Saturday, September 17, 2011

Musical Flowers

This card is a case of Diane's card on SplitCoast Stampers.  Diane was the QFTD this past week and you can check out her card here:

In the Queen For The Day Challenge, you pick a card made by the selected Queen; then you try to put your own personal touches on it.  You post your "case" in her honor and tell everyone what you changed about the card to make it your own.

I had been kicking around doing some flowers using some old hymnal pages and the Stamping Up! Fabulous Florets stamp set so this challenge was a perfect way to try out my idea.  Instead of Diane's bright colors, I went with Fall colors since I am sooo ready for Fall.

I used the cupping technique on the flowers - that is when you take a large stylus and go around the flower petals in a circular motion.  This was a bit hard to do with the thin hymnal pages, but I really like how it came out. 

I am sending this to my Sister-in-law Kitty.  She really has been carrying a lot on her shoulders lately, however, when you talk to her- the world is full of sunshine and roses. You can hear her smile in every word she speaks.  It is so uplifting for me to talk to her  - she is one of heros!

I thought about posting my shopping receipts from today - but I wouldn't want to scare you all (it isn't that close to Halloween you know).  My youngest daugher Alex made Homecoming Court.  She volunteered to wear a dress she already had for the walk out during the Homecoming Game, but she needed a short dress for the Homecoming Parade and Dance.  Every dressy little dress needs sparkly earrings, an eye-catching bracelet, and some knock-your-socks-off shoes - right?  I'll try to get her to let me put those shoes on my kitchen counter so you can see them - 6 inches high at least!


  1. This card is gorgeous, Nancy! I love the cupping you did on those pretty hymnal flowers. Congrats to Alex for making the Homecoming Court! I hope she has a night to remember. Can't wait to see those sky-high shoes!

  2. Super card, Nancy! I'm with Emily on those hymnal flowers.....pretty, pretty. I am looking forward to those heels and I'm sure I'm going to love them.
    Just returned from GA today...9 hr. trip and I'm exhausted. Been there since Friday....sailed through Montgomery and thought of you. I don't know how close you are.