Hello Roses

Good Afternoon & SHIF - (Shure Happy Its Friday! LOL) Hope your day has been fine so far. Ours started with a trip to the dentist for Mr. (our dentist is closed on Friday - early weekend). Thought he got something between his gum and a crown last night while eating. With his history of developing infections/abscesses plus a weekend looming, Miz Good Thinking Person said "call their emergency number, and at least somebody will schedule you early Monday". ) For once, he listened to my good advice & he was met at the office this morning; a piece of the crown had broken off & was the irritant between the tooth & gum. The bit was removed. Recommendation is to leave things alone, unless it starts to bother him. So at least we're thankful it got looked at quickly before it became a real emergency problem.

OK...on to the card:

- Bed of Roses overlay die using a previously made background. Had tried white embossing a flourish image over some patterned red card stock. Didn't work for the intended project, but think it worked interestingly as an overlay. Added a few pearls in the center, and also trimmed down the die cut so that the sentiment would fit. (this die cut nicely using the super duper metal plate, but I did a couple of passes. No extra snipping or fussing required...very happy about that).

- yellow & white polka dot snippet embossed with a C/Bug Oriental weave EF. Looks nice as some subtle texture...perhaps if photo is enlarged, you can see the detail.

- Julie Ebersole Brushstroke Hello - 2 layers from white snippets; heat embossed with a NBUS SnS Harvest Nights EP.  This particular red EP is a good match with the red overlay. The Hello sentiment will allow the card to serve several occasions depending on the inside verse.

Since this card has some SnS Ep on it, think I'll link to the SnS Anything Goes June challenge.

Just added a pretty card to the Cards by Friends tab, so if you've time, check out the card.
Bathroom update: Shower glass folks here yesterday to measure, discuss plans. Their lead time is at least 3 1/2 weeks once they place the order with their glass manufacturer. So nothing going real fast around  here. {sigh}.

Thanks for popping in, and come again when you can. Thanks to all who joined in with the cards for Jerry. Your kindness is much appreciated. Big hugs.


  1. Gorgeous card and I love the red and white combo. The white flourishes over the red roses looks awesome. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  2. This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the white embossing you did on the red paper!! It gives such great depth to the red flowers!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. That was a super quick dentist appointment and just as well by the sound of it. Hope h doesn't get any problems...there's nothing worse. Your experiment worked very well Mary, this is really gorgeous xx

  4. Ooh, and do you know what? I don't have that many horse stamps either, I found 2 rubber stamps and 1 digi...shame on me!! Must set about putting that right!! xx

  5. This is pretty Mary and enlarging the photo does show up the pattern just fine. We have yet to start our bathroom project which will also include the downstsirs toilet. Just can't get the mojo needed to tackle it at present. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. I'm glad that your hubby's problems got looked quickly and solved! You have been very provident! So sorry instead for your bathroom.... waiting so much time isn't a happy thing...
    Love very much the polka dots embossed background, it makes the roses pop out so well and have a great texture! Wonderful shining red and white accents on the roses,too!

  7. A really pretty card Mary I love what you have done on it.
    That was a quick dentist appointment, glad it's all sorted.
    Have a great weekend
    Patricia X

  8. Beautiful card Mary. Love those pretty, pretty roses.
    Sounds like the bathroom project is turning into a major ordeal! hand in there with all of it.
    So glad you got hubby to the dentist on time.

  9. Lovely pretty card Mary, glad your hubby got a quick dental check, least he`s sorted now!.
    Pity your bathroom is not as quick..
    Pam x

  10. The rose die cut is terrific and can be used for so many different occasions. Lovey card!

  11. Woo Hoo, this is so pretty. What a fun technique and I love the hello. Really great card. I'm so glad Joe listened to you. There is nothing worse than a toothache that just throbs and throbs. I hope that is the end of it.

  12. Hi Mary, Glad your hubbys tooth should be ok without anything being done to it. Definitely was a good idea to get it seen quickly.

    Loving the pretty card.

    Hope they get the bathroom work done by the deadline.

    Well you have a lovely weekend. Sue

  13. A super creation and colours Mary, sorry it's a bit short and sweet have tried to offer a bit of an apology on my blog.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  14. Beautiful card Mary, lovely bold colours and great design.
    What a time it's taking to get your shower room fixed, you'll be glad to see it finished.
    Hope Mr doesn't have any more bother with his tooth, Kate x

  15. WOW, what a wonderful look you got with the white over the beautiful red roses, Mary!!!! You always have new and fresh ideas with beautiful results!!!! The happy hello fits perfectly in the corner and is the perfect sentiment to make a lovely cheerful card!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  16. Oh Mary what a sweetie this is - love that red and white overlay, it makes for a fascinating card.

  17. Wow Mary, this is gorgeous!! Love that red rose die cut, and the subtle white pattern you added creates such a wonderful effect!! At first I thought there was a bit of lace glued on, love the look of that!! Happy weekend! hugs :)

  18. I really love those die cut flowers cut from a piece you have coloured yourself over the top of that spotted bp to which you have added that pretty embossing Mary, and the sentiment is great too. Glad your DH managed to get something done to his tooth to hopefully preempt any future problems. Hope you have a good weekend. x

  19. Looks so different and origenal the white on top of the roses! Fun card again! Enjoy the weekend...

  20. Mary, this is such a neat technique with a fabulous effect! You design in such a unique and beautiful way. This looks so beautiful and love the matching die cut sentiment. Glad all is well with Joe's tooth too! Who doesn't hate going to the dentist!

  21. Hi Mary I loved your"SHIF" acronym...hearing it for the first time and its a sentiment I share !! Hehe.
    And coming to your card...sooo lovely
    Dr Sonia

  22. Oh no, poor Mister! I'm glad they opened for him to come in. I hope it is feeling much better now and doesn't turn into an infection. Your card is gorgeous Momma Mary! I love that red and I love the overlay die. The added embossed flourishes are so cool on top of the roses and I love that hello. The embossing powder in red is so pretty and matches very well to the rose paper. Love the dry embossing too. Bummer on the bathroom stuff. One will be a distant memory! Hugs, Brenda

  23. Another new technique this is really nice that flower stamp is great. Hope DH got through the dental problem without further infections or the like ......Lis

  24. This is so beautiful. You are so talented! Love your card!
    Valerija xx

  25. This made a really pretty die cut! Love all that sparkle!

  26. The white over red is awesome. You have such a way in combining techniques - awesome effect!

  27. Lovely card Mary, I like the texture on it, makes me want to run a hand over it to feel it!

  28. Great use of this background. Love how it looks. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.