Monday, October 15, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks Hydrangea

Happy Monday!  Today happens to be my 18th wedding anniversary.  :-)  A restaurant dinner is how we're celebrating, in a low-key way.  Our big 'gift' was the Hawaii trip a week ago.  What a fabulous place to visit and be pampered!

While we went to the island of Kauai, our girls visited my mom in Texas.  As a small token of gratitude, I made this for my mother:


She loves anything black and white, and I happen to love hydrangeas (I think you all know that by now ;).

I used a set called Graceful Hydrangea from Inspired By Stamping.  It's free with any $50 purchase during October, in honor of IBS's Anniversary.  Click HERE for all the details.  Here's the set -


Both crochet trims are available at IBS, too.  I love 'em, and think they pair well with this book page I used as a background.


I'll be back tomorrow, showcasing another set that's free with a $50 purchase.

During the month of October, (3) $100 gift certificates to the Inspired By Stamping store will be given away, and there are different ways to win:
I'm entering this in a new-to-me challenge, Crafter's Corner.  The October challenge is "Celebrate With Flowers."

Thank you SO much for dropping by today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Graceful Hydrangea - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White - SU; book page
Ink: Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: Victorian Crochet Trim, Scallop Crochet Trim - Inspired By Stamping
Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Copic markers; Big Shot; Ornate Flourish embossing folder - The Paper Studio; Lattice Edge punch - Martha Stewart; pearls

33 comments:

Lesley said...

Such a gorgeous card! Your mom will love it!

Hussena said...

Oh wow ...what a beautiful card...love the way you have paired the lace trim with the Pp it looks so perfect!!!

Kylie said...

Stunning, Colleen. Just beautiful. I'm loving that new set too...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy Anniversary!! I loveeeeeeeee your card!!! GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!!!

Benzi said...

A most beautiful way to say thank you to your Mom. I bet she loved having her granddaughters with her for several days.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace and your hydrangea. Your photos in previous post are also gorgeous, what a vacation ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Mary said...

Beautiful card...Your mother will love it...Wishing you a Happy Anniversary...

Annette said...

totally beautiful...love that amazing lace..

Marisa said...

How perfect is this image for you :) Love the punched border and lovely lace. Great card. Happy Anniversary too!

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetheart! Your mom will love this card with your signature hydrangea!!

~Tammy~ said...

Your Mom will love it and Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous as always!

Artforte said...

wooow ...lovely...Thanks for joining our first challenge at crafters corner

Jennifer said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful card, I love the way you used a page from a book, don't know if I could tear into one like that lol!

Joanna M. said...

Happy Anniversary Colleen! I hope you had a great day! Beautiful card for your Mom! Hugs, Joanna

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty - totally love the added lace!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah - Happy 18th!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, and happy Anniversary!

Andrea Ewen said...

A vintage delight! Love the lace and the beautiful flowers!
Congrats on your anniversary!

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous....

Anita Kejriwal said...

gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along the crafters corner challenge#1

shalini mittal said...

i loved ur card.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So pretty. I have been recently collecting Hydrangea stamps. I need to check this company out. I love the crochet trim too as crocheting is another love of mine. Your Mother will love this!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Love this card and I am sure she will too. What a gorgeous card. So glad you got to go to Hawaii - the trip sounded fabulous! Gotta love that lace! Thanks for sharing the card with us as well as your trip photos.

Chris R. from Iowa

Bonnie said...

This hydrangea is so pretty against the black. And the lace and pearls give it an elegant feel. I'm sure your mom loved it, as well as spending time with the girls.

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty. I love all the lace. I sure did miss popping in here while I was away..

Hugs~

Maria said...

A very lovely card for your Mom! I'm sure she'll appreciate it!

Maria said...

Happy belated anniversary!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is BEAUTIFUL!! Colleen, your mom will love it. And I'll bet you had the best time coloring one of your beloved hydrangeas! It's absolutely stunning. :D

Hussena said...

Hi Colleen,

Just dropped by to tell you Thank you so much for playing along "Crafter's Corner" # 1 & Best of luck.!:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS! I love the dark black with the flowers---beautiful!!!

Mallika Kejriwal said...

thrilled by your entry :)
lovely card
thankyou for playing along with us at crafters corner - celebrate with flowers
Hugs
Mallika
Aola Handmade Cards
http://aolahandmadecardsindia.blogspot.com/
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

kavitha said...

Such a pretty card,love the delicate flowers and the lace and pearl touch.
Thanks for joining us at crafters corner challenge#1.

Donna Bowman said...

Oooh! Love the white on the black and your hydrangea is gorgeous!!

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