Happy Birthday Flowers

Good evening. Quick post tonight to share a card (not the one I meant to have ready tonight, but at least a post ). Quiet day round our house, not much was accomplished, except a lot of lazy.

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to 2 new followers and thanks so much for becoming followers:

 Terry of A Vintage Journey

Patti was my 250th follower - which is a lovely milestone I never expected to achieve. There will be a little surprise here for someone that Mr. RG selects from that list of followers....(RG=Random Generator). I am so thankful for each follower who chooses to spend some time looking at what is posted here.
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The background was made with a large corner Stacy stamp purchased some years ago. The focal flower is another stamp in the set. Background was stamped on design paper using Memento Gray Flannel; some randomly placed copic coloring with BV0000, BV000 on this background stamping. The dimensional flowers were colored using R20, BV0000, BV000, and darker BV shades for a little contrast. Leaves were done in YG colors. WoStella was used on some of the blossoms.

Butterflies are from a Memory Box die Kensington Branch, and the butterflies were separated as needed. Die cut using white snippet  and colored with copic BV darker colors, then overlaid with Wink of Stella. The tiny flowers and stems in the grass were from the same die cut, and flowers were colored with purple Wink of Luna.

Grass is an Impression Obsession die(snippet), and sentiment is Elizabeth Craft, colored with copics. Easy card to make and I liked the effect of stamping on the yellow patterned paper (also a snippet - albeit a larger size - from a piece of Colorbok Water Color 12x12 theme pack).

When I trimmed out the focal image, I didn't want to try to use an exacto knife in the little bits, so colored those with yellow copics so it would not stand out white against the yellow background.

I did take a couple of photos of the re-organizing project in the basement area this afternoon. Hopefully if it's quiet tomorrow, I can get the pictures off the camera and share them. The area is still a bit chaotic, but I think it's going to work better for me.

Have a great evening and come again when you can. Hugs & Blessings to each of you.

I see that the gates of the Snippets Playground Week 133 are still open, and since there are several snippety bits on this card, I'm dashing over to see Parsnip. Who - if you don't know him - is THE cutest little cuddly bear. You really ought to dig out some snippets, make a card, and come meet Little Parsnip. You'll also get to enjoy some beautiful cards & projects done by some super lovely & talented people.


  1. Very pretty, Mary! And congrats on your 250 followers! You've gotten there so quickly, too! Hugs, dear friend!

  2. Mary this is such a beautiful card - love the blue and yellow, and very clever to colour the fussy parts yellow to save cutting them :-)

  3. This is so pretty Mary a real eye catcher. Fabulous stamp and great colours.xx

  4. Beautiful "scene" love this. A bright sunny card
    Congrats on getting so many followers so quickly


  5. Adorable card Mary, lovely colours used and all these gorgeous additional beauties. Love this image coloured beautifully....♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

  6. Woohoo Mary, well done for reaching your 250th milestone, that is a fantastic achievement! Well deserved too, I always love visiting you. Love your card today, the design is beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Congrats on your 250 followers!! Beautiful card and love the colors

  8. This is even prettier "in person"! Thanks again, Mary!

  9. Pretty card Mary, the background is fantastic ! Take good care, Shirleyx

  10. Another beauty Mary! Love the background and very creative to fill in the center of the flowers to match the background instead of cutting out! Love the color combination.

  11. Wow Momma Mary your card is beautiful! I love the image on the background-gives depth to the card and your flowers in the foreground are just beautiful. I love the stems and little flowers in the grass, make for such a lovely scene. Congrats on your 250 followers!!! Of course people want to see what you make and I know your followers will continue to grow. Hugs, Brenda

  12. Somehow I almost missed this one! I spotted it over at the playground and came over to have a look! What a beautiful card with those refreshing colors and butterflies! Very pretty detail work too! I hope you're having fun organizing and re-arranging! I do that often and then forget where I put things........sigh

  13. Those beautiful flowers almost look like the bluebonnets we have down this way! So very pretty and love the addition of the butterflies.
    Can't wait to see pics of the crafting area now......and congrats on all the followers!

  14. Wow, this is so gorgeous, Mary!! What a beautiful card!! The flowers look amazing!! The fluttering butterflies are fabulous!! I love that you colored the white parts instead of cutting them out - genius!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Beautiful card, MAry. I too like the lookof the stamping on that pretty paper.
    Lots of wonderful dies used here. Since I first saw Elizabeth Craft sentiment dies on your blog, I have now bought all the ones available at my store. They are certainly handy.
    I usually smudge the sentiment if I stamp direct to these provide a good alternative!

  16. I love yellow and blue, this shows why it looks so good together, it's beautiful.

    Glad you had a bit of "lazy" we all need that at sometime.

  17. Very pretty card Mary, the flowers are very beautiful, and the stamped flowers in the background give a nice dimension to the card.

    Warm hugs

  18. This is very pretty, and love the colours which work beautifully together. Such pretty die cut butterflies and flowers in the grass too. A gorgeous card Mary. x

  19. Yet another lovely card Mary. Where do you get all your ideas from? I have been suffering from Crafter's Cramp lately (it's very similar to writer's block!). d

  20. Congrats on the 250, Mary!!! Your card is really beautiful - great bg - I love the flowers and the butterflies are so pretty!!!

  21. Beautiful color combo ... LOVE that background! Loll xx

  22. Such a pretty card Mary - I do love the yellow and blue combination! And well done on 250 followers, you deserve it!

    Hugs, Di xx

  23. Congratulations - 250 followers is great, Mary! I love how bright and bold your color scheme is. The flowers are beautiful. The delicate butterflies and the grass are perfect.