all that you accomplish and experiment with!

Redanne said...

I could never get bored looking at your beautiful cards Mary, this one is beautiful! It is on my 'bucket list' to have a tour of Darnell's Playhouse - lol - not that I will ever get there, but it is nice to dream! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Mary love the colouring on this gorgeous rose, your background layers make the red on the rose stand out..Beautiful.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

we always share our tomatoes(and rhubarb) with neighbors as when ready there is too much for us-love the beautiful card and gorgeous roses image -love the sunset w have had a few glorious ones lately too
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely card for your neighbors. It is always wonderful to get garden fresh tomatoes. Our next door neighbor used to raise them and give us some, but we stupidly moved away from them. Our next door neighbor here used to give us some but since he had a stroke he is unable to work outside anymore. I do not in any way, shape or form have a green thumb, so me growing them is out. I love sunset pictures and this is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Mary, this is stunning!! The roses look amazing!! I love the beautiful colors and the fabulous texture!! What a gorgeous card for your neighbors!! They will adore this!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Another gorgeous card, Mary. Great way to use up some of your snippets, although however many I use, and I use a lot, the pile never seems to get any smaller. I think they must multiply during the night!

Love your sunset photo, beautiful colours. xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Mary! Love the roses and butterfly. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Hope to see you soon.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Carol L said...

What a wonderful way to say thanks to your generous neighbors! I love the many colors on your card, along with that pretty rose and beautiful butterfly too! I hope you're staying cool. Our hot weather had an abrupt change today after a line of storms went through. It's like autumn out there, and chilly enough to wear a jacket this evening! LOL

Shona Erlenborn said...

A gorgeous photo! Loving the idea of the card off to the side like that, with just the butterfly as an accent. The rose image is gorgeous and the backdrops set it off perfectly.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you for your warm welcome!
Very pretty card - your neighbors will love it (and hopefully give you more tomatoes! ;))

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous result from using all your 'snippets' Mary :-)
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful sunset and love your most gorgeous card that rose is stunning.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Di said...

Fantastic card Mary - the rose is just beautiful! Lovely to see you in the Playground, Parsnip was squealing with excitement :)

Big hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Brilliant snippets card Mary. Love it xxx

Jacee said...

Great Mary, the rose looks so gorgeous, I do love roses, I have a pale pink one and a very delicate peach one in pots on my patio, they looks beautiful, as does your card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Irish Cherokee said...

Love roses. Excellent coloring and love the card. Butterfly die cuts is beautiful.

Love Hugs and Blessings
Jim

aussie aNNie said...

Mary I just want to say what a delightful lady you are and thank you for always leaving me and others such heartfelt comments with sincere words...you are one of the nicest I have ever 'met' and I often feel my comments are rushed. I have around 80-90 comments and emails to respond to in a 24hr period and love to respond to all, so some are not as heartfelt as I'd like them to be...thank you...
....re my dad, he is nearly 103 and now and again decides to 'hibernate' and not eat or drink for days so it is a huge worry for me....take care xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely card, Mary! The neighbors will love it. I just adore some of the older PSX stamps. They color beautifully. Our tomatoes have not come in yet, and with 2 cool nights, I am sure it will be prolonged. Our garden has gotten away from us this year, with so much rain. We did however have a bumper crop of carrots. I too shared with Carol (Our Little Inspirations), perhaps a little too much. LOL, me thinks she is sick of the sight of my veggies! That sunset is heavenly! Have a great weekend.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Quite a wonderful collage card you created Mary! I especially like those rose petals go over the edge! Really pretty! Have a wonderful weekend!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card Mary! Thanks for sharing the picture of this amazing sunset!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful rose, Mary! Fresh tomatoes are good, and the thank you is even better! Beautiful sunset! It's so hard to capture all that beauty with a camera! You did good with this! Too hot to sit out tonight.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card, Mary, I so adore the lovely roses and the colours of summer. The photo of the sunset is so beautiful too. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

MagsB said...

Mary, this is such a pretty Thank You card for your gardening neighbours! How clever to use up so many snippets - and thank you for describing them in such detail, I find that really inspiring!

I love the beautiful sunset picture, too. What amazing colours!

Have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x

Pia S said...

The neighbors handing out own grown tomatoes deserve a thank you card. And even though there are no tomatoes on your card the colors certainly match. The roses you colored so beautifully, look at that shading, wow. It's a lovely design!

Kim Heggins said...

You are just the best neighbor, this is the sweetest thank you card and I am sure the tomatoes were yummy! I love your card, those roses are as beautiful as can be and they look wonderful with your adorable butterfly. Just the perfect card as a thank you for tomatoes!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

I drool every time I read where you were able to get together with the wonderful Darnell! Such a talented lovely lady! It's a dream of mine to meet her someday.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Momma Mary! Love the layers you have added to this card. The rose image is just beautiful and you have colored them perfectly. I love the shapes used in the layers, the background colors on the right side of this card is just beautiful and so summery looking. And of course the butterfly finishes off this card perfectly. I know the neighbors will love this card as much as you and hubby enjoyed the fruits/vegies! Hugs, Brenda

Petra Swart said...

How cleverly you have put all the snippets together, to make a lovely card, Mary!!!! And the roses are just stunning!!! How sweet of your neighbours to share some of the harvest and how sweet of you to make them a lovely 'thank you' card!!!!
And WOW what a lovely sunset!!! You really live in a beautiful place, Mary!!! TFS!!!
Hugz

Pat said...

What a truly pretty amalgamation of snippets Mary and the colours all blend beautifully. I love the rose as the focal image and the pretty butterfly on the white stands out perfectly. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous sunset photo! I can only image how much more stunning it was in real life. I love the card with the colors and the different shaped layers. So much fun!